Did you know that a Spanish coin with $500,000 dating back to 1715 was discovered off the coast of Florida in 2015? Hmmm. A gold coin…Did you know that in 1962, $60,000 would be the equivalent to $500,000 today? What will Jack Kilgus do with those coins if he finds them at Spirit Rock? This … More Spirit Rock…Cleft Rock?
Ahanu turned to look at her. “But He killed his own Son. What will He do to me?” … More The Truth
How is yours going? I’m not a great believer in New Year’s Resolutions; however, I do love a new start to a new year. Whether it’s the beginning of a calendar year or a new school year or the first day of our children’s Bible club (Master Club), I love a new beginning! This year … More New Year’s Resolution
Looking for a quick read? The Legacy is relatively new. Have you ever thought about Korah and his family? Certainly, they must have had friends and family. What was it like to live near the tabernacle and its towering pillar of fire and cloud? Read on! Enjoy!
Philemon 1-2 Allow me to introduce you to Philemon, the primary recipient of this letter. W. Graham Scroggie makes note of the fact that “all we know of this man is contained within this epistle and one or two sentences in the Colossian letter.” He then produces a list of facts that emerge from those … More Unto Philemon Our Dearly Beloved: Part 5
Philemon 1-2 When my wife and I moved to Montana to minister in a small church in a small ranching community, her mother wrote to us every week with all the news of farm, family, and friends at home. Can you imagine the eagerness with which we received and opened those letters? Well, transfer that … More Included as a Brother: Part 4
Philemon 1-3 Luther said, “We are all God’s Onesimus.” It is true that, in this incident, we have a striking picture of our lost condition by nature and practice and of the activities of divine grace on our behalf. This letter sets forth, most beautifully, the great truths of forgiveness on the ground of the … More Salutation: Philemon, Part Three
Philemon 1 As we saw yesterday, Paul opens his letter with these words: “Paul, a prisoner” (v. 1), and he strikes that same note again three more times (vv. 9-10, 13). His tact and consummate skill in communication make it nearly impossible for Philemon to refuse his request. We are provided with evidence here that … More God’s Providential Purposes: Philemon, Part Two
The next few posts (8) will be a combination of two sources: the Feature Bible Study Guide put out by the Fundamental Evangelistic Association and Bond Brothers, a historical Christian fiction novel I wrote three years ago. Philemon is such a fascinating book. It gives us an insight into so many facets of first-century Christianity at … More A Runaway Slave
The shepherds play an important role in the Christmas story. Of all the people near Bethlehem on the night Christ was born, it was the shepherds who received the heavenly proclamation. Recently, our son brought out an interesting perspective on their visit to see Jesus on His birthday: To this point, how much encouragement had … More A Shepherd’s Tale