Billy Sunday once said in a sermon that there are 256 names given for Jesus in the Bible. Then he added, “I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express.”
This is significant because the Bible pays particular attention to names. Names speak to one’s character. Identity. Personality. And purpose in life.
The many names of Jesus remind of us His greatness. His majesty. His Deity. His ministry. His mission. And our relationship to Him. Continue reading
Vernon Price tells the story about a young lady who lived a sordid, and sinful life. Drugs, alcohol and sexual immorality characterized her lifestyle.
However, one night in a church service, she was convicted of her sins and responded to the Lord’s invitation. As she grew as a Christian she became involved in ministry and teaching children’s Bible classes.
At some point, she caught the eye and the heart of the preacher’s son. As the relationship grew, they made plans to be married. That’s when some problems from her past surfaced. Continue reading
I frequently eat at a Wendy’s close to my office. I like their burger better than other chains. Plus they give me free drinks! I’m often reminded of their founder, the late Dave Thomas. Remember his commercials? He was affable. Humble. And just down-to-earth.
Once Thomas was asked what made him so successful? His answer? “My MBA!” But he didn’t mean a Continue reading
This week I’m attending the Florida College Lectures. The theme is “Of First Importance: He Died and was Buried.” It is a series of studies on the crucifixion. In his forward to the lecture book, FC President Buddy Payne asks, “What could be more important to believers than this glorious message of “Jesus Christ and Him crucified? What message is more desperately needed by a lost and dying world? What better way to be motivated and strengthened in our service to the Lord than to reflect upon his sacrificial death?” Continue reading
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