Prophecies of Jesus the Christ

Prophecies are one of the most convincing forms of evidence that Jesus was the Christ. In the Old Testament we have evidence of the pre-existence of Jesus from the creation account (Genesis 3:13-15). This is referenced again in John 1:1. There are also hundreds of prophecies which predicted the Messiah and different aspects of his […]

New Bookmark and Teaching Ideas – Sermon Scripture Checklist For Children

Recently I’ve been trying a new approach in my teen Bible class, and it has really started to pay off. This new bookmark that is about to come out is one of the results of these changes. You can read the back story below, but here’s how to use the bookmark in a few different […]

Updates – First Poster and New Tracts from House to House/Heart to Heart

Another Exciting Week I’m excited with the progress this week. Several big pieces of PTP are starting to move into place. Soon you will be seeing the final and official schedule instead of just the tentative one for Polishing the Pulpit. I just checked the registration database and 714 people have registered for PTP this […]

Updates – Big PTP Announcements and Archaeology Moles

Big News For Polishing the Pulpit (PTP) 2013 The last week has produced several bigĀ announcementsĀ for PTP 2013. With over 600 people already registered, and what will be an estimated crowd of 3000 people, PTP 2013 is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever. PTP Schedule Released With over 700 sessions (officially 24% more […]

Interesting Updates Week of April 29, 2013

Sotheby’s Auction of Most Valuable Book Most agree that the first book printed in North America was the Bay Psalm Book. Printed in 1636, they translated the Psalms into English. They were hoping for a translation that reflected the original Hebrew text more closely than the King James Version. They also wanted the Psalms to […]

Bible Proofs Part 3 – Biblical Sex Laws – Biblical Sex Education

In part one of this series we examined the ancient world’s view of medical science and in part two we looked at food laws. Part three we will examine the sex laws in the Bible, how they differed from surrounding cultures, and how they protected God’s people from a variety of problems. Limits on Sexual […]

Physical Blessings, Spiritual Responsibilities

Physical Blessings, Spiritual Responsibilities Luke Griffin We are surrounded by talk of double dip recession, unemployment, and world-wide economic difficulties. Sometimes it is easy to forget just how blessed we really are. America is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. We should stop and think about the things we often take for […]

My Dad

I want to be a little more personal than usual with this post. Today, 11 years ago, my dad passed away. It doesn’t seem that long, but there it is. My feelings are like those described in Two Years Before the Mast when they lost a sailor: “It is like losing a limb…You miss his […]

Seeking Perfection

The Perfect Book Foulis Press books are highly sought after by collectors. In the 1700’s they decided to take on the challenge of producing a perfect book. In 1744 they began producing a flawless edition of Horace. They carefully set out all the type, and employed six experienced proof readers. After it was thought to […]

7 Best Selling Books of All Time – Carrying the Message

I love books. I like their feel, their smell, their history…everything about them. They seem new and nostalgic all at once. They carry on ideas long after each of us is gone, and it is this method that my Lord used to carry His message of salvation to the world; through the book. Let’s take […]