MORTALLY WOUNDED FOR US
February 28th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestMortally Wounded for Us"On the 19th of November 1967, in the vicinity of Dak To, Viet Nam Chaplain Charlie Waters was moving with one of the companies of his Battalion w...
February 21st, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestExtravagant LoveOn May 2, 1962, a dramatic advertisement appeared in the San Francisco Examiner: “I don’t want my husband to die in the gas chamber for a crime he did no...
GOD IS LOVE
February 12th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestGod is LoveMy dad used to tell the story of a young man in love who wrote a poem to his beloved teen girlfriend. The poem went as follows…I’d climb the highest mountain,...
BUILDING LOVE IN MARRIAGE
February 7th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestBuilding Love in MarriageA young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, n...
WHEN GOD SHOWS UP
January 30th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWhen God Shows UpOn November 22, 1963 I was in the second grade at Fletcher, Oklahoma Elementary School. We had just complete recess and were returning to our classroom....
January 22nd, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon Forrest (Adapted from Charles Swindall)Connection MattersThe story is told of a man from a remote mountain village who had the opportunity to visit a large modern city for the ...
UNDERSTANDING THE CHURCH
January 17th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestUnderstanding the ChurchOne of the most misunderstood entities in the world is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I had a disagreement with a friend when I was in high...
THE BIG BLACK DOOR
January 10th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Big Black DoorDuring World War II a spy was captured and sentenced to death by a general in the Japanese Army. Before carrying out the sentence the general gave the ...
CATCH THE VISION
January 3rd, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestCatch the Vision!The story’s told about a young preacher who was pastoring a very traditional and established church. The church was beginning to experience phenomenal g...
THE ONLY WAY TO SEE HIM
December 18th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Only Way to See HimIn his book, The Applause of Heaven, Max Lucado writes,"A small cathedral outside Bethlehem marks the supposed birthplace of Jesus. Behind a high ...
THE REAL CHRISTMAS
December 13th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Real ChristmasA pastor was preparing a Christmas message and fell asleep in his study at the church. He dreamed that he was in a world into which Jesus had never com...
NAME THAT CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 5th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestNAME THAT CHRISTMAS CAROLMusic has always played a huge part in the celebration of Advent and Christmas. While the Christmas stories in the New Testament say that the An...