Archive for May, 2014


Expertise

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 1 Tim 2:15 The story is told of a postgraduate student who went to the great naturalist Agassiz to receive the finishing touches on his education. The […]

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Come On Up

“After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him, but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.” Acts […]

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In Progress

“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Phil 1:6 A sign in a hotel lobby that was being remodeled stated, “Please be patient. Renovation in progress to produce something new and wonderful.” Perhaps we all need to […]

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The Ripple Effect

“Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches” Matt 13:32 Not everyone who commits their life to Jesus Christ will be called to be world famous. The majority of us […]

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How Does Your Heart Rate?

“Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Sam 16:7 A medical study was done that measured the effects of mental stress on blood pressure. The results were surprising: If your blood pressure goes sky high during a “mental challenge,” you are a prime candidate for hardening of the […]

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The Empty Tomb

“Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly” John 7:24 Philip was born a mongoloid. He was a happy child, but as he grew older he became increasingly aware that he was different from the other children. He went to Sunday school with boys and girls his own age. The class had wonderful experiences […]

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They Already Knew Him

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” Matt 5:16 A missionary was sent to a faraway land where few Westerners had ever ventured. To anyone’s knowledge, no missionary had ever ministered in that area, nor had the Gospel been preached. Therefore, he […]

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Escape Valve

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” Luke 6:36 Have you just about had enough of of that domineering co-worker? Is the boss on your case today? Are you tired of the attitude of that person you can’t seem to avoid? We all encounter people – sometimes on a frequent basis – that we just don’t […]

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His Way

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance” 2 Thes. 3:5 Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard tells a parable about a wild duck. This duck was flying north one spring across the European continent. On the flight he stopped in a barnyard in Denmark, where some domestic ducks were being raised for food. […]

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Small Things

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10 In a certain bank there was a trust department in which four young men and one older man were employed. The directors decided to promote the older employee […]

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