Tag: Letters to a Young Believer

Witness Well

People aren’t perfect — and how we respond to them is what really matters

The following are excerpts from a letter I recently wrote to my daughter in college. “I was reading my Bible this morning and was beginning to read 2 Thessalonians, when I had to pause after reading the fourth verse.  Paul was “boasting” about the perseverance of the Christians and how they we holding on to …

How the Bible addresses the why questions in life

Sometimes I wish God would answer all the why questions when difficult circumstances enter my life. But on closer examination, I believe he does in the Bible.

A Father’s Dilemma: Testing God against Temptation

When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, he had to confront Satan’s dare to test God.  Fathers also fall into the trap of testing God by testing sin.  Our rebellious bravado causes our mind to forget that many mightier than us have succumbed.  By keeping our eyes focused on God’s mission for our life, we …

Isn’t Christianity for the weak-minded? How can I know Christianity is true?

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

Behind the Mike: Observations of being a radio show host

For almost nine months, I was the host of a daily radio program called “Treasure Valley Spotlight” that concluded at the end of March this year. From my experience, I would like to share four observations.  These observations are: #1        “The Harvest is Ready and the Workers are Few” #2        Be thankful for the Truth …

An appropriate benediction

“Greet all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send greetings. All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.”  (Philippians 4:20-23) We can picture the Christian congregation in Philippi gathering around for a time …

A Fragrant Gift is One that is Prompted by Love

The Apostle Paul expressed love, care and concern for his former congregation while awaiting trial in Rom. Out of thanksgiving for the special relationship he had with each member, he pours out his heart in thanksgiving for the prayerful and financial support they have given him. “Yet it was good of you to share in …

Guarding our hearts under the protective custody of God’s peace

There is a peace that goes beyond understanding which can invade our hearts and minds with the Holy Spirit. We are encouraged to take the extra effort and time to guard our hearts and mind so we can be under the protective custody of God’s peace. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever …