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Richard E. Bieber

I CAME TO CAST FIRE ON THE EARTH

When Jesus of Nazareth hung on the cross that dark Friday afternoon, it looked like the end of the road. He’d had a good run while it lasted. He shook things up for a while. Now it’s over. He’s done. Everybody can see that this prophet wasn’t the prophet he claimed to be. His disciples were devastat... Read More
Richard E. Bieber

JESUS, REMEMBER ME!

When Helen Morrow was a little girl, she would crouch in a corner and shake with fear as her drunken stepfather would beat her mother and cover her mother with curses. There would be months of peace in the house, and then it would start again. This went on all through Helen's childhood and youth. Wh... Read More
Ron Bailey

Abraham, My Friend_56

Ron BaileyAbraham, My Friend The Making of a Praying Man_56 Moriah, both of them together Abraham sojourned in the Abimelech’s territory for many days; this almost certainly means several years. The next dateable event will be the death of Sarah when we know Isaac must have been around 37 years of age. So how... Read More
St. Augustine

Exposition on Psalm 64

St. Augustine1. Though chiefly the Lord's Passion is noticed in this Psalm, neither could the Martyrs have been strong, unless they had beheld Him, that first suffered; nor such things would they have endured in suffering, as He did, unless they had hoped for such things in the Resurrection as He had showed of H... Read More
St. Augustine

Exposition on Psalm 88

St. Augustine1. The Title of this eighty-seventh Psalm contains a fresh subject for enquiry: the words occurring here, for Melech to respond, being nowhere else found. We have already given our opinion on the meaning of the titles Psalmus Cantici and Canticum Psalmi: and the words, sons of Core, are constantly r... Read More
Theodore Beza

Jesus Christ the Son of God

Theodore BezaThe following article by Theodore Beza was taken from chapter three (sections 16-26) of his book The Christian Faith, translated into english by James Clark (Focus Christian Ministries Trust, East Essex England, 1992). This book was a "best seller" during the Protestant Reformation, and appeared in ... Read More
Anne Ortlund

Fix your eyes on Jesus as seen in the Bible

I remember ministering with Ray in Brazil and being in utter fatigue. In between meetings I'd lie on the bed and think, "I absolutely cannot get up again." Then in my through-the-Bible daily reading I came to 2 Chronicles 15:7: But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewa... Read More
Bob Phillips

Christian Healing

SERIES: THE PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN HEALING “THE CHILDREN’S BREAD” Pastor Bob Phillips May 13, 2007 Matthew 15:21-28 Canaanite woman from a pagan community and background Obviously had knowledge of Jesus and the faith of Israel She addressed Him as “Son of David” Jesus answered = amazing insight into ... Read More
Colin Peckham

Christmas is Jesus (The Incarnation and the Crucifixion Linked in Old Testament Typology)

Colin Peckham'God is a Spirit, - infinite, eternal and unchangeable - in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth' (Shorter Catechism). How is this incomparable Being, the Wholly Other, to communicate with insignificant man' In His infinite wisdom God became Man. He projected Himself into ... Read More
Derek Melton

Rejoice That You Participate In The Sufferings Of

1st Peter 4:12-13 (KJV) "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." It is a deplorable thing that ... Read More

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