Contributed on Sep 22, 2014
Recently we had an incident in worship that inadvertently evoked some strained relations within the congregation. This lesson deals with HOW to treat one another in such instances.
1. Teamwork A traveler was driving along one day and had an accident. He drove his car into a ditch in a desolate area. A local farmer came by to help with his horse named Buddy. Well, the farmer hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull!" Buddy didn't move. Once more the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2014
In matters of opinion the solution comes down to who will be more like Jesus.
1. Die Heretic A man said: I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. I immediately ran over and said, "Stop! Don't jump!" "Why shouldn't I?" he said. I said, "Well, there's so much to live for!" "Like what?" "Well ... are you religious or ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2014
As a community of believers, the local congregation is in partnership with God for HIS agenda in saving the world.
1. Efficiency Expert An efficiency expert concluded a lecture with a note of caution: "You don't want to try these techniques at home." "Why not?" asked someone from the back of the audience. "I watched my wife's routine at breakfast for years," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2014
Jesus was a friend of sinners and set us right by HIS actions. In Jesus God sees his righteousness on us, in spite of all of our shortcomings.
1. Guilt by Association movie: "Guilt by Association" is a 2002 movie based on true events about a single mother who gets caught up in a drug bust because of her drug-dealing boyfriend. The woman, who unknowingly helps her boyfriend, is sentenced to a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence for her ...read more