The Parable of Luke 15

In Luke 15 Jesus shares three stories: the story of the lost sheep, the story of the lost coin, and the story of the lost son. Many editions of Scripture refer to each of these stories as a parable, but in verse 3 we see that Jesus introduces…

With all your heart

Let’s spend some time in one of the most quoted passages in the Bible. Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Trust…

How were the books in the New Testament chosen?

News articles attacking the accuracy and authenticity of the Bible are nothing new. Their purpose is to weaken the faith of those who believe the Bible to be the written revelation of God to His people. These articles are often written by…

Popular Culture, Nudity and the Christian

Recently a young woman posed the following question to Pastor John Piper: “Pastor John, do you believe there is a difference between film nudity versus pornography? I know many Christians who are against porn, but they have no issue watching…

Tolkien’s Hobbit and The Journey of The Christian Life

If you are a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as a believer, you will appreciate this short video by Professor Devin Brown of Asbury University. In this short video (less than 4 minutes) Dr. Brown discusses “The Hobbit” and how Bilbo’s adventures…

China or Chinette?

Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? (Romans 9:21) Do you ever find yourself wishing you could do great things for God? Do you feel sometimes that…

Merry Christmas!

As you spend time this Christmas season with family and friends, remember this: God wants to be with you this Christmas. His purpose since the creation was to be with you. He named His Son Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” When…

The Little Drummer Boy

Some of the songs we sing at Christmas are grand, expansive, universal. “Joy to the world/The Lord is come!/Let earth receive her King!” Other are simple, personal. “Away in a manger/No crib for a bed/The little Lord Jesus lay down…

Is the Inn Still Full?

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6,7) He never was One to…
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He Satisfies Your Desires With Good Things

We all have desires. Some are shallow and short-lived; we have them today and forget about them tomorrow. Others seem to go deep, to the very core of who we are. A big part of the Christian walk is learning how to handle our desires. What…