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  • War And Peace Series

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 119 ratings
     | 3,901 views

    A look at conflict without and within, and a pathway to real peace between a Christian and God.

    War and Peace James 4:1-10 James begins the fourth chapter of his epistle with the question, “Where do wars and fights come from?” Have you ever stopped to consider that question? I thought about it as well. I read the following statistical data this week regarding national and international ...read more

  • What Kind Of Wisdom? Series

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 134 ratings
     | 1,975 views

    There are really only two kinds of wisdom. Which kind do you have?

    James 3:13-18 What Kind of Wisdom? ATTENTION: Charles Steinmetz designed the generators for Henry Ford’s automobile plants. One day those generators ground to a halt. Not one of Ford’s engineers could get them up and running again. Ford contacted Steinmetz, who came, tinkered ...read more

  • The Problem With Partiality Series

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 27, 2001
    based on 159 ratings
     | 3,787 views

    God is no respecter of persons, and he expects no less for his church!

    The Problem with Partiality James 2:1-13 Are you a fair-minded individual? Do you oppose discrimination? Chances are that most of us alive today would describe ourselves as impartial and fair in most senses. But are we really as fair as we like to think? Suppose that today a cook from the ...read more

  • Is Your Faith Alive Or Dead? Series

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 27, 2001
    based on 105 ratings
     | 3,980 views

    How can you know for sure if you are a Christian? James has a pretty good idea . . .

    Is Your Faith Alive or Dead? James 2:14-26 Suppose I were to stand before you today and hold up this object (in this case, a piece of chewing gum) and tell you that it is a piece of gum. How would you know that what I am saying is true? You could assume that I am telling the truth because ...read more

  • Word Power! Series

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 16, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 2,449 views

    What to do with God’s Word as we seek a more mature walk with Christ.

    Word Power! James 1:19-27 There are a lot of lessons we can learn from the field of medicine. By collecting a list of symptoms and various indicators throughout the body, a doctor can diagnose and treat a disease with remarkable accuracy. As the field advances, more diseases which often proved ...read more

  • What's So Great About Temptation? Series

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 10, 2001
    based on 109 ratings
     | 1,407 views

    Without temptations and trials, Christians will never become mature followers of Christ.

    What’s So Great About Temptation? James 1:1-18 Baby Boomers are coasting into the golden years in record numbers nowadays, bringing with them the trappings of a somewhat new phenomenon: Peter Pan Syndrome. While the surface indicators may not take the rest of us by surprise, the facts are ...read more

  • Benedictus Series

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 1,680 views

    Zacharias praises God for the birth of John.

    Luke 1:64-80 The Songs of Christmas: Benedictus ATTENTION: I sing to our children regularly. It intrigues me that certain songs have a greater calming effect on them than others. For example, “You Are My Sunshine” helps ...read more

  • Gloria! Series

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 1,995 views

    An in-depth look at the angels who proclaimed Christ’s birth.

    The Songs of Christmas: Gloria Luke 2:8-14 As we approach this third message in our series of “songs” from Luke’s gospel, I must begin today by confessing some of the discoveries made in preparation for today. A lot of my preconceived notions have been shaken, and my opinions have had to ...read more

  • Identifying A Cult

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 143 ratings
     | 1,496 views

    All cults have several things in common. See what Paul says they are.

    Colossians 2:18-23 Identifying a Cult ATTENTION: The geology lab is an interesting place to visit. Students of geology learn to identify rocks based on a series of tests. By observing the properties of samples, they are able to come up with an answer with ...read more

  • Knocking Off The Training Wheels Of Legalism

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 129 ratings
     | 1,667 views

    Where does the Law cross the line into legalism? Paul told the Colossians the answer.

    Colossians 2:11-17 Knocking Off the Training Wheels of Legalism My bicycle never had training wheels. I came from the school that said, “Take the plunge!” and “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” When my dad put my bicycle together for me, I was six years old. I was ...read more

  • Immortal Combat

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 1,531 views

    Spiritual warfare for today.

    Ephesians 6:10-18 Immortal Combat Introduction: Most popular video games in recent years have been violent hand-to-hand combat games. Mortal Kombat, the most popular, pits a single warrior against an increasingly hostile force of talented and often magical attackers. The challenge ...read more

  • Snake Oil Peddlers In The Church

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 145 ratings
     | 3,069 views

    Are false teachers prevalent today? You bet! Just take a look at how Paul describes them.

    Colossians 2:1-10 Snake Oil Peddlers in the Church They used to travel the country in multitudes, setting up camp in every village and clearing, peddling their wares. Their product was a concoction of anything from alcohol to spring water, and they claimed to be able to cure every ...read more

  • The Great Commandment

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 4,438 views

    A clear answer to the question, "What Would Jesus Do?"

  • Secret Of Succeeding With God

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 1, 2001
    based on 220 ratings
     | 2,105 views

    Samuel learned early in life what it took to succeed with God, and it made all the difference in the world.

    ATTENTION: No one sets out to fail. A recent series of advertisements for an Internet company portrayed children speaking facetiously about their mediocre aspirations for the future. As much as we laugh at these absurdities, the sad ...read more

  • Make Me Like Mephibosheth

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 1, 2001
    based on 258 ratings
     | 3,589 views

    It all comes down to GRACE, and this story demonstrates a firsthand example.

    ATTENTION: Who’s your hero? Who do you want to be like? Is it an athlete, a politician, a movie star, or a comedian? Everybody in some way wants to be like someone else. Who we choose to be like plays a major part in how we ...read more