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Contributed on Aug 14, 2019
Jesus encourages us to pray regularly and faithfully. Why? How?
8.18.19 Luke 11:6-13 “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and tell him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 6 because a friend of mine who is on a journey has come to me, and I do not have anything to set before him.’ 7 And the one inside replies, ‘Don’t ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2019
We look at the centurion's faith to examine what makes someone's faith great.
June 23, 2019 Luke 7:1-10 Do you have a strong faith or a weak faith? How do you really know? Professor Becker once told the story of how he was convinced that he didn’t have faith when he was a child because the pastor said something to the effect of, “When you have faith you won’t worry ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2019
What is at the heart and core of Pentecost? It is the message of Jesus crucified and risen for the salvation of the world.
6.9.19 Pentecost Sunday - John 15:26-27 “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father—he will testify about me. And you also are going to testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.” A few weeks ago I tore ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2019
Paul tells us to pay attention to godly examples in Christian living
3.17.19 Philippians 3:17–4:1 17 Brothers, join together in imitating me and in paying attention to those who are walking according to the pattern we gave you. 18 To be sure, many walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. I told you about them often, and now I am saying it while weeping. 19 ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2019
Achan's sin is exposed after Israel is routed at Ai. What does it teach us? How do we respond to his destruction?
3.10.19 Joshua 7:16–26 16 Early the next morning Joshua had Israel come forward by tribes, and Judah was taken. 17 The clans of Judah came forward, and he took the Zerahites. He had the clan of the Zerahites come forward by families, and Zimri was taken. 18 Joshua had his family come forward ...read more
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Contributed on Nov 3, 2005
Jesus draws a very vivid picture in this text of heaven and hell. Both are eternal. You can’t deny it. For those who would like to think that heaven is eternal, but hell is not - it can’t be done without tearing out the very words of God. In Matthew 25:46 Jesus lays eternal heaven and hell ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2005
What does God promise us? He will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. It goes back to the same theme throughout. The LORD is watching, no matter whether you’re coming or going - He’s watching. I’d compare it to walking through a mall ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2004
Whenever a farmer in western Kansas buys a new truck or combine or something, they are hesitant to bring it out or tell anyone about it. I’m not quite sure why that is - but I think a part of it is they don’t want the other farmers to get jealous over what they’ve got and they don’t want to come ...read more
Contributed on Aug 20, 2004
Numbers 24:17 had predicted that “A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel.” That star was a young boy by the name of Jesus - who would save His people from their sins. Every evening when you wake up you can look at the stars and depend on the fact that it will be in the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2004
In a back yard there once lived an apple tree and a thorn bush. The apple tree produced nice juicy apples that everyone liked to eat. Kids would climb up the tree and pluck the apples. Worms would eat the ones that fell on the ground. Birds would peck away at the fruit from the top. The owner ...read more