"Please Feed Me More!"
The Cry of Dying Faith
Jan 7, 1997
If you are dissatisfied with your Christian courage, joy, and purity of heart then you should check the way you are feeding your faith.
Some Questions to Ask When Considering a Job
Jan 14, 1997
Twelve questions and the Scripture passages that prompt them.
Loving the Second Coming and the Assurance of Salvation
Feb 11, 1997
Do we long for Christ's return or are we anxious that it might interrupt our worldly plans? Eternity hangs on this question.
All the Angels Are Coming with Him
Mar 18, 1997
Have you ever wondered what joy and hope sustained Jesus in his horrific hours of suffering?
What is a “Root of Bitterness”?
Apr 1, 1997
A "root of bitterness" is a person who has a wrong view of eternal security.
What Does the Slaughter of the Amorites Mean?
Apr 8, 1997
God’s dealing with Israel was unique in redemptive history. The church cannot presume to imitate everything they did.
Problems with Inclusive Language Translations of the Bible
Jun 3, 1997
Certain editions of the Bible risk letting contemporary cultural pressures distort the original meaning of Scripture.
When God’s Will Is That His Will Not Be Done
Meditations on 1 Samuel 2:22-25
Jun 10, 1997
Sometimes God ordains that sin continue for holy and just reasons, which is not sin on his part.
Bible Translation as Battleground
Problems in Gender Changes from the NIV to the NIVI
Jun 15, 1997
Translating the Bible is no simple task, but we should follow certain parameters when translating into modern language — especially on matters of gender.
Is It Right to Say, “If I’d Prayed, He Might Have Been Saved?”
Jun 17, 1997
When God predestines someone's salvation, he usually predestines a human agent too.
Cherishing Truth for the Sake of Love
Aug 5, 1997
There is a biblical order to truth and love: truth first.
News! News! News!
Sep 2, 1997
We need joyful, breathless news-bringers, not just intelligent news commentators.
Why Worship and Ministry Fridays?
Sep 9, 1997
Ten reasons to set aside a Friday night each month for corporate worship.
Celebrating Two Concurrent Decades of Faithfulness to Youth and Adults
Sep 16, 1997
A celebration of the ministries of David and Karin Livingston and Brad and Cindy Nelson at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
The Pistol Star and the Power of God
Meditations on Science, Sight and Divine Splendor
Oct 7, 1997
The cosmos exists to help you know God, the Maker. And the main message is that he is very great and that we are very small.
Find a New Way to Love
Oct 14, 1997
God is wakening people to the astonishing reality that they can be different and better in the way they love others.
World Missions: The Purpose, the Promise, and the Price
Oct 21, 1997
"All the nations" is an essential component to the purpose, the promise and the price of world missions.
Don't Go to Church!
Nov 11, 1997
Corporate worship will be at Bethel on Sunday so that all of Bethlehem can gather in one place to give thanks to God for the past year.
Who Was Jesus' Grandfather?
Nov 18, 1997
Apparent contradictions in the Bible—such as the genealogies of Jesus—have possible and plausible solutions.
The Enormous Ignorance of God
When God Doesn't Know the Future Choices of Man
Dec 2, 1997
In what follows, when I refer to God's knowing I mean his certain knowing, not his extraordinary ability to deduce probabilities from known facts. In the view that I am concerned to understand, namely, the view of Greg Boyd and…
Bodies, Breakfast and the Marriage Bed
Meditation on Daily Worship
Dec 2, 1997
You are always in a temple—your body. Therefore, always worship.
Dec 7, 1997
For one last time the boy stood by The woods of Hebron to reply, If only by the stillness of A grateful heart for all the love, And good, and favor he had known, Now seventeen, and almost grown To…
Darwinism and Christmas
Dec 9, 1997
When humans celebrate Christmas, is it essentially the same as ants doing some instinctual dance?
Summary of the Sovereignty of God in Salvation
The "Five Points" of Calvinism
Dec 10, 1997
Salvation is not finally in the hands of man to determine. His choices are crucial, but they are not the final, decisive power in bringing him to glory, God’s sovereign grace is. 1. God elects, chooses, before the foundation of…
Dec 14, 1997
The locks were checked, the bread was slid Beneath the doors, the keys were hid Where only Joseph and the head Of Pharaoh's prison knew. The red And golden rays of dusk, that he Had come to love, shone silently…
Dec 21, 1997
Less than a month had passed since they Returned from Canaan where they lay Their father Jacob in the cave Of Machpelah, and made the grave Of Abraham complete. Three wives, Three God-intoxicated lives Of flawed and faithful patriarchs Now…