Well, that's a foolish question if there ever was one, everybody knows it's eight days. But I'm writing to English-speaking people and most of you probably don't know that. You probably count Monday to Sunday and come up with seven days. But today isn't over with yet, how can you just ignore it, say it … Continue reading How many days until next Sunday?
Seek the heavenly prize
Last Sunday Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament. An amazing triumph for a man who a few years ago thought his days of playing golf were over. Four surgeries and long months of rigorous training later, he is outplaying the best in the world. He has had to endure pain, ridicule and scorn, and … Continue reading Seek the heavenly prize
Light and Land, conclusion
God did not just create light, He is the light. Those who follow where God leads are in the light, those who reject God are in darkness, whee all manner of evil spirits dwell. This was symbolized at the time of the Exodus when God allowed darkness to fall over the whole lad of Egypt … Continue reading Light and Land, conclusion
Slaying the beast within
A year and a half ago, a young man who had served a sentence for armed robbery appeared in court to explain that he had learned his lesson. He said that he had learned that he needed to stop and think before doing something and consider the consequences. "I have learned to tell the difference … Continue reading Slaying the beast within
The life is in the blood
There is a fountain filled with blood Drawn from Emanuel's veins; And sinners washing in that flood Lose all their guilty stains. -William Cowper Christianity is a messy, bloody religion. Some people find this repulsive and would prefer a neater, bloodless form of Christianity. But that is a lifeless Christianity — the life is in … Continue reading The life is in the blood
How long was Jesus in the tomb?
Matthew12:40 — For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Those are the words of Jesus, stating clearly that He would be in the tomb for three days and three nights. His crucifixion … Continue reading How long was Jesus in the tomb?
And certain women
"And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna the … Continue reading And certain women
Pookie come home
Pookie wasn't here to greet me when I came home Tuesday evening after taking my wife to the airport. Pookie,a little flame point Siamese, showed up on our doorstep two years ago in fall, a feral kitten looking for a home. We didn't need a third cat, but pretty soon he had captured our affection … Continue reading Pookie come home
How can we be sure that Christ arose?
There are people in our day who say that Jesus never existed. However, there are references to Jesus in first century writings by both Jewish scholars and Roman officials. No one from that era ever denied that Jesus was a real person. The gospels are eye witness accounts and the authenticity of their accounts on … Continue reading How can we be sure that Christ arose?
Triumph in the cross
Jesus entered enemy territory when He came to earth, and He knew it. Satan and He had been adversaries since the Garden of Eden when Satan tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, asking her, “Did God really say you shouldn’t eat it? You must have misunderstood, it’s good for you.” Since that time, Satan … Continue reading Triumph in the cross