Contributed on Jun 6, 2005
John 3:16 is so simple and easily understood that sometimes we fail to understand how majestic and powerful it’s underlying message can be.
OPEN: I once read the story of a man had been driving on an out-of-the-way 2 lane highway running thru the rural countryside. He noticed an old tumbledown shack standing in the middle of an open field. He had to smile to himself as he read the crudely printed message on one whole side of the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
Why was Jesus baptized? Granted, Jesus said it was to "fulfill" all righteousness"... but what does that mean?
OPEN: A woman once took her 4-year-old daughter to a baptismal service at her church. Later that night, her daughter took all of her dolls into the bathtub with her and held her own “baptism.” As she dunked each doll under the water, she repeated, “Now I baptize you in the name of the Father, the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2005
Galatians 3:16 talks about the fact that Jesus was the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham’s seed? But why did Paul say that and what can it mean to us today?
OPEN: In my files I have list of some unusual laws: · In Birmingham, Alabama, it is illegal to drive a car while blindfolded. · In Detroit it’s unlawful to tie a crocodile to a fire hydrant. · Natchez, Mississippi has a law that forbids giving an elephant beer to drink. · And if you tie your ...read more
Contributed on Jun 28, 2005
As powerful a verse as I Timothy 3:16 is, it seems out of place with verses around it. That is, it seems out of place until we understand "the mystery of godliness". What is the "mystery of godliness?"
OPEN: 5 year old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother made supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go alone. “It’s dark in there and I’m scared.” She asked again and he persisted. Finally she said, “It’s OK-Jesus will be in ...read more