Month: May 2013

 

Displaying God’s Glory

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2013

I love baseball and have been a fan of the sport since I was a little kid. I especially enjoy following the Detroit Tigers. But during a recent season, the Tigers’ poor play and losing record early in the season frustrated me greatly. So for my own personal well-being, I took a break. I spent 4 days avoiding anything to do with my favorite team.

worry less

According to the World Health Organization, Americans are more prone to anxiety than people in other nations. The study revealed that 31 percent of Americans suffer from this disorder at some point in their lifetime. The chief culprits that lead to this anxiety are money, work, and the pressure to achieve and succeed. According to the study, Americans’ anxiety is five times higher than that of people in Third World nations.

A fresh perspective on the story of the Good Samaritan

In Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, we tend to point a finger at those who passed by the wounded man. But what if they had good reason to look the other way?

True Sacrifice

Eric was one of the good guys. As a police officer, he saw his work as service to his community and was fully committed to serving at all costs. Evidence of this desire was seen on the door of Eric’s locker at the police station, where he posted John 15:13.

Glory Due His Name

By Rohit Chacko, India How would you feel, O son of man, When you have fashioned An exquisite work of art Yet is deprived of its credit? I was deprived of the due praise When by My hands I’ve put forth The heavens and the earth, The seen and the unseen. Work of My hands, [...]

make the time

Are you busy? We can easily become overwhelmed with all the responsibilities that loom over us on any given day. We have calendar apps, appointment reminders, and handy lists to keep us organized. I enjoy finding new ways to use my time wisely and stay on task, but I have to be careful not to put my trust in my plans over the One who holds the plan. More importantly, I need to understand that while life often “just happens,” I must approach it with intentionality.

Glory Due His Name

By Rohit Chacko, India How would you feel, O son of man, When you have fashioned An exquisite work of art Yet is deprived of its credit? I was deprived of the due praise When by My hands I’ve put forth The heavens and the earth, The seen and the unseen. Work of My hands, [...]

Looking at how Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan leaves little space for interpretation

An unscrupulous lawyer is always on the lookout for a loophole in the law. But when a crafty attorney tried to pick holes in God’s Law, Jesus left him no wiggle room.

What Jesus Said About Resurrection, Part I

Travel to Israel with Mart DeHaan and hear from scholars and authorities in the field of New Testament studies as they explore Jesus’ claims and examine the evidence for his resurrection. In this 2-part presentation, you’ll see Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified and buried, and Bethany where, according to the Gospels, he was last seen on earth. Decide for yourself whether or not the resurrection of Jesus is the single most important event in history.

Runtime: Approximately 30 minutes

A Debtor

As a young man, Robert Robinson (1735–1790) enjoyed getting into trouble with his friends, so the stories go. At age 17, though, he heard a sermon by George Whitefield from Matthew 3:7, and realized his need for salvation in Christ. The Lord changed Robinson’s life, and he became a preacher. He also wrote several hymns, including his best-known “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”

judgment of justice

An acquaintance of mine, who is highly intelligent and has a philosophical bent, also carries antipathy toward God and religion. He enjoys being provocative, recently quoting the second-century philosopher Epicurus who said: “There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.”

Navigating The Storm

The ancient people of the nation of Axum (located on the Red Sea in modern Ethiopia) discovered that the stormy winds of the monsoon season could be harnessed by sail for speedy navigation. Rather than dreading the high winds and rains, they learned how to navigate their way through the storm.

What Jesus Said About Resurrection, Part II

Travel to Israel with Mart DeHaan and hear from scholars and authorities in the field of New Testament studies as they explore Jesus’ claims and examine the evidence for his resurrection. In this 2-part presentation, you’ll see Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified and buried, and Bethany where, according to the Gospels, he was last seen on earth. Decide for yourself whether or not the resurrection of Jesus is the single most important event in history.

Runtime: Approximately 30 minutes

the greatest gift

My 9-year-old Ugandan son and I often list the things he’s done the past few years—activities that he could not have done if he were still orphaned and living in extreme poverty. In his village, he never would have received a formal education, eaten sushi, gone surfing, read books, flown in an airplane, played tennis, or even had running water and electricity in his home.

Heavenly Country

During high school, my closest friend and I took a pair of horses out for an afternoon ride. We slowly roamed through fields of wildflowers and wooded groves. But when we nosed the horses in the direction of the barn, they took off toward home like twin rockets. Our equine friends knew that it was time for dinner and a good brushing, and they could hardly wait.


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