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John the Baptist had a specific course given to him by God. He was the forerunner of Jesus. He was to make the people aware of their sins and their need for repentance. He was to prepare the nation of

My dear aunt went to heaven just a few weeks ago. Before she died I had the opportunity to go and visit with her. Even in her advanced stage of cancer she was so full of life and vigor. As we

A dilemma had developed in the early fellowship in Jerusalem. The disciples were being pulled in too many directions. The Hellenist widows were being neglected. The disciples realized that they needed to prioritize their own lives and ordain men to

Recently, I was pondering the thief upon the cross. What changed his disposition as he hung there? Luke’s gospel cites that this man, who had been ridiculing Jesus, suddenly stopped and rebuked the other thief. Then, turning to Jesus, he

In my mind’s eye, I see Martha, the sister of Lazarus, standing before Jesus with her knees weak and shaking. Through fear-filled eyes, she stares intently into the face of Jesus and declares, “Lord, if You had been here, my

Throughout heaven and earth, there is a great search! A loud voice announces: "Who is worthy to take the scroll and to loose its seals?" (Revelation 5:2). It is the search for a righteous man. Seated on His glorious throne, surrounded

A word came to me recently concerning these missionaries that we have been called to minister to. That word is found in James 2:5, "Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich

Is it the world? Is it our own flesh? Is it the devil? From where does this propensity for dullness come? I find myself every morning, every day, having to fight against a dullness that wants to infiltrate my soul

It seems to me that Acts 1 is not only a chapter, but also a state of Christianity. The disciples' demeanor in this first chapter is akin to the condition of many believers' attitudes today. The disciples in Acts 1 had

Moses sent twelve spies into the land that God had promised to the children of Israel. He had instructed these men to observe the people, the land, and the cities. The spies returned after forty days. In their hands, they