Contributed on Nov 26, 2018
We can be walking with the Lord, be strong in His might, and still struggle with doubt. It is not a sin to struggle with doubt, but it is a sin to settle on unbelief, which angers God.
Zechariah the Doubter (Luke 1:5-25) 1. A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. In the defense's closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick. ? ? "Ladies and ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2018
Although God has everything charted and planned, we must move one step at a time into our unknown futures, but we can do so holding God’s hand.
Charting An Unknown Course Luke 1:26-56 1. After Christmas vacation, an elementary school teacher was asking her students how they celebrated Christmas. When she got to Sammy, whose father ran a local toy store, she said, "Sammy, since you're jewish, I guess your family didn't ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2018
The road to surrender to the Lord’s will is different for each one of us, but it is where God wants to take us.
A Lesson Learned: Surrender (Luke 1:57-80) 1. Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Customs officers at the Port of New York/Newark made an unusual seizure recently when they uncovered a shipment of 9,024 pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers inspecting a shipment from ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2018
God’s will is something we usually discern with our renewed minds, but sometimes God directs us differently (but never contrary to Scripture); sometimes He hints at those plans, but has not been clear about them — yet He reveals them in His time.
Navigating God’s Will (Matthew 1:18-25) 1. Some people think you can find God’s will by opening up a page of the Bible and putting your finger down, “Bible dipping.” So this guy tries this method of finding God’s will for him. He prays for guidance. He closes his eyes, lets his Bible fall open, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 28, 2018
The way Jesus came into the world and the events surrounding that first Christmas affirms so much of what we believe as Christians.
A Savior Is Born (Luke 2:1-20) 1. This is a true story. Freddie and John were fortunate enough to have a season ticket to watch Chelsea soccer in the UK. They could not help noticing that there was always a spare seat next (B14) to them and they had a friend who would love to buy a season ticket, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2019
The angel’s announcement was, in a sense, a compacted version of the Gospel message, containing some crucial TRUTHS.
Yeshua Yeshuah (Matthew 1:21) 1. Marylu and I had discussed what we would name our children.... (elaborate) 2. Names are very important to us, because we carry them throughout our lives. And statistics show that people who have weird names are more likely to be criminals. 3. In the Bible, people ...read more