Contributed on Sep 25, 2002
Compares Elijah’s time at the Brook Cherith with military boot camp and how God prepares us for service.
When you say the word boot camp, the civilian and enlisted, retired and reserved all conjure up pictures of freshly shaved heads, dog tags, fatigues and, as Chuck Swindoll says, fatigue. It is through the doors of boot camp that an 18-year old from Kiowa, Kansas is shaped into a soldier by doing ...read more
Contributed on Oct 2, 2002
Elijah faces three tests, each intended to refine him for the Master’s use.
This week we honor the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States. No one’s life has gone unaffected. The television images that came across the news networks in the weeks following September 11, 2002 changed our lives dramatically. This past year has been met with new ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2002
Failure to understand elementary insights about how to engage the enemy will leave gaping holes in our defenses.
After a worship service at First Baptist in New Castle, Kentucky, the mother of a fidgety 7-year-old boy told Pastor Dave Charlton how she finally got her son to sit still and be quiet. About halfway through the sermon, she leaned over and whispered, “If you don’t be quiet, Pastor Charlton is going ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2002
God wants to fill our powerless lives with His power and strength.
Danny Simpson, a 24-year-old Canadian, was sentenced to 6 years in jail for robbing a bank in Ottawa, Canada of $6,000. The gun he used in the robbery, however, ended up in a Canadian museum. The .45 caliber Colt semi-automatic turned out to be an antique made in 1918 by the Ross Rifle Company ...read more