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A New Start

While waiting to board a plane at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, I experienced a very special conversation with a medical doctor and his wife. After watching several planes jet into the darkness, the wife wistfully remarked, “I wish I could vanish into space just like that plane and start life all... Read more →

Don’t Give Up

If you had taken a poll and asked, “Name the most hated man in Jericho,” Zacchaeus would have been named on 99% of the ballots. And then you’d ask the second question, “Who is the least likely person to want to see Jesus?” Zacchaeus would once again have been at... Read more →

Enemies and Allies

TOUGH ENEMIES (1 Peter 4-5) We have formidable opponents in our quest to become more like Christ: 1) the unholy sinful tendencies that come from within us, 2) the unholy world all around us with its attractive bait that camouflages the hook of sin, and 3) the lies and deeds... Read more →

Seeking and Saving

“The Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). I suggest that this verse is the central, key text of the Gospel of Luke. What wondrous truths are stated here, in the most amazingly simple language. Here are fifteen one-syllable words, only... Read more →

Sanctified by Truth

“Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth” (John 17:17). True Christian living is nothing more nor less than the manifestation of Christ in the life of the believer (Philippians 2:21). And the only secret of Christ-centered living is occupation with Christ Himself. For this purpose, God has given... Read more →


There is a priceless lesson in the interesting story of Zacchaeus. If anyone is serious about his soul’s salvation, serious in the pursuit of truth, serious in her desire after Christ, that person will—most assuredly—get all they seek for, and much more beside. The earnest seeker is sure to become... Read more →

10 Reasons to be Holy

“Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). Why does a believer desire to be more holy? Well, first of all, it is an instinct that is built into him at the time of his conversion. He receives a new hatred of sin and a new love of... Read more →

He Knows Your Name

“O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me” (Psalm 139:1). What did they call Zacchaeus in his hometown of Jericho? Most folks recognized him as the chief tax collector. The Romans may have identified him with a number. He was merely one cog in the huge machine that brought... Read more →

Never Give Up

Jesus, Our Example Never give up. This is a message echoed again and again in the Scriptures. Consider Jesus, the author and the finisher of our salvation (Hebrews 12:1-2). Jesus finishes what He starts (Philippians 1:6). He did not spar with the devil for a season. He locked the enemy... Read more →

Better Than Gold

There are some who think that salvation is similar to a present they receive in the mail. While it was good and kind of the Lord to send this gift to them, they imagine that He remains at a great distance from them. Have you ever felt like this? If... Read more →

Sinless Perfection?

Question: Is sinless perfection possible in this life? Answer: Ephesians 4:13 says that the spiritual gifts are given to build up the body of Christ “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the... Read more →

Hurrying to Jesus

We live in a day and age where people like to hurry. We like to run around and see how much we can get done. Luke describes for us how Zacchaeus “Ran … and climbed up into a sycomore tree” in order to see Jesus (Luke 19:4). Zacchaeus, though he... Read more →

Knowing God’s Will

“This is the will of God, even your sanctification” (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Discovering God’s will is not necessarily a complicated process. He has given us many simple and clearly stated principles for life. For example, we are told it is “the will of God, that with well doing ye may... Read more →

Time with Jesus

“I must abide at thy house” (Luke 19:5). Without question one of the most remarkable Christian doctrines is that Jesus Christ Himself through the presence of the Holy Spirit will actually enter a heart, settle down, and be at home there. Christ will make the human heart His abode.  One... Read more →

Saved and Kept

“This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham” (Luke 19:9). Jesus does not mean that every member of Zacchaeus’ family automatically got saved because Zacchaeus did. A man’s salvation does not extend to his wife and children—they must personally repent and... Read more →

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