Jesus teaches us that we are to go to the deep part of the world to teach
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 20, 2004
AGAIN – so much of what Jesus teaches is just nuts according to the world… he taught THAT…
• The way up is down
• The way in is out
• The way first is last
• The way of success is service
• The way of attainment is relinquishment
• The way of strength is weakness
• The way of security
Jesus seems to see the whole story of his people coming to fulfillment in his time and in his own person...He is claiming to be a new David...In talking of liberation...he is identifying himself as a new Moses, a new lawgiver who gives the people a new law?...In calling people to faith...In
Contributed by John Boquist on Jul 19, 2008
MATTHEW 16: DECLASSIFIED MEETING
In 1945, the new President, Harry Truman had to be brought up to speed quickly on the atomic bomb. Then he had to go through the agonizing process of deciding whether or not to use the bomb to bring the war to an end. We know of course that two atomic bombs were
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
He Said What ?!?
Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, while walking on this earth, said some things that we must understand and accept if we will be His followers. Here are some challenging quotes recorded in The Bible, His perfect Word. Jesus said...
"If anyone causes one of these little ones
The History of WWJD
Wikipedia encyclopedia states this about the common abbreviation WWJD: The phrase "What would Jesus do?" (often abbreviated to WWJD) became popular in the United States in the 1890s and again in 1990s as a personal motto for thousands of Christians who used the phrase as a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
MAKE SURE WE WERE ABIDING
Stuart Briscoe, author and long-time pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, tells about the time he traveled to Poland during the cold war. He was involved in several weeks of itinerant ministry, and one winter day his sponsors drove him in the dead of
This summer Susan and I discovered a reality show called CLEAN HOUSE (Style Channel). Have some of you seen it? It's a show where a team of people come in help people with a hopelessly messy house by cleaning it out. The host is a comedian named Niecy Nash. When she first enters
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
"I Just Want Bread"
There was a beggar who came and sat before a baker. "I want bread," he said.
"How wise you are," the baker assured him. "Bread is what you need. And you have come to the right bakery." So he pulled his cookbook down from his shelf and began to tell the beggar all he knew
OBJECT LESSON: A BRANCH ON A TREE OR A STICK IN THE MUD?
Theme: Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing
Object: Two branches that has been broken from a tree -- one with leaves withering, the other without any leaves at all.
Scripture: "I am the
THE SHEEP KNOW THE MASTER'S VOICE
"Early one morning, I saw an extraordinary sight not far from Bethlehem. Two shepherds had evidently spent the night with their flocks in a cave. The sheep were all mixed together, and the time had come for the shepherds to go in different directions. One of
VITICULTURE IN THE NEAR EAST
The vine has been cultivated in Pal. from the earliest times. The climate of Pal. is peculiarly adapted to viticulture with the country's bright sunshine and the heavy dew of the late summer nights (Tenney Pg. 882)
The cultivation of the vine
Contributed by William Hooper on Jun 12, 2010
Archelaus, the son of Herod the Great, went to Rome in 4 BC to have his father’s will confirmed, by which he was to be his successor. But a crowd of Jews followed close on his heels with a protest to the emperor: “We don’t want this man to be our king.” They had good reason for hating him:
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
THE STORY OF CATHERINE LAWES
"Don’t set foot in the prison," people told her, but Catherine Lawes, whose husband was the warden at Sing Sing in 1921, went anyway. The first time there was a prison basketball game, she went, 3 daughters in tow and sat in the bleachers with the inmates.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 25, 2011
A PEACEMAKING CHURCH
I can tell this story because one neighbor has died and the other neighbor no longer lives across the street from our church. Our neighbors endured the disruption of their lives as we built on to our church. I'm sure that contributed to their lack of patience with us. We put
WE CRAVE THE LIGHT
A few years ago I was sitting in the doctor's office and picked up the Oct. 2001 edition of the National Geographic. It had an amazing article on the "Power of Light". The articles introduction caught my attention:
"Light reveals the world to us. Body and soul crave it.
Back in 1960, my family moved from Ohio to Arizona. The first time we went to the Phoenix Airport, I was impressed by the beautiful orange trees that lined the drive. It was the first time this Ohio boy had ever seen citrus trees. The oranges were big as grapefruits. They looked
Contributed by Ken Henson on Oct 15, 2012
If we want to come to Jesus there will be opposition.
John Stott was the pastor of All Saints Church in London. I had a chance to meet John Stott while I was in London. He died last year. He is really credited with starting the evangelical movement in England. Before that movement was started,
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Feb 11, 2013
"Many of us are quick to say, ’Yes, I’m a follower of Jesus,’ but I’m not sure we really understand what we are saying. To quote Inigo Montoya, ’I do not think that means
Contributed by David Dykes on Mar 31, 2003
Jesus infuriated the Jewish leaders because He claimed to be the “stone which the builders rejected.” This is a reference to the building of Solomon’s Temple. It took 30,000 workmen over seven years to complete the temple. According to I Kings 6 all the stones were quarried far away from the