A Father's Gift

  • Posted on: 3 May 2015
  • By: Chris Strevel

At the age of five or six, I stood next to a pine tree in our back yard and watched my father burn some Rock and Roll records. He said that he had come under conviction that these were dishonoring to the Lord and that he did not want them in our home. Soon thereafter, our television went to the street, broken up, as I recall, so as not to be used by someone else.

The Joy of Jesus

  • Posted on: 19 April 2015
  • By: Chris Strevel

Though he was the Man of sorrows, we should never think that sorrow dominated our Lord’s emotional life. It is true that his appointed office was to drink the cup of God’s wrath against sin. He bore our griefs, carried our sorrows, and took our weaknesses upon himself. Every healing, raising, and feeding cost him part of his soul’s compassion. He never offered to his Father what cost him nothing.  Between the wine at Cana and the blood at Calvary, he spared himself no tears or groans for the plight of sinners.