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Almost Persuaded

Posted on: February 23rd, 2020

For two years Porcius Festus held Paul prisoner in Caesarea Maritima. When Felix succeeded Festus, “the high priest and the chief men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they petitioned him asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem—while they lay in ambush along the road to kill him” (Acts more…

At the Feet of Jesus

Posted on: February 16th, 2020

I have often wondered what it was like to sit at the feet of Jesus during His earthly ministry—to hear a man speak with such authority and clarity that His Words caused a group of officers, sent by the chief priests and Pharisees, to ignore their charge (John 7:32-52) or to listen as He exposed more…

An Important Little Word

Posted on: February 9th, 2020

“If” you will come to my home this afternoon at 3:41pm, I will give you $50.00 bucks. (The preceding statement is for illustrative purposes only. So don’t show up at my door this afternoon expecting money.) While “if” can be used in a variety of ways, in the sentence above it states a conditional clause more…

Watch and Pray

Posted on: February 2nd, 2020

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” This statement was made by Christ while He was in the Garden, just before His betrayal and crucifixion. He is admonishing some of His disciples about the dangers of temptation and what they more…

The Danger of Everything Going Well

Posted on: January 26th, 2020

“Men are undoubtedly more in danger from prosperity than from adversity. For when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves and are intoxicated by their success.” – A  Commentary on Isaiah If there was ever a group of people in history that needed to heed this point it is Americans today: American Christians especially. It is more…