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Contributed on Jun 17, 2018
From the story of Samuel anointing David as future king, we learn to obey God (which impacts others), to never stop learning, and to cultivate character. (Used as Father's Day sermon.)
1 Samuel 15:34 - 1 Samuel 16:13 Lessons from the Father of a Nation This Father’s Day I thought it would be interesting to learn from the Father of a nation. We usually look at today’s story from the perspective of David, but why not see it through Samuel’s eyes? Samuel, in essence, is the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2018
Adam and Eve show us what NOT to do when it comes to sin. Instead of trying to hide from God and shift the blame, confess your sin to God, repent of your wrong by turning back to God, and receive God's total forgiveness. Only then will you find peace.
Genesis 3:8-15 The Devil Made Me Do It! After reviewing their finances, a husband and wife decided it was time to tighten up, to spend less and save more. A day later, the wife was out shopping and found the dress of her dreams. It cost way too much, but she had to have it. When she showed it ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2018
When it comes to suffering, Paul calls us to forsake pity parties and glorify God. We can remember that Jesus shines through us, that our weaknesses glorify God, that we may be down but never out, and that our sufferings may bring eternal life to others.
2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Down but Not Out! A Christian need never suffer. At least that’s what some preachers might tell you. However, that is not the message of scripture. Jesus said, “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also” (John 15:20). We should expect no better treatment than that ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2018
What will it be like to see God face-to-face? Isaiah does, and notes a pattern for us: we need to experience God's glory, sense our own unworthiness, receive God's cleansing, and respond to God's call. Then, we walk in fellowship with the God who made us.
Isaiah 6:1-8 Face-to-Face with Your Maker Prepare to meet your maker! Have you ever wondered what it will be like to see God face-to-face? The ancient prophet Isaiah actually had occasion to do so, and he didn’t die. God gave him a vision that would forever change him. As I looked at Isaiah’s ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2018
God shows Ezekiel a valley of dry bones. And through his vision, we learn to not limit what God can do, to speak life into the lives of others, to allow God's Spirit to fill us, and to give God the glory when he replaces our hopelessness with hopefulness.
Ezekiel 37:1-14 When There is No Hope The prognosis is specific: there is no hope. The relationship is irreparably damaged: there is no hope. The depression wraps around you like a thick blanket of fog: there is no hope. Yet, today’s scripture suggests that, in the most hopeless of cases, God ...read more
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Contributed on May 6, 2018
When I think of drawing on love’s source, I think of Corrie ten Boom. Her family had all died in the Nazi concentration camps. Their crime? Hiding Jews in their home. Somehow Corrie survived. The war had ended, the camps had been liberated, and Corrie was speaking in various churches, sharing about ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2017
Commentator Gordon Fee recalls the famous “miracle mile,” the first time two milers ran under four minutes in the same race. Roger Bannister and John Landy competed in Vancouver, B.C. in 1954. Landy had led all the way, but coming off the final turn toward the finish line he looked over his ...read more