Contributed on Sep 16, 2012
Knowing where temptation comes from helps us overcome it.
A man had just started a diet and was having a difficult time staying away from tempting treats. He had to go downtown (or uptown as they say here) and remembered that his route would take him past the bakery. And so he prayed, “Lord, if you want me to stop for a doughnut, let there be a ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2012
If you want God's favor, don't treat people with favoritism.
Something very interesting happened on Monday night when people who normally hate on the Packers were suddenly on their side when a blown call by the replacement officials gave the win to the Seahawks. Even Bear fans expressed sympathy to me all week. Well, except for one guy who called me a ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2012
Worldly wisdom brings disorder; heavenly wisdom brings peace.
The Wisdom of Being a Peacemaker James 3:13-18 Rev. Brian Bill 10/21/12 How many of you watched “Fearless Felix” make a death-defying jump out of a balloon more than 24 miles above the earth last Sunday? On his way down, he hit speeds of 844 miles per hour, shattering the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2012
The Second Coming should move us to serve and not be self-indulgent.
When I was about 12 years old I was contacted by our pastor to see if I would be interested in cleaning out the house of a woman who had passed away. I eagerly agreed, thinking that this would be an easy way to make some shekels. I wasn’t prepared for what I found. The entire house was ...read more