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Posts tagged with ‘Jesus’

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What’s Your Method?

by Jim Wallace

What’s Your Method?  Did Jesus really command us to preach the Gospel to all creation?  Well, there it is, in Mark 16:15:  “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” At first glance, it seems a little extreme, doesn’t it?  What difference is the Gospel going to […]

Springing a Leak

by Jim Wallace

Spring has sprung! That means most of the grass in my lawn has turned green. But there are always significant patches of yellow and brown, either because my automatic sprinklers aren’t reaching all the areas they’re supposed to, or it’s been a really hard winter. So, every year about this time, I pull the old […]

What Really Matters

by Jim Wallace

Just how much has changed in the past six weeks became apparent to me once again, this time in a doctor’s office. I was seeing my infectious disease specialist, Dr. Parker, about the infection from my recent Achilles tendon surgery.  However, I was just as intent on quizzing him about what he recommended I do […]

Who Will You Listen To?

by Jim Wallace

It’s Spring. And like the rest of America during the Covid-19 crisis, we’re stuck at home. And if you’re my wife, that means it’s time for Spring cleaning! I’ve resisted the urge, but Jeanie’s whirlwind of cleaning ambitions motivated me to clean out my file cabinet. I came to a file overflowing with various oddly […]

You’re so Vain

by Jim Wallace

“I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity and striving after wind” (Ecclesiastes 4:4). “You’re So Vain” is the title of a hit song of the ‘70s by singer Carly Simon.  It depicts her evaluation of […]

Report from your Missionary

by Jim Wallace

As I’ve mentioned on a number of occasions, God has apparently called me to be a missionary to the medical community in Reno.  Due to my frequent visits for both emergency and chronic medical conditions, I have repeated opportunities to share the Gospel with medical personnel in our city.  I have now shared my Covid-19 […]

The Unthinkable

by Jim Wallace

The unthinkable happened this morning. We ran out of toilet paper. The thought is sobering enough, but before your imagination runs wild, let me assure you that the crisis was averted. First, it was an epidemic (in two bathrooms only), and not a pandemic (the third bathroom had some).  And Jeanie did come to my […]

Covid-19, the Fear of the Lord & Unbelieving Friends

by Jim Wallace

“Oh, oh, I’m getting scared. . .  It could be true.”  It was a landmark statement, considering its source.  He was a 20-year old cook, a self-professed hedonist, self-assured that there would be no consequence in this life or the next for his “if it feels good, do it” lifestyle. I was a 33-year-old seminary […]

Why We Need to Fear the Lord

by Jim Wallace

Jesus’ brief rebuke of two of his closest disciples, James and John, ought to make us pause and consider our own spiritual lives and ambitions.  “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them” (Luke 9:55-56a). The […]

Fear—Not Always a Bad Thing

by Jim Wallace

The unthinkable has happened. One hundred million Americans are on lockdown—ordered to stay home.  Fifty-five million American school children are at home—as states have cancelled classes for who knows how long.  Non-essential businesses are shuttered everywhere.  All mass gatherings have been cancelled or postponed—even, God forbid, sporting spectaculars such as March Madness and the 2020 […]