An Ear to the Door

Earlier this year, I had the privilege at speaking at a church in South Bend, Indiana, and a woman told me of her conversion.  She was four years old, and her mother was teaching a backyard Bible club.  One night, the backyard club met in the mother’s living room.  Because this girl was only 4, […]

Thanks Be to God

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to share a little outline I used Sunday night at The Donelson Fellowship.  Recently I discovered that the phrase “Thanks be to God” occurs exactly five times in the Bible, and only in the consecutive books of Romans, 1 Corinthians, and 2 Corinthians. There are five blessings that make […]

Imagine That: The Universe is Perfectly Made for Life

In the current (December 2008) issue of Discover Magazine, there’s a fascinating article entitled:  “Science’s Alternative to an Intelligent Creator.”  The subtitle is:  “Our Universe is Perfectly Tailored for Life.  That May Be the Work of God or the Result of Our Universe Being One of Many.” Folger wrote:  “Everything…bears witness to an extraordinary fact […]

How NOT to Preach

The apostle Paul may have been the most effective preacher in the New Testament world, but in the first paragraph of 1 Corinthians 2, he tells us how NOT to do it: (1) Not depending on eloquence (verse 1). (2) Not claiming to have superior wisdom (verse 1). (3) Not with any message other than […]