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Contributed on Jul 10, 2018
What do you do when everything seems hopeless and you don't know what to do? The events in the life of Jehoshaphat provide encouragement when we face trials, trouble, and impossible situations.
When Everything Seems Hopeless 2 Chronicles 20:1-29 Introduction: The story is told of a man named Brian Hice of Provo, Utah, who had a single day that takes the cake. First, his apartment became flooded from a broken pipe in the apartment above his. So, his manager told him to go rent a water ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2018
Contrasting walking in the Spirit with walking according to the flesh.
Walking in the Spirit Galatians 5:14-26 A man was sitting at a stop light one morning. The lady in front of him was going through papers on the seat of her car, and when the light changed, she ignored the fact that it had turned green. She sat there until the light turned red again. So, the man ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2018
The Cross of Christ is one of division, decision, and dedication.
The Cross of Christ John 19:16-22 Perhaps the most familiar of all Christian symbols is the cross. Can you look in almost any direction without seeing a cross? They are on the top of steeples, hanging on the walls, and worn on gold chains around necks, often by those who have little if any ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2017
To live pleasing to the Lord one must have the right focus or priorities in one's daily walk. Christ must be that priority. He alone must be our focus.
Having The Right Focus in the New Year Matthew 6:24-34 As we face the end of one year and the start of a new year, it would be good to evaluate what our desires are for the coming year. What are the priorities that we have or will establish for ourselves in this coming year? E.M. Gray ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2017
God's unspeakable gift is the greatest gift that will ever be given. It encompasses the entire work of redemption. It is the greatest Christmas gift.
God’s Unspeakable Gift II Corinthians 9:15 It’s Christmas: that the time of year when we hustle about looking for the perfect Christmas gift for those we love. But let me ask you, "Have you ever received an indescribable gift?" The world lavishes the market place with some of the most ...read more
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Contributed on Oct 16, 2012
Two teenagers asked their father if they could go the theater to watch a movie that all their friends had seen. After reading some reviews about the movie on the internet, he denied their request. "Aw dad, why not?" they complained. "It's rated PG-13, and we're both older than thirteen!" Dad ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2012
A humorous birthday card read: "You are only young once, but you can be immature forever." The sad truth is too many Christians have made that their mantra. Paul said to the believers at Corinth, “I, brethren, could not speak to you as ...read more
Contributed on Dec 25, 2009
As I was driving this past week I was noticing how beautiful the path of lights along the highway looked against the darkness of the pre-dawn sky. The lights lighting the roadway sparkled like diamonds against a canvas of ebony. The scene caused me to think about the beauty of the night. As I gazed ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2009
THE SANDWICH-SIGN PARABLE The faces of the three men were solemn as the mayor informed them of the catastrophe. "The rains have washed away the bridge. During the night many cars drove over the edge and into the river." "What can we do?" asked one. "You must stand on the side of the road ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2006
A U.S. Lutheran bishop tells of visiting a parish church in California and finding a stirring red and orange banner on the wall. “Come Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!” it declared in words printed under a picture of a fire burning. The bishop was also ...read more