Last Sunday it was our pleasure to worship with the brethren at the West Citrus Church in Crystal River, Florida, and hear one of my former college Bible professors, Melvin Curry present a wonderful lesson.
Melvin is 88 years young, but still very capable in teaching and preaching God’s Word. His class in Revelation reminded me of my college days and his sermon from Acts 4 was an accurate exegesis and application of the text. Our thoughts today are inspired by that sermon. Continue reading
The final eruption of Mount St. Helens in May of 1980 was not a sudden event. For two months prior to the massive blast—the most deadly and destructive in American history—earthquakes and volcanic activity signaled a major event was underway. Authorities had plenty of time to sound the alarm and warn those living nearby of the looming danger. Yet despite the seriousness of the threat, some people chose to disregard the warnings. Continue reading
A wife woke up one morning and said, “Honey, I just had a dream that you bought me a new gold necklace. What do you think it means?”
“I don’t know, but Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Tuesday, you’ll know,” He replied.
A few nights later, she again woke up after having a dream, “This time, I dreamed you gave me a pearl necklace. What do you think it means?”
“You’ll know Tuesday,” He replied. Continue reading
The benefits of a regular exercise program are well documented and promoted constantly through TV ads, books, magazines, and social media posts.
Someone came up with a daily exercise for the non-athletic, sedentary person along with the number of calories burned by each activity.
Beating around the bush………………… 75
Jumping to conclusions…………………..100
Climbing the walls…………………………150 Continue reading
Today, June 6th, is the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, code named D-Day, the Allied invasion of northern France.
The assault began at daybreak when Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the go-ahead for the largest amphibious military operation in history.
By the end of the day, 155,000 American, British and Canadian troops had successful stormed Normandy’s beaches and were able to push inland. While many were wounded and died, the campaign was ultimately successful. And within three months, northern France would be freed and the Allied forces would enter Germany. Continue reading
In my 50 years of preaching, I have studied with people who I thought understood the Truth and would obey the gospel. Yet, something held them back. I’ve heard various excuses.
“I know what you’re saying is true, but if I do that, then I’m condemning my grandma, because she didn’t believe that.”
“Someday I will be baptized.”
“I need more time to think about it.” Continue reading
Last Thursday, Bible commentator Warren Wiersbe died at age 89. He left an impressive legacy of resources of over 150 books on how to read, explain and understand the Bible.
While I did not always agree with Wiersbe’s theology, I did appreciate his conservative scholarship on most topics. His writing was simple, straight forward and easy to understand. He wrote for the common man.
Wiersbe described himself as a “bridge builder, spanning the gap from the world of the Bible to the world of today so that we could get to the other side of glory in Jesus.” Continue reading