Contributed on Jul 2, 2007
John Newton was a sinner. He didn’t deserve to be saved. It was only because of the Amazing Grace of Jesus he had a prayer.
OPEN: In 1776 the great patriot Thomas Paine, wrote the following words about freedom: “What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; ’tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2007
What part does God play in our becoming Christians? Is it all our decision, or does God influence us somehow?
OPEN: A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money. The old guy fingered his worsted wool vest and said, "Well, son, it was 1932, the depth of the Great Depression. I was down to my last nickel. I invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing the apple and, at ...read more
Contributed on Aug 11, 2008
Guilt is a terrible task master. Based upon the knowledge of our sins, such guilt can cause many to fear God. But God’s grace deals with both our sin and our fear. How does it do that?
OPEN: Many people are very suspicious. They’ll collect rabbit’s feet. They’ll put horseshoes upside down to collect luck. And they’ll avoid various things like letting black cats cross their path or allowing themselves to walk under ladders. But one of the most famous fears people have is of ...read more