Posts tagged with ‘Sparks’

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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 […]

Beyond Tolerance

by Jim Wallace

Diversity.  Tolerance.  Inclusivity.  These are the buzzwords, the politically correct, celebrated virtues of our current American culture. Let’s be honest with ourselves.  All these are very commendable qualities . . . when rightly applied. God created diversity—He’s incredibly creative.  He has been supremely tolerant, for thousands of years, with our sin (see Romans 2:4).  And […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maximizing Your Time in God’s Word

by Jim Wallace

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12). I was so excited to hear that at least a couple […]

Maximizing Your Time in God’s Word

by Jim Wallace

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12). I was so excited to hear that at least a couple […]

No Greater Love . . .

by Jim Wallace

I watched Sunday night as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, was interviewed by CBS News Anchor Norah O’Donnell.  The White House had just issued a Coronavirus Advisory urging Americans not to attend group meetings consisting of more than 50 people—a number that was lowered to 10 by Monday afternoon. O’Donnell asked Dr. […]

Which Church Should I Choose?

by Jim Taylor

Maybe for one reason or another you’re interested in going to a church for the first time, or returning to church and seeking a relationship with God after perhaps having been away from church for a long time. You’re wondering, “What the difference between the different kinds of churches?  Should I attend a Roman Catholic […]

Does “Asking Jesus Into Your Heart” Save? Part 4

by Jim Wallace

So, given that there are many who claim to believe in Christ and yet demonstrate no evidence or fruit that they are saved, just exactly what is the Bible talking about when it talks about believing in Jesus in such a way that it saves? Perhaps the clue is found in the book of James.  […]