Contributing sermons since Nov 29, 2000
Contributed on Apr 19, 2001
What if your loved one came back from the dead?
When my mother died in 1993, I was unprepared for the intense grief that hit me like a freight train. My father had died ten years before, but that was different. He didn’t like me, and there was no love lost between us, so the whole process was not that traumatic. When my mother died, though, I ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2001
Jonathan Edwards’ sermon is still relevant today.
A few days ago someone asked me why preachers never talked anymore about what was going to happen to you if you didn’t do what God said. I answered that I thought it was because we’d lost the whole concept of sin and judgment over the past 30 or 40 years because everybody’s been preaching that ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2001
Don’t believe anything just because somebody else told you to.
Imagine being out in the woods, hiking, camping, working. When all of a sudden you feel a sharp pain in your leg. You look down and see two small holes in your skin and this long, legless creature slithering away through the grass. Well, being a fairly intelligent person, you’d probably come ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2001
Jesus was tempted just like we are.
Back in 1988, director Martin Scorsese made a film that caused a furor in this country from coast to coast. It was a film about Jesus, and people were demonstrating against it and picketing and threatening to blow up theaters if they showed it. The name of the film was The Last Temptation of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2001
When we turn to the Lord, the veil will be lifted.
2 Corinthians 3:13 - 18 Women in Afghanistan have to wear a veil whenever they leave their homes. This veil is called a burqa, and it’s a fairly heavy garment that goes from the top of their heads all the way to the ground. They have a patch of net or some gauzy material that covers their eyes ...read more