• Billy Sunday, the preaching evangelist of a century ago once said: "Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in."

     

    I faced temptation last Sunday! I caved in and I got caught!


  • On this date, February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. He and his Friendship 7 capsule circled the earth three times during a flight that lasted four hours and 55 minutes. After this historic flight, Friendship 7 and John Glenn safely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean 800 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. He became a national hero and an accomplished astronaut, but also went on to become a United States Senator from Ohio. 

     

    What many do not know about this famous flight is that John Glenn carried a note with him just in case he unexpectedly landed near a southern Pacific Ocean island. The note was in several languages and read: “I am a stranger. I come in peace. Take me to your leader and there will be a massive reward for you in eternity.” 


  • In my physical weakness, I have been reminded that weakness is a necessary attribute to have in our relationship with Christ. Pride has no place in the kingdom. God desires humble hearts and lives that find their strength in Him.  

     

    The amazing heroes of the faith listed in Hebrews 11 show that God instills strength in those who may have little physical strength, yet have great faith.