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  • Backing The Wrong Horse

    Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 18, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,022 views

    Caiaphas wasn’t necessarily a bad guy, he was just misguided.

    Backing the Wrong Horse A Jewish father was concerned about his son. He had not truly raised him to be grounded in the faith of Judaism… So, hoping to remedy this he sent his son to Israel so the boy could experience his heritage. A year later the young man returned home. He ...read more

  • Plastic Surgery And Tan-In-A-Can

    Contributed by John Beehler on Feb 19, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,889 views

    We are being transfigured, too.

    Plastic Surgery and Tan-in-a-Can The facts of the story are simple enough: Jesus and 3 disciples go up a mountain, Jesus is praying when he is suddenly transformed or transfigured. His face changes and his clothes become dazzling white. Then Moses and Elijah -- both long dead -- ...read more

  • Things Aren't Always What They Seem

    Contributed by John Beehler on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 57 ratings
     | 9,433 views

    You can be poor,hungry,hated, and still be blessed.

    Things Aren’t Always What They Seem Why do you come to church on Sunday? One answer could be that you come to exercise your faith or, in other words, your spiritual muscles. Well, today we’re going to exercise your physical muscles, as well. I’ve read that it takes more facial muscles ...read more

  • Overtime Pay On The Mad Mouse

    Contributed by John Beehler on Feb 5, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,416 views

    It’s hard to trust and obey, but man, what a ride!

    Overtime Pay on the Mad Mouse I had a job once working as an inventory control analyst in a factory. Like most factories, this one operated round the clock with 3 shifts. I was one of three analysts, 1 per shift. We worked the swing shift. 2 weeks on each shift. I liked 2nd shift, ...read more

  • Press 1 For.........

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jan 29, 2004
    based on 91 ratings
     | 2,983 views

    When God calls, answer.

    Press 1 For …………… Can I see a show of hands for anyone who has had reason to call Nipsco, Verizon, Comcast, or basically any company nowadays? ………Good. What generally happens when you call? ……That’s right! You definitely don’t get a live person, that’s for sure. We get the ...read more

  • Spiritual Snowmen

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jan 22, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,158 views

    Focus on the runway and you won’t melt

    Spiritual Snowmen As we begin this passage of scripture, the Jews have just returned from 70 years of foreign captivity in Babylon. Unlike our county jail up in LaPorte with its jail ministry that provides Bibles to the prisoners, the Jews were not allowed to practice their religion or even read ...read more

  • Transformer

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jan 13, 2004
    based on 77 ratings
     | 2,258 views

    Jesus is the “Transformer”, and through his abundant grace we are transformed from plain old water into the finest of wine.

    Water into Wine A minister is driving and he’s stopped for speeding. The state trooper smells alcohol on his breath, and sees an empty wine bottle on the floor, and he says, “Sir, have you been drinking?” And the minister says, “Just water.” The trooper says, “Then why do I ...read more

  • Welcome To The Family

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jan 10, 2004
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,734 views

    Through our baptism, we become brothers and sisters in Christ and heirs to the kingdom.

    Welcome to the Family Being baptized means being welcomed into God’s family. Now, when you’re “welcomed”, that usually means that you are arriving someplace. You are just getting there, just beginning the visit. You aren’t “welcomed” as you are leaving after a visit, right? ...read more

  • Code Adam

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,108 views

    Have you misplaced Jesus?

    Code Adam Has anyone here ever misplaced anything? I’m not talking about losing something, I mean just misplaced it. You know that it’s just got to be somewhere in the house. It could be your keys, wallet or the instructions for the TV. That happened to me this week. I ...read more

  • On The Tree, Not Under It

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 62 ratings
     | 1,806 views

    Christmas Eve sermon

    On the Tree, Not Under It Well, tomorrow is Christmas Day. Many of you will arise early, either on your own or by your kids, to open presents placed under the tree. Now I’m sure that we all have received some gifts at Christmas that we could never use or maybe couldn’t figure what ...read more

  • Hope

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 6,456 views

    Christmas Series part 1

    Hope In an old Calvin and Hobbes comic strip - this conversation takes place. In the first frame Calvin speaks to Hobbes and says: "Live for the moment is my motto. You never know how long you got". In the second frame he explains "You could step into the road tomorrow and WHAM, you get hit by a ...read more

  • I Call Shotgun

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,386 views

    We all want a seat of honor

    I Call Shotgun Today we continue on Jesus’ journey. We have followed this journey from Capernaum where the disciples were arguing who was the greatest, through Judea and the encounter with the rich man, and now we’re on our way to Jerusalem. It’s at this point that James and ...read more

  • Lettuce And Firetrucks

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,622 views

    Fellowship is important

    Lettuce and Fire Trucks And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come, they were NOT all gathered together in one place. They had intended to be there but so many things interfered. Actually only 76 of the 120 could make it, and for some very good reasons too! Peter and his wife ...read more

  • Tainted Money

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,354 views

    A Stewardship sermon

    Tainted Money There was a man who called at the church and asked if he could speak to the Head Hog at the trough. The secretary said "Sir, if you mean our pastor you will have to treat him with a little more respect than that and ask for the ’Reverend’ or ’The Pastor.’ But certainly you cannot ...read more

  • Smell The Grace

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 3,039 views

    World Communion Sunday sermon

    Smell the Grace Special occasions are often connected with food—Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. I remember often those days whenever we have a special occasion at our house. No matter where I’m at in the house I can smell the turkey or ham baking, ...read more