More Murders in Texas On May 18, 2018, eight students and two teachers were murdered in a Texas high school shooting. A seventeen year old student armed with a sawed off shotgun and a pistol made his way past a school resource officer at the Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles southeast of Houston… Continue reading The Sins of Society
If there is a struggle to understand worship, perhaps a simple definition by William Temple (1881 – 1944), a former archbishop of Canterbury will help. Worship is “quickening the conscience by the holiness of God, feeding the mind with the truth of God, purging the imagination by the beauty of God, opening the heart to… Continue reading A Good Definition of Worship
On May 14, 2018, the United States of America opened an embassy in Jerusalem while telling Israel, “You are not alone.” Such words are reassuring to a small nation that has been under siege since its modern rebirth 70 years ago on May 14, 1948. On that day Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion pronounced the… Continue reading Israel, You Are Not Alone!
c. 763 BC Of all the prophets, Amos emerges as a leading voice on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, and the downtrodden. Amos longed for righteousness to be found in the land. His concern for justice touches the heart, for his message goes beyond criminal justice to demand that government be sensitive to the… Continue reading A Message of Judgement and Hope
Based on Notes Presented by Professor Robert Owens of Manhattan Christian College Manhattan, Kansas September 4, 1975 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11 Knowing therefore the… Continue reading Compelled by Fear
“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” – Job 14:1 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 The Bible teaches that the source of human suffering… Continue reading Four Important Reasons Why Christians Suffer
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”- 2 Corinthians 13:5 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” - Jeremiah 17:9 Christian theology rests on several basic… Continue reading Understanding A Repenting Heart