Contributed on Nov 14, 2011
The old Gospel hymn says "Oh, how I love Jesus", but in John 14 Jesus implies that not everyone who says they love Him actually do. Just because I go to church regularly doesn’t mean I really love Him, so how can I know I really love Jesus like I say I do
OPEN: I love to sing, and one of my favorite Hymns is “Oh How I love Jesus”. Sing it with me now if you would: 1. There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth; It sounds like music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth. CHORUS: O, how I love Jesus, O, how I love Jesus, O, how ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2011
In the midst of the storms of our lives, Jesus says there is something we must NOT do: worry. But I have a problem with that. I worry a lot. So, why shouldn’t I be anxious and worried when life throws so much at me?
OPEN: The old sea captain was quizzing a new crew member to see how he’d do at sea. “What steps would you take if a sudden storm came up on the starboard?” he asked the young man. “Well, sir,” said the crew member, I’d throw out an anchor, sir.” “What would you do if another storm sprang ...read more
Contributed on Nov 28, 2011
God commands us to "Encourage one another". This is such a vital concept ithat God not only expects us to do it for His church, He shows us how to do it. What has God done to encourage us, and how can we obey Him in doing the same for His people?
OPEN: Years ago I read this poem: “In a world where bad deeds are celebrated and good deeds relegated to page 49 of the paper, Where first place goes to push and shove and the cost of things is put above the cost of time together. From time to time, the best of us Reach out and touch ...read more