Freedom at Alcatraz

Freedom at Alcatraz

Read: Philemon 1:4-16 “I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten while in my chains.” ~ Philemon 1:10 A tour of the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay left me with some unforgettable … Continue reading

Call it Good?

Call it Good?

Read: Psalm 13 “I have trusted in your mercy.” ~ Psalm 13:5 Can we really know whether to label life’s circumstances as good or bad? For instance, your car breaks down right before you are to take a family road … Continue reading

Contract Faith

Contract Faith

Read: Romans 8:28-39 Romans 8:28 “All things work together for good to those who love God and to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Sometimes people who serve God live with an unstated “contract faith.” Because they … Continue reading

Not Without Hope

Not Without Hope

Read: Exodus 6:1-13 “I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.” Exodus 6:6 Sixteen Tons,” written by Merle Travis and recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford, became one of … Continue reading

Have You Started the Journey?

Have You Started the Journey?

You were made for a close relationship with God. But you may yet know God in a personal way through His Son. The Bible says that we have instead chosen to go our own way: “Also the sons of the … Continue reading

Do you Belong to God’s Family?

Do you Belong to God’s Family?

It’s more important issue in life: Can you say that God is your Father? Have you been a child og God by declaring your personal faith in Jesus as Saviour? Your answer determines whether all the joys of knowing God … Continue reading

Still New

Still New

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you. —1 Corinthians 15:1 Did you ever notice how quickly things get old or outdated? I thought about this the other day as I taught my … Continue reading

The Blessing Tree

The Blessing Tree

Read: Luke 1:46-55 Luke 1:49 “For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.” I read about a young couple whose business had failed, and they had little money to spend at Christmas. … Continue reading

A Message From God

A Message From God

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son. —Hebrews 1:1-2 In 1971, Ray Tomlinson was experi- menting with … Continue reading

A Real Christmas

A Real Christmas

Read: Luke 2:25-35 “And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;” — Luke 3:34 … Continue reading