Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
November 12 . . . I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, you may be also. — John 14:3

Ultimate Home

We are constantly looking for a place to belong. We all want a home. Even here on earth, a good home is a great blessing, and it can be a little bit of heaven. But our true home is in heaven. Jesus said, “ In my Father’s house are many dwelling places ” (John 14:2). Jesus is the only one in the New Testament who refers to Heaven as a house—indeed, His Father’s house. Heaven is called in Scripture a country, a... More
November 11 Then the soldiers likewise demanded of him [John the Baptist], “And what must we do?” He said to them, “Do no violence nor accuse any falsely, and be content with your wages.” — Luke 3:14

In Honor of Veterans

War is a great evil. It is a tragedy. Every Christian should abhor it and do what he can to prevent it. We are to live at peace with all men as much as lies within us. But there are times when we must fight. The greatest of Christian theologians and Reformers down through the centuries have believed this, and so, too, believed the founders of this nation. Jesus did say “do not resist an evil person” but turn the other cheek... More
November 10 . . . Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. — John 16:33

Courage Born of Faith

I like the story about a man walked to the drug store and when he entered the store, he found himself in the middle of a holdup. The robber, gun in hand said to him, “Give me your wallet and your keys, or I’ll shoot.” This man said, “I just finished reading the Scriptures, and I just finished my prayers, so go ahead, shoot.” The robber was astonished. He didn’t know what to do, so he turned and ran out... More
November 9 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28

The Burden of Guilt

Guilt breaks lives down like a caustic acid. O ur mental institutions are filled with individuals who are utterly destroyed by guilt. One psychiatrist has said that every person in every mental institution in the country is there because of feelings of guilt. I shared the Good News of Christ with a man, and then I asked him if he would like to receive Christ as Lord and Savior of his life. I shall never forget the way he phrased his... More
November 8 Claiming to be wise, they became fools — Romans 1:22

Existentialist Spectacles

Many on our university campuses today see the world through the lens of existentialism, the prevailing philosophy of modern man. And what is the modern man? He is Irrational Man. This is the title of a scholarly work that details how man has reached a point of total irrationality—where the world has no rhyme or meaning; where there is no significance; where there is no purpose; where there is no teleology; where there is no end; and... More
November 7 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. — John 8:36

He Sets the Captives Free

For those who repent and believe, Christ removes the guilt of the past, but He can also give us victory over sin in the present and in the future. Christ breaks the shackles of sin; Christ sets the prisoner free. What hope of freedom does the drunkard, the alcoholic, the dope addict, or the immoral person—that individual who is chained to the chariot wheels of some ignoble passion—have, except in Christ? Christ gives us victory... More
November 6 All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. — Matthew 28:18

All Authority Belongs to Christ

All power is given unto Jesus Christ. After His ascension, He sat down at the right hand of God until His enemies be made His footstool (Psalm 110:1 and Hebrews 1:13). Through these last 2,000 years, Jesus Christ has been continually gaining the victory, a victory that began at the time of His death and resurrection, and which continues on through the ages. In 363 a.d., Julian the Apostate, the emperor of Rome who tried to relight the fires... More