“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…”  – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Christ is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! Once you grasp the truth of the Resurrection, there will be a passion in your life to worship the Living Lord. There will be a freedom and a lightness … Read More

At the Cross

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” – Galatians 2:20 What does it mean to be crucified with Christ? In effect, it means to be on the cross of Christ. Do you recall what I have said is true about someone on a cross? An individual on a cross cannot come down off the cross or turn around and go back. An individual on a cross is facing in … Read More

In Good Hands

“And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into Thy hands I commit My Spirit.’ And having said that, He breathed His last.”– Luke 23:46 As we go to the Cross, we recall that the Gospels record the “seven last words” of Jesus from the Cross. When we study these statements, we begin to comprehend, better perhaps than in any other biblical account, the very heart of God. The final word from the Cross is one of the … Read More

In the Garden

“When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, into which he Himself entered, and His disciples.”– John 18:1 In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus asked the Father, “If Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me.” What do you think Jesus saw in that cup? I think He saw Hell itself. He saw all the trash, the chicanery, the hypocrisy, the sin…all the filth of … Read More

A Restored Relationship

“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.”– I Timothy 2:5-6 In Genesis, we are told that Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden. Can you imagine the fellowship and joy they experienced! But that all ended when they disobeyed God and ate from the forbidden tree. It is here we learn … Read More

He Paid For It

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…”– 1 John 4:18a Have you ever been in a store where there was a sign that read, “If you break it, you’ll pay for it?” Usually the store is filled with all kinds of fragile things made of glass or pottery, and you tend to walk through the store on tiptoe, fearful that you may break something. God doesn’t operate that way. If He had a store, it … Read More


“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me.’”– John 14:6 What a wonderful word picture Jesus has given us in this verse. One day, I was in one of those giant superstores, and I needed to find something. When I asked a clerk where it was, she said, “Follow me, and I’ll take you there.” I told her that wasn’t necessary and to just give … Read More


“And as He was now approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, saying, ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!’”  – Luke 19:37-38 What is a Christian? It is someone who has had his own Palm Sunday experience. Did you know that? If … Read More

Don’t Stifle Yourself

“But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” – 1 Peter 3:15 Whether you ever saw the television show “All in the Family” or not, you are probably familiar with Archie Bunker’s catchphrase to his overly talkative wife, Edith: Stifle yourself! Stifling may be good for some situations, but never in the case … Read More

Don’t Sit and Soak

“Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which I also was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:12 Many people end up just auditing church for a lifetime. They sit, and soak, and listen, but they stay on the bench. The Apostle Paul realized there is more to the Christian life than that. He understood that the life of adventure … Read More

Show Me

“And a second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” – Matthew 22:39 One day, someone went to Jesus and asked, “What is the number one commandment?” Jesus replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” The crowd would have probably said, “Good answer!” Every Jewish boy might have answered the question in the same way. But then Jesus added a second commandment. The … Read More

Open-Door Opportunities

“At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open for us a door for the Word, to declare the mystery of Christ…” – Colossians 4:3 Fanny Crosby was one of the most prolific hymn writers in history. Although blind from infancy, she composed thousands of songs and poems, became a teacher, and worked in rescue missions. While some may have regarded her blindness as a closed door in her life, Fanny used her blindness as an opportunity to … Read More