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Contributed on Aug 13, 2018
Peter's denial of Jesus gives us the perfect example of how a person who falls can be forgiven and start over.
Introduction: A. The year was 1779. 1. He was a loyal patriot, a prosperous businessman, a natural leader and an obvious choice to be captain of the Connecticut State Militia. 2. He proved to be a good military leader. 3. He received much praise and acclaim, but when Congress created five ...read more
Contributed on Jul 30, 2018
When Jesus washed Peter's feet, he learned that he needed cleansing and that he needed to become a servant like Jesus.
Introduction: A. In the opening monologue of the movie Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks’ character recalls his mother’s words about shoes: “My mama always said you could learn a lot from other people’s shoes; where they been…(Pointing to the shoes of the woman sitting next to him on the bench). Those look ...read more
Contributed on Jul 30, 2018
Just like Peter learned, there really isn't anywhere else to go and no one else to go to, other than Jesus.
A. As you are well aware, we live in a day that can be described as an age of pluralism. 1. Pluralism has many meanings, but one meaning has to do with there being many different options from which we can choose. 2. Just like there are many channel choices in cable television (200 or 300 or ...read more
Contributed on Jul 16, 2018
There was a lot for Peter and for us to learn from the fish with a coin in its mouth!
Introduction: A. You’ve probably heard the phrase “That Sounds Fishy,” haven’t you? 1. I got to wondering where that phrase came from and I wondered if it came from the outrageous fish stories that fisherman like to tell. 2. So, I did a little research and discovered that it actually originated ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2018
God's glory can be seen and experienced through worshiping and serving.
Introduction: A. Have you ever had a “Mountain Top” Experience? 1. “Mountain Top” Experiences are those moments in our lives when we feel God’s presence in a glorious and powerful way - in a way we don’t experience every day. 2. Perhaps for you, one of those moments came when you were in a ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 18, 2011
HEED THE COMMANDS In July of 1976, Israeli commandos made a daring raid at an airport in Uganda, in which 103 Jewish hostages were freed. In less than 15 minutes, the soldiers had killed all 7 of the kidnappers and set the captives free. As successful as the rescue was, however, three of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2011
ENGAGING GOD'S POWER Spiritual growth and success is a partnership with God. Paul captured this idea in Philippians 2:12-13, where he wrote: "continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." We ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2010
Do you remember Jesus’ radical prescription for avoiding temptation? In Matthew 5:27-30, He suggested that we should cut out or cut off whatever it is that leads us into sin. In the news this week was the story of Hartford, CT resident Jonathan Metz, a single man, who lived alone, who while ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2010
The story is told of a 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. 1. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. 2. The boy was doing well, but he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2009
RAWLINS KEPT U.S. GRANT ON HIS HORSE Ulysses S. Grant was a 4 star general of the union forces during the Civil War and became the 18th President of the United States. John A. Rawlins was Grant’s friend and fellow general, who became Grant’s chief of staff. During the Civil War, no one was ...read more