Some of you remember growing up in the 1950’s or 60’s without indoor plumbing, and looking back, don’t really see it as a big deal. My grandfather always thought indoor plumbing was unnecessary and preferred to use the outhouse, even in the winter. Yet, indoor plumbing really is a very big deal. … [Read more...] about A Better Priest
Today our journey through the book of Hebrews brings us to a relatively unexplored passage of scripture. Our text in Hebrews 7, where we will explore the first ten verses. In this passage the writer tells us about Melchizedek, a rather mysterious Old Testament figure. Now, some of you may have … [Read more...] about The Mystery of Melchizedek
“God’s plan made a hopeful beginning, but man spoiled his chances by sinning. We trust that the story, will end with God’s glory, but at present, the other side’s winning. “Well folks, the late Robert Bork was known more for his judicial career than being a poet or theologian, but there is a lot … [Read more...] about How to Have Hope
Chisholm Baptist Church is a slightly different place during the summer than it is the rest of the year. You will not be hearing the choir on Sunday mornings until September. There are no family night activities on Wednesday nights until after Labor Day. Most of our Bible studies won’t meet again … [Read more...] about Can I Have the Summer Off?
Children need discipline. I think a number of problems in our culture can be traced to the fact that many parents often fail to administer necessary and appropriate punishment when their children act or speak inappropriately. Yet, often a child who has been disciplined needs to be reassured that … [Read more...] about Time for Some Encouragement
Friends, today our journey through the book of Hebrews brings us to chapter 6:4-8. This is probably one of the most difficult and controversial passages not just in Hebrews, but in the entire New Testament, maybe even in the entire Bible. There is a tendency in some circles to kind of just skip … [Read more...] about Why the Warning?
The Little League coach was excited as he thought about the new season. Last year his team had finished second in the district playoffs, and this year he hoped they would win the championship. But, then the team had their first practice. As he watched his players he realized the first baseman had … [Read more...] about Beyond the Basics
Whenever we encounter another culture, there are likely to be some things that seem rather strange. For example, let’s say you have the opportunity to visit Japan, a very modern industrial nation, on the cutting edge of information technology. Yet, as an American you might be a bit surprised when … [Read more...] about The Path to Glory
Ryan Rotela is a junior at Florida Atlantic University. Recently Deandre Poole, the instructor in his intercultural communications class gave the students this assignment. “Take a blank piece of paper, write the name “Jesus” on it in large capital letters, place it on the floor and then step on … [Read more...] about Holding Firm to What We Believe
A second grade Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of Jesus visiting Mary and Martha. She carefully explained how Martha had hurried to clean the house and cook a special meal. She then paused and asked, “What would you do if Jesus was going to visit your house today?” One … [Read more...] about It’s Alive