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Contributed on Jan 14, 2019
Sometimes we feel like God is too busy for us. Jesus teaches us that He is concerned with each one of us and He takes the time we need.
1. I like the story of a receptionist at a busy dental office who said that they had a patient who was always late for his dental work. She called him to confirm an appointment and he said, “I’m very busy so I’ll probably be about 15 minutes late. That won’t be a problem, will it?” She responded, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2019
The words of Jesus are powerful. Our faith determines how we respond to what he says.
1. Luke 7.1-10 [Slide of Capernaum Synagogue 2. Have you ever wondered what the voice of Jesus sounds like? a. Were they a toned down version of the voice at Sinai? At His baptism? At the Mount of Transfiguration? b. It must have been a pleasant voice – • Luke 19.48 all the people were hanging on ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2018
A New Year sermon to point out that God is at work in our lives to do NEW things in our lives.
1. Roman god, Janus (from whom we get January) was their god of beginnings, transition, passages, and endings. He is depicted with a face looking forward and a face looking back. 2. New Year Customs • Those inventive people, the Italians, have a custom. As midnight on New Year’s Eve approaches, the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 20, 2018
The story of the Wise Men following the star reveals three types of people who have to deal with the reality of Jesus: the Committed; the Indifferent; and the Antagonistic
1. Matthew 2.1-12 2. This Story of the Wise Men on their Journey with the Star reveals Three Types of People who deal with the Reality of Jesus I. The Committed (Wise Men) In 1873 a group of women at Hillsboro, Ohio, met and prayed and then read the 146th Psalm. Then they prayed and pleaded with ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2018
This funeral was a graveside service for an artist who had struggled with believing in Jesus.
Obituary Donald was a Man of Exceptional Artistic Ability • He was an Artist by Trade and Talent o In First Grade he entered an art competition with kids in other grades and won o His teacher told his mother to be sure he continued with his art. o He won a $1 bill which he used to buy a fountain ...read more
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Contributed on Jun 6, 2017
An old farmer plowed hard for many days with an ox and mule yoked together. The ox told the mule that they should play sick and rest. The mule declined saying, “No, we must get the work done for the season is short. But the ox played sick and the farmer brought him hay and corn and made him ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2014
Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her ’beauty tips.’ It was read at her funeral years later. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2013
PUSHING THE OUTHOUSE A young boy lived in the country. His family had to use an outhouse, which the young boy hated. It was hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and always smelly. The outhouse was located near the creek so the boy decided that he would push it into the water. After a spring ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2013
"A part of me loved war. Now, please understand, I am a peaceful man, fond of children and animals. And I believe that war should have no place in the affairs of men. But, the comradeship our platoon experienced in that war provides a moving and enduring memory in me. A comrade in war is ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2013
STANDING UP ON THE INSIDE A five year old girl was having one of those trouble-filled days with her mother. It seemed they spent the day arguing back and forth. Finally the mom had enough. "Jenny, go sit in the corner, right now! Don’t get up until I tell you to!" Jenny went to the corner and ...read more