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Contributed on Oct 12, 2021
Sometimes what God permits us to lose or endure, points us to the truth that He is all we really need. It's a matter of learning to trust God in the good and in the bad. It's a matter of trusting God and not trusting the things that He provides.
Do you trust God? I mean do you really trust God? Back in 1859 there was a tightrope walker by the name of Charles Blondin. He amazed the world when he walked the tightrope across Niagara Falls. The cable sagged about 60 ft in the middle and formed a sharp slope and the drop below him was ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2021
As we look at the life of Elijah, I think we will see a resemblance of what he went through and what we go through today as we serve our Savior.
If you've been with us for the past 7 weeks then you know that we took a journey to visit the seven churches that Jesus wrote letters to in the Book of Revelation. We found that those messages still apply to our individual lives and our churches today. Now we're going to change gears for ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2021
Throughout life, we will face some critical decisions just as Daniel's three friends did. If we choose to deny the Lord, we may escape the threats and the suffering for a brief time, but the day of us leaving this world will eventually come.
Last time we saw how Nebuchadnezzar had become emperor over a vast empire and was wondering how he could bring all the people together. He remembered his dream from years before and decided to construct a gold statue. Then he ordered the people as they hear the orchestra play, they were to bow ...read more
Contributed on Sep 29, 2021
Nebuchadnezzar remembers the huge statue from his dream years before and the fact that he was the head of gold on that statue. So, he had constructed a huge statue as the representative of the new state religion.
Tonight, we get into the beginning of chapter 3 in the book of Daniel. We will talk tonight about Nebuchadnezzar's gold statue. You know, all of us face trials and afflictions in our life. Sooner or later all of us face hard times. It's in those hard times that we need a strong ...read more
Contributed on Sep 29, 2021
Churches also can look good on the outside, but when you “taste” what they're doing, you find it's only a facade. That was the case with the church in Laodicea.
How many Coca-Cola drinkers do we have here today? How many Pepsi drinkers? How many of you like Dr Pepper? How many of you like Mr Pibb? Have you ever been in a restaurant and ordered a Dr Pepper and they say they don't sell Dr Pepper but they have Mr Pibb and try to pass it off as the same ...read more
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Contributed on Apr 13, 2021
When I was in my early 20s and a student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, I was, believe it or not, in pretty good shape. I jogged regularly. I was a karate student. I went to the gym 4-5 times a week. I truly was in good shape. Now that I’m older, I’m realizing that I’m not what I used to ...read more
Contributed on May 4, 2020
It almost brings tears to my eyes when I watch the commercials where the child is growing up and is leaving home for college, or to get married and live in another city. I think about how difficult it must have been for my mom to watch me drive off to college in another city. And then later to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2016
Grandma’s Hands When I stand at the graveside for an elderly person, I think about the life they have lived, that dash between the birth date and date of death. I think about all they have seen, all they have experienced. And I think about this story that is told: Grandma, some 90+ years, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2013
A FEW MORE HOURS A young lady busied herself getting ready for a blind date. He had promised dinner at an exclusive downtown restaurant with live music and dancing. Wanting to make a good first impression she had taken the day off work. She cleaned her apartment; she went out that afternoon ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2012
LIFE AFTER DEATH It's good to remember what stories you have told so that they don't come back to haunt you. A young man's boss asked him, "Boy, do you believe in life after death?" "Yes, sir," the young man answered. The boss said, "Well that's good, because about ...read more