In That’s A Good Question, BarbaraJo Tripp Bowers ponders twenty-four surprising questions that God asked in the Scriptures. Starting with God’s question to Hagar in Genesis 16:8 (“Where have you come from and where are you going?”) and continuing with questions to Adam, Cain, Job, Jacob, Moses, and many more, she considers why God would have asked these questions to which He certainly already knew the answer. Her insights provide rich food for thought and will spur you to deeper faith in the God who asked these surprising questions. That’s A Good Question is available now for purchase and is an excellent resource for personal or group study.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-11 The acronym is LIAR. It is the Lexicon of Intentionally Ambiguous Recommendations. For someone who has proven himself to be a lazy employee, one might recommend him to another business by saying: “You would be very fortunate to get this person to work for you.” For an employee who has been habitually in trouble with the law, one could say: “He is a man of many convictions.” For an employee who is lacking in qualifications, one could write: “I most enthusiastically recommend this […]
If you’ve never had a panic attack, it can be challenging to understand the experience. Maybe that’s because to the casual observer, they appear entirely unreasonable and unnecessary—why “freak out” when there seems to be no real or present danger? Yet, to those suffering from terrifying bouts of paralyzing fear, the experience feels more like a curse than a choice, more like a heavily-fortified prison to escape than a simple equation to solve.
God has uniquely created each of us, with a specific set of gifts, talents, skills, and passions. The race set before us is unique to us and no one else. I love the fact that God uses the word race to describe our life’s journey. A race has a beginning and an end, and it requires God’s gracious gifts and our effort to complete it.
Anyone running a race knows that it is as important to start quickly as it is to run fast and hard all the way through the finish line tape. Eric Liddell, the Scottish missionary to China, was knocked down in a 400-meter race shortly after the race began and by the time he regained his footing, the pack leader was more than thirty meters ahead.
We are pleased to announce the “My Coffeecup Meditations” series — daily devotionals in four seasonal volumes, written by Roger Ellsworth. Each volume contains one devotional per day for three months: Coffeetime in Winter covers January, February, and March Coffeetime in Spring covers April, May, and June Coffeetime in Summer covers July, August, and September Coffeetime in Autumn covers October, November, and December Roger Ellsworth is a retired pastor, active in ministry and writing, who lives in Jackson, Tennessee. He and his wife, Sylvia, love the message of the Bible, and they enjoy sharing the wonderful counsel of the Word of God in language that ordinary people can understand and appreciate. Roger has written numerous books on the Christian faith, […]