“The Scriptures were not given for our information,” wrote D. L. Moody, “but for our transformation.”
This month we’re reading the book of Acts, often called the most important book in the Bible. It records the beginning, growth, and spread of Christianity. From Jerusalem to Judea to Samaria and throughout the Roman Empire. But it is more than just a book of history. It is a book that tells thrilling stories about people. Real people. Converted people. Transformed people. Continue reading
During our recent trip to the Mediterranean, we heard many stories from our tour guides about ancient Rome and Greece. Often they would preface their narratives with the phrase, “legend has it.”
One such legend involves Julius Caesar’s conquest of Britain in the first century B.C. When he landed with his Roman legions, he took a bold step to ensure the success of his military campaign. He ordered his men to march to the edge of the Cliffs of Dover, and he commanded them to look down on the water below. Continue reading
A woman rushes to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out.
She rattles off, “Doc, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were blood-shot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face!
What’s wrong with me, Doc?” Continue reading
Mt Olympus, in ancient Greece, was once regarded the abode of the Greek gods. The deities believed to have dwelt there were Zeus, the king of the gods; his wife Hera; his brothers Poseidon and Hades; his sisters Demeter and Hestia; and his children, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Athena, Hermes and Hephaestus.
I am reminded, however, of a quip by D. L. Moody who once wrote, “You don’t have to go to heathen lands today to find false gods. America is full of them.” Continue reading
Occasionally I’m asked about various Bible versions. I use the New James, but regularly refer to other translations.
So, I was interested when author Rick Warren was asked, “What is the best translation of the Bible?
’Warren’s answer? Continue reading
What do you believe is our greatest human weakness?
Is it pride that refuses to admit mistakes, sins and errors of judgment?
Is it greed that is absorbed in the accumulation of money and material possessions?
Is it lust that is in mad pursuit of pleasure and sensual excitement?
Maybe you’re thinking it’s anger. Envy. Or deceit.
Let me suggest that is it none of the above. The greatest human weakness is….. Continue reading
My friend, Don Truex, shared a great story that came out of Wayne, New Jersey last Fall.
Four young men from the William Paterson University football team entered Buddy’s Small Lots to do a little shopping. Soon they realized no one else was in the store. Not even a sales clerk! Continue reading