Contributed on Jun 26, 2006
What kind of wedding garments do we need to be acceptable in the Kingdom of Heaven?
We’re beginning a series of sermons based on questions submitted by the people of this congregation, as well as questions from people in the churches at Spring Creek, Pisgah and Walton. As their preachers and I prayed about the responses we received, we found that there were certain questions that ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2006
How could God ever forgive me? I’ve messed things up as a Christian. How could God just look the other way?
This coming Tuesday is July 4th And on this particular 4th of July our country will have been in existence 230 years. Ours is a great nation because it has been built upon the principles of Scripture. Our very law is gleaned from the pages of the Old Testament, and many of it’s principles were ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2006
What can I do to learn what God wants me to do with my life? Can I miss out on what God desires for my life?
OPEN: I once read the true story about a man who was a guest sailing aboard a submarine. Before they set sail, he asked the coxwain if there were any special regulations to be observed during exercises. He said “I was puzzled when he replied by asking me how good my mental arithmetic was. He ...read more
Contributed on Jul 16, 2006
One of the images of God from the Old Testament is that of a powerful and intimidating deity who stands in judgment. How can that square with the God of love and compassion we see in the New Testament.
For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been dealing with questions that those in our church – as well as those from about 3 neighboring congregations – have submitted that they would like to ask of God. The question we’re dealing with this morning is: God, what are you like? OPEN: A couple of years ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2006
How can a just God permit suffering in our lives?
OPEN: A woman who was employed as a dental receptionist told this story: I was on duty when an extremely nervous patient came for root canal surgery. He was brought into the examining room and made comfortable in the reclining dental chair. The dentist then injected a numbing agent around the ...read more