The Love of God, Part 2

1. In the first place, God’s love is limitless in its scope. Our love is a very limited love. We love but a few people and we do not love them all the same. But God loves every person on the face of the earth who ever lived or ever will live; and, He loves … [Read more…]

The Love of God

Text: John 3:16 Introduction. A few years before his death, the great Swiss theologian, Dr. Karl Barth, addressed students at the University of Chicago. Afterwards, he was asked to name the greatest thought that had ever passed through his mind. The aging professor paused for a long time in serious thought. Then he lifted his … [Read more…]

Luke 22:48

“But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” You can’t always tell what’s inside by what one sees on the outside. The saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover” is applicable to this situation. Judas, one of the twelve, traveled with Jesus, saw the miracles, saw … [Read more…]

Luke 7:24-30

Three times in this portion of scripture Jesus asks the question: “… what went ye out for to see?” After each time Jesus asked this question He added another to it. 1. (v.24) “… What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?” Some of these people perhaps … [Read more…]

Don’t Miss Christmas: Selected Scriptures

Introduction Nearly everyone missed that first Christmas. Like people today, they were busy, consumed with all kinds of things – some important, some not – but nearly everyone missed Christ. The similarities between their world and ours are striking. Every one of those people has a counterpart in our modern world. The Innkeeper (Lk.2:6-7) Scripture … [Read more…]

Genesis 21:17b

What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. This seems a little strange when you first read it, but if you continue in the text you will discover something interesting. God says, “What’s bothering you?” Good question isn’t it? A lot of things bother us. … [Read more…]

Genesis 46:3

And he said, I am God, the God of thy father; fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: Did you know that sometimes the things we consider defeats in our lives are really blessings? That’s why we need to pray. Prayer is an important aspect … [Read more…]

Genesis 43:23

And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them. I found a little story about one of the hymn writers that I believe expresses the thought of this text: … [Read more…]

Genesis 35:17

And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. Things didn’t go well with this birth. Rachel dies giving birth to her son (v.18). She calls him Benoni meaning “son of my sorrow or misfortune”, but his father called … [Read more…]

Genesis 26:24

And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake. This is a wonderful little verse tucked away here in the Bible. Read the context around … [Read more…]