In a world that is sometimes dreary and depressing, you may hear someone say that the future is bright. How can this be true? Is talk of a bright future just “fake news” full of empty promises? Or is there real hope? Proverbs 24:13-14 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the […]
The best that the world has to offer in this situation goes something like this: “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” But that immediately raises the question: where does the sweet stuff come from? Why did Jeremiah write, “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth?” (Lamentations […]
Plan your life like you plan your year.
Consider these words carefully: “We wish you a Merry Christmas!” “Happy Holidays!” “Happy New Year!” Each of these expressions portrays happiness and hope. But is this happy hope real? Maybe you have wondered if you should just say, “Seasons Greetings,” and that way everyone can interpret it any way they wish. After all, how can […]
When you read Lamentations 3:1-20, you can almost feel the sharp edge of God’s judgment. Through the blessed Instrument that we call “The Scriptures,” we can experience the dark emotions of a grieving man. As believers, we know that we are not under God’s wrath (Romans 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9). But each true believer […]
This message was delivered on a Wednesday evening as part of the series, Taking Hold of God. Throughout this series, we have given careful consideration to the parallel expressions: “and there is none that calleth upon Thy name” – “that stirreth up himself to take hold of Thee” Considered together, these expressions help us to […]
Have you ever been so discouraged that you just wanted to die? If you were faced with trials that great, and sorrows that deep, how would you get through them?In this message, we learn more about the deep distress that Jesus Christ endured for us. In the Garden of Gethsemane, He endured great sorrows and […]
“A Son Is Given” Isaiah 9:6 As we approach the Christmas holidays, I would like to invite you to use this message as part of a “Christmas present.” By that I mean learning what Christmas means to us at present. Picture it this way: God’s glorious Gift has been wrapped up with a number of […]
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1) Where are the answers to life’s most pressing problems? In this message about prevailing prayer, we will discover what happens when we patiently, prayerfully wait for the Lord. Click here to listen to this message.
Who Will End the Violence? Isaiah 9:4-6 These days, our headlines are full of violence. There have been a number of news items about domestic strife and race-based violence. On the international scene, we read of ongoing brutality by Islamic terrorists. The question on many of our minds is this: Who will stop the violence? As […]