Blog 2017-04-24T10:28:46+00:00

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Believer: God Cares For You

Many times over many decades I've been lifted in a challenging time by just one verse of scripture. And I'm not alone, as an internet search will quickly reveal. Here's the verse I'm talking about, and its not even a complete sentence: "Casting all your [...]

Happy Birthday, Church!

"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place" (Acts 2:1 KJV). Pentecost (the word means fifty) was the Harvest feast in the Jewish calendar, and was always celebrated on the 50th day after the first [...]

Go Tell How Much The Lord Has Done

Previously on Lessons from the Great Physician: Lesson One: Establish the will of God Lesson Two: Accept the authority of God's Word Lesson Three: Recognize your family rights Lesson Four: Have Faith in your own faith The fifth lesson from the Great Physician is found [...]

The Turning Point

Spare a moment to think of all the preachers who are still preaching after decades, and how they have to find something new to say each Easter season. It's not easy to fool some long-time listeners with a new title to an old sermon (a [...]

Jump and Trust the Parachute

The fourth lesson from the Great Physician is found in the stilling of the storm on the Sea of Galilee in Matthew 8:18,23-27. The same incident is also recorded in Mark 4:35-41 and Luke 8:22-25. "Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave [...]

Mothers-in-law

I was fortunate in that I had a good mother-in-law. While I saw her quite often when my wife and I were courting, after our marriage we moved 1680 miles away (2690 km) for eight years, and almost any mother-in-law is good at that [...]

When Jesus was Amazed!

In Matthew 8:5-13 we have the record of the healing of a Roman centurion's servant. Let's look at it and discover the second lesson from the Great Physician.

Lessons from the Great Physician

The Great Physician now is near, The sympathising Jesus; He speaks the drooping heart to cheer, Oh heard the voice of Jesus. Refrain: Sweetest note in seraph song, Sweetest name on mortal tongue; Sweetest carol ever sung, Jesus, blessed Jesus. (William Hunter, c.1870) One of [...]

700 Leftie Snipers

My dad was born left-handed, or cack-handed as they say in his native England. In the US he'd probably be called a southpaw. I did not inherit that particular gene or trait. I read that about 10% of the population is left-handed, and my dad [...]

Five “new” Verses for 2017

I’ve quoted my favorite poem about the New Year many times, and I’ve even used it on printed calendars in decades passed. But since I can’t find it online using search engines, I’ll repeat the first and last verse here for [...]

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