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BBC Countdown to the Resurrection

From March 3rd to April 1st, we invite you to read along with us at BBC thirty Scripture passages of Prophecy and Fulfillment regarding Christ, the Cross and the Resurrection. Email me your request to pastorpaul@bbcnewark.com and they will be in your ‘Inbox’ 6:00 AM every day!

Before You Leave

A friend of mine who worked third shift called me just a few minutes after 8:00 AM.  He had come home from working his eight hours just as he had for years, parked his car, grabbed his lunch pail and then opened the door.  It was then he was greeted with the shock of his […]

Are you Spiritually Fit?

I recently purchased a “Fitbit” for my wife, so she could track the amount of activity she does in a day.  If you’re like me you’ve seen these fitness trackers on every wrist or belt for sometime now as our culture continues to look for technology to enhance our lives. The device counts the number […]

Why America Doesn’t Work

In 1992, Charles Colson and Jack Eckerd wrote a book with the same title.  Their concern then and mine now is the lack of work ethic and integrity.  I am very much afraid the situation has worsened rather than improved in the last 25 years.  In our attempt to create a ‘better’ (happier) world for […]

Looking back – Looking ahead

Even while you are preparing for company coming tonight or tomorrow, there are moments when alone in your thoughts you discover yourself looking back… and looking ahead.  Two ‘Words’ from God come to mind. Looking back. Joel 2:25, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the […]

Hide God’s Word in Your Heart

Recently with our Sunday School teachers, I covered the topic of ‘The Value of Memorizing Scripture.’  Among other thoughts, we considered: The Importance of Memorizing… The Bible keeps us from sin! Psalm 119:11 Memorized Scripture will come to our rescue when we sin. Psalm 119:9 The Bible enables us to become effective Christians. Ephesians 6:17 […]

Is there strife in your home? Part 3

It was 1976 and a pastor from Wyoming came to our home in Iowa to interview us for an assistant pastor position in his church.  One of the questions he asked startled me and has stayed with me.  “Do you and your wife ever fight?” What would you say?  If I tell him ‘Yes’, will […]