My reading this week was the Gospel according to Matthew, the first gospel in the New Testament. Matthew has the distinctive feature of including five major discourses of our Lord Jesus Christ: the Sermon on the Mount (ch. 5-7); the commissioning of the disciples (ch. 10); parables (ch. 13); humility and forgiveness (ch. 18); and the Olivet discourse (ch. 24-25)....Keep Reading
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Mary and I recently took a drive through a scenic part of our rural Virginia county on a beautiful late Spring afternoon. We drove as slowly as was prudent in order to drink in the sights and smells of newly mowed hay fields, wildflowers and honeysuckle, cows and calves, sheep and goats, rolling hills and mountain peaks....
Many ask why certain occurrences happen. The Bible doesn't answer all our questions, but it does teach us what we need to know--that God is in control of the most personal details of human life as well as of the events at the highest levels of nations and empires....
Last week I breezed through Genesis 26-50 in two sittings. God’s redemptive plan and purposes for the world unfold in the life of Isaac and his descendants—Jacob and Esau and their children. This quick reading in “chunks” makes certain truths more obvious than would a slower reading. Here’s what I noticed:...Keep Reading
Our first week of Bible reading took us through Genesis 1-25 The whirlwind tour of early human history moved from the Creation, to the Fall of mankind, to the flood, the tower of Babel and right into the life of Abram and on to his son, Isaac. These are important chapters which set the stage for a biblical understanding of the world and our place in it....Keep Reading
This reading schedule will take you through the Bible one book at a time during the year....Keep Reading
To stay motivated on a large project, like reading through the entire Bible, we need a firm conviction of the importance of sticking with it to completion. So how important is knowledge of the Word of God? Here are three benefits we can only obtain by knowing the Bible....Keep Reading
Without God's Word no one can grasp the importance of believing and serving God. Only the Bible allows us His perspective....Keep Reading
Those who believe God’s word flee from the "now generation" and live today in the light of a day to come when He makes all things new....Keep Reading
Scholars disagree over the interpretation of certain prophecies. But none can deny that Scripture affirms God’s sovereignty over everything in the cosmos....Keep Reading
At weddings, guests wait and wonder. "What will the bride wear?” Here we see a special bride before the ceremony. Her dress will amaze you....Keep Reading
God will bring final victory over all the forces of evil, therefore He calls His people to separate themselves from those who are doomed....Keep Reading