Born to Win
I recently saw a cover on US News and World Report with a picture of a prominent bureaucrat and the headline: "Can this man keep America Safe?" I am going to answer this question for you in no uncertain terms. No! There is no man, no combination of...
You Can Win
It never ceases to amaze me how far man will go, what dangers he will face, in order to penetrate the unknown. To us, the Lewis and Clark expedition was just an early attempt to explore the northwest of our country. But when you really look at what...
Christians In Winter
We are living in troubled times but, you know, it is a mark of how far we have come that we get in a panic at the prospect of living in what we call "hard times." Your Great-grandfather can tell you about hard times. The great depression was a time of...
The Courageous Christian
I'm always grateful when the news media gives credit to people who have done very brave things. It is so good to see these people and to hear what they have to say about how they felt and why they did what they did. One of the best things is to see...
God's Liberty Bell
I remember first seeing the movie "The Ten Commandments" in the theater over 50 years ago. One of the things I remember from the film was the stentorian voice pronouncing: "proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." I...
Will It Take a War?
There are three questions that are being asked a lot nowadays: "Where in the world are we?" "How did we get here?" "What comes next?" I'm not an expert in international relations or economics. I only know of two places to turn for answers: history and...
You Must Not Be Afraid
I have a sense that a lot of us are frightened these days. It isn't the hair-raising fear that gives us an adrenaline rush. It is the slow dread that creeps up on us in the night and denies sleep. And it really doesn't help to say, "Don't worry,...
Faith for the Hard Times
I suppose that we can look back over the past 50 or 60 years and think that we've had some hard times. But, really, it's been good times. It has been a good time to be alive in the United States of America. Yet, we are likely heading into some very...
How to Live in Hard Times
Hard times can bring out the best in us. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, depressions, and even war can change us for the better. In the good times, though, we often rot away at our center. The decay may not become apparent for a long time. But...
Whatever Happened to the Bible?
When I was a lot younger, I was associated with a church that was, hands down, the most Bible reading group of people I have ever known. With all of the faults of that generation and its leadership, they had a passion for the Bible. And if I may say...
Life After Death
When I lived in England some years ago, it seemed that every spring, one or another Bishop of the Church of England would publish some new, outrageous doctrinal idea about God. I began to suspect that they drew straws every year to see whose turn it...
Rapture and Resurrection
An old friend of mine used to say that if the Devil cannot get at you any other way, he will waste your time. I got a letter recently asking me to do a radio program on the question of the pre-tribulation rapture of the saints. So, when the mandatory...
The End of the Road
All of us have what some call a worldview. We are as unaware of this as a fish is unaware of water, but we all have a grid through which we view lifes problems and which we use to make decisions about those problems. For the most part, that worldview...
Prince of Death
Some time ago I gave a sermon titled The Tracks of the Devil. The thesis of the sermon was that you cant touch the devil, you cant see him, and you cant smell him (though sometimes you may wonder). You cant really directly sense the devil. But the way...
They call it Halloween because it falls on the eve of All Hallows or All Saints daythe day when the church honors the great Christians of years gone by. How most people celebrate on this day, however, has nothing at all to do with saints. So I have a...
There was in Jerusalem a valley called Hinnom. In the early part of the first century, it was the city dump. There was no Environmental Protection Agency, so fires burned there all the time. Dead animals had to be disposed of that way, and there was...
Do you want to live forever? Are you sure? Now if you are the careful sort, you will want to know what forever is like before you answer the question. If it involves living forever in Dantes inferno, the traditional hell of Christian theology, then...
On Death and Resurrection #2
Many pastors and preachers see nothing wrong with the fact that todays church doesnt believe exactly the same thing as the primitive Christian church believed and taught. They place no small amount of weight upon what succeeding generations of...
On Death and Resurrection #1
If you have been blessed with a good Bible teacher, or some good books about the Bible, you already know that a lot has been said about the influence of Greek Philosophy on the Christian faith. Some of it is even true. After all, the New Testament was...
Christian Holidays #24
Why does God hide himself? Why not come right out and reveal himself to man? If there is something he wants from us, why not just say so? The answer is relatively simple. He did. Right there in your house, you have a Bible which contains the testimony...
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