A Prophet’s Insight

The Bible is God’s inerrant, relevant word. By “relevant” I mean that God’s teaching is more modern and important today than any Twitter news story. For instance, go back with me to the small prophetic book of Habakkuk, which was written in the seventh century B.C....

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A Glimpse at the Birth of Christ

God brought His Son into the world right under the noses of the world’s elite and in the most unlikely place, the tiny town of Bethlehem. Not much ever happened there among the scrub brush, the rocks, scorpions, and snakes. God predicted this event five-hundred years...

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What I Remember and Why!

Recently my wife asked me what I remembered about my days at Dallas Theological Seminary, or “Dallas The Logical Seminary” as my son called it back in the day. Many memories began to immediately creep into my thinking. The pain of study. One syllabus was more than...

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Wrongly Dividing the Word

There is a passage in Hebrews that has given believers problems for years. It is especially itchy for those who know that the Bible teaches that eternal life is, in fact, eternal. The passage reads, “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have...

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God’s Plumbline

 There are many characteristics that shed light upon God. If you ask someone “Which of God’s characteristics define Him the best?” most will probably respond by saying His love or maybe His holiness. But according to the Bible that would be the wrong answer. As this...

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The Church in Decline

by Dick Hill   I was sitting with a good friend on the porch at the Ponderosa years ago. He asked me a very searching question. “Spiritually speaking, where do you think local churches are today?” This was long before the Covid pandemic which has been devastating...

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The Way of the Lord

No one is comfortable with the thought of being born into slavery through no fault or choice of their own or being dead in sin through being connected to someone and something that happened thousands of years ago. There is little doubt that slaves will look for...

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The Conundrum

If I heard him say it once, I heard him say it one hundred times. “He made the unwilling, willing! Halleluiah.” And he said it just like that! These words came from the mouth of an old mentor, S. Lewis Johnson, a former professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and for...

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All that the Father Gives to Me

I truly love these words written in red in my red-letter addition of the Bible. “All that the Father gives to Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of Him Who...

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God’s Plumbline

This question is now hanging in the air: Do we really believe that God is absolutely righteous and just in everything – everything that He has done and everything that He is determined to do? Do we really believe that His righteousness and justice are the very...

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God is Righteous and Just

This tiny earth is filled with that which sheds light upon the glory of God. “Glory,” the Greek word doxa, is all that sheds light upon God. I have illustrated this by using a small flashlight shining it upon an object in the room. The light glorifies the object. So,...

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God is Not Like Us

Consider Solomon’s familiar words found in Ecclesiastes 3:  “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time...

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