Within weeks of my profession of faith I was exposed to Pentecostal teachings in some friends' churches, where many people broke out in spiritual languages, danced in the aisles and laid hands on me to impart the Spirit.
Do you believe in miracles?
An article in Parade Magazine affirms the belief in miracles by members of the Beam family after their daughter survived a fall that her doctors declared would take her life. “Today, more than four years after the December 2011 incident,
My beginning exposure to faith was in the mainline Protestant church world with its dignified ways, formal worship, doctrinal statements and age-graded Sunday School.
A critical spirit damages one’s life. Unfortunately, the Bible is full of examples of how a critical and negative spirit has hindered God’s word among his people.
The news just days ago that a massive earthquake had left nearly 500 people dead and even more than that still missing caught my attention. Catastrophes happen regularly all across the globe and most of us barely notice such news alerts. Some are manmade calamities
It was almost time for worship to begin in the local Baptist church. The church was a typical small town church with a center aisle dividing the congregation into two groups facing the pulpit. Two brothers, whom we shall call Bill and Joe, were long-term
Last week's study showed Solomon at the pinnacle of success. The exotic Queen of Sheba characterized him as the most amazing man she had ever seen, his wisdom greater than any other king on earth, with people offering him lavish gifts just to get in
Have you ever had a decision to be made that seemed absolutely impossible for you in your particular circumstances? If so, you can understand Abram’s dilemma when he entered into conversation with God.
Today’s text concludes with ominous undertones, describing “King Solomon far exceeded all the earth’s kings in wealth and wisdom so the whole world wanted an audience with Solomon…to hear his God-given wisdom…year after year they came with their extravagant gifts” (1 Kings 10:23-25).
The service on the campus of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar March 30 was planned as a celebration of a life well-lived in the service of Judy Taylor’s family, church and the university. She died March 26. Since she and husband C. Pat Taylor first