Resurrection Hope Because Death Stinks

Death stinks. I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. So when Facebook reminds Seminary Gal “It’s been a while since your readers have heard from you,” I wonder if you’d all think “Just as well” so long as this is where my mind is. My mind has been pondering death in part because our […]

May 23, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

Firstfruits of the Resurrection

When we left off with the Apostle Paul’s legal case for the Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15, he drew the inevitable conclusions from the false assertion of the Corinthian Resurrection-denyers.  Paul logically concluded that if Jesus was not raised from the dead, all who proclaim that He was are not only being deceived and deceivers, […]

May 14, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

Resurrection: Rock Solid or Futile Faith?

In every generation, there is a hunger to know fact from fiction … an intrinsic need to have something reliable-rock solid-on which to take a stand.  Something … somewhere … worth believing in.  Something worth dying for.                       Today, the Apostle Paul demonstrates that his hands may have been a tentmaker’s but his heart belonged to […]

May 9, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

The Powerful Working of God’s Grace

Do you know the powerful working of God’s grace in your life? Paul did.   But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them– yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. […]

May 2, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

I am Who I am

“I AM WHO I AM.”  God’s famous words to Moses, revealing God’s own Name in Exodus 3:11-14.  His Name alone conveys truth and authenticity!  Just think about it!  As followers of Jesus Christ, we should aim to reflect the same kind of truth and authenticity.  To echo the Apostle Paul’s words “But by the grace of God I […]

May 2, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

More Than Appearances

“An empty tomb could be accomplished in so many different ways,” you say, “What proof do you have that Jesus rose from the dead?”   Ah, but there’s more to the empty tomb than just a say-so.  There are the Resurrection appearances of Christ that are more than just appearances.  They provided eyewitnesses and evidence! 1 […]

April 28, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

Hope Beyond Devastation

So here I am writing a series on Resurrection and suddenly I find myself feeling rather devastated.  Since 1999, I’ve been a volunteer answering Bible questions and questions regarding relationships from a biblical perspective on a site called AllExperts.  I was a volunteer there prior to its sale to About.com (2000) and suddenly this week, there’s an […]

April 27, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

The Gospel I Preached

Had the Gospel been like that old-fashioned game of “telephone” in which each person whispers to the next a quick message with the final telling being nothing like the original message, Christianity would be nothing.  It would be worse than nothing—it would be a lie.  But the good news of the Resurrection is that what’s […]

April 26, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

Defining and Distinguishing Resurrection

On Easter morning, we call out “He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!” But what does it mean to rise, to be Resurrected?  Is a Resurrection really all that different from being resuscitated, reincarnated, revived, or recovered?  You bet it is!  It’s been a week since Easter.  Is your life any different?  Or nothing more […]

April 24, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet

What It Means to Be Resurrected

On Easter morning, we call out “He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!” But what does it mean to rise, to be Resurrected?  The Bible has some clear instruction about that topic in 1 Corinthians 15 which we will explore in detail over the coming days.  It serves Christians well to consider What It Means […]

April 18, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

No comments yet