How to Properly Receive Jesus Christ – It May Surprise You

The 73rd episode of my podcast has just been published. Episode Overview Bob Crittenden of Faith Broadcasting pelts me with questions about how to properly receive Jesus Christ and why the story of Jesus in Bethany is so critical for Christians today. Christian Book Distributors (CBD) discusses with me how the message of God’s Favorite [Read More…]

Appreciation vs. Expectation

You can either build your life on appreciation or expectation. The former will bring satisfaction. The latter will bring misery. Learn the art of being appreciative. Gratitude is essential for a fulfilled life. [Read more…]

Introducing the ESV Readers Bible

The ESV Readers Bible is an amazing new concept in Bible production and format. The publisher sent me a copy and I love it. Here’s the description from the publisher: “The ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set stems from the conviction that the Bible is of immeasurable value and should therefore be treasured—and read in the [Read More…]

Why Mary of Bethany is My Hero

This story of Mary of Bethany’s extravagant act of anointing Jesus for burial holds many profound lessons for every genuine Christian today. The narrative contains the only sermon that Judas ever preached. Listen to his three-word protest.  “Why this waste?”  When Judas saw Mary’s worshipful act, he exploded with criticism, saying, “Why are you being [Read More…]