This week Norma Jean and I are in the Dayton, Ohio, area, where I’m holding a meeting for the Kettering Church. We lived here and worked with this fine congregation back in the mid-1970’s. It’s a pleasure to return and see the wonderful work in which they are engaged.
Our theme is “Pressing toward the Prize.” The point of the meeting and the thesis of the lessons can be summed up in our word of the week. Forward.
Writing from a Roman prison, the aged apostle Paul, toward the end of his life, wrote these challenging words. Continue reading
In 1977 song writer Joe Brooks wrote a song entitled “You Light Up My Life.” It was recorded by Debby Boone and became an instant success. It was the best-selling single of the 70’s. In fact, it continues to rank #7 on Billboards list of 100 top songs. Brooks wrote it as a love song, but Debby interpreted it as a song about her relationship with Jesus. Some of the lyrics go like this: Continue reading
James Michener, in his book, The Source, tells the story of a man named Urbaal, a farmer who lived about 2200 B.C. He worshiped two gods. The god of death and the goddess of fertility.
One day, the temple priests tell Urbaal to bring his young son to the temple for sacrifice, if he wants good crops. Continue reading