UNMERITED LOVE

God’s love is unmerited.  It can be best seen in the story of Simon the Pharisee and the sinful woman found in Luke 7: 36-50. Simon had invited Jesus to dine with him. While Jesus was in Simon’s house, this undesirable woman came into the house. For a moment she stood back of Jesus.  What […]

ONE SOLITARY LIFE

“He was born in an obscure village.  He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.    He then became an itinerant preacher. He never held an office.  He never had a family or owned a house.  He didn’t go to college. He had no credentials but Himself. Nineteen centuries have come and gone and today […]

OUR BEAUTIFUL GOD

A story is told concerning the ugliest man killing his beautiful god. When he was asked why he killed the beautiful god, he replied, “he had to die.”  Yes, he did have to die for you see the beautiful god is intolerable to the ugly man. He would not change his ugliness to beauty and he […]

WAR AND PEACE

One of the greatest novels ever written was the massive book, “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy.  It is some 365 chapters long, around 700 pages, written at the dawn of the 19th century. It is fictional, but a realistic story, against the historical background of the invasion of Russia by Napoleon Bonaparte.  No matter it’s brilliance […]

LEARNING TO LOVE

On many occasions I have listened to an eloquent speaker rise to the heights of oratory, and have thought, “How I wish I could preach like that man.”  How often I have listened to a learned man and said, “I wish I were that well educated.”  How often I have seen heroic missionaries go out […]

THE PRODIGAL WHO STAYED HOME

Most of us have heard of THE PRODIGAL WHO LEFT HOME but few have been taught of THE PRODIGAL WHO STAYED HOME. The 15th chapter of Luke, where these stories are written, is a very important chapter.  The whole chapter tells of God’s search for sinful mankind.  Jesus came to seek and to save the lost.  All […]