THERE IS A QUALITY to hymns that seems timeless and endearing. Although I enjoy the intimacy and simplicity of contemporary worship music, I must admit that I have a particular soft spot for the traditional songs of faith. There is
FOR MANY CHRISTIANS, a moment arrives when the Bible comes shockingly to life. No longer is it a dead tome collecting dust on a neglected ledge—it has transformed into a living thing with a mind and will of its own!
IT'S AMAZING HOW changing the melody of a song can dramatically alter the impact of the lyrics. Although I enjoy the familiar melody of When I Survey that most of us have grown up with, the rich words of this
THE SPIRITUAL FIRE that burns in the life of a believer is not there because the believer took some spiritual sticks and matches and then proceeded to light his own inner campfire. That flame is there because that believer wandered
“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.”
- Matthew 27:50-51
Sometimes the Bible records events that seem, in
Murder and Adultery During Jesus’ earthly ministry, those holding the religious power frequently challenged Jesus’ spiritual authority. In Matthew 22:34-40, we read: One of them, an expert in the law,...
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