Contributed on Sep 30, 2007
Why would God ask the Israelites to make a verbal commitment to Him? Hadn’t they already shown their intention by following Moses out of slavery and to the foot of this mountain? Consider the power of "vows" and how God uses them in every aspect of our li
OPEN: One of our country’s most beloved Presidents was Abraham Lincoln. He had the great misfortune of being at the helm of our nation during one of it’s most troubled times. The once united States had split in two, and the armies of the North and South were waging an incessant war that claimed the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2007
In order for God to work within a congregation, His church needs to understand the critical importance of setting boundaries, and committing themselves to purity and holiness.
OPEN: One man told of the time that his company’s factory had received an ominous package. It arrived at the loading dock with this warning printed on it: Danger! Do Not Touch! “Management was called and we were told to stay clear of the box until it could be analyzed. When the foreman arrived, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2007
There’s only one way to get to heaven... but people always seem to be trying to force God to do things their way. What types of things do people do to force their will on God’s Word?
OPEN: A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school. Walking ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2007
How does the Law of Moses compare to the legal codes of mere men? And does it still apply to us today?
OPEN: Commenting on the Bible, Ronald Reagan once said: “I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.” History gives a lot of credence to that comment. Someone has made a list of some of our nation’s more famous ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2007
Is it possible to exist without God’s Presence? What is it like to live with His presence?
OPEN: A couple of years ago I read a true story about a young man who had just entered into boot camp. On the 1st morning, the unit was dragged out of bed by the drill sergeant and made to assemble outside. As is often the case in boot camp, the drill sergeant’s first objective is to ...read more