Contributed on Feb 4, 2008
Jesus could have simply walked on once this woman had been healed. There were more important things to do... but that’s not how Jesus saw it. Why did Jesus do what He did for this woman?
OPEN: The Bible tells us many stories about people who suffered. The most famous is the story of Job and pain and heartache he endured for a period of his life. In addition to the sufferings of Job there are the hardships men like Joseph and Jeremiah and others experienced. And down thru the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2008
Some people look for love in all the wrong places. This woman found what she had always been looking for when she met Jesus.
OPEN: A couple of years ago, a company out of Bethesda, Maryland put out a series of romantic greeting cards they called the “Secret Lover Collection”. The cards had a very specific audience. One of the 24 cards in the series read this way: “My soul has been searching for you since I came into ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2008
The incident of the Widow’s mite took place during Jesus last week in Jerusalem. He had few opportunities to reinforce the teachings He felt were most critical for His disciples. So why use this woman as His object lesson?
TEXT: Luke 20:45-21:4 TITLE: Desperately In Love With God OPEN: Several years ago, I read the story of an 87 year old woman named Oselola McCarty. She had spent her life working 12 hour days doing other people’s laundry. That’s why people were amazed when she generously donated $150,000 to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2008
This is one of the most difficult passages in the Gospels because it seems to portray a harsh, callous and uncaring Jesus. But it’s not. Find out why.
OPEN: In 1948, Harry Truman authorized an expenditure of $10,000 to have a balcony installed on the south side of the second floor of the White House. He’d barely gotten around to enjoying it when he became the first president since James Madison to evacuate the White House out of fear for his ...read more