Prayer

Should We Test the Lord for Answers?

Recently, I received the following question about prayer which many people share: "Last year, my wife and I were offered an investment opportunity that really caught our attention. The opportunity was not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. It appeared to be a legitimate situation that came about on its own merit. We discussed it and…

Prayer

Knowing Jesus

Knowing about Jesus is Not the Same as Knowing Jesus "Dear Mr. Wilson: I am 51 years old and have attended church all of my life. I was baptized at 14, read large portions of the Bible, and heard more sermons than I can count. After reading last month’s Wake Up Report!, I learned that…

Trinity

What is Jesus Doing?

Last month we investigated the existence of Jesus before He came to Earth. This month we will investigate His work in Heaven before and after He came to Earth. Jesus Speaks for the Godhead Before the universe was created, the Father and the Holy Spirit agreed that Jesus would be the "voice" for the Trinity….

Suffering

Fear Monsters

1 John 4:18 According to a Greek legend, there was a courtier named Damocles (dam-o-clees) who served a tyrant. King Dionysius II (di-o-nee-see-us) was lavishly self-indulgent, incompetent and immoral. Dionysius had obtained the throne through subterfuge and mutiny, and his subjects despised him for it. The king employed Damocles primarily because he was witty and…

Church

How Should Christians Respond to Paul

Christians have diverse opinions regarding what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:1-15. For example, Paul could have been writing that it is a sin for men to wear long hair like women and women to wear short hair like men. Paul’s counsel to the church at Corinth was based on Old Testament principles that superficial…