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  • Backing The Wrong Horse

    Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,882 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 22, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,749 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
     | 8,375 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 6, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,318 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 30, 2004
    based on 91 ratings
     | 2,786 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 23, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,049 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 14, 2004
    based on 77 ratings
     | 1,968 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 12, 2004
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,525 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 4, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 1,974 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

  • In God's Time

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,732 views

    God makes the decisions

    In God’s Time We all have dreams. I’m not talking about the kind of dreams you have when you’re sleeping. I’m thinking more along the lines of the kind that kids have. Kids often dream about what they want to be when they grow up. You know, things like being a singer, ...read more

  • Love

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,080 views

    Christmas series part 4

    Love Well, Christmas is only 4 days away. All of you procrastinators had better get going because, you know that the local 7-11 only has so many of those “World’s Greatest Mom” mugs, Lovin’ Spoonful greatest hits cassettes and those beverage helmets where you can place a ...read more

  • Joy

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,663 views

    Christmas Series part 3

    Joy There was once a young boy who went to spend the week with his grandfather on the farm. While walking around he noticed the chickens, they were scratching and playing around. The little boy said, “They ain’t got it”. Next he saw a colt in the field playing and ...read more

  • Peace

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,717 views

    Christmas Series part 2

    Peace The Cantata will be performing here at Bethel at 3 o’clock today. We’ve been working on the songs we will be singing for about 2 months now. At the beginning of every practice we warm up our voices because talking all day is different than singing. (give example) I ...read more

  • These Heroes Are No Sandwiches

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,126 views

    Sermon honoring firefighters, police, EMT’s

    These Heroes Are No Sandwiches The June 14, 1999 issue of Time Magazine offered a list of 20 people they considered to be heroes of the last 100 years. Some of those names I recognized and possibly agree could be considered heroes, names like Billy Graham, Anne Frank, Helen Keller, ...read more

  • The Guantlet

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 807 views

    Consumerism is running rampant

    The Gauntlet Sayings intrigue me. I am often curious about where the saying came from and what it meant back then. Many have probably heard this saying, maybe you’ve used it or your parents. But I remember my friend’s parents often saying that "this world’s going to hell ...read more