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Contributed on Jul 25, 2015
Fear and anger have a way of causing us to stray from God's will. Jonah shows us a clear example of this and Jesus shows us how to avoid it.
Growing up as a child in the midst of American patriotism during the cold war with Russia, I remember hearing it said by otherwise good Christian people that they wished we would just launch a bunch of our atomic warheads at Russia and blow them off the map. Some would even look at biblical books ...read more
Contributed on Jul 11, 2015
Are we reluctant or willing when God commissions us? Jonah is a great study in God's heart verses our own when it comes to mercy and grace.
Join me in a look at Jonah. 2 Kings 14: 23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, became king in Samaria, and reigned forty-one years. 24 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from all the sins of ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2015
In light of the recent tragedy in South Carolina, I gave this message on Father's Day.
1 Peter 4:1-19 (Read) What kind of people offer forgiveness to those who murder their family members? What motivates people to even consider forgiveness towards their enemies? Who has the influential power to cause this kind of response? Do we have that kind of faith? Do ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2015
Destitute and broken people are those God seeks to save. Who but the poor in spirit are prepared to receive the King of kings and enter the kingdom of heaven?
Last week we began a study of the book of Ruth. We went through chapter one where Naomi is the chief character. Naomi is married and has two sons. They live in the bread basket of Israel, Bethlehem, but a famine hits and Naomi’s husband moves his family to Moab where he and both his sons ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2015
Naomi is the theologian of the book of Ruth. Her faith under the greatest trials has an impact on her daughter-in-law, Ruth, so that Ruth is ready to accept Naomi's God as her God.
Open your Bibles to the book of Ruth. Ruth is one of two books in our Bibles that is named after a woman, the other being Esther. Both of these books are in the Old Testament and both involve times of great tragedy and great triumph through God’s grace. Both are also depictions of ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 20, 2012
Why did Jesus come to us as a baby? To fulfill prophecy? To be one with us, one of us, one we could know and understand, one we could see and believe in, one who takes away our sins through his own body and blood? All this and much more! Let me share an insight from Brisa, my three year old ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2012
UNDER THE INFLUENCE David Kupelian's book The Marketing of Evil, published in 2005, is an eye-opening study of what we face today. I wish every parent would read it. Does anyone here remember what happened to Robert Bauman in 1980? He was elected in 1973 as representative of the First ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2012
SHANNON'S SACRIFICE It was March 24, 1998 in Westside Middle School near Jonesboro, Arkansas. A total of five people, four female students and a teacher, were killed at a school shooting. Ten people, nine students and one teacher, were injured. The perpetrators of the shooting were two students, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 28, 2011
PUZZLES AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE At our traditional family Christmas gathering with Jenny's side of the family, somebody always brings a puzzle (usually 1000 piece) to put together as part of the festivities. Later, Jenny's mom will frame it and put it on the wall in their family room where ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2011
WE NEED MODELS Peter tells us not only that Jesus Christ is the model but what are the tools and pieces to put together so that this model is complete and working for God's glory and our security in our lives. I remember getting a model car for a birthday present when I was about 12. It ...read more