Archive for December 2002

JOY TO THE WORLD THE LORD IS COME RECEIVE HIM AS KING

Dear Friends, Christmas can be the saddest day of the year for many people. This is not a “bah-humbug” letter about Christmas or the commercialization of Christmas in America. I

SCRIPTURE – THE KINDLING FOR THE CHRISTIAN HEDONIST

Dear Friends, Last month I mentioned John Piper’s book, Desiring God. Piper calls himself a “Christian hedonist” using a purposely radical term to describe a Christian who seeks pleasure (hedonism)

“AND WE REJOICE IN THE HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD” ROMANS 5:2

Dear Friends, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen." (Romans 11:36) “Whether, then, you eat or drink or

LET’S ROLL!

Dear Friends, As we reflect on the attack of our country on September 11, 2001 we give thanks for the men and women who at the risk of their own

LIVING EACH DAY IN LIGHT OF THAT DAY THE CHARACTER OF HEAVEN

Dear Friends, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth (today, in my life) as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) As I conclude this series on Heaven, Our

WHY THERE HAS TO BE A PLACE OF ETERNAL PUNISHMENT THE REALITY OF HELL

Dear Friends, Many unbelievers and, more recently some believers, including some theologians, deny the existence of hell. Yet if you take the words of Scripture seriously, hell is no illusion

THE “CERTAINTY” OF HEAVEN – PART II “FAITH IS A PASSIONATE EMBRACE OF AN OBJECTIVE UNCERTAINTY” –SOREN KIERKEGAARD

Dear Friends, This month we’ll look at the remaining four signposts of truth as I continue the series on heaven which I began in January.* Signpost # 5 – The

THE “CERTAINTY” OF HEAVEN “FAITH IS A PASSIONATE EMBRACE OF AN OBJECTIVE UNCERTAINTY” –SOREN KIERKEGAARD

Dear Friends, My friend and associate at Reflections, Dr. Ken Boa, has written an excellent book on apologetics (the defense of the faith) entitled Faith Has Its Reasons. Those four

GOD IS SEEKING WORSHIPERS WHO WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH (SEE JOHN 4:1-42)

Dear Friends, I’m interrupting my series on heaven to share a message on worship that the Lord has been speaking to my heart. One thought that comes to mind regarding

PAIN AND SUFFERING – REFOCUSING OUR MISPLACED HOPES FROM THIS WORLD ONTO HEAVEN

Dear Friends, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts to us in our pains. It is His megaphone

IS THIS ALL THERE IS? MORE ABOUT HEAVEN – OUR TRUE HOME

Dear Friends, Author and professor Peter Kreeft says that the book of Ecclesiastes is lesson # 1 for life and the rest of the Bible is lesson #2. If people

GOD HAS SET ETERNITY IN OUR HEARTS ECCLESIASTES 3:11

Dear Friends, I recently began teaching a series on heaven at our Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship at Chili’s. I was inspired by my friend and associate Barry Morrow’s new book,