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Ballance in Grace, Faith, and Works

Faith that doesn’t lead us to do good deeds is all alone and dead! (James 2:17 CEV) There is always a debate raging in the Church about the role of … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dangerous Comparisons

We do not dare to compare ourselves with those who think they are very important. They use themselves to measure themselves, and they judge themselves by what they themselves are. … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Words Words Words

In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise. (Proverbs 10:19) Social media has given us all a platform. Some use that … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment


  Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained…. (Proverbs 29:18 NASB) My parents had the best orange tree I have ever seen. When in season, the bows of … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · Leave a comment


Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment


“And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:26) I’m not what you … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment


“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment


“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

Nabeel Qureshi — Reasoned Cases for Christ

I never had the pleasure of meeting Nabeel but I watched a number of his videos and of course all of his VLog videos during his illness. I truly felt … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

When God Shuts The Door

So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in. (Genesis 7:16) If you’ve been watching the … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Standing Or Falling

And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Note to Our Friends Who Follow Us!

Hey, friends! Greetings! I wanted to write a quick note to those of you who follow us on our WordPress site, randybunch.wordpress.com. We are now posting from another website as … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment


Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Our Covenant of Peace

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, (Isaiah 53:5) Almost anything is for sale today. In our supply and demand, consumer-minded society, there is little that cannot be obtained … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Fires of Freedom

“The Second Day of July 1776 will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. . . . It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Defense of the Faith

“…I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.” (Philippians 1:17) My favorite class to teach at Summit Bible College, where I serve as an adjunct professor and graduate advisor, … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 3 Comments


“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Field On Which I Died

But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Brave New World Here and Now

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Make Believers

“…having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Timothy 3:5) A recent worldview survey by the American Culture and Faith Institute[1] has … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Shades of Grey

Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. (Romans … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment


But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 2 Comments


“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Fearfully, Wonderfully

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. (Psalms 139:14) While the myth of Evolution is … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

In the Bonds of our Brothers

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated — since you yourselves are in the body also.” (Hebrews 13:3) In his book, Tortured for Christ, Richard Wurmbrand, … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Specks and Crumbs

And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? (Matthew 7:3) “Hey!” My wife calls me from … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dead or Alive

“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:22) We are a divided nation today. Factions war against each other based … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

By the Numbers

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Unlikely Voices

“Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Love and Hate

You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. (Psalms 97:10) When Dan Cathy, CEO … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

July 4

I’m floating quietly in our pool looking into the sky. I like the sunset hour for swimming. It is so peaceful, so quiet. I haven’t heard the sounds of any … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

When Sin Defiles And Freedoms Fade

“looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;” (Hebrews 12:15). In ours … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment


“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)  Never is … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Light Enough

“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105) If you haven’t learned this about God yet, I will tell you that He … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

All The Wrong Places

“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13) In 1980, … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment


“For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment


“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) If there is one thing certain about life, it is change. Take a good look … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment


Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33) Today I was … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Crisis of Infinitesimal Proportions

Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! (Matthew 23:24) Have you ever been caught doing something that was innocent enough in itself, yet you still felt … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · Leave a comment


Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

One Man

“Therefore just as through the trespass of ONE MAN came condemnation for all men, so through the righteous act of One came justification of life for all men.” (Romans 5:18 … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment


“Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Irrepressible Good News

“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you…” (2 Thessalonians 3:1) Mark Twain once humorously … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Him

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)  There is no doubt about … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 2 Comments


“Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Times They Are A-Changin’

“These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment


“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) It’s not often that I’m … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seeing the Invisible

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval. By faith we understand that the … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Clear Light of Day

“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Definite Article

“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) To be certain, Jesus is the … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Word Made Flesh

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14)  From the early pages of the Bible, when God first foretold of the “seed of the woman” who would … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ears to Hear

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:22) It is not without reason that Jesus uses this phrase at the end … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Believing is Perceiving

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) What you perceive to be true becomes the reality in which you live. This is not meant to … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Right Path

He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name. (Psalm 23:3 New Century Version) As a young man at Bible … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 1 Comment


“…in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) When Paul spoke to his young protégé, Timothy, about a reprobate … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

More Blessed

“I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The God Who Wastes Nothing

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The End of Friendly Fire

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity.” (Psalm 133:1) There are a lot of things for which the Church of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment


For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Cost of Losing Our Cultural Conscience

I believe America could be one election away from the total and complete bankruptcy of her moral conscience. It’s not that the election itself would be cause for this moral … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

God of the Now

“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Truth Behind the Lie

“But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

More Than Meaning for the Moment

“…while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Difference

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35) If being a Christian doesn’t do something to fundamentally change us, … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment


“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God.” (Psalm 92:13) In our front yard on Franklin Street, where I grew … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Church and State

“Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.” (1 Peter 2:17) The scriptures teach us to respect authorities, whether they be spiritual, civil, or domestic, and the … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Missing In Action

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment


“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Is Your Name?

“Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone). (John 1:42) God knows you. … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The God Who Sees

She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, “You’re the God who sees me!” “Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!” (Genesis 16:13 … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Standing Place

“If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)  I am not a builder, but I know enough about the craft to know that regardless of how … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

God Alone

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.” (James 5:13) I am a big believer in the local church. We are called to … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 1 Comment


“Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set.” (Proverbs 22:28) When looking up the verse above for this article, I was surprised by how much the Bible … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment


“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.” (Psalm 34:3) If you were to ask many people how they would describe the task of trying … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Five Steps in the Dark

“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Fool’s Tale

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good. God looks down from heaven … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment


“For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. (Malachi 3:6) It’s not a word we use a lot today, and … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Great Expectations

“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29) We’ve all heard … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Facets of His Grace

“For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 1 Comment


“He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3) God is in to “fixer-uppers.” He likes to fix things. I have a southern heritage, though I was the … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Running Well

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Temerity of Anonymity

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meddlesome Love

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.” (Revelation 3:19) This year when my son came home from the University of Hawaii, Manoa to … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Audience of One

“…for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” (John 12:41) All of us must decide whom we will choose to please in life. It has … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Price, a Place, and a Purpose

“A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give Me a drink.’ For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crisis of Commitment

Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered him, “ Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow Me afterward.” Peter said to … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment


“…To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free” (Isaiah 58:6) I want a superpower. It seems that superheroes are all the rage right now. You can’t go … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Gospel’s Irrepressible Light

“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Made for More

There is no remembrance of former things, Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come By those who will come after. (Ecclesiastes 1:11) Solomon, the wisest … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Better Together

Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

The God Who Answers By Fire

And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “ Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

When Time Shall Be No More

“…For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14) Shortly after the Northridge earthquake of 1994, I … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pursuit of Approval

“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Plain Path

“I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts. I have restrained my feet … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Wider World

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment


“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Curse of Comparison

“And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:26) The Bible is clear … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

God At Work

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment


“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 I don’t know much. It’s not a statement of humility; it’s just a fact. I take comfort … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Light in the Dark

“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment