Seasonal

God’s Holy Arm Bared at the Cross

When you think of the mighty deliverance that God provides, what image comes to your mind? Earlier this week I heard the cry from my youngest son, “Help! Dad, I’m stuck!” I was working alongside my dad and my boys on a piece of agricultural equipment....

Resurrection Now

I remember once, before I was a believer in Jesus, when I looked at pornography. I wanted to do it. As my hand moved the mouse, my mind got dark and cloudy, my head throbbed, and I hardened my heart and yielded to the driving desires...

In Spring

As a young man, I never understood an activity that the “older” folk seemed to take some pleasure in doing. But my outlook has changed quite a bit in the last few years. Now, each time I visit a cemetery I am confronted with reminders of...

Improving March Madness

Men’s college basketball provides one of the most entertaining tournaments of the year. Sixty-four teams (or sixty-five, if you count the “play-in” game) make the “Big Dance,” a single-elimination tournament that culminates in a national championship. Sometimes bigger schools are defeated by smaller schools that weren’t...

Understanding the Resurrection

The Resurrection Vindicates Christ’s Claims and Predictions What would you think of a man who, in every visible respect, appeared ordinary yet claimed to be the Son of God? What if he also claimed to be deserving of equal honor with God? What if he even...

Man of Sorrows

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane . . . And . . . he began to be sorrowful and troubled. (Matthew 26:36, 37) The statement in Matthew 26:36, 37 is significant. Christ has known sorrow before this, but the assertion that in...

I Believe in the Resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus Christ has been called the central teaching of the Christian faith, the heart of the Gospel, the cornerstone of our theology, and the basis of our hope as believers. Perhaps that explains why the truth of the bodily resurrection of Christ has...

The Resurrection’s Call: Lippen Till It!

Thomas Chalmers, a pastor in Scotland in the 1800’s, visited an elderly lady one day who was not a believer. He talked to her for hours about Christ and her need to believe. The lady didn’t want to believe because she thought she would be saving...

What Never Happens Happened! The Miracle of the Resurrection (for children)

Have you ever thought about what it means to be alive? That may seem like a funny question, since you will not be reading or listening to this unless you are alive. In fact, I can promise you that if you are thinking about what it...