Faith and Religion
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I recently came across an online post that said: “The world is all caught up in what offends everyone. We should be concerned with what offends God.” The more I think about those words, … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,This weekend brought on the time change. In many ways it signals the move from the winter months to spring and eventually those warm days we call … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,Over the last couple of years I have been appointed a task that either no one else wants or they are just scared. It really isn’t anything big, … more
Diet Eman was a Dutch Resistance worker (against the Nazis) in Holland during World War II. In her book, Things We Couldn’t Say, she tells of her life in Holland before the German occupation. … more
The previous article noted the terribly sinful condition of Judah’s people who were awaiting God’s judgment. I raised then the question: “Where can they turn?” In 4:2-6, … more
I was part of a meeting once when the church where I was youth minister was seeking counsel from a much larger church. Bottom line: they advised us to return home and cut off all … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,This past week our baby boy, Joshua, turned 36! It’s hard to believe. But our grand-daughter, Piper, Vicki’s Mom and youngest brother and my … more
The means and perpetrators of Israel’s pride and idolatry will be removed from her in the last days.  A heavenly force (“Hosts”) will accomplish and enforce God’s … more
If a medal or trophy was given to the Bible character with the most gall, who would you vote for? For me it is an easy pick: King Hezekiah.Hezekiah came on board 200 years after the United Kingdom of … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,You never know what you’re going to get in these times. With all the snow and cold I thought we had experienced about all we could. Yet it … more
Isaiah 2:1 continues the introduction for the entire vision. This is a word-vision, a “word picture.” Language and picture belong together in Isaiah; they supplement and explain each … more
Chip Ingram, who is president of Walk Thru the Bible, wrote an interesting article I would like to share with you.In a world that grows more unsettled each day, you may sometimes feel like throwing … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,As I sit down to write this it is 3 degrees outside and the wind chill is around -10 degrees. The forecast doesn’t look much better for Monday … more
Before I unveil some good news for BIBLICAL LOVE and MARRIAGE, let me mention why we need to hear some good news.Our American culture has been abusing marriage since the late 1960s. How often have … more
First United Methodist Church in McLean will be the location Feb. 20 of a 90th birthday party for one of its members whose family has been part of the church for more than 100 years.John M. … more
Most people, at some point in their life, have been given a second chance. Some ignored it; some earnestly grasped it and others held on tightly for a little while, but then let it go. This article … more
It is an easy segue to move from the Servant in Isaiah to the use of Isaiah in the New Testament.  Fifty-four verses or passages of Isaiah appear sixty-six times in the New Testament.  … more
The Harvest House, located 736 S. Cuyler, started 2021 with new directors as Ed and Brenda Sattesahn took over Feb. 1 after the passing of Gary Snyder last year. “The (Harvest House) board … more
All of us have had to face dark times and needed encouragement. I would like to share with you an article written by Rick Warren, pastor at Saddleback Church.“For those God foreknew He also … more
Within the two general topics of redemption and judgment there are three major themes in Isaiah.First, God is the Holy One of Israel (1:4; 24 times in Isaiah). He judges according to the standard of … more
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