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No Ishmaels Please

I want to say a word about faith. Recent events in my own life have driven home just how easy it is to loose sight of what we say we believe.

The Greatest Love and Self-image

The Greek language had three words for "Love" First there was "eros," from which we get "erotic..

What If? -- Musings on the Tsunami

Thumbing through Isaiah recently I was startled to find this: after a passage (in Isaiah 19) in which the prophet describes horrors that caused the hearts of the Egyptians to "melt within them," he predicts that "the people will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them." The next lines describe how three bitter enemies-Egypt, Assyria, and Israel-will "worship together" and how all three will become "a blessing on the earth.

What about the 4400?

Murders are so frequent in our country that a single homicide seldom grabs national attention unless the perpetrator or the victim is already a celebrity. Even a double murder is not national news.

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start even if you know what your talents are. Jesus has something to say about what we can do and what he expects us to do.

Why More Priests Need To Train As Fighters (And Why We Dont See Many Boxers In Church)

"Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

About The Spiritual World of Madonna

Pop singer Madonna came this week to Tel Aviv to take part in a congress of Kabbala studies. According to press releases, she is going to stay in Israel until Sunday night and will have on the last day of her visit, the opportunity to visit the graves of Jewish Tzaddikim (righteous holy people) near Safed, a small town in northern Israel.

Popping the Balloon of Belief

I'm really excited. I just got a bigger soapbox, and I wanted to invite the rest of you to get up here on it with me.

Here's Help for the "I Can't Say 'No' Blues"

I hear it all the time. Cries from Christian women who want desperately to serve the Lord, but who feel overwhelmed.

Your Mission Field At Work

One point many Christian Working Moms who have been interviewed have made is that they are a shining light in their work place. Whether or not you can speak openly about your faith at work, your co-workers are watching.

Meaning and Marketing - The Will

You are now inside one of the top theological schools in the world and you are sitting in Dr. John Hobbs' Class on Theology with first year Freshman students.

Harry Potter To Christians: Its Not Good To Hear Voices

That is the popular and, thank God (if you'll pardon the use of the G name) the politically correct feeling among most Christians today. You will recall that in the second book of the Potter series, The Chamber Of Secrets, Harry Potter alone heard the voice of the basilisk.

We Must Be Ready. But How?

Revelation 19:7 states, "Let us rejoice and give honor unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready."Our salvation is not accomplished by anything we can do, or be.

The Christmas Victory

As the Chritmas season approaches, I figured it's a good time to submit the following article:THE CHRISTMAS VICTORYA logical and practical interpretation of Is.7:14 in the light of context and language.

Finding God in the Clouds

It was a cool August night during the Summer before my Junior year in high school. I was just getting off work on what seemed to be the worst day of my life.

