What does bread have to do with Sin?

The recent “Holy Week” has roots in the Old Testament Passover. In their rush to leave Egypt, the Israelites didn’t have time to leaven the bread that they ate with their Passover meal. As a reminder of their exodus from Egypt, God commanded; “You must eat unleavened bread for seven days” (Exodus 12:15). God further instructed; “You are to observe … Read More

Everything Changes Except…

Truly, we live in a world of constant and rapid change.  Every 24-hour cycle we hear “breaking news” stories designed to help us stay informed. And the advent of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is speeding up the process.   I don’t know about you, but I tend to have a positive view of changes that conform to my interests … Read More

A Modern-Day Widow’s Mite Story

Several months ago I had the opportunity to speak at a small church near Ft. Worth, Texas.  As I often do, at the conclusion of my sermon I shared the story of how I came to be involved in the seven-year Life Essentials Bible Study project and its impact on people’s lives. Afterwords, we made Bibles available for purchase.   … Read More

The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism

The international spotlight continues to feature the current plight of Jews in general and the nation of Israel in particular. The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz reminded many of us of the unspeakable horrors suffered by millions of Jews during WWII.   Sadly, some Auschwitz survivors have turned away from God. One, Tomas Lefkovits, former chairman of … Read More

God’s Invisible Hand

In spite of God’s “omnipresence” and “omnipotence” we sometimes overlook His desire and ability to intervene in our lives. Sometimes His intervention is individual and personal. Sometimes it occurs on such a grand scale that both believers and unbelievers are affected. History provides numerous descriptions of major events involving God’s intervention. Events such as the Exodus and Joshua’s conquest of … Read More

God's Invisible Hand

In spite of God’s “omnipresence” and “omnipotence” we sometimes overlook His desire and ability to intervene in our lives. Sometimes His intervention is individual and personal. Sometimes it occurs on such a grand scale that both believers and unbelievers are affected. History provides numerous descriptions of major events involving God’s intervention. Events such as the Exodus and Joshua’s conquest of … Read More

Romans 8:28 In Action

About three years ago, Lauren Scruggs, a beautiful young lady—an aspiring model—accidentally walked into the propeller of an airplane. Her devastating injuries resulted in the loss of her left eye and arm. I can only imagine some of the things that might have been going through her mind in the days, weeks and months after the accident. Through my personal … Read More

Bill Cosby’s Fall

At one time, Bill Cosby was one of the most admired individuals in the USA.  Now, after numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, people have serious doubts about his character.  He needs our prayers! The truth of the matter is that many of those we admire will eventually disappoint us. Living in a celebrity-oriented culture makes us vulnerable to disillusionment.  And … Read More

Bill Cosby's Fall

At one time, Bill Cosby was one of the most admired individuals in the USA.  Now, after numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, people have serious doubts about his character.  He needs our prayers! The truth of the matter is that many of those we admire will eventually disappoint us. Living in a celebrity-oriented culture makes us vulnerable to disillusionment.  And … Read More

Lessons from Football

  Since moving to Dallas in the late 1960’s I have had a number of opportunities to interact with major players with the Dallas Cowboys. And the most memorable moments involved conversations with the late Tom Landry, who coached the Cowboys through their glory days as a Super Bowl team.   In recent years the team has struggled. However, this … Read More