Posts from March 2017

Posts from March 2017

Saving Your Life

Some of the fundamental teachings of Jesus have always seemed incredible to the unconverted world! For example, He said, “Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it” (Mt. 16:25). By this statement and many others like it, Jesus taught that personal fulfillment is not to be found in a self-centered approach to life, but that…

By Their Fruits

Absalom intercepted those who came to present their cases to David. He implied that the king had no interest in them, no time for them. He would kiss each one and say, “If I were made judge in the land, you would receive justice!” Over a period of time, Absalom was successful in undermining the confidence of the people in his father and “so Absalom stole the hearts of the…

Hard to Swallow

Suffering from what he describes as “an uncontrollable urge to consume knives”, a police officer in India endured five-hours of surgery to remove forty knives which he had swallowed over a period of several months (Log Cabin Democrat, Aug. 23, 2016). Then, in classic understated fashion, Jessica Durando reports that the patient “sought medical care after having stomach…

Earning Respect

One of the most wonderful principles governing life in our democratic society is that people are “presumed innocent until proven guilty.” No practical illustration of that principle in action comes immediately to mind, however. We’re more inclined toward the “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” principle. I’ve even heard Christians say, “people have to earn my respect”—as…

Are You In The Fight?

Have you heard about the boxer who fought like a baseball pitcher-at the end of the fight he had a no-hitter! Most of us attach negative feelings and reactions to the idea of fighting. We learn from childhood up that fighting is bad and that we ought not to fight. But there is at least one fight which not only is not bad, but which God Himself calls us to get in!…