Lest We Forget…9.11.01

On Saturday we will, as a nation, commemorate what might well be labeled the “2nd Day of Infamy,” September 11, 2001, when four hi-jacked jet passenger planes flying over eastern seaboard states, guided by Wahhabi Islamist terrorists who, as part of Al-Qaeda, commandeered the speeding guided missiles toward the New York City Twin Towers, each landmarkContinue reading “Lest We Forget…9.11.01”

“…I Will Not Deny Thee!”

Or, the subtitle of this devotional is “How to Deny Jesus.” Peter, as recorded in every gospel, affirms that though every other apostle should be offended because of Jesus he would never be offended, even though it should cost him his life. Jesus, however, gave Peter a reality check when he announced that on thatContinue reading ““…I Will Not Deny Thee!””

“And He gave some…evangelists….”

I have written before of my love for the office of evangelists and the gift they bring to a local church by way of admonishing, exhorting and stirring up sleepy saints. When I surrendered to preach as a 19-year-old college freshman, I thought that if God would use me in evangelism, I would love thatContinue reading ““And He gave some…evangelists….””

“It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over!”

The title of this post just might bring to memory Yogi Berra, famed catcher of the New York Yankees back in the years when I was a pre-teen devouring everything baseball. Yogi became known for what I would call linguistic conundrums such as “baseball is 90% physical and the other half mental,” or “No oneContinue reading ““It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over!””

The Believer and His Mammon

Jesus concluded a lesson in Luke 16:1-13 with the categorical statement, “Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Mammon is a word that has roots in Aramaic and Latin and Greek languages and generally means what one trusts and is commonly considered one’s wealth. Jesus referred to “the mammon of unrighteousness” (v.9) indicating that it isContinue reading “The Believer and His Mammon”

She Had Waited 70 Years!

Preachers often answer the difficult question about peoples in isolated places or third world countries that do not have a church and a copy of God’s Word to read.  How can they be saved?  Are they condemned then to eternal damnation for never having heard?  The brief but Biblical answer to that honest question is that natural revelationContinue reading “She Had Waited 70 Years!”