Tag: Truth

Witness Well

Is the Gospel account of the Resurrection Reliable or Sufficient?

Today is Easter Monday.  With the angels above and the thousands upon thousands of saints from around the world, our hearts resonated with the words, “He is risen!  He is risen indeed!”  With a calm certainty and joyful assurance we greet this new day with a renewed spirit that nothing in this world can extinguish.  …

A father’s game plan to fight temptation

Temptations abound for a young father today.  Ordained by God to be a minister to the next generation, Satan will do all he can to remove a young man from this most holy calling.  The Bible not only gives us power and instruction, but also specific examples on how to conquer temptations in our lives.  …

A young father’s battle against temptation

The Bible becomes a gold mine for fathers who hope to find glistening nuggets of inspiration and wisdom.  At the same time, today’s fathers are also looking for role models and sadly, we really don’t find too many positive ones in the Old Testament.  Biblical fathers, even our own earthly father, are of a sinful …

More Famous Fathers of the Old Testament

We have seen so far how favoritism from Isaac and Jacob wrecked havoc on families and how David failed to interfere with his sons when they needed discipline and correction.  By not interfering, David sowed the field for future heartache when two sons tried to overthrow him on two separate occasions.  Neglect is also a …

More Famous Fathers of the Old Testament

Favoritism turns out to be a common theme in the Old Testament, especially in the lives of Isaac and Jacob. Isaac had twin sons named Jacob, the younger, and Esau, his favorite.  Esau was a man’s man, a skillful hunter, captain of the football team and homecoming king.  Jacob was smaller than Esau, quiet, unassuming, …

Famous Fathers of the Old Testament

A gold mine of truth and wisdom is at our fingertips for those willing to search.  Precious nuggets of comfort or direction can be readily found in the Bible and directly applied to our present needs.  God’s Word even presents to us case studies on fatherhood, not to mention advice. When you dig deep enough, …

Why didn’t God answer my prayer and save my wife from cancer?

 The heartbreaks of life cause us to ask the deepest of questions. A young man is sitting across from me with pain etched deeply in his face.  Only a few weeks ago he stood by an open grave with three young children watching the casket being lowered in to the ground.  The stillness.  The pain.  …

A spiritual lesson from gnats and mosquitos

“As we wait in bank lines, fight traffic, and struggle to make it through each day, it’s hard for us to realize that one day we will reign with Christ.”   (Kevin A. Miller) Can you even imagine what heaven will be like?  We certainly receive glimpses of heaven while reading God’s Word.  We will be …