Scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer once said “The best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person.”
Theologically, that concept is expressed in one word, incarnation, which means “in the flesh.” That’s Jesus. The incarnation of God. He sent His “idea” to humankind in the person of Jesus.
In one of the most sublime and majestic passages in the Bible, the Hebrew writer exalts the person and work of Jesus in these three glorious verses. Continue reading
On October 9, 1934, King Alexander of Yugoslavia visited France for an official visit.
Before he left his warship, he dressed in the full uniform of a Navy admiral. However, the uniform’s tunic did not fit easily over his bulletproof vest, so he removed the vest. As he was riding through the streets of Marseille, a gunman jumped out of the crowd and fired a shot that pierced the King’s heart. And he died. Continue reading
Henrietta “Hetty” Green who died in 1916 has been called “America’s Greatest Miser,” yet may have been the world’s richest woman. She left an estate valued at over $100 million, which would be the equivalent of $2-3 billion today.
According to Wikipedia Green’s stinginess was legendary. She was said never to turn on the heat or use hot water. She wore one old black dress and undergarments that she changed only after they had been worn out; she did not wash her hands and she rode in an old carriage. She ate mostly pies that cost fifteen cents. Continue reading
The 1950’s movie, Quo Vadis, was set in 1st century Rome describing the time when Christianity was spreading across the Empire and Nero was persecuting Christians.
Actress Deborah Kerr played the female lead as a committed Christian. Finally, because of her faith, she was fed to the lions. Later a reporter asked Kerr, “Weren’t you afraid when you knew that you were going to be thrown to the lions?” Continue reading
There’s an old fable that tells about three apprentice devils who were sent to earth by Satan to finish their apprenticeship. The Devil asked them about their plans to tempt people and lead them astray.
The first demon said, “I will tell them there is no God.”
Satan said, “That will not delude many, for they know there’s a God.” Continue reading
Joel Gregory tells a funny story about a family seated around their table one Thanksgiving Day looking at the annual holiday bird.
From the oldest to the youngest, they were to express their praise. When they came to the 5-year-old in the family, he began by looking at the turkey and expressing his thanks to the turkey, saying although he had not tasted it he knew it would be good. Continue reading
YouVersion is a free online Bible app that you can access on your computer or install on your smartphone or tablet.
It can be read or listened to in over 1300 languages and more than 2000 versions of the Bible.
Each year YouVersion lists the most shared, highlighted and bookmarked verse of the year. For 2019 it was Philippians 4:6. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Continue reading