Category Archives: Joy

It’s Hard to Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God… (Psalm 46:10, N.K.J.V.) Our son Royce is 18 years old now, and sitting still continues to be a challenge for him. He’s hyper. He’s active. He’s fidgety. He’s squirmy. He’s, well, you … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Psalm 16:11

Quick question: How much joy do you have? A second quick question: Even if you think you have some joy, would other people say that you do? In this week’s podcast Malcolm and I take Psalm 16:11 and use it … Continue reading

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What Sin Costs the Christian

New Testament Christianity teaches that salvation comes by way of faith (belief) in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 can’t be much clearer: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should … Continue reading

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God’s Fiddle

Bob Jones Sr., who founded Bob Jones University, a Christian university in Greenville, S.C., used to tell the story of a student from North Carolina named Dorothy. Before enrolling at B.J.U., Dorothy came from a family who wanted nothing to … Continue reading

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The Mayonnaise Jar

A philosophy professor stood before his class and began an object lesson. First, he sat an empty mayonnaise jar on the table in front of him. Next, he brought out a box of rocks that were each about two inches … Continue reading

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An Important Context

We Christians are very familiar with Philippians 4:13, where the apostle Paul says: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. But how many of us have ever considered the context for this classic verse? The fact is … Continue reading

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Easter Bells

During Napoleon’s Austrian campaign his army closed in on the town of Feldkirch. With their town seemingly without hope, the Christians gathered in a little church to pray. As it so happened it was the night before Easter Sunday. The … Continue reading

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