It’s tough being a Dad. Conscientious fathers will beat themselves up for their mistakes. But kids don’t need perfect fathers, just one’s that will keep trying to love their children the very best they can and be honest about their shortcomings. I know because I am not a perfect Dad, either. Nor, did I have a perfect Dad.
I always called my father, Dad. Not because he was my “good buddy” but because I knew he loved me and I loved him.
The Bible is unique to any other writings because it is the word of God.
Only God could have produced a volume like the Bible that consists of 66 books written by some 40 men from many diverse backgrounds and countries in three different languages over some 1600 years that tells one harmonious story from beginning to end.
Only God could have produced a volume like the Bible that contains hundreds of specific prophecies all of which were precisely fulfilled many years after they were written.
These are the words of a Christian man that fell into an alcohol addiction. His wife and son left him almost a year ago. His divorce is supposed to be finalized in June.
“I have lost everything, but…
I saw God and have been trying to live as a Christian for several months. Life is hard now but not so bad as many have. My cross is small but it is still a little overwhelming…
Hoping that God will save my marriage and allow me my family going forward, like before, but this time with me different…
I am just a little lonely and concerned about the past, the present and future...
Am very human.”
Thank you, God, for three mothers who mean so much to me; for my precious mom who is so kind and helpful to everyone; for my beloved wife, the mother of our children, who loves each of us with all her heart; and for my dear mother-in-law who gave me my wife and is always there for us.
Tragic storms hit east Texas. People died. Many were injured. Homes and businesses were destroyed.
We ask, “Where was God?”
Some say that He doesn’t exist, but what happened in east Texas does not change the fact that there is a God. God is the only logical, reasonable explanation for the existence of our universe.
Last year, Fox & Friends showed a clip of Michael Bloomberg’s speech at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. Alluding to Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican primary field, as well as his own dashed bids for the White House, Bloomberg said, “I’ve always said that the country is not ready for a divorced, Jewish billionaire from New York City. But after watching a divorced, Christian billionaire from New York City shoot to the top of the polls, I’ve decided to become a candidate, for baptism.”
I recently met Jeff at a Gospel Meeting. Because he committed adultery, his wife divorced him. He went into a great depression and started drinking. In time, he found himself in a dump of a hotel room with nothing left to his name but four beers in the refrigerator. That was all he wanted because it was the only thing that helped him forget everything.
Jesus Christ really was raised from the dead about 2,000 years ago!
There are many proofs of His resurrection. For example, the record of the many eyewitnesses of Jesus’ resurrection, the beginning of His church and the new-found faith of His apostles, the unwavering faith of first century Christians even in the face of persecution and the conversion of the persecutor of the church, Saul, into the faithful preacher of the gospel, Paul.
It was about 8:30 a.m. on a Sunday as my wife and I traveled to Bible class. I told her to look at all the kids playing soccer. A big rain had come through earlier. It was cold and damp. I was amazed to see the parking lot full of cars and so many parents in the stands and on the sidelines cheering their children on. I remarked to my wife how the parents could get their children fed, dressed and to the ballpark so early on such a dreary Sunday morning.
We are being told by some that our gender identity is not determined by our physical body but by our own mind. If you are a boy but think you are a girl, then your gender identity is not male but female. We are further told to respect such gender identity and to treat one another accordingly. For example, a boy who thinks he is a girl should be allowed into the girl’s restrooms, locker rooms and showers and should be allowed to participate as a girl in sporting events and the like. Most recently on the news a boy was participating as a girl with girls in a wrestling competition.
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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