Columns

What’s “Good” about Good Friday?

Jesus said, “There is none good except God,” so the revelation of “good” comes through the manifestation of God. We witness His goodness through the gift of His Son whose death and resurrection is celebrated this special weekend. The scriptures clearly proclaim that God is not only good, but He is love. Herein is love, not that we love Him, but that He first loved us.

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Jesus on Facebook

I can remember a number of years ago when somebody told me there was going to be an information superhighway and how revolutionary it was going to be. I thought to myself, That sounds like a crazy and unrealistic possibility. How wrong I was.

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The Great Omission

Among the last words Jesus gave His followers are those known as “The Great Commission.” He instructed His followers to, “Go into all the world and make disciples of the nations…teaching them to observe all things whatsoever He had commanded them.” It is obvious believers have failed to fulfill the Great Commission because of a Great Omission. We have gone forth preaching and proclaiming the Gospel, but not necessarily teaching the importance of becoming disciples of Jesus.

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Be An Answer To Jesus’ Prayer

Many times I have said to friends and viewers of LIFE Today, “If you want your prayers answered, seek to be an answer to someone else’s prayer!” As Betty and I have supported other missions and ministry endeavors all over the world, we have seen the things we were able to do or provide come as a direct answer to someone’s prayer, not just a need met.

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What Do You Treasure?

When asked which commandments are most important, Jesus responded (and I paraphrase), “Love God with your total being, and love your neighbor as yourself.” During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus declared, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” In America there is resentment on the part of the “have-nots” toward the “haves.” It is also apparent that many of the “haves” are indifferent toward those with little.

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For The Common Good

A foundation established on biblical principles makes it possible to be productive, creative and prosperous. Material gain and success can contribute to unhealthy, selfish pursuits and the same expressions of pride that destroyed Israel numerous times on their journey recorded in the Old Testament. God warned them to be careful, even when becoming prosperous through obedience to His commands and blessings:

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There Are Absolutes

Almost 10 years ago, I wrote The Absolutes: Freedom’s Only Hope. I was inspired to write by observing a nation drowning in a sea of relativism. The brilliant contemporary philosopher Ravi Zacharias has said while lecturing at Harvard, Oxford and other major venues throughout the world, “The pure relativist cuts off the branch on which he is sitting while telling you the branch cannot be severed. The landing is mind-shattering.” How true.

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Spending Time with Glenn Beck

In love and obedience to God, Betty and I pray for all in authority and places of influence from Capitol Hill to the media, entertainment community, professional sports and church. Sometimes we are asked to meet and pray with individuals from these various groups. Such has been the case with Glenn Beck.

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The Blind Dog Helped Me See

Last weekend, Betty and I joined Beth Moore to teach a seminar on the Kingdom of God. It was wonderfully blessed by the manifest presence of the Lord and truly one of the great moments in our lives. Beth was thrilled, along with the men and women in attendance. Their response was most gratifying. (These programs will air on television in a few weeks.)

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