Will Israel Someday Believe in Jesus Christ?

     Jeremiah 51:5:  “For Israel is not forsaken, nor Judah, by his God, the Lord of Hosts, though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.”  (spoken to the Israelites when they are warned by Jeremiah of the coming judgment of Babylon.)      Isaiah 54:7 “ ‘For a mere moment IContinue reading “Will Israel Someday Believe in Jesus Christ?”

What are some practical, fun ways parents can pass on the heritage of loving the Word of God to future generations?

Here are a few ideas I’ve thought of…some of them I used with our children as they were growing up, and some I wish I had: Read the Word of God to them. Let them know you love the Word of God and read it every day. Memorize scripture together. Quote your memorized scripture toContinue reading “What are some practical, fun ways parents can pass on the heritage of loving the Word of God to future generations?”

Questions You Have Asked: “Why didn’t God have His Son Born in the Most Beautiful and Glorious Place on Earth?”

God, why didn’t You have Your Son born in the most beautiful and glorious place on earth, with the whole world watching?  Why a quiet and lonely manger, with two young, uneducated parents, and animals and filth all around? If I could ask this question, I think God would say:  “There is no place on earthContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: “Why didn’t God have His Son Born in the Most Beautiful and Glorious Place on Earth?””

Questions You Have Asked: “Could There Be Another Savior, Besides Jesus?”

Good question.   Let’s look at the facts:  The Savior promised by God all through the Old Testament was going to be His Son.  “You are my Son, today I have begotten You.”  (Psalm 2:7) .  So what we’re asking is: could God have fathered more than one Son? We know the answer to thisContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: “Could There Be Another Savior, Besides Jesus?””

Questions You Have Asked: Why Don’t People Believe in Jesus When There Are So Many Proofs That He Is Who He Said He Was?

With all the proofs of Who Jesus was, how can anyone not believe? There is a very simple yet heartbreaking answer to this often-asked question. Every person on earth is a sinner,   (“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23)  and sinners do not want to have their sins exposedContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: Why Don’t People Believe in Jesus When There Are So Many Proofs That He Is Who He Said He Was?”

Questions You Have Asked: “How Can God Let His Faithful Servants Be Killed?”

This is such a puzzle to most of us.   Why does God allow ISIS to crucify Christian Pastors, and slaughter innocent children in front of their Christian parents in the middle of a country which so desperately needs the Gospel?  Why doesn’t God step in and protect the ones who are faithfully serving HimContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: “How Can God Let His Faithful Servants Be Killed?””

Questions You Have Asked: Why Do You Need Us, God?

Since You are all-powerful, why do You need us to praise You or prophesy or tell others about You?  Couldn’t you just do anything You needed to to get the word out to people?  Angels?  Words written in the sky?  Why do You need us? The Psalmist asked this question, too. “When I consider YourContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: Why Do You Need Us, God?”

Questions You Have Asked: “Am I a Part of Some Bigger Plan?”

I can unhesitatingly say,  “Yes, you are.  We all are.” If you read the stories in the Bible of ordinary people who were used in many, many ways as a part of God’s bigger plan, you would be convinced of this, too. Take,  for instance, the priest Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth in Luke Chapter 1.Continue reading “Questions You Have Asked: “Am I a Part of Some Bigger Plan?””

Questions You Have Asked: Why Hasn’t God Answered My Prayer?

If you stop to think about it, there are many, many times in scripture when God waited a long time to answer prayer.  In fact, what strikes me is that most of the time God does wait a long time to answer!  Waiting seems to be the rule, not the exception. That’s why Isaiah 40:31Continue reading “Questions You Have Asked: Why Hasn’t God Answered My Prayer?”

Questions You Have Asked: How Does God Want Us to Celebrate Christmas?

How Does God Want Us to Celebrate Christmas?   How do you celebrate Christmas?  Is it honoring to God?  Do you tell or read the Christmas story every year?  Are your traditions all about the Christmas Tree, ornaments, food, sparkle and presents? I do wonder what God thinks about our Christmas-time activities. Over the lastContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: How Does God Want Us to Celebrate Christmas?”