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04/07/2020 08:53 AM
Share the Truth
Grandpa is visiting. We are working, so grandpa is left to his own devices.
04/07/2020 08:53 AM
The Truth Changes Your Walk
This is the fourth time that we look at the first verse of Paul's letter to Titus. We heard that our one-paragraph CV must be a summary of how we live God's truth.
04/07/2020 08:52 AM
A One Paragraph CV
As you know, Crossroad's vision is God's Word in today's world. God's children must be helped to use his Word at life's crossroads.
04/07/2020 08:52 AM
Certainty in an Uncertain World
Uncertainty is bad for you. It taps your energy and makes you so tired.
04/07/2020 08:52 AM
Does What I Do Show That I'm a Servant of Christ?
One can learn a lot from Paul. Not only from what he wrote, but also from what he did.
04/07/2020 08:49 AM
Biblical Response
The Christian language is being used more today than any other time in recent history. It is important that Believers do not pick and choose the verses that fit into their unchallenged Scriptural beliefs. What is the Scripture actually saying?
04/07/2020 08:45 AM
My Brother From Another Father
We were six children. How my parents balanced that budget, only they will know.
04/07/2020 08:45 AM
God's Timing Is Always Right
God's timing is always right. Things will happen at the right time.
04/07/2020 08:43 AM
Where Is The Hymnal?
What has happened to the Hymnal? What type of music should churches be offering? Does music divide or unify the Church? What are some of the changes that are affecting our churches?
03/28/2020 07:42 PM
The Compassionate Church
A Church without compassion is in direct violation of Scriptural ethics. When Christians are more concerned with themselves then they are with others, it is called "mirror identity."
03/28/2020 07:39 PM
Beyond The Walls
Believers should not run from problems, but toward them with the objective of discovering how God will be involved. As the early church experienced great persecution at the hands of Saul, they responded by scattering throughout Judea and Samaria.
03/23/2020 10:57 AM
God Will Protect You!
In what phase of your life do you find yourself today? I often talk about each of us being in a specific season in life, some in good seasons, some in not so good seasons.
03/23/2020 10:57 AM
Strength for the Obstacle Ahead
The doorbell rings. I don't know the man at the door.
03/23/2020 10:43 AM
The Parables of Christ
Parabel. A fable or allegorical relation or representation of something real in life or nature, from which a moral is drawn for instruction.
03/23/2020 10:06 AM
Claiming Scripture
We must never allow fear to be part of our vocabulary. We must never run from the problem. We must never doubt God's Word. However, we must never take the SCripture out of context.
03/23/2020 09:52 AM
Ron Wyatt's Search for the Ark of the Covenant
If you've never heard for Ron Wyatt, you have probably aware of his discoveries of key locations and artifacts that took place in the Bible. Although some critics called him a liar, to his credit, the Biblical "Indiana Jones" located the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah, Noah's Ark, Egyptian chariots submerged in the Red Sea - evidence of God parting the sea crossed by Moses and the Israelites, and most recently the Ark of the Covenant. Ron Wyatt visited Jerusalem in 1979.
03/17/2020 09:43 AM
God In The Midst of Turmoil
For those of us who believe in God and trust Him; we are not troubled by the latest pandemic of the Corona virus. Preventative care and common-sense measures should be taken by each of us to keep ourselves healthy. Simply washing our hands and staying hydrated will cost us a minimum amount of time and money.
03/17/2020 09:42 AM
Fully Dressed For Battle
Believers must realize that they cannot separate warfare and blessings. Christians are called upon to wear the full armor of God. The armor is to be used both offensively and defensively.
03/16/2020 09:34 AM
Beware Theologians, the Creators of False Hopes: Neither Divine Favors Nor Life After Death Exists
The sense of meaninglessness clarifies and enobles, rather than diminishes, how important our short lives are, lives that are more likely to be embraced, treasured and enjoyed when we realize this is the only one there is. That is what is meant by life is meaningless, why it's true in one sense and not true in another, namely, in the short time we have on this Earth.
03/16/2020 09:33 AM
God Helps! Even Through Noot Vir Noot
Aha! The best news ever.
03/16/2020 09:33 AM
Friends Forever
Sometimes, when life is rough, my wife and I agree to have a quiet weekend. No braais with friends, just chilling at home.
03/16/2020 09:33 AM
Face Up to Opposition
Yes, Paul forgot his coat and his books. Although Paul had a few flaws as well, God still used him.
03/16/2020 09:32 AM
Slipping and Sliding
I become engrossed in my work behind the scenes. I'd been hard at it from 5 am and was still in my pajamas.
03/16/2020 09:24 AM
The Revolving Door
In every church, there should be a revolving door policy. The mature saints should be engaging those on the outside, while at the same time new Believers need to enter the church to be taught and equipped with Biblical Truth.
03/12/2020 09:25 AM
A Modern Evangelist's View of Medieval Spanish Culture and Literature
According to legend, in the early first century A.D. the Apostle James arrived in Spain from the Holy Lands and encountered the "Virgin Mary" coming down from heaven with thousands of angels close to the town of Zaragoza.
03/11/2020 09:48 AM
Working for the Lord
A friend shared with me an email conversation with a client to whom he had sold a sewing machine: Good afternoon I just want to thank you for the wonderful machine. I have never been as happy with a machine as I am with the one I have now.
03/10/2020 02:48 PM
Three Simple Believers
Outreach brings people to Jesus. Leaving the confines of our places of worship and going to where the lost are is what evangelism is all about!
