Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
MARCH 20 “To them God would make known what is the glorious riches of this mystery among the nations. It is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” — Colossians 1:27

Christ – the Power of Life

Christ is the power of my life. The Bible says that Christ will come to dwell in our hearts—that we can be strengthened with His might in the inner man and be able to accomplish many wonderful things through His strength. We had a number of folks come over to our house one time for some fellowship. Later in the evening, one of the young men said, “I have a question.” I said, “Yes. Don’t make it too hard or I... More
MARCH 19 “For to this you were called, because Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.” — 1 Peter 2:21

On Imitating Christ

Christ has left for us an “example.” The Greek term hupogrammos is an interesting one that means, literally, an “underwriting.” This is a reference to that which was done in the Greek schools at the time when the teacher would very carefully write out the letters of the Greek alphabet for the primary students. Then the students would write over them in their own feeble attempts to reproduce and imitate the example... More
MARCH 18 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” — John 3:6

Is Christ the “Parent” of Your Life?

The Scripture makes it plain that as we are born by nature, we are merely flesh—flesh that is corrupting, decaying, and dying. That which is flesh is flesh, and it goes the way of all flesh. We need to have a new birth from above. Jesus said we must be born again in a new and glorious and never-dying life. I remember one time being interviewed by a reporter who said to me, “Are you...Are you one of those...those... More
MARCH 17 “But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.” — 2 Timothy 4:17

Happy Sinner Patrick Day

March 17 is actually “Sinner Patrick Day.” But though he was a young and rebellious youth, he was to be finally overtaken by the “Hound of Heaven.” This young man from England was captured by pirates. At age 16, living as he did on the beach of the western coast of England, just south of Scotland, he and two of his friends had spent the day in the breakers in the ocean. Suddenly, they looked over here and they saw a... More
MARCH 16 “…I count everything as loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord…” — Philippians 3:8

Christ – the Purpose of Life

ragically, many people are essentially wandering around in life, aimlessly. For all practical purposes, they are marking time. They are like the proverbial man in jail with marks on the wall, representing how many days, weeks, months, or years he has fulfilled. Many are living as if they are just waiting to die. But when Christ changed my life, I can now say He is the purpose of my life. Is everything you do done for Christ? From now on,... More
MARCH 15 “But what things were gain to me, I have counted these things to be loss for the sake of Christ.” — Philippians 3:7

Everything for Christ?

During the decade of the 1950s, a bright and brilliant star flashed across the cinematic and recording sky. It was a star that belonged to a young man with a magnificent voice. The name of that young man was Mario Lanza. But suddenly, unexpectedly, inexplicably, he died—a man who some said had, perhaps, the greatest voice ever. His records sold more copies than any record ever had until that time. His lifetime goal was to portray the... More
MARCH 14 “…reaching forward to those things which are ahead…” — Philippians 3:13

Eye on the Prize

In Philippians 3, Paul uses athletic imagery to describe his race for Christ. “Reaching forward” is a figure of a runner whose hand is stretched out way in front of his body. He is telling us that we need that eager aspiration, that enthusiasm that comes with God within us, causing us to reach out after greater things. Our soul needs to be ten or twenty paces in front of our body. We need that eagerness of heart. Too often we go... More