For most of my life, the common school of thought was that truth is relative. Your truth was your truth depending on your experience and view on that. My truth could be much different. Mine is still valid, of course, even if it conflicts with yours. In college, I started to notice that important schools … Continue reading What Is Truth?
In a recent post entitled, "Predict The Future," I wrote how the bible is unlike any other book in that it predicts, with 100% accuracy, that which is to come. Today, I will give you an example of prophecy. In 1 Chronicles 17, we see God tell King David about the kingdom to come, a … Continue reading Example of Prophecy
I would like to get paid to forecast the weather. Like the people on TV, I can easily be wrong half the time. You may be interested to know that God challenges his opponents to predict the future. That's right. Here's the deal. God has made himself so evident that we have no reason to … Continue reading Predict The Future
We just got through 1 Samuel in our home church bible plan. It ended with the death of Saul. His is a story of an incredible rise to fame, pride, and irrational fear. It ultimately ended with him taking his own life. Tragic. What I wanted to talk about was something that hit me as … Continue reading Unlawful Baptism
We're in 1 Samuel. I'm particularly impressed with just how severe David was hunted down. Sure, we know lots of bible stories. Unfortunately, we make caricatures out of them. They become like a movie that we can walk away from without giving it a second thought because it really didn't happen. Even David's psalm seems … Continue reading David’s Psalm
Yesterday, I wrote about God's reaction to how the people disrespectfully treated the Ark of the Covenant in 1 Samuel. Basically, it was like He said, "Enough is enough!" Although the people knew better, they paid a dear price for their behavior. The same thing continues as we progress through the book. Today's lesson is, … Continue reading Be Careful For What You Wish For.
Sometimes it just hits you. I've been struggling lately, not really being able to put my finger on anything in particular as to the reason why. Sure, there are lots of things, but nothing in particular except the sense that I am not worshiping Jesus like I should. Then my bible readings have come together … Continue reading A Name Above Every Name
It must have been awhile since I've read Ephesians because I am really touched by it. In the last two or three years, we have used a chronological bible plan. There are many reasons I like it, but it does have a drawback. Most of the New Testament letters are covered in a single day. … Continue reading Ephesians 2
I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe that I am saved. Our church bible plan has us starting Judges and Ephesians today. What a contrast between the two! Frankly, if I didn't have such a radical change in my demeanor and if the Word of God was not so plain, I could … Continue reading Ephesians
It finally happened, and I hope it's enough. When I was a small boy, my grandfather told me something that I never forgot. You see, he was a farmer and a student of the weather. He said to pay attention to the first sign of robins because we will then have one more snow. This … Continue reading Knowing The Seasons