We Will Miss You, Lukas!
Jun 30, 2010
Today is Lukas Naugle's last day at DG. And we’re feeling a mixture of sadness, deep gratitude, and excitement about what the Lord has in store. Lukas joined the DG staff in 2004 as our Customer Service Manager (CSM). He…
All God's "Musts" Require Trust
Sep 17, 2008
In reading through the Book of Revelation recently, by the time I got to the end of chapter 19, the wars, rebellion, suffering, death and judgments were almost overwhelming. Oh how I wanted Jesus to wrap everything up and…
When God’s Direction Comes Through Correction
Feb 8, 2010
God faithfully directs the paths of everyone who trusts in him with all their heart (Proverbs 3:5-6). But sometimes, as Moses experienced in Exodus 18, God directs us through a word of correction from someone else The reunion of Moses…
Confessions of a Man of Little Faith: With a Wealthy Father, Who Needs Big Barns?
Mar 1, 2007
Dear Friend, “O you of little faith!” (Luke 12:28). That’s me. In January I was reworking the family budget for the New Year. As I thought through what we might give for the spreading of Jesus’ kingdom, I was tempted…
There’s Staggering Glory in Your Story
Aug 5, 2011
Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created (Revelation 4:11). The story behind your existence is wilder than any story…
Hopeful Post-Christmas Melancholy
Dec 26, 2007
Each year Christmas night finds members of my family feeling some melancholy. After weeks of anticipation, the Christmas celebrations have flashed by us and are suddenly gone. And we’re left standing, watching the Christmas taillights and music fade into the…
Jan 7, 2009
He was one of the walking dead. It had almost been three years since the priest examined that suspicious spot on his left arm and looked at him with sympathy, “I’m so sorry. It’s leprosy. May God have mercy on…
A Quake that is Still Shaking the World
Mar 1, 2008
I love the book of Acts. That’s where my Bible reading plan has me right now. And my only regret is that it’s going by so fast, three chapters at a time. But one good thing about reading Acts quickly…
Make It Free: A Follow Up
Oct 30, 2009
The New Testament makes essential things crystal clear: "there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name [besides Jesus] under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). Deny that and you…
Pray for the Pearsons
Apr 29, 2010
Mitch and Mary Pearson are very precious to us. They are long-time members of Bethlehem Baptist, a church they have served in countless ways. And Mitch has served on the DG Board of Directors for the past 10 years. In…
Peter: When the Rock Sank Slowly
Jul 1, 2010
One night a rock sunk slowly. And when he did, Jesus had some profound things to teach us.1 *** The day had been another mind-blower for the disciples. As they rowed toward Capernaum it was hard to stop talking…
May 15, 2010
In a post a couple weeks ago we requested prayer for Mary Pearson (the beloved wife of DG Board member, Mitch Pearson) who for the last 15+ months has been battling Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Friday night, May 14th, Mary's body…
Christian Hedonism 3.0
May 15, 2010
A few days ago Doug Wilson wrote a very interesting post exhorting us not to be truncated Christian Hedonists (CH). Yes, it’s necessary that we pursue God as our treasure (CH 1.0). And our understanding of God must be explicitly…
Demas & Mark: A Word of Warning and a Word of Hope for Stumblers
Sep 1, 2009
What happened to Demas? We don’t know. All we know is that some of the last words the Apostle Paul wrote before his Roman execution expressed a heartbreak: “Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone…
Peter: What I Am Doing You Do Not Understand Now
Oct 1, 2009
Peter watched Jesus make his way toward him, washing the feet of other disciples. It had already been a confusing Passover celebration. Jesus had been unusually burdened, close to tears all day. The atmosphere during the meal was charged with…
One of My Heroes...
Dec 25, 2008
…is my big brother, Jim. He has been since I was young. Being five years older than me, he was always the epitome of what it meant to be big. But when he was in college (and I in Jr…
Jewish Leaders: Exposing the Idol of Self-Glory
Jun 1, 2009
The love of our own glory is the greatest competitor with God in our hearts. And sometimes we can cloak this idol in a pious disguise. In Matthew 21, Jesus unmasked such an idol with a single question. It was…
A Tribute to DG's Forerunners
Nov 9, 2007
This week Olive Nelson passed away at age 94. Olive and her husband, Arnie, were members of Bethlehem for decades until 1994. From 1978 to 1994 (16 years), Arnie and Olive faithfully operated Bethlehem’s tape ministry as volunteers. They diligently…
Why Is Christian Unity So Hard?
Jul 6, 2022
Unity is often harder in our relationships and churches because we assume it should be easy.
How We Become and Stay One
Jul 17, 2022
As Christians, we can build unity, protect unity, and maintain unity because Christ has already made us one.
What Does Disunity Say?
Three Common Types of Division
Aug 17, 2022
Not all divisions are created equal in the church. Some arise from the flesh. Some enter through differences in maturity. Others are necessary to distinguish the false from the real.
Escape from Every Temptation
Sep 8, 2022
How does Jesus help us in temptation? He gives us all his promises. He delivers us from the fear of death. He always intercedes for us.
My Flesh Is True Food
The Meaning of an Offensive Image
Sep 19, 2022
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” Few words of Jesus have been more misunderstood and misapplied.
Give Me More of God
Why Spiritual Intimacy Can Feel Elusive
Oct 2, 2022
The path to intimacy with God can sound so simple, yet those who follow this path often find intimacy with God more elusive than they expected.
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