AUTHOR AND AUTHORITY
If we consider the relationship between author and authority, you will agree that an author has
Contributed by Hal Seed on Feb 12, 2008
6. YOU TRUST HIM WITH WHATEVER IS TROUBLING YOU.
Anybody having anything trouble you these days?
It’s probably part of God’s sense of humor that I went on a whale-watching trip this week, the week we start learning about Jonah.
PICTURE OF WHALE TALE
I’ve been on whale-watching tours only
Contributed by Brian Menear on Mar 31, 2007
When it comes to faith conquering our worrying, we need to have a child like faith.
A child does not worry all day long whether his house will be there when he gets home from school, or whether his parents will have made dinner.
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 28, 2008
Authority vs. Power
Jesus did not just send them forward into their world with empty hands. He provides them with all the tools that will be needed to bring in this harvest of souls. According to Matthew's account, Jesus "...gave them power" [10:1]. The New International Version employs a more
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Oct 5, 2008
Kind of like the guy who had too much to drink and he was driving -- all of the sudden he turns down a road going the wrong direction. The police finally pull him over and said to the man, "Hey fella, what are you doing, you could have killed yourself and someone else. Didn't you see
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
A rabbi was at odds with his congregation. The president of the synagogue said, "Rabbi, we must have a conference to settle this dispute once and for all." So the rabbi, the president an the ten elders met together to discuss the issue -- but the rabbi soon discovered that he was
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Nov 9, 2008
Longfellow could take a worthless piece of paper, write a poem on it, and instantly make it worth 1000’s of dollars – and we call this genius! Rockefeller could sign his name on a piece of paper and make it worth millions of dollars – and we call this riches! An artist can take the courses
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Nov 15, 2008
Pastor Dave Kinney said, "In the year 1940 a physicist working in a garage in Chicago developed the process of splitting the atom, which started the atomic age we live in today. They realized that they could unleash the power found in the atom and then multiply that power! This has changed the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
"PA WON’T LIKE IT"
A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of corn in the road. The farmer who lived nearby came to investigate. "Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a spell and come on in and have dinner with us. Then I’ll help you get the wagon up."
Contributed by Doyle Hayes on Jul 7, 2009
In U.S. Navel Institute Proceedings, the magazine of the Naval Institute, Frank Koch illustrates the importance of obeying the Laws of the Lighthouse. Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days. I was serving
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2010
THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE
Wayne Grudem summarizes this conclusion: "The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 4, 2010
From the Talmud: "Elijah prayed that the keys of resurrection might be given him, but was answered, Three keys have not been entrusted to an agent: of birth,
Contributed by John Perry on May 11, 2010
The greatest blessing comes when God defeats the will of man and we surrender to His will. Someone has referred to
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jun 29, 2010
WHO SAYS SO?
A previous church I served had a lot of acreage and had turned part of it into 3 softball diamonds. Monday - Thursday nights, all summer long, various church leagues played their slow-pitch games there. Three of the leagues ran everything for their evening but one league was run
Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on May 12, 2011
VOICE OF AUTHORITY
When I was serving with YWAM in the summer of 1982, we played a concert at a school in Amsterdam. As the concert ended, the students began to come up to us and talking with us, and believe it or not, some even asked for our autographs. At that moment a tall, thin, man with a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
I used to be a substitute teacher. Most of the time, I had good classes. Sometimes I had bad classes. But one day, I had a horrible class. Kids were running around the room, throwing paper wads, screaming and yelling. One kid ran out the side door into the courtyard and came back
Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 25, 2011
AUTHORITY AT THE AIRPORT
Someone the other day told me they had a problem with Security at the airport from something they left in their carry on. Then it got me to thinking, which is a bad idea anyway, about my TSA encounter.
I had an early morning flight and I got through security at
Rule 1. Your boss is always right.
Rule 2. If you think the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 27, 2012
A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 12, 2013
THE ONLY OPINION THAT COUNTS
During a famous battle between baseball's Babes, Babe Pinelli was the plate umpire and Babe Ruth the batter. Pinelli called the legendary slugger out on strikes. Ruth would have none of it. "There's 40,000 people here who know that last one was a ball, tomato