Categories
Ministry

The Fourth Man

“Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? … Lo I see four men loose, walking … the fourth is like the Son of God” Dan. 3:24, 25 The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is familiar to every Sunday school child. Who cannot marvel at the courage and conviction […]

Categories
Ministry

The Fourth Day

They had sent a message to the Lord. They were assured of His love and interest, but He had not come in time. Hopes they entertained for healing slowly ebbed. The inevitable happened, crushing the last faint glimmer the had for his recovery. Reality confronted them – he died. The funeral cortege followed the grieving […]

Categories
Ministry

Pleasing God

My reading this morning was in Ephesians 6. In that section, Paul addressed slaves, people who had no “rights” and no labor unions to represent them or plead their cause. They were at the mercy of their masters. In verses 6 and 7 he writes, “as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from […]

Categories
Meditation

He Was a Man of Sorrows

His sorrows arose for many reasons. He was a perfectly holy Man in a sinful world. Everywhere He looked He saw the fruit of sin. He alone could measure the full tragedy as He could look past the forced smiles and steeled faces of men and see the sorrows overwhelming hearts. He alone never become […]

Categories
Devotion

Hebrews 13

The final chapter of Hebrews has many practical truths that confront us. We are seen in many different lights. As believers, we are to be supportive (vv 1, 2), sympathetic (v 3) sanctified (v 4), satisfied (vv 5-7), steadfast (vv 9-10) and at least four or five more “s” words which you can work out. […]

Categories
Ministry

Great is Thy Faithfulness

You likely do not read the book of Lamentations very often. It is a sad, heart-rending sob from the heart of Jeremiah. He was standing amidst the rubble of a once-great city, Jerusalem. The Chaldean nation had come and destroyed it. We are back in 586 BC. The unthinkable had happened! The poetic book reads […]

Categories
Devotion

Why?

“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? Psalm 22:1 There were seven cries of the Lord Jesus from the cross, as recorded in the four Gospel records. The first three reveal the sympathy of the Lord’s heart as He prayed for His enemies, committed His mother to John, and assured the thief of His salvation. […]

Categories
Ministry

Peace

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee … Trust ye in the Lord forever for in the Lord Jehovah is a rock of ages Isaiah 26:3, 4 When Isaiah penned these words, it was: A time of change – cities and nations tumbling. The world seemed to be shaking. […]