October 10, 2018

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. — Hebrews 4:12

There's a story about a man who finally convinced his unbelieving neighbor to attend church with him. But when the preacher announced that his text for that day was on the "Descendants of Adam" (Genesis 5:1-32), he was disappointed. Who in the wo...

September 26, 2018

"You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David." — Luke 1:31-32

One of the songs I remember when I first became a Christian was a song by the Gaithers, "There's Just Something About That Name." It's lyrics were simple but stunning. It goes like this:

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
There's just something about tha...

September 19, 2018

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men." — Matthew 5:16

Jesus often used natural objects in His teachings such as birds of the air, flowers of the field, mountains, wheat fields, etc. One of the figures of speech that speaks about our role in the world is "salt of the earth," from the Sermon on the Mount.

I love the w...

September 12, 2018

But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? — Romans 10:14

This is my friend (2nd photo), Peter Bamidele Abyoie, a young evangelist who lives in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Last week he received an Audio Device called the Proclaimer from Nuggets of Truth, donated by Faith Comes By Hearing. Th...

August 31, 2018

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. — Isaiah 40:31

This is my friend, Peter Bamidele Abyoie who lives in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Yesterday he received an Audio Device that we sent him called the Proclaimer, compliments of Faith Comes By Hearing.

The Proclaimer is a digital player preloaded with an Audio Bible recording (usuall...

July 9, 2018

And then he told them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned." — Mark 15:15-16

In gridiron football in America, the term "Red Zone" is the area of the field between the 20-yard line and the goal line. It is said to be a place where the chances of scoring are statistically higher. 

In Colombia, South America, however, the term "Red Zon...

March 21, 2018

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? — Romans 10:17

It's interesting that the Greek word for "preacher" literally means "one who proclaims good news."  Needless to say, our friends at Faith Comes By Hearing in Albuquerque knew that when they developed one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced audio Bible devices on t...

December 7, 2017

"And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" — Luke 18:7-8
Twenty-three years ago, I found myself sitting at the plaintiff's table in U. S. Federal District Court with two very capable attorneys from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). L...

September 21, 2017

For we  are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12

Over the past two years, my wife and I have made it a habit to take a morning walk along a path that begins and ends at a Circle K where we get our morning coffee before returning home. Over that time we have gotten to know the mana...

January 24, 2017

They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
– Acts 1:14


It appears in Scripture that almost everything begins with prayer. At the last encounter that Jesus had with His disciples before His ascension, He told them to return to Jerusalem and wait for the promised Holy Spirit. The next time we see them, they are all gathered in the Upper Room and what are they doing? They’re having...

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