No Dice

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Providence

You, Lord, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation….Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return. Renew our days. (Lamentations 5:19-21) What is Certain? Benjamin Franklin said that nothing is certain except death and taxes. Pessimism is high right now in the U.S in light of current events. Will the economy recover? Will we still have our …

Jefferson and Jesus’ Resurrection

Bob Roane Death, Eternal Life, Heaven, Hell, Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

On the evening of that first Easter Sunday, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” He showed them His hands and side and the disciples were overjoyed. (John 20:19-20) Jefferson’s Religion Was False The Scriptural evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is …

Churchill and Jesus’ Resurrection

Bob Roane Death, Eternal Life, Heaven, Hell, Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) Churchill and the Bigger Bible Truth Winston Churchill (1874–1965) was a British politician and sometimes called himself a …

Love God and Obey

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Service

If you love me, keep my commands….Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. (John 14:15,21) This builds on a previous post titled Trust and Obey. Loving God is Crucial C. S. Lewis …

Trust and Obey

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Safety and Security in Christ, Service

You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. (Psalm 119:4) Obedience Better Than Carefulness Aretta Loving served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for fifty-seven years. One day as she was washing her breakfast dishes, she saw Jimmy, the five-year-old neighbor, coming toward her back porch. She had just finished painting the porch handrails and they needed to dry. …

Power for Living

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Safety and Security in Christ, Service

God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20) Over President’s Day weekend, Winter Storm Uri hit Texas and other parts of the USA with record setting low temperatures. Millions of people lost electricity, water, and heat. It reminded me of a story told …

God’s Secret Agents

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

Angels are only God’s servants, spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation. (Hebrews 1:14) This post, titled God’s Secret Agents,1 builds on previous posts: Jesus our Immanuel, Immanuel Has Come!, and No Fear In Christ. John Paton and God’s Angels John G. Paton (1824-1907) was a Protestant missionary to the Vanuatu Islands near Australia. He ministered to …