Monthly Archives: November 2023

Vain Idols

Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love. (Jonah 2: 8 ESV)   Vain idols always lie to us. They tell us that we know better than God what is best for us.   Early in my missionary career, I was working in Hawaii. I was doing what I wanted and […]

Waiting for the Return of Christ

“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” (Acts 1:11 NASB)   In numerous places in the Old and New Testament, it is prophesied that Jesus Christ will […]

The Me Generation

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire: and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods nor worship […]

Cultivating Faithfulness

Trust in the Lord and do good; Live in the land and cultivate faithfulness. (Psalms 37:3 NASB) Christians love mountaintop experiences, but faithfulness grows in the valley. In the early 1970s, I came to faith in Christ. Speakers came through our Church to share their mountaintop experiences. It appeared they were jumping from one peak […]

A Captive to the Word of God

I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.  I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. (Psalms 119:15-16 NKJV) We note October 31 as Halloween, but on the last day of October, Protestants celebrate what is known as Reformation Day.   On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed […]