I'm reposting this from last year because, once again I find myself impressed by the courage and faith of Joseph and Mary. A lot of things could have happened to them in their time and culture. Per the Law of Moses, for example, intimate relations between a legally betrothed [engaged] couple could carry the death … Continue reading The Courageous Faith of Joseph and Mary
During the Christmas season you will hear some Grinch say: “Christmas is just a pagan holiday.” That statement casts doubt on the validity of Christmas in the hearts of all who hear it. But is it true? In a post last year, I researched this question and discovered the reason for the statement and why … Continue reading Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?
THIS NEWS IS VERY SAD. After Pakistan's Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi on October 31st, the hard-line Islamist movement Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) took to the streets in massive protests throughout Pakistan demanding her public execution by hanging. As The Guardian reports: "Bibi, a Christian farm labourer, was acquitted of blasphemy on Wednesday. She had spent eight years … Continue reading Asia Bibi can’t leave in deal with protesters demanding her death
Prayer answered!! More needed. Late last night the news reported that on October 31, Pakistan's supreme court's decided to acquit Asia Bibi, keep her safe, and allow her to leave the country. Christians around the globe have been praying for her ever since she was arrested on false blasphemy charges in 2009. The Pakistani supreme … Continue reading Asia Bibi acquitted of blasphemy! Allowed to leave Pakistan.
OUR PRAYER IS CRITICAL at this very moment. Asia Bibi is a Christian Pakistani mother of five who has been languishing in prison since 2010. I've been following her process through Pakistan's judicial system for several years. Her final appeal was made to a special, three-member bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court on October 12th, 2018. … Continue reading Please pray for Asia Bibi’s acquittal and God’s abundant grace in Pakistan.
I'm sharing this recent post of my blogger friend Pastor Unlikely. His message is a good reminder of the example of love that Jesus modeled for us. Enjoy! Jesus Gave Everything for His Bride We are often derailed from the marriage that Jesus wants for us by our innate desire to protect ourselves. Too often … Continue reading Husbands Love Our Wives as Jesus Commands — Pastor Unlikely
IN CASE YOU ARE UNAWARE, the Lockman Foundation is in the process of updating the New American Standard Bible translation. I've been following their progress for awhile now. In September, they started posting passages from the new version on their Facebook page. I'm regularly checking the status of their progress and posting it to my … Continue reading The New American Standard Bible is getting updated in 2020
IF YOU ASK 100 PEOPLE the critical question: "Who is Jesus?" You'll likely get 100 different, and some bizarre, answers. So, Who is Jesus? In this article we will consider the following: 1. Who did Jesus claim to be?2. When did the Old Testament say the Messiah would arrive?Genesis 49:10Daniel 9:24–26Joel 2:31–323. Is there any … Continue reading Who is Jesus? Key biblical, historical, and scientific evidence.
Each year, the Voice of the Martyrs, provides resources for churches to participate in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This year they offer the following: "Join thousands of churches across the United States and the world in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters. This year, the Voice of the Martyrs … Continue reading International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2018 is November 4
TWO WEEKS AGO, WE RETURNED HOME from a family get-together in Fiji. It was fabulous! For over a year I’ve wanted to gather our family from the four-corners of the earth at one geo-location. We hadn’t seen our older daughter in two years, and it would have been another two if we didn’t go on … Continue reading Fiji – Where Jesus Gives Vinaka Bula! (Eternal Life!)