Who but Jesus?

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved!” – Acts 4:12   In Acts 4, Peter and John have been brought before the Sanhedrin because they had been “teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead”…

Wonderful, Merciful Savior!

“And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!” – Isaiah 9:6   One of my favorite worship songs, entitled Wonderful, Merciful Savior, was written and sung by a group known as Selah, a contemporary Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall and Amy Perry. The word Selah is used…

The Path of Joy

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21   According to Webster, joy is “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune.” It also defines joy as “a very glad feeling; happiness; delight.” I would argue, however, that Webster defines joy from a very worldly perspective. You see,…

The Chief of Sinners

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.…

The Strength to Go On

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” —2 Chronicles 16:9   I read recently about a man in Bucharest, Romania who was severely beaten by an anti-Christian mob. When Good Friday came, he showed up at church still bearing his bruises and the…

Have You Acknowledged Jesus?

Jesus said, “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.”  — Matthew 10:32-33 What do you think it means to acknowledge someone? Webster defines this word as follows: 1. To admit as true. 2.…