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Contributed on Feb 25, 2008
Jacob had periods in his life when he could have used some psychological intervention by someone like Dr. Phil. But in the end, he grew up, put his past behind him and became a great man.
Where is Dr. Phil When Jacob Needs Him? Genesis 25:19-34 February 24, 2008 Our son Matthew did his first two years of college (actually it took him three years to do his first two years) at Vincennes University. We were living in Elkhart at the time and VU had a satellite campus there. So ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2008
Abraham is not really a "bad boy" but he did have some occasions when he had trouble making good decisions. What can he teach us when he did obey God and was ready to sacrifice his son?
Abraham’s Struggle to Be Faithful Genesis 22:1-19 February 17, 2008 One of the greatest privileges I have had in my adult life is to visit the Holy Land. It was a relatively short trip, but we traveled from Jerusalem down to the Dead Sea and the desert fortress of Masada, up along the Jordan ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2008
Adam declared his independence from God by his disobedience and his deliverate act of defiance. Because of him, the word "sin" entered the human lexicon.
Adam’s Declaration of Independence Genesis 3:1-12 February 10, 2008 For the next few weeks, I want to concentrate my messages on a few of the Bad Boys of the Bible. They are, to be sure, a mixed lot: Adam, Cain, Abraham, Jacob, and Samson. I can make the case that some are worse than others. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2008
Stutzman, an old order Amishman who built a chair for the return of Jesus, was wrong about a lot of things. But he had a passion for the presence of God. Do we?
Jonas Stutzmann’s Chair for Jesus I Corinthians 3:10-19a February 3, 2008 On a chilly, rainy day in October of 1871, Jonas Stutzmann was buried in the old Stutzmann cemetery in Holmes County, Ohio. He died in the home of his son Daniel and one of his last wishes was that his casket be carried ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2008
The Psalmist of Ps. 40 was in deep despair when God set his feet on rock and put a new song in his heart. Can our hearts sing of the saving power of God?
Does Your Heart Sing? Psalm 40:1-11 January 20, 2008 I know that this may sound pretty odd…maybe crazy to you. As I look back on my years in ministry, I can say that some of the most profound experiences I have had have been associated with death and dying. I generally tend to lump ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 31, 2005
One of the greatest philosophers of our age is Andy Capp. I remember one comic strip several years ago in which Andy is up to his old tricks, always dodging his pastor because he is in the pub and not in church. One day after Andy’s wife Flo decided to take him back after one of his periodic ...read more