Posts by Rev. Roy W. Hefti (Page 2)

Posts by Rev. Roy W. Hefti (Page 2)

COMMON SIN & UNCOMMON GRACE

The trials and temptations which besiege young Joseph do not break the godly young man.  St. Paul put it this way:  “No testing has overtaken you except ordinary testing. But God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability, but when he tests you, He will also bring about the outcome that you are able to bear it”…

GOD’S SECRET SERVICE

On Jacob’s homeward march to the land of Canaan, the Bible tells us that “the angels of God met him.” “Angels” are still a trendy subject in the tabloids, magazines, bookstores and television.  A number of years ago, TV favorites included Highway To Heaven and Touched By An Angel.  In the theaters, Christopher Lloyd helped win ball games as an angel in Angels In…

PARADISE LOST…PARADISE REGAINED

Long ago two partners in crime sat in the bushes.  They had a different look in their eyes that day. Nervously, their trembling fingers sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.  Now they were filled with shame – something they had never felt before. They had no peace, no joy, no hope.  It was a case of paradise lost. Every son of Adam and every daughter of Eve since…

THE ANTI-CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN – HERE WE GO AGAIN

Christmas is upon us and here we go again – the anti-Christmas campaign. This year, a principal in Nebraska recently stirred the pot by outlawing candy canes in school because “historically, the shape is a ‘J’ for Jesus.” This month, Newsweek carries the story of Eric Sprankle, Psy.D, an associate…

“THE BALAAM SYNDROME”

As the calendar year winds down and Advent ushers in a new church year, our thoughts focus on the future.  The Scriptures clearly tell us what awaits those who trust in Jesus and those who don’t. When it comes to the future, one writer describes what he calls “the Balaam syndrome.” You can read about the sorcerer, Balaam, in the Old Testament book of Numbers (chapters…