Fear of Man

Fear of Man

“…for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God” (John 12:43). One of the things that often stops professing Christians in their tracks, when it comes to taking a stand or speaking up for the Savior, is what others are going to...

Days Ordained for Me

Days Ordained for Me

“My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them” (Psalm...

After

After

Before I go too far into this story, I need to explain that for most of my life I lived in areas where everyone had an incinerator in their back yard, in which they burned their cardboard and paper trash. I often found myself before an incinerator following the...

Joseph’s Secret

Joseph’s Secret

Has anyone in history kept a secret better than Joseph the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus? We talk a lot about Mary’s part in the Savior’s birth and what a sacrifice she made when she said to the angel Gabriel, “Be it done unto me according to your word.” Mary’s...

God’s Fault?

God’s Fault?

“Whenever a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord” (Proverbs 19:3). In January of 2021, I will begin my 45th year of pastoral ministry. Over those years I have spent countless hours engaged in pastoral counseling. And more times than I...

In the Bleachers or On the Field

In the Bleachers or On the Field

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. I run in such away, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; I discipline my body and make my slave…so that, I myself...

The Last Days?

The Last Days?

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be self-controlled and sober-minded…” (I Peter 4:7). “Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore, we know that it is the last hour” (I John...