GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE
By Doug Ponder on Dec. 12, 2018
Into the Lion's Den
Paul had to have seen it coming. All the signs were pointing in the same direction, confirming what was revealed by the Spirit through Agabus the prophet. Paul was headed for certain capture, imprisonment, and probably death.
But he went anyway. Never mind that the Jews had received fal...
SIN LIKE GRAVITY
By Doug Ponder on Dec. 5, 2018
An Invisible Force
Whenever we jump, whenever we trip, whenever we try to get out of bed in the morning, gravity is there working against us. We all feel its tug. It pulls us down toward the surface of the Earth, and it does this whether we like it or not.
Scientists call gravity a “law of nature,”...
ADOPTED FOR LIFE
By Doug Ponder on Nov. 28, 2018
Adoption And "Real" Children
The stranger casually walked up to the mother of three, wondering how she could have had so many children in such a short span of time.
“All yours?” he asked with an obvious inflection of incredulity.
“They sure are,” she said with a smile.
OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (YOUR LIFE IN CHRIST)
By Doug Ponder on Nov. 14, 2018
Rolling Stones And Replanted Trees
Many have heard the old proverb, “A rolling stone gathers no moss,” but not very many seem to misunderstand what it means. Because ours is a highly-transient, always-busy, easily-distracted, instant-gratification culture, most think “a rolling stone gather...
ROBBING GOD’S LOVE
By Doug Ponder on Oct. 31, 2018
Two Ways to Rob God's Love of Its Power
Whenever we talk about the love of God, two dark tendencies in our hearts threaten, like thrives, to rob God's precious gift of all its power.
The first thieving attitude of the heart says, “Of course God loves me. No big deal. Why wouldn't he love me?&...
GOD, WHY ME?
By Doug Ponder on Oct. 24, 2018
Evil All Around Us
A childless mother has a miscarriage for the third time in a row. An adulterous affair is ripping a family apart. My neighbors were recently robbed.
The city I grew up in is experiencing a spree of shootings and robberies at gunpoint. The neighborhood where I live just witness...