The Compassion of Christ
Jesus demonstrated compassion for hurting people in his life and in his teaching.
Larry King Hosts Pat Boone, Max Lucado, and Others
Pat Boone appeared on Larry King Live to ask for prayers and miracles on behalf of his grandson. Is his faith misdirected?
The Trail of Tears
Why do people cry? The Bible mentions human tears more than 500 times.
Will There Be Personal Recognition in Heaven?
Will we recognize friends and loved ones in Heaven?
A Prayer of the Afflicted: A Study of Psalm 102
A simple statement spoken in sincerity, “I know how you feel,” are words that are like apples of gold in settings of silver ... especially during times of great tragedy and distress.
The Christian and Depression
In spite of relative prosperity, better health, and considerable freedom, many people (even Christians) suffer with depression. What does the Bible say about depression? Is there a spiritual solution for this mental state?
The Emotions of Jesus
In addition to possessing a divine nature, Jesus Christ was also flesh and blood (John 1:14), a human being. He thus shared with us the full range of human emotions.
Is It a Sin for a Christian To Be Depressed?
“Is it a sin for a Christian to be depressed? I am depressed sometimes, and I feel guilty about it. Can you give me any advice?” Christians should have the “peace that passes all understanding,” which Paul describes in Philippians 4:6-7. But this assurance is conditioned on habitually fighting anxiety through prayer. In life, we will all suffer emotional downturns. But Christians look to Christ for comfort and support, and they will be blessed through the divine promise of peace.
Praying for the Dead
In times of great crisis, people cry out to God in prayer. While this is understandable, prayers for the dead are both futile, and contrary to biblical truth.
What About Your Funeral?
If you could plan a message to be delivered at your own funeral, of what would it consist? You might want to give some thought to this question.
God’s Tear Bottle
David’s emotional appeal for God to treasure up his tears is a reminder to all God’s children of how much he cares when we are hurting.
A Misguided Statement Regarding Miracles
A popular Christian teacher recently stated that sincere people, regardless of their religious affiliation, should not be discouraged from praying for miracles. In this week’s Penpoints, Wayne Jackson respectfully challenges this assertion.
Is God There?
When we are suffering, is God really watching over us? Does he really care?
The Work Ethic
We are living in a time when the “work ethic” is suffering enormously. More and more people want to do less and less for higher pay.
Another Voice from the Tomb
The recent discovery of an ossuary (bone box) in Jerusalem, which mentions the name “Jesus,” has been hailed as the first extra-biblical archaeological discovery relating to Christ. But is it? An earlier discovery, in 1945, also contained a reference to Jesus. This article cites that evidence.
What Is the Fruit of Repentance?
What is repentance? Is it just being sorry for sin? Or is something more required?
Corinth – A Troubled Church
The church in Corinth had numerous spiritual problems, one of which was its tolerance of flagrant immorality. In his letter to this church, the apostle delivers a sharp rebuke. Happily, it produce a healthy result.
The Land Where God Is Not
The lessons learned from the Parable of the Prodigal Son – concerning the consequences of estrangement from God, and those qualities necessary for restoration, are treasures indeed.
Testing the Spirits
A preacher or teacher must accept the heavy responsibility the Scriptures lay upon that role. His audience also has a responsibility—to test his message, whether or not it is from God.
A Reflection Upon Three Crosses
In the spring of A.D. 30, three men were crucified just outside the city of Jerusalem. A consideration of the historical facts associated with each is rewarding indeed.