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Contributed on Jul 15, 2018
When Jesus healed people "power went out from Him". This isn't the only time "Power" is spoken about as "coming out" from Jesus when He performed His miracles. What does that mean and what can it mean to us?
OPEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW5OBrB4MRM (0:0 thru 1:52 - where the speaker begins to introduce next video) The video describes how chemicals are used to create the different colors in fireworks. How many of you knew that stuff? Isn’t that cool? All those beautiful fireworks on the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 8, 2018
Sodom was guilty of "an abomination" - and when God saw it "He removed them." What was this abomination and what can that tell us about God's attitude toward this sin? Also, can this "abomination" be forgiven?
OPEN: A man went to see a psychiatrist, and told him, "I’ve been doing some bad things, Doc, and my conscience is troubling me." The psychiatrist thought about that and then said: "And you want something that will STRENGTHEN your will power?" But the man replied, "Well, no. I was thinking ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2018
Haughtiness is a deceptive sin. It's the type of sin that often traps religious people. Do you know how to recognize this sin in your life... and how to protect yourself against it?
POEM: A lion met a tiger as they drew beside a pool. Said the tiger, "Tell me why you're roaring like a fool" "That's not foolish," said the lion with a twinkle in his eyes. "They call me king of all the beasts because I advertise." A rabbit heard the talking and ran home like a ...read more
Contributed on Jun 24, 2018
The people of Sodom cared nothing for the poor and needy, and this is one of the reasons Sodom was destroyed. Do you know why this lack of concern for the helpless angered God?
OPEN: A woman wrote in Reader's Digest about the time when she 10 ten years old and she found a wallet. There wasn’t any money in it, just a paper with a phone number and address on it. But she knew how these things worked. She’d return the wallet to its owner and THEN she’d get a reward! She ...read more
Contributed on Jun 17, 2018
The 3rd sin of Sodom was slothfulness. Why does God hate this, and how can we be condemned of this sin? Hint: too many churches and church goers actually do commit this sin and risk His wrath.
OPEN: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo0KjdDJr1c–time stamp 0:0 thru 2:44 - A Millennial Job Interview) Now, how would you describe that young lady? Was she a self-centered, selfish woman?? Well, yeah. It was very clear that she absolutely had to have a specially created coffee latte every ...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 DID JESUS NEED TO BE BAPTIZED? So 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 ...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