Abraham’s example is so compelling because he had the chutzpah to bargain with the Lord on behalf of the people of Sodom.
Possessing infinite power to deal with every crisis, God is incapable of being too busy or too distracted to care.
Therefore the Jews of the villages who dwelt in the unwalled towns celebrated the fourteenth day of the month of Adar with gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and for sending presents to one another.
Esther’s decision to risk death to avert the annihilation of the Jewish population of Persia stands as a heroic model for all people of biblical faith.
With the resurgence of anti-Semitism, the Old Testament book of Esther provides a strong reminder that those who devise plans to harm the Jewish people do so at their own peril.
God set the stage. But, the players still had a choice as to whether they would fulfill their destiny.
Although His righteousness obligates Him to judge wickedness, the Lord not only hears, but answers the intercessory prayers of the righteous.
The Lord’s announcement was no surprise to Abraham. He had heard it only a few days earlier. The message was for Sarah.
Like all men of faith, Abram did not sit idle when he had resources available to help family.
Christians can help restore what was lost through eco-agro-terrorism last year. Planting trees in Israel with Olive Tree Alliance is a beautiful way to show you care!
That the Nazis were obsessed with record keeping and marked victims with correlating tattoos is proof, that the Holocaust is historical fact revisionists cannot erase.
After Lot moved to the Jordan Valley, God encouraged Abram by renewing His original promise.
A well-watered and fertile area situated around 3,000 feet above sea level, the location was ideal and became Abram’s primary residence for the remainder of his life.
Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt.
What distinguished the wise men from their contemporaries was their ability to recognize the signs of the times and respond appropriately.
Christians need to be awakened. We must be alert! We cannot afford the luxury of dozing in spiritual slumber.
The celebration of Chanukah highlights not just the miracle of the oil for the Temple Menorah, but also the ability of a few to restore the light of truth when darkness threatens to overwhelm.
While the Western world seems to have forgotten the significance, our celebration of Jesus’ birth is an acknowledgement of the historically documented truth that God appointed set times to accomplish His purposes
Little did Alexander the Great know that his swift 11-year conquest the then known world was essential preparation for not only the Savior’s birth and ministry, but also the spread of Christianity.
God meticulously superintended the progress of human history creating the right environment for Jesus Christ’s birth. Consequently, history is not careening out of control toward an uncertain end, but rather is unfolding according to an overarching plan.
At the height of the Civil War in 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow celebrated Christmas Day—alone.
While a time frame confirming resolution of the current threat to unbelieving Ahaz was embedded in the prophecy, the sign had even greater significance for the future.
That His humanity is coupled with absolute deity defines the uniqueness of the Incarnation.
When we ponder Jesus’ humanity a completely different portrait emerges!
The babe in the manger is the proper focus as we prepare our hearts and minds this Christmas season. But, always remember that the One wrapped in swaddling cloths was none other than God Incarnate—Immanuel!
Isaiah’s message to the beleaguered nation pierced the darkness of despair like a pinpoint of light at the end of a long and dreary tunnel.
Every Christmas season is a striking reminder of God’s faithfulness to keep His promises.
With every salutation and greeting of “Merry Christmas,” Christians proclaim the same message as prophesied by the angel Gabriel!
Events planned and choreographed by God climaxed on the night of the Nativity.
Don’t allow the familiar to undermine the role of angels in the Christmas story and the outworking of God’s plan for history.
Angelic beings are not governed by man’s desires, but rather by God’s supreme will as He carries out His sovereign purposes in the lives of men.
The Bible plainly reveals that angels are not a figment of man’s collective imagination; nor are they a quaint representation of an incorporeal force emanating from God.
Even though the story is well known, we rarely connect the primeval prophecy found in the book of Genesis to the celebration of Christmas.
Almost all of the proposed scenarios use the starting point of the angel Gabriel’s appearance to Zacharias.
The tower of the flock that Mary and Joseph passed entering Bethlehem may have been their only hope for shelter and seclusion.
With centuries of depictions from which to draw, our concepts of the site where God entered time and space are largely based on tradition.
Preparing for Christmas begins by focusing our minds and hearts on the Word of God.
According to King David, genuine thanksgiving must be an ongoing way of life.
Living the life of faith begins with practice that leads to experience and inevitably a few scrapes and bruises in the process.
As his relationship with God developed over time, Abram learned to trust God even in the most seemingly impossible situations.
Pursuing God’s will takes us into uncharted territory often with unavoidable challenges.
If churches are unwilling to fulfill the biblical imperative to pray, then individual Christians must take up the charge.
Abram’s far-reaching step of faith was the drive for pursuing everything God’s three-fold promise assured.
What Abram saw by faith, the Levites celebrated as an accomplished reality.
Abram’s far-reaching step of faith was the catalyst for events that not only changed his life, but also altered the course of history and the future of the planet.
The celebration of Simchat Torah is likened to a father who invites his family to a seven-day feast.
The Bible clearly teaches that the whole world will join the Jewish people in celebrating Sukkot during the Messianic Kingdom.
Although the intelligence agencies of the world either missed or ignored the red flag warnings leading up to the Yom Kippur attack, God sees all.
May the promise of prosperity be realized in your commitment to love and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Shana Tova—a good year to you!