Christ and Blind Eyes | God’s Word Today

Christ and Blind Eyes | God’s Word Today

“If any one chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.” – John 7:17 There was something about the stranger who walked with those two men, which fascinated them.  The location was a dusty road that led from Jerusalem to Emmaus.  It happened almost 2000 years […]

Simplify, Simplify, and Simplify some More | God’s Word Today

Simplify, Simplify, and Simplify some More | God’s Word Today

“Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’ “  – Luke 12:15 “It began as a simple, or simply terrifying, pledge taken by a small group of friends feeling overwhelmed by all the things in their lives,” writes Elizabeth Weise.  […]

Reincarnation and Second Chances | God’s Word Today

Reincarnation and Second Chances | God’s Word Today

“I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2 Reincarnation has been defined as “the transmigration of the soul,” and, according to the teaching of some eastern religions, you may have had a previous existence in a lower form of life, and as the result of your personal goodness, you […]

How do you get to Heaven from Here? | God’s Word Today

How do you get to Heaven from Here? | God’s Word Today

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9 It’s an old story but it still proves a point.  A pastor midway through his sermon asked the question on a warm Sunday morning, “How many of you […]

More Questions about Heaven | God’s Word Today

More Questions about Heaven | God’s Word Today

“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.  But each in his own turn:  Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.” 1 Corinthians 15:22-23 Thomas Edison, the inventor of the incandescent globe, or the “light bulb” as we call it today, was never one to waste words.  Hard of […]

Questions about Heaven | God’s Word Today

Questions about Heaven | God’s Word Today

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.” – Revelation 21:1 Whenever I travel overseas and I have not been to a particular place before, I always am curious about what to expect when I get there.  I want to […]

The Bottom Line versus the Journey | God’s Word Today

The Bottom Line versus the Journey | God’s Word Today

“Simply let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No”; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” –  Matthew 5:37 I was almost asleep when my wife exclaimed, “It’s obvious that a male wrote this book,” as she closed the book, one a publisher had asked us to evaluate. My wife, Darlene, is pretty low-key and cuts an author […]

David served God’s Purpose | God’s Word Today

David served God’s Purpose | God’s Word Today

“For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep.” – Acts 13:36 One of the greatest tragedies in life is to get very close to reaching your goal, arriving at your full potential, accomplishing what you set out to do, only to fall short of what you wanted to do.  It’s always sad to have […]

The Old Tent called Home | God’s Word Today

The Old Tent called Home | God’s Word Today

“We have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” – 2 Corinthians 5:1b Homes and mansions or castles are vastly different.  Take for example, Hearst Castle with its marble statuaries mirrored in a reflecting pool; or the Vanderbilt Estate; Buckingham Palace, the home of British Royalty; Warrick Castle; and the Forbidden City in […]

The Hymnbook of Ancient Israel | God’s Word Today

The Hymnbook of Ancient Israel | God’s Word Today

“But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise Thee yet more and more.” – Psalm 71:14, NASB Of all the books in the Old Testament, none is more widely loved and quoted than the book of Psalms.  Yet it is amazing how very little we know of this literary masterpiece which was, in reality, the hymnbook of […]

Make it a Habit | God’s Word Today

Make it a Habit | God’s Word Today

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.   And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were […]

Saved from What? | God’s Word Today

Saved from What? | God’s Word Today

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21 If mankind’s greatest need had been for information, surely God would have sent us an educator.  If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist.  If our greatest […]

Turtles and Forgiveness | God’s Word Today

Turtles and Forgiveness | God’s Word Today

“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.” – Luke 23:34 So you think you have problems, do you? Consider the plight of a woman who held a rummage sale to get rid of her junk and put some money in her purse at the […]

The Testing of Faith | God’s Word Today

The Testing of Faith | God’s Word Today

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations.” – Romans 4:18 A certain couple were in deep water financially.  They tried to borrow money from the bank, from a brother‑in‑law, from friends and acquaintances, but without success.  Talking over their plight the wife said, “We’ve tried everything‑‑there is nothing we can do but trust […]

Kids of Character | God’s Word Today

Kids of Character | God’s Word Today

“The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.” Proverbs 20:7  Years ago in one of his commentaries my dad asked the question:  Can you raise G-rated kids in an X-rated world?  “You bet you can,” was his answer, “but it isn’t easy.”  The challenge to raise kids of character feels harder than ever before—it’s certainly […]