Posts by Allen Webster

On Hidden Treasure and Found Pearls

On Hidden Treasure and Found Pearls Jesus gave twin parables to teach the same lesson: salvation is worth giving up everything to possess. The first is of a man who stumbles upon hidden treasure in a field. He gladly and quickly sells his property to purchase that field (Matthew 13:44). The second is of…

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Lessons from an Old Warrior

Lessons from an Old Warrior The average age of men in the Civil War was 25.8 years; World War I was 24; World War II was 26; Vietnam was 22; and the average age in the US military today is 29. War is young men’s work, but King David was still fighting giants thirty…

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Not Far from the Kingdom

Not Far from the Kingdom “When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, ‘You art not far from the kingdom of God’” (Mark 12:34). Jesus could see right through people. They might hide behind pleasantries and smiles around each other but not with Jesus. He knew all men (John 2:24–25). The…

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