A westernized view of the gospel usually considers the “abundant life” as having a big bank account and other such things. The New Testament I read doesn’t necessarily lend itself to this kind of thinking but is more spiritual in nature. This is not to discount the inherent blessings or promises of God’s Word. Truthfully,
Several years ago, a Christian magazine ran a regular column called “Eutychus and His Kin.” The column cited humorous happenings in the life of the church based on the not-so-humorous-at-the-time tragedy that befell a young boy named Eutychus, as recorded in the Book of Acts, chapter 20, verses 7-12. According to the text, the Sunday
If there is a commodity in short supply today, it has to be wisdom. Like you, I’m often astounded by our leaders’ actions and reactions, beginning with the man in the Oval Office. It’s amazing to say the least that a society that is supposed to be one of the most knowledgeable on record can
Anyone who’s been through military boot camp knows well what an obstacle course is. You climb up and down walls, hang off of ropes strung across watercourses, crawl on your belly through slimy mud and under gunfire above your head. You get the picture. God has an obstacle course, too. It’s called life. It’s an
Several years go I was strolling through Wally World (Wal-Mart) on a boring Saturday morning. I passed by the book section, and the Holy Spirit said, “Stop.” Since He normally doesn’t tell me to stop when I’m walking through Wal-Mart, I did. He said, “That book (The Secret Sources of Power by Tommy Tenney) you
“And before the throne was a sea of glass” (Rev. 4:6). I once had a dream in which the church I was speaking had no walls. People could see in and out. Even the bathrooms had no walls, and no one was embarrassed. Of course, the Father wasn’t saying He wants bathrooms with no walls!