Contributed on Sep 8, 2002
There’s a right way and a wrong way to "do" church. The right way is the one that takes the most work.
A woman once told about her good friend and fellow parishioner who had just bought a house that was between the preacher’s house and that owned by the chairman of the deacons. I teased her a bit. "Now you must really walk the straight and narrow," I said. "On the contrary," she replied. "I ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2002
Abel and Enoch were unusual choices for the first representatives of God’s parade of faith. Why did God use them and what does this tell us about faith?
OPEN: In college, Ken Davis (a popular youth speaker) was asked to prepare a lesson to teach his speech class. They were to be graded on their creativity and ability to drive home a point in a memorable way. The title of his talk was, "The Law of the Pendulum." He spent 20 minutes carefully ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2002
God tells us that Noah is a perfect example of Godly faith. What was so impressive about Noah’s faith that we could learn from?
ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM NOAH’S ARK o Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. o Noah didn’t wait for his ship to come in, he built one. o Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big. o Don’t listen to critics -- do what ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2002
Abraham is such a great man of faith that at times its hard to relate to him. God knew that, so He told us few things about this super-hero of the faith that help us understand how powerful his faith really was.
OPEN: A man once told a story about his 84 year old grandmother. Apparently, she fiercely maintained her independence and lived alone in the old family home. Her 4 children lived in the same town, but she rarely called them except in emergencies. It was with some apprehension, therefore, that he ...read more