The other day I had written down several things I needed to do while I was in town. Since I was in a hurry, I scribbled the things down on a scrap piece of paper.
We are taught in God's word that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Heb 11:6).
I have to make a confession. I love what has been called "the pageantry of college football." I manage to go to a couple of games of my favorite team every year.
I'm attending a wedding today. It will be a rather odd thing for me, because I will have no responsibilities in the wedding. For obvious reasons, I perform most of the wedding ceremonies I attend.
"How's your heart spiritually?" This question is even more serious than questions about our physical heart. For if the physical heart fails, the spiritual heart better be ready.
Many of you know that I like to pray while I am walking. Since I live way out in the country, I can walk with very little contact with traffic.
"We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves." (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 - ESV).
Today, I have three things to share with you: this week's message, a personal invitation and a "thank you" for your support.
I have a confession to make, and it concerns a news report I heard recently. As I was driving home I heard on the news that a pastor of one of the largest churches in American is being accused of a horrible crime.
God's word directs us on how to be pleasing to Him and how to live for Him. His plan for man's salvation of faith, repentance and baptism for the remission of sins, is a simple plan.
A couple of months ago I kicked the bathtub. No, I wasn't mad. I was clumsy.
I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed multiple lessons in most parables Jesus used. The story of the sheep and the goats, as recorded in Matthew Ch. 25, is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups. The group that pleased the Lord will be invited into the Lord's kingdom and the group that displeased the Lord will be cast out and will endure everlasting punishment. Now, of course, that is an over simplification of a profound spiritual ...
A newly organized ministry in Long County, A New Beginning, is creating a sense of excitement in the community.
The other day my wife came running to me from outside the house and wanted me to hear some birds in the trees talking to one another – that is, in bird talk.
What an embarrassing moment it was. I took my test to the professor and said, "Dr. B, I'm sorry, but I can't read the note you wrote me. What does it say?"
One minute seems like a pretty inconsequential amount of time. But, have you ever considered what you can actually do with one minute?
Yasmine had a generous scholarship to study in her hometown of Montréal, where her family migrated from Algeria before she was born and where many of her friends live.
"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier." - 2 Timothy 2:3
God gave His Son to die for the sins of mankind (John 3:16), and He gave man the Bible to know how man is to serve Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
There was only one thing I didn’t like about Mom’s corned beef and cabbage.
Citizens from wealthy nations are less likely than citizens from poor nations to see religion as an important role in their daily lives, according to a recent report from The Pew Research Center.
Traditionally, spiritual moments are moments filled with “light.”
The other morning, I was listening to a sports radio station when I heard something that caught my attention.
Doctors relied on safety suits and isolation wards in the recent fight against the global Ebola epidemic. Scientists had tests for potential cures. And the United Methodist Church armed itself with an animated video.
A majority of evangelical Christians say Congress should pass immigration reform, while they are split over the economic impact of immigration and they would like to hear more about the issue over the pulpit, according to a news survey.
Lena Khan’s first feature film, "The Tiger Hunter," focuses on a Muslim character.
I continue to be fascinated by the advances in technology.
Nine months after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of privately held business opting out of contraceptive care mandates under the Affordable Care Act, a nonprofit Roman Catholic university will get the opportunity to again present its case for an exemption.
The impressive Roman Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth was dedicated in 1969 and is among the most beautiful churches in the Holy Land. It stands on the site of an earlier Crusader-era sanctuary that had been built near the beginning of the 12th century and was destroyed roughly 150 years later. And that church, in turn, had been built on the ruins of a shrine commissioned by the Emperor Constantine in the first part of the fourth century. Surviving documents indicate that it was still in existence in A.D. 570, but it had been destroyed by the ...
Last week I attended church in Romney, West Virginia. It’s a cozy, quiet town where even the church mice whisper.