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Come, Lord Jesus! (original)
April 2002
In 2 Samuel, beginning in Chapter 13, we are introduced to a tragic sequence of events in King David's life. God's fourfold judgment for his adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband, Uriah, is about to come upon...
Where's Your Head...and Your Heart?
March 2002
The Apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us that we ought to have the same mind about things that Jesus has. In telling us we "ought," he is also telling us that we can . But wait! What exactly...
Justice and Justification
February 2002
For many years God has been more or less barred from America's public schools and public life. Then came the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Suddenly the word "God" was back in public vogue. Political leaders...
Defying the God of Israel
January 2002
Abraham is called "the friend of God" (Jas 2:23), an expression used of no other person in the Bible. As a result of that relationship, God made an "everlasting covenant" with His special friend (Gen:17:7And I...
Peace on Earth
December 2001
A "multitude of the heavenly host praising God" announced the birth of Jesus with this declaration: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" (Lk 2:13-14). God was offering peace on...
The Value of Prophecy
November 2001
A little less than a year ago I was invited to speak at a prophecy conference and gladly accepted because my prior experience (a men's retreat) with the fellowship had been both fruitful and great fun. However, a week or so...
A Moment For Truth
October 2001
America awakened September 11 to appalling scenes on TV of passenger planes deliberately crashing into the towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon. Stunned disbelief gave way to the question, who could so carefully...
Does it Matter?
September 2001
"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be....Surely I come quickly" (Rev:22:12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man...
"Good Tidings of Great Joy...to All People"
August 2001
Those of us old enough to have lived through World War II remember the ebb and flow of anxiously awaited "good" news and fearfully anticipated "bad" news. After the attack on Pearl Harbor precipitated America...
"In Christ Jesus"
July 2001
"We appreciated the Bible in our room last night," I told our B&B (bed-and-breakfast) host in Northern England as he served us the traditional "full English breakfast." "It's the first time we've...
Why Evangelize Roman Catholics?
June 2001
"Why would you want to do that?" inquired the sweet-spirited lady sitting next to me on a flight to New Orleans. Holding a Reaching Catholics For Christ card which I had given her, she was surprised that anyone would...
The Hope of His Calling
May 2001
Toward the end of the 1980s there was great enthusiasm and confidence among many Christian leaders that the world would be evangelized by the end of the year 2000. Numerous programs targeted that seemingly propitious date. In...
Is Punishment Eternal?
April 2001
There is a growing movement among professing Christians towards universalism: the belief that everyone will finally be saved. One can empathize with those who hold this opinion. Eternity is forever . No matter how just the penalty...
The Love of God in Christ
March 2001
When truly expressed from the heart, "I love you" is undoubtedly the most wonderful declaration one can hear or speak. Many husbands and wives, parents and children, as well as brothers and sisters in Christ, however, fail...
What a Sovereign God Cannot Do
February 2001
One of the most common expressions one hears in Christian circles, especially for reassurance when things aren't going well, is that "God is in control, He's still on the throne." Christians comfort themselves with...
The Living Word of God
January 2001
Inspired of the Holy Spirit, Paul declared, "For the invisible things of him [God] from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,...so that they are without excuse" (Rom:1:...
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