Contributed on Jul 20, 2013
How to receive the best gift and what it means.
July 28, 2013 The Miracle Prayer The two-thousand member mega-church was filled to overflowing one Sunday morning. The preacher was ready to start the sermon when three men dressed in long, black coats and black hats entered through the rear of the church. Two of the men walked down the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2013
Is it okay to be rich? Should we "hate" our family to follow Christ? These questions are answered through understanding original intent.
September 8, 2013 Rope to Thread Definitions! What do we really understand from the words that we use? Recently, a “Mother’s Dictionary” was written that includes some ways mom understands certain words, including; Bottle feeding: an opportunity for daddy to get up at 2-am ...read more
Contributed on Sep 11, 2013
What would you do if your pastor had lunch with an IRS agent who you knew abused you? Or, what if that same IRS agent became a dynamic pastor? Would you listen or turn away? Can you set judgement aside? Want-a-be Pharisees in your church?
September 15, 2013 The Worst of them All There was a man who computed his taxes for the year and found he owed $3407. He packaged up his payment and included this letter: Dear IRS: Enclosed is my Tax Return and payment. Please take note of the attached article from the USA Today ...read more
Contributed on Sep 18, 2013
The story begins with, "A man had two sons." However, we call it the Prodigal Son. What about the other brother. This family dynamic is not foreign to behavior today.
Sermon, The Layman’s View September 22, 2013 Tale of Two Sons An Educational Psychologist was on a flight to Florida and was happy to have the time to prepare notes for one of the parent-education seminars she was leading. The elderly woman sitting next to her explained that she was ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2013
Think you know the definition of faith? Have you looked it up? The Apostles needing something, but was it faith in Christ? They were right there with him! Their faith (as we traditionally think of it) was replaced by sight. So what were they asking?
Increase our Faith October 6, 2013 A young boy walked into a neighborhood church for the first time. He sat down and looked around at all the posters, announcements and pictures along the walls. When he came to a group of photographs of men in uniform, he asked a nearby usher, “Who ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2013
What to do about disagreeable people! What did Jesus do? Must you think like me to receive my service to you? Does someone you hate need you?
My Enemy My Friend October 13, 2013 One afternoon a small boy was playing outdoors, using his mother’s broom as a horse, and he had a wonderful time until the sun went down. As he came in he left the broom on the back porch. His mother was cleaning the kitchen when she realized her ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2013
A parable is used as an example of persistence in prayer. Plus, the Supreme Court is taking on the issue of public prayer. Here are some questions that need to be asked.
Message Prayer Changes Things October 20, 2013 The small town was in the middle of their United Way Fund drive when a volunteer worker saw that the name of a most successful businessman was missing from the contribution list. The man was making at least $600-thousand a year, so the volunteer ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2013
The Pharisee and tax collector praying in the Temple--what a contrast, but the one in the robes was not the one favored by God. How good do you have to be? This lesson in humility may be startling.
Message Robes and Rags October 27, 2013 The following are true stories from Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News and UPI. Robert Puelo, 32, was apparently being disorderly in a St. Louis market, when a clerk threatened to call police. Puelo grabbed a hotdog, shoved it in his mouth and ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2013
New concept introduction! There are some who love to be of service and others are content to absorb good feelings in church. for the "doers of the Word," this is good news. Audio is available Sundays at 9AM (central) at www.newstalk1290.com.
Message Service to Humanity Nov 3, 2013 Two police officers saw an old woman staggering down the street. They stopped to see if she was okay, when they realized she had far too much to drink. Instead of taking her to jail, they decide to just drive her home. They put her in the back seat ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2013
Sadducees disagreed--with nearly everybody. They had their version of the Torah, much like the Samaritans. So the question must be asked; want to argue or be "all in" the service of our God?
Message November 10, 2013 All In A man opens his eyes and realizes he’s in front of St. Peter at the pearly gates. Immediately St. Peter said, “It’s not so easy getting into heaven. There are some criteria to be met before entering. “For example,” Peter said, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2013
The earth won't last forever, according to Jesus. Troubling times are ahead, and those are Messiah's words. Is there an escape? Yes, but only one way. Hey, it's not my words! Go to Luke 21
Message November 17, 2113 Sheltered One day a lady was driving on the highway. She frequently checked her speedometer to be sure she was within the speed limit. She looked into the rear-view mirror, and much to her dismay, she saw a police car not far behind. And, to make things worse, the ...read more