Contributed on Dec 7, 2003
God has given us the gift of life... but do we realize how wonderful a gift this is and what it means to us?
OPEN: Bob Hope was one of the great comedian of the last century. As he was getting along in years, he once commented that he’d been reading and was astonished to discover: “Today my heart beat over 103,000 times, my blood traveled 168 million miles, I breathed 23,400 times, I inhaled 438 ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2003
Psalm 104 was sung at the Day of Atonement. What was so important about this Psalm that it had that particular honor?
OPEN: How many of you send out Christmas cards? There was a woman who had waited until the last minute to send Christmas cards. She knew she had 49 folks on her list. So she rushed into a store and bought a package of 50 cards without really looking at them. Still in a big hurry, she ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2003
Isaiah said that God was going to give us the gift of child... but why a child, and why would He come?
OPEN: A Sunday School teacher asked her class “What is Christmas - a time for?” She got the usual answers—Jesus’ birthday, a time of joy, a time to worship God… but then one child raised their hand and answered: "a time for sportsmanship, because you don’t always get everything you ...read more
Contributed on Dec 29, 2003
New Year’s Resolutions are based on the idea that if I can only change this part or that part of my life, I can be a new person. Jesus says, that only He can bring about the new creation... find out why
OPEN: With Jan. 1st just around the corner, many people are thinking aboutNew Year’s resolutions. An article a couple of years ago listed the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions: #5: stop smoking #4: make more money, #3: improve relationships #2: exercise more #1 most popular New Years resolution… ...read more