I have a routine that I go through on Saturday evenings, which is to preach my Sunday sermon to an empty auditorium.
First things first: Please allow me to wish a happy Mother's Day to each and every mother reading this column today. I sincerely wish you a wonderful day on the one day of the year designated to honor you for your love and sacrifice for others.
God has made preparation for all those who will follow his commands to have an eternal home in heaven.
Spring is in the air, and people naturally are drawn outside to exercise and enjoy the fresh air.
Let me begin by saying "happy Mother's Day" to all you incredible moms reading this article today, to all mothers who sacrifice daily to help meet the needs of their children - those who work at home and those who work outside of their homes, the single moms and the married ones, all moms.
I was in the car listening to a local Christian radio station when I was drawn to words of a song I'd never heard before.
When is it the correct time to begin thinking about spiritual things?
I know that sometimes people think preachers never run out of things to say.
"So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Romans 15:6
This week my wife and I went to see the movie "Heaven is for real." It's about a real-life experience of a young boy who received a glimpse of heaven while he was being operated on with a serious surgery.
Well, spring break is almost over for the students. They will be back in school Monday, and the race to the finish line will be on.
Being a child of God has many blessings. Those in the world who have no religious belief, have to struggle through life's problems mostly alone. They might have a friend who will comfort them, but that comfort has limitations.
"If we say, we will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: If they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die." - 2 Kings 7:4.
Truthfully, the Christian faith is all about this thing called love.
It is the day before Easter. Almost 2,000 years ago, this was the darkest day in all of history. The Son of God had died the day before, been buried in a borrowed tomb and, along with his body, they buried the hopes and dreams of the future.
I am not sure why I was dreaming about my high-school physical-education days, but there I was in gym class, all 98 pounds of me, calling for the home run.
This is a heads-up: It's time to invite someone to church.
Recently, a celebrity made the news because of an illness and death.
I recently spent much of a day on hold with customer service - with two different companies. I pressed 2 and 3 and the pound sign and almost every other button on my phone as I was transferred back and forth.
"I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." - Philippians 4:13
The sacrifice made by Christ caused him to suffer humiliation and pain.
"And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground." -Luke 22:44
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