Dear Roger, You have preached almost 50 Easter sermons. What Easter principle means the most to you? Sincerely, Julie Dear Julie, Jesus saw people, not as they were, but as what they might become. This is the essence of the resurrection story. Who the Disciples Were They were a disappointing disaster. For example, the last
Dear Roger, My husband and I were discussing how much you had to believe to be a real Christian? So that’s my question. Sincerely, Lanette Dear Lanette, Christianity is a faith-based religion. Good works, behaviors, and trying to live a good life have absolutely nothing to do with being a Christian. Being a Christian is
Dear Roger, My Bible study had a long discussion on Masons. None of us knew much about Masons except for one person. He told us that they were a secret society that taught that there were others ways to heaven besides believing in Jesus. He thought that Masons accepted all gods of all religions and that Masons
Dear Roger, I am a new Christian. I attend a weekly Bible study with men who have been Christians a long time. Someone mentioned about spiritual gifts but did not stop to explain it. I’d like to know what spiritual gifts are and how they work. I’d like to know if I have one. Please help me.
Dear Roger, Why doesn’t the church in general teach about the spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing, words of knowledge, speaking in tongues, etc. I am starving for this teaching and get it on TV. Sincerely, Starving Dear Starving, I agree. It breaks my heart that the spiritual gifts don’t seem to be taught or emphasized
Dear Roger,There is so much interest and confusion “swirling around” the issues of Muslims, Islam, acculturalization, burqas, terrorists and Islamic extremism. Could you please give us a simple understanding of what Christians need to know about Islam?Sincerely Rachel One Sunday morning after worship, a young man with Arabic features approached me. He looked to be
Dear Roger, Recently two of my young friends have raised questions about the creation story. One, a young lady, had been deeply hurt when another gal at her Bible study group told her that if she didn’t believe in a literal seven days creation, she might not even be a Christian! The other, a young guy science
Dear Roger, There seems to be such competition among churches today. The pastor says the right words but it seems to me that many are engaged in trying to be the biggest and the best. I think Paul might be embarrassed by the competition going on in the churches (and pastors) of our culture today.
Dear Roger, I see temptations, trials, and testing in the Bible. Are they different? How does God use them in our lives? Sincerely, Mike Dear Mike, Solve the following puzzle: You are running away from home. You make three left turns and return home. Who are the two masked men standing there? (The answer is below. Give
Dear Roger, Christians said that if you believe Jesus died for your sins, is the son of God and if you believe in him, your sins are forgiven. However, Jesus said on the mount sermon that if you do not forgive men their sins, God will not forgive your sins. Based on this verse, is