Sitting at the table with three other men in a country in Southeast Asia, I was amazed to hear the stories of how God was working in the lives of people there. In this largely Buddhist nation, the good news of Jesus is penetrating hearts and bringing people to saving faith in Jesus. At one … Continue reading Saved by the Grace of God
When you come to faith in Jesus Christ, you become a new person. You are changed from the inside out. Your outlook on life changes. You begin to have desires to honor the Lord with everything you do. You have a desire to stop doing things that dishonor Him, things that hurt you and/or hurt … Continue reading You’re a New Person!
Did you ever hear about the time that Jesus got doused in perfume from head to toe? It was a big deal. A very big deal. There was a purpose behind it, although maybe not obvious at first. Some people thought it was a waste of costly perfume. But it wasn't. Jesus thought it was so … Continue reading Expensive Perfume
The news was not good. A close friend was gravely sick, and he was far away. He just knew in his heart that his friend was going to die. When he finally arrived near the house to check on his friend and his friend's family, the look on Martha's face confirmed it: her brother Lazarus … Continue reading Do You Believe This?
Kim and I had an amazing trip to Israel a few years ago. The Bible came alive in 3-D. When you stand on a particular hill in Jerusalem, you see a road that twists and turns through the hills, starting in Jerusalem and ending in Jericho. The valley below is known as "the valley of … Continue reading Walking Through the Dark Valleys
In the the first century AD, a man named Paul wrote these stunning words about his faith in Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:21 (HCSB) 21 For me, living is Christ and dying is gain. Galatians 2:20 (NIV) 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life … Continue reading To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain