Contributed on Aug 4, 2013
What can ferrets and hamsters teach us about our freedom in Christ?
OPEN: Years ago, there was popular rock group named Steppenwolf. How many of you have ever heard of Steppenwolf? (most raised their hands) How many of you have heard of their song “Born To Be Wild”? (everybody raised their hands) The chorus went like this (I sang it for ...read more
Contributed on Aug 11, 2013
Do you believe in praying bold and wild prayers? Do you believe that if you asked God to do something "impossible" that He would? Frankly, the story in Acts 12 doesn't look like these folks believed that. Did God look down on them for their doubt?
OPEN: Back in 1540 Martin Luther was very distressed. His good friend and assistant, Friedrich Myconius, was sick and was expected to die within a short time. From his bed Myconius wrote a tender farewell letter to Luther. When Luther received the message, he immediately sent back this ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2013
At Pentecost, God engaged in a pyrotechnic display that shook the audience, and set up a wild sermon by Peter that offered a wild and unheard of invitation. What made this sermon so powerful, and why does it's message still shake the world?
Open http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JceziOFRwQ (First 59 seconds… fade out sound) What you’ve just seen is a pyrotechnic display at a Paul McCartney concert. It’s become almost common place for big name performers to have displays like this in their shows. Can you imagine ...read more
Contributed on Aug 25, 2013
Jesus saved us to live a wild and adventurous life. But how can we do that? We're not apostles like Peter and John were. We don't have their courage and experience. We're just common ordinary folks... or are we?
OPEN: When we first started this series, I sang the chorus to “Born To Be Wild” (by Steppenwolf). This morning I want to sing for you the 1st phrase of the first verse of that song: “Get your motor runnin' - Head out on the highway. Lookin' for adventure and whatever comes ...read more