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Witness Well

Resolving the different gospel accounts of Christ’s resurrection

Throughout the centuries, there has been an ongoing debate regarding the authenticity of Jesus’ resurrection as recorded in the Bible. Skeptics see serious irreconcilable differences and some Biblical scholars deny the actuality of the resurrection. The scholars state that Christ’s resurrection account must have been the “easter faith” of the disciples, but not a historical fact. For …

The hidden strength of a Christian

We have a tendency to think of the Christian life as being enduring, suffering or exerting great effort. Even though this can be a part of a believer’s life in a sinful world, the Apostle Paul gives us insight on a hidden strength of one who has trusted in the promises of Christ. Paul fully recognizes …

Characteristics of Great Missionaries

God likes to use the most unlikely of people to achieve his greatest purposes. The Apostle Paul was once a passionate, fiery young man. He was probably considered “the most likely to succeed” among his peers. His zeal and intelligence promised a great future in the echelons of Jewish hierarchy. He earnestly sought to make his …

Encouragement from a weathered man

We live in the age of instant messages. Little bites of information and glib remarks are texted to friends and family. Thirty seconds is the par to capture the attention of consumers. Soundbites on the evening news is all the free attention a political candidate receives to convince us of our vote. It’s difficult to bring depth into a message …

Living out the message of the cross

For Christ did not die on the cross to defend our rights. He died so we can be right with God.

When Christ’s history becomes our history

Sometimes a Christian will explain their faith journey as “walking in Christ.” For many of us, however, our walk seems more like a crawl. Even then, we miss the point God is trying to teach us in Scriptures.  In Galatians 2:20 we read, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives …

How has Jesus become real to you?

I was teaching a Bible class to a group of Chinese college students who were studying about Christ. One evening a lady who had been studying God’s Word for three years asked me a profound question. She was quite hesitant to place her faith in the risen Christ, yet loved studying the Bible. With an intense, …

The most reasonable thing to do is believe in Christ

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain in what we do not see. Scientific facts rest on evidence. Our human senses grasp the evidence and we come to believe that fact. Faith goes a step further. I think it is safe to say that there is always a “leap” to believe in anything. A risk …