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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
Contributed on Jun 10, 2018
The 2nd sin Sodom was condemned for was "abundance of bread". What could that possibly mean, and how can we be sure we don't fall into the same trap that condemned this evil city?
OPEN: We showed this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpyNoA1b20g (From timestamp 0.0 to 0.35) Just so you know, I’m pretty sure you’re not going to get this at Kentucky Fried Chicken any time soon. An order of 10 of these wings will cost you $45 and an order of 50 wings (plus ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2018
Sodom was guilty of six sins and the first on the list was "pride". What is it about pride that makes God so angry and how can we avoid that sin?
OPEN: A man told of driving West Texas highway. There were no cars in sight and he was going about 70 mph when suddenly, as he went over a crest in the road, he could see up ahead a huge hawk feeding on a rabbit who’d been killed by a passing vehicle. Now ordinarily, what do you think a bird would ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2018
This was a message I delivered at the funeral for a child who had been born "still born".
(Funeral for a stillborn held at the church building) During the viewing time I had an opportunity to talk with the mother (of the stillborn’s) son. He’s about 4 years old and was playing at reading a Bible in the back pew. I asked him if he knew what book he was “reading”. “Yeah,” he ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2018
You'd think that mature Christians wouldn't argue among each other... but they do. Why do they do that, how can we keep ourselves from hurting Jesus with that destructive habit?
OPEN: A preacher told of how his family would spend weekends at his grandparents when he was a boy. In winter, they’d slide down a grassy hill on an old car hood. In the spring, before the fields were plowed, they’d play football in those fields, and when the fields were plowed they’d have dirt ...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