GOD IS WITH US

Bob Russell in his devotional writes of peace on earth being very questionable.  Where is the peace that God promised?  Of course, the peace of which He offers is the harmony between man and God.  In Jesus, God has provided a peaceful solution for man’s rebellion.  Jesus Christ is God’s offer to us as His […]

CREATED EQUAL

“All Men Are Created Equal” This equality of all people is fundamental to our faith and our government. Michael Mason, former minister of the Cornerstone Christian Church in Jackson, Michigan wrote in his church paper of an incident in the Civil War that I want to share with you. “It was a cold, wintry morning […]

FALLING IN LOVE WITH JESUS

This month of February is a month of LOVE.  Perhaps because Valentine Day is in this month, so we think more about loving.    Love is a many splendor thing.  It is difficult to define.  We know it when we see it and feel it.  We learn to love by being loved.  God not only […]

HOW DO WE GET THE HOLY SPIRIT?

Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within His followers.  He did this after His life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.  Jesus told His Apostles to wait in Jerusalem until they received the Holy Spirit, Power from on high.  The Holy Spirit came to them to enable them to teach/preach God’s divine message of salvation.  […]

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We need a greater understanding of the Spirit that is holy,  Holy Spirit.  What does He do? In the 16th chapter  of John’s gospel, verses 8 through 11, we are told that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of SIN, RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND JUDGMENT. What sin?  The sin of unbelief in Jesus being God’s unique Son, […]

COMFORTER POMISED

Lightning struck the steeple of a church and the village atheist went out to watch it burn.  He was reproached by the minister with the words, “You never came to our church before.” The man replied, “Your church was never on fire before.” If the church is to carry out its task, it must be […]

TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN

To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a final exam. To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of a week, ask an editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of one hour, ask […]

“I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY”

Story Behind the Song: ‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day’ Tragedy struck in the Longfellow home on July 9, 1861. His wife, Fanny, was near an open window placing locks of her daughter’s hair in a packet, using hot sealing wax to secure it. It was never known whether a spark from a match […]

SOMEONE WITH SKIN ON

I want to share with you my favorite Christmas story. This is a repeat from my book, Max Speaking  Devotionals From My Heart.  You will find it on page 31 in the book. I hope that you will enjoy the story of Christmas again, as I enjoy telling it. A little girl had been […]

I WILL REMEMBER…

“I yawned as the organist began playing the Communion hymn, then my eyelids slowly dropped and I fell to dreaming. I dreamed I was there, at that first Communion service, two centuries ago. Because of the Passover, the streets were crowded, but I finally arrived at my friend’s house. Since I was late, I was […]