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Contributed on May 31, 2020
Peter told the crowd at Pentecost: "Save Yourself from this crooked generation." But there's a few problems with that statement. Do you know what those problems are, and what the Bible says about those objections?
OPEN: In a third-grade class, the teacher asked Johnnie, “Is the world round?” “No, ma’am,” was the reply. “It isn’t?” exclaimed the teacher. “Then I suppose it’s flat?” “No, ma’am.” “Well, honey, if the world isn’t round and it’s not flat… then what is it?” Johnnie smiled and replied: “My dad says ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2020
The cornerstone of Christian worship is The Lord's Supper. But sometimes this foundational part of church is buried by other stuff. What could bury Communion and how can we avoid that danger?
On Sunday July 4th, 1848 a cornerstone was laid for the Washington Monument. It was made of pure white marble weighing 24,500 pounds and had been dragged through the streets of Washington from the railroad station to the site. It was a dramatic event - attended by a crowd of about 20,000 people. ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2020
A funeral message for a farmer based upon the homespun homily by Paul Harvey - "God Made A Farmer"
(This funeral message was built around Paul Harvey’s homespun homily on farmers entitled “God Made A Farmer” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRDaPEaDJ7E. The funeral home played Paul’s Harvey’s speech just before the message) God made a farmer. In Genesis 2:8 & 15 we read that “… God planted ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2020
Who are you? Whose name do you bear? And what difference does that make to your life?
OPEN: There was a famous singer back in the 70’s named Jim Croce. He wrote songs like “Time in a bottle,” “Don’t mess around with Jim”, and others. One of the last songs he wrote began with these words… “Like the pine trees linin' the windin' road, I've got a name, I've got a ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2020
In Acts 2:42, fellowship is named the 2nd item the church devoted themselves to. Why 2nd? Was that a mere accident, or was there a special importance God wanted us to see in that part of worship?
OPEN: I’ve heard from several people in our congregation church (as well as a number of preachers I’ve spoken with) and everybody seems to agree this lock-down is getting old. Online worship is OK… but it’s no replacement for real church. Well, everyone is tired of online worship with the ...read more
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Contributed on May 5, 2013
POWER AND DISCIPLINE Over here is a wall socket. There is power in that socket. Because of that power, I can plug lamps, fans, microwaves and phone chargers into it and magically empower those devises. I can even plug a car charger into a wall socket and revive a dead car battery (like I’ve had ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2013
THE BLOOD AND WATER Before I became a minister I attended a secular college for a couple of years. While I was there I took several classes I thought would help me when I went to Bible college, and some of those classes were in Philosophy. Now Philosophy and Christianity are somewhat at ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2013
Why would Jesus need to be baptized by John? Well... Jesus' baptism by John was the beginning of Jesus' ministry. Mark 1:1 starts out: "The BEGINNING of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God" and then Mark starts telling us about Jesus' baptism by John. In Luke 3:23 ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2013
THE DEADLY DISEASE OF SIN The Bible is very blunt about sin – it doesn’t matter how YOU grade your sin, if you don’t accept that you’ve sinned… you can’t fix the problem. It’s like a man having a deadly disease. He experiencing distressing physical problems but doesn’t KNOW he’s going to die ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2012
PAX ROMANA About 27 years before Jesus was born Rome experienced something unique that history has called Pax Romana = the peace of Rome. Beginning with the reign of Augustine, Emperor of Rome and lasting till about 180 A.D. (a period of 200 years) Rome was at peace. They had few internal ...read more