It’s all about the party!
Have you ever noticed the celebration in each of the parables of lost things (sheep, coin, son—Luke 15)? In each story, something is lost and then found, then there’s a party. Far from being an incidental detail, the party is actually the key event in all three of these parables.read more
In this lesson, using Romans, chapter 9, we talked about God’s authority to save whomever He chooses. We might look at a person and say, “Surely God would not save that person.” However, if a person will humble himself, turning to the Lord, then the Lord will save that person.read more
Lose weight. Exercise more. Quit some bad habit. Read the Bible from start to finish. The new year is upon us, a time when we make plans about how we’re going to spend the next twelve months. But one of the best resolutions you can make for 2015 is the decision to bring someone to the Lord.read more
A “Country Meeting” had gone exceedingly well, and elders from another community asked the preacher to work with them in a meeting the following year. He came at the appointed time, and found his reputation had spread, and the building was packed. The elders met him at the car, told him they had never had such a gathering of Methodists, Baptists, and no-church folk, so he must be very careful lest he offend someone with his forthright teaching.read more
There is most certainly a direct correlation between being a successful disciple of Jesus and prayer. As children of God, we are the most blessed and privileged people on earth. Our gain in Him by far outweighs the riches of the world. When all is considered, including the spiritual side, and our eternal inheritance reserved in the heavens, by comparison the richest billionaire on earth is very poor indeed.read more
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