03/10/2020 02:46 PM
Maturing in the Faith
One of the reasons so many Believers are only status figures is they have not been taught how to grow spiritually. It is one thing to introduce someone to Jesus, but an entirely different thing to help them live for Jesus!
03/09/2020 01:11 PM
Hypocrites and Fools
In today's world, we see many who profess Godliness but are not known by God. Those that have a form of religion but deny the power there in.
03/09/2020 01:04 PM
A Prize Package
At one stage of my life I entered for every competition under the sun. I really wanted to win something.
03/03/2020 06:30 PM
What Award Are You Getting?
I wonder if Paul knew when he was going to be killed. We don't know exactly when and where it happened, but we do know things were going very badly for Christians at that time.
03/02/2020 08:25 AM
In Search
Why are people leaving the church? What are they looking for? Can they achieve what they are desiring outside the church?
02/24/2020 09:12 AM
The Birth of The Church
When did the Church actually begin? What role did Peter play in its formation? The Church grew so fast that it was not merely adding to the Church, but Believers multiplied almost daily. How does the New Testament Church compare with today's Church?
02/19/2020 09:13 AM
I Was Chosen
Sometimes, we do not understand that it is someone else who chooses us. Yet, it is our journey in life, our experiences, that can open our eyes to that truth.
02/14/2020 10:33 AM
The Madness Chronicles - Episode 12
The dictionary defines madness as a state of being mentally ill, especially severely, extremely foolish behavior, and a state of frenzied or chaotic activity. We live in times gone mad each and every day. In each Episode of the Madness Chronicles, we take a look at a new topic and see how mad some people really are. This episode we look at the war on Christianity. Come along for the journey.
02/13/2020 04:19 PM
I Was Blind
It was once said,"Those that are blind indeed are those that will not see." That is just as true when Jesus walked this earth as a man, as it is today. Many people, even multitudes today are willing to be blinded by their lust of the flesh and the pride of their eyes and the pride of life.
02/12/2020 03:24 PM
He Breathed On Them
What really happened in the Upper Room eight hours after Jesus' resurrection? Was this the long-awaited coming of the Holy Spirit? Is there a difference between the Holy Spirit dwelling within a person and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
02/10/2020 09:28 AM
Confrontation at Antioch
Today, so many Christians talk and walk a faith that challenges the very authority of God's Word. We tend to share the Word without exhibiting obedience on our part. Instead of being consistent in our faith walk, we display inconsistency.
02/10/2020 09:28 AM
A Light and a Lamp Unto My Feet
Today it is not so easy to make the right decisions at every crossroads. Each person has a different idea about what you should do, and any of the four directions feels right to you.
02/10/2020 09:28 AM
Faith in Jesus Is More Than Enough
A builder friend phoned me up and told me a story about a contractor who had been working for him on his building projects for years. I knew my friend as a person who loved sharing the Gospel with everyone, without forcing it on them.
02/10/2020 09:27 AM
Stay on Course
People are crooks. People deceive others.
02/10/2020 09:27 AM
It's a Struggle, But We're Not Alone
God's Word has warned us numerous times: 12Anyone who wants to live all out for Christ is in for a lot of trouble; there's no getting around it. And this truth is added to that: Unscrupulous con men will continue to exploit the faith.
02/10/2020 09:27 AM
Keep Hanging on
We've looked at some characteristics that were evident from Paul's life about how a Christian's house of faith should be constructed. Obviously, it is very important to have a strong foundation to withstand the winds and storms.
02/10/2020 09:27 AM
Love Is... To Give a Piece of Yourself
The sixth characteristic of our house of faith that we can learn from Paul and Timothy is probably the most important one and that is love. Jesus showed us the biggest ever act of love by dying, though innocent, in our place.
02/10/2020 09:27 AM
Thick Ropes of Faith
We're busy with a short series looking at how Paul's life can help us to live life right today as real children of God. Timothy also followed Paul like this: 10...
02/10/2020 09:27 AM
Patience Drains My Energy
Paul teaches us that the foundation of our house of faith must be constructed firmly from God's Word. The bricks with which we build our house must include pure teaching, a life that looks like Jesus', with one purpose in life and that is to show God in the world to others, all the while holding onto our faith through thick and thin.
01/29/2020 09:57 AM
Top Secrets Of Ram Mandir Controversy Revealed
Every Indian Knows that Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Sri Ram and Ram Mandir dispute is meaningless and fabricated. Find out how political power is used to fan the controversy and delayed the process of temple building. Nonetheless, finally the Truth emerged victorious and pseudo secular forces were defeated.
01/29/2020 09:50 AM
Out of the House
What happened in Jerusalem ten days after Jesus' ascension? What was the result of the empowering of the Disciples during the Feast of Pentecost? What is the lesson for the Church today?
01/28/2020 02:55 PM
Water and the Spirit
Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus at night and what was his purpose in engaging Jesus? Was he after the truth or was he trying to trick Jesus into saying something that would put Him in conflict with the Scriptures?
01/28/2020 01:10 PM
R U Happy
Do you cry when you are unhappy? Maybe you never have been happy. Please let me help you with that.

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