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  • Joel W. Lohr

    Contributing sermons since Oct 23, 2001
Joel W.'s church

Bethel Baptist Church
Jerseyville, Illinois 62052
618-498-3190

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  • Indescribable

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 1,878 views

    Trying to re-capture the wonder of our first love of Christ and to understand his indescribable love for us.

    Have you ever been speechless? Have you ever been so overcome with emotion that words failed you? I can think of times in my life when I have been hard pressed to put words to my emotions and those times are more than memorable. Sometimes those moments that defy description are moments of ...read more

  • Approaching The Altar

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 4,588 views

    Giving our all for God even when it seems unrealistic or possible.

    In our text for today Abraham is called by God to sacrifice his son Isaac on the altar that they would build on the mountain. Shocking really when you think about it at all! But, Abraham’s faith was such that he did not question God’s wisdom, but rather followed in obedience regardell of how ...read more

  • Living In The Furnace

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 117 ratings
     | 7,858 views

    When the pressures of life close in upon us, Where can we draw stregth?

    Our text for today allows us to see God working in the lives of his people bringing salvation to them in the midst of the "heat" and pressures of life. And while we would all agree that this is the purpose of our faith and could draw a pretty good lesson from this fact for our lives, I don’t want ...read more

  • Who's Calling The Plays

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 1,322 views

    Giving up control of our lives to God who is the only one ultimately capable of settingus on the proper course for living a life of meaning.

    Our scripture for today seems to me to stand against everything that our culture seems to tell us as many other scriptures do as well. There are many ways that people in our culture seek to understand us and we all are searching for something in life that really matters. Throughout our ...read more

  • The Sacrifices We Make

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 1,658 views

    Lenten thoughts as we contemplate the sacrifices we make for Christ and compare those to the sacrifices he has made for us.

    In the lesson that we have read there were huge crowds of people following Jesus. They were listening to his sermon, hanging on his every word. Some of them were listening intently betting their souls on him and still others were listening to him and waiting for him to talk himself right into ...read more