out of sight . . .
byon November 24th, 2014 | 2 responses
Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21 has been a blessing to me, but it’s also slightly confusing. How are we supposed to grasp the full measure of God’s love for us when it’s beyond our ability to understand? An experience with my son can help answer that question. My wife and I are in the... read more »
He will restore
byon November 23rd, 2014 | 3 responses
The alarm clock rang promptly at 7 in the morning. Sophie woke up with a bad headache, but she thought nothing of it. She pushed away the covers and got out of bed. Suddenly, as a stroke devastated her brain, darkness descended and she collapsed to the floor. Sadly, situations like this one have... read more »
not far from us
byon November 22nd, 2014 | 2 responses
Scientists tell us that the chemical element carbon is the building block of life. Hidden from the naked eye, this vital atom is in everything, from the air we breathe to the food we eat. In fact, carbon makes up nearly 20 percent of the human body. Without carbon, life as we know it wouldn’t... read more »
in the beginning . . .
byon November 21st, 2014 | no responses
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unfair and unjust
byon November 20th, 2014 | 5 responses
At a recent kids’ function, I watched two boys play a jousting game on an inflatable “fighting” ring. Each boy was instructed to stand on an inflated pedestal and use an oversized pole shaped like a Q-tip to knock the other off his perch. The one who fell off first would lose. Well, in this... read more »
you choose Q: are Jews still God’s chosen people?
byon November 19th, 2014 | no responses
Q: After Christ’s resurrection, are Jewish people still God’s chosen people? —Richard A: Deuteronomy 14:2 says: “For you are a holy people to YHWH your God, and God has chosen you to be his treasured people from all the nations that are on the face of the... read more »
byon November 18th, 2014 | 4 responses
After I finished speaking at a church one Sunday on how the cross shows that God can redeem our broken dreams and suffering, a guy came up to me wanting to talk. “I haven’t been to church in 26 years,” he said. “I’ve just been through a divorce and a business failure—I have lots of... read more »
the prayers of God’s people
byon November 12th, 2014 | one response
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look to the Lord . . .
byon November 11th, 2014 | 3 responses
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stealing vs. working
byon November 10th, 2014 | 4 responses
When my twin sister and I were 5 years old, we began counting the money we had in our piggybanks. It turned out that one of us had more than the other. To our young minds, this just wasn’t right. So, we decided to balance our accounts by helping ourselves to our mother’s money! Since then, I’m... read more »