Today is Sunday.
If you’re home bound, and worship services at your local church have cancelled during the current crisis, the days can run together. It can seem just like a another day. And you can overlook how special today is.
Whatever your faith and conscience calls for you to do today, never forget the importance of this day. Continue reading
Today is an odd and abnormal day for many Christians in the United States and around the world.
Because of health concerns caused by the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) many churches have cancelled their Bible classes and Sunday worship services.
This post is not about the decision of churches and shepherds to cancel public gatherings. It’s about the reality.
So, what is a Christian to do today? Here are 10 suggestions. Continue reading
This is too good not to share. In studying for my sermon this morning I came across this quote by the 19th-century Scottish minister, Alexander Maclaren.
“Faith is the sight of the inward eye.”
It fits with my text in Hebrews 11:1. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Continue reading
Without forgiveness we cannot worship God acceptably. Obviously this is true in terms of our relationship with God, but it is also true regarding our fellow-man. Jesus said, “But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matt 6:15) Continue reading
After six grueling hours of vicious taunts, mental torture and physical torment, Jesus cried with a loud voice, breathed his last breath and “yielded His Spirit.” The centurion guards standing by saw he was dead.
Later solders came to break the legs of Jesus and the two criminals, but they said “He is dead.”
The women standing at the foot of the cross, including Mary and Mary Magdalene, said, “He is dead.’ Continue reading
Billy Sunday was a 19th century Major League baseball player who became an influential evangelist in the first two decades of the 20th century.
The story is told that a woman approached the preacher following one of his sermons and asked, “I wonder if you can help me? I have an awful habit of exaggerating.”
To the woman’s delight, Sunday acknowledged that he could help. Continue reading
Today Norma Jean and I are worshiping in Branson at the Eagle Rock Church. We’ve visited before. But it’s my first opportunity to preach here.
While I don’t know these brethren, except for their preacher Philip North, looking at their website tells me that we will feel right at home Continue reading