Why Christ Is Not Esteemed

"We esteemed Him not." —Isaiah 53:3 This must be the universal confession of the human race. From the highest monarch to the meanest peasant, from the loftiest intellect to the most degraded mind, from the a...

The Christian’s Shared Experience

“And patience; experience; and experience, hope."—Romans 5:4 The deeper we search into the Holy Scriptures the more experimental matter do we discover in that divine Book. Both in the Old Testament and in th...

A Living Hope of the Hereafter

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance inco...

When Hope Is Dead, Hope On!

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, pr...

Is There Hope for World Peace

Matthew 24:3-13, Revelation 21:1-7   I received an interesting Christmas card from a dear friend, a retired Air Force General. On the front was a white dove with an olive branch in its beak, hovering above the world. Inside the card were these words: "Peace on earth." Beside t

What God Taught Me Through My Wife’s Cancer

John 1:5 I sat in a cushioned chair beside my wife's hospital bed reading C. S. Lewis's The Problem of Pain on the morning of August 15, 2002. Honestly, the pain was mine but it was more for my wife's as she lay with bandages, tubes, and a morphine pump to ease the agony of the nine-hour surgery she had...

Heaven’s Anything But Boring!

Heaven confuses many people. Some don't understand much about it. Others are convinced they know all they want to know and have decided they aren't interested. A lot of people think heaven sounds boring with a capital B! Huck Finn said that he thought heaven was...