A Marvelous Thing

John, Chapter 9 tells of when Jesus gave sight to a man who was blind from birth. Following his healing, the man was confronted by a group of angry Pharisees. They pressured him, trying to get him to agree that Jesus was a sinner, because He had healed the man on the Sabbath. The man replied (more…)


Thoughts on the Old Rugged Cross – Pastor Bill Michael

Pastor Bill Michael shares his thoughts concerning ten of God’s blessings and the favor to which every child of His can look forward because of “The Old Rugged Cross.” Here’s the link.



My Unfailing Defense

As I was doing my Bible reading this morning, I reflected on what has sustained me through the many trials and challenges I have faced. With every word of every chapter I read, it struck me that my only sure defense has been God and His Word. This was so clear to me, as I was thinking about those times when I had nowhere else to turn. You can argue with someone about many things, but will never successfully argue with a person’s experience. My own experience has taught me that when it appears that there’s nowhere for me to go for relief, there still remains a place I can always go. That place is found in the pages of a Bible, or equally as well, in the Word of God that I have hidden in my heart.

Psalm 63:6-8 (NKJV) says, “When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. {7} Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. {8} My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.”

God will never leave you stranded or stuck without hope. He will always show you the way if you hold fast to the course He set for you in His Word. After all, He is our hope. I’m Dr. Bob. We find completely our hope through God’s Son Jesus. You can bank on that because Jesus is fully dependable, unfailingly capable and willing to be your help. That’s what grace is all about. He is filled with grace and it defines His heart. I think we ought to all reflect on how much we imitate Him in this particular area.

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I Saw Santa in an Elevator.

I was walking in the mall a couple weeks before Christmas. I happened to look through the glass elevator at man dressed as Santa Claus. He was riding down from the second level to the first. He was on his way to meet with children about what they would like for Christmas. There’s nothing unusual about this, and I certainly have no problem with people taking their kids to see Santa at the mall. I’m sharing this with you because it was one of those occasions when the Holy Spirit showed me something extraordinary in what was completely ordinary. This Santa in the elevator was a secular icon of Christmas, descending to his place of prominence. This scene impressed upon my heart the real event of Christmas – that Christ came the first time as a baby in a humble stable.  Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV) says, “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Christ will come a second time, and it won’t be in an elevator or as a baby in a humble stable. He will descend from the clouds, riding a majestic white warhorse. He will return as the glorious “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Multitudes will witness His coming. He will go to His place of prominence, which will be His throne, before which every knee will bow. He will come as the all-conquering King and Judge. Will you be rejoicing over His return, or wishing you had rejoiced over an opportunity lost that was freely offered for your salvation?

Revelation 19:11-16 (NKJV) says, “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. {12} His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. {13} He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. {14} And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. followed Him on white horses. {15} Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. {16} And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.”

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Making a Bad Thing of a Good Thing

I love listening to Pastor Alistair Begg. I recently bought one of his books, titled, “On Being a Pastor.” As I was reading it, I came across something that struck me as profound. (more…)


God Will Send You a Rope

I want to share some wisdom that Pastor Jenny Michael shared with Nancy and me. She said, “When you have been hanging by a thread, God will send you a rope.” Pastor Jenny’s words draw us to the faithfulness of God. After thinking about it, I had to add to this: (more…)



The Safe Deposit Box of Prayer

I Heard Dr. David Jeremiah give the illustration that prayer is like the key to a safe deposit box in a bank. (more…)


“New Beginnings” is now on the website.

Divorced or broken relationship? We have now provided Dr. Bob’s teaching on “New Beginnings.” The classes have helped thousands of people to recover and move ahead with life.  Here is the link.