The resurrection of Lazarus

The gospels provide us very few views of Jesus’ personal life. We are often told of him when is among the multitudes, when he had private discourse with individuals, when he is teaching his disciples, or when he is taking an initiative. Rarely do we see Jesus when he is “just being himself” as he … Continue reading “The resurrection of Lazarus”

The War and the Congregation

If you were determined to defeat an enemy, what would you do? If, beyond doubt, your enemy did something guaranteeing your certain defeat, but in your hatred for your enemy you refused to surrender, what would you do? If you preferred destruction to surrender, what would you do? In those three questions, we describe Satan’s … Continue reading “The War and the Congregation”

The War and Me

Failed expectations are the graveyard of personal faith. When Christians look for the reasons [there are more than one!] that the conversion rate is lower than it was fifty years ago or the church is not growing as it did fifty years ago, they tend to blame everything but themselves. They see evil ghosts lurking … Continue reading “The War and Me”

There is a War going on

In my opinion, Christians are constantly amazed at the escalating attack on Christian values and Christian views in this country. Many things that were appreciated and revered by those who did not even pretend to be Christians in the middle 20th century are under deliberate attack in the early 21st century. That which was regarded … Continue reading “There is a War going on”

Jesus is the way to the Father

Jesus is the way to the Father – Jesus keeps us on track. Jesus is the way to the Father. There was a time when a person going on a trip wouldn’t think of beginning their journey without a road map. The map was very helpful to the traveler in finding the way to where … Continue reading “Jesus is the way to the Father”