Trash Can or Temple?

By Dr. Ron Jones
Oscar the Grouch is a Muppet character on the television program Sesame Street. He's a green monster with a prickly personality who lives... read more

How Many Times?

By Dr. Ron Jones
"Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" (Matthew 18:21) Peter might have thought he... read more

Rich in Mercy

By Dr. Ron Jones
Imagine yourself as a defendant in a court of law. The prosecuting attorney has rested his case and you await the verdict from the jury.... read more

Thirst Quencher

By Dr. Ron Jones
"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the living God" (Psalm 42:1-2) What are... read more

Blessed Are the Hungry

By Dr. Ron Jones
Have you ever been so hungry that your stomach growls like a lion? Has your mouth ever felt as thirsty as the Sahara Desert? Have you ever... read more

Gentle Jesus

By Dr. Ron Jones
Jesus, meek and gentle, ... read more

Blessed are the Meek

By Dr. Ron Jones
The last time I checked, nobody was looking for meekness in the next president of the United States, or the next coach of the Dallas... read more

Voice of Comfort

By Dr. Ron Jones
Solomon says, "There's a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance" (Ecclesiastes 3:4). ... read more

Godly Sorrow

By Dr. Ron Jones
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." King David's heartfelt words from... read more

Poor in Spirit

By Dr. Ron Jones
The first beatitude Jesus taught introduces us to one of the great paradoxes of the Christian faith: the truly rich person is the one who... read more

Declaration of Dependance

By Dr. Ron Jones
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3). This first beatitude of Jesus is the on-ramp to the... read more

Pursuit of Happiness

By Dr. Ron Jones
John Locke is the English writer who in 1690 wrote, "The necessity of pursuing happiness is the foundation of liberty." He inspired the... read more