Contributed on Jul 11, 2006
God’s choice of Jacob to be the dominant brother teaches us that salvation is God’s doing from beginning to end.
We’re all familiar with the kind of TV shows parents don’t want their children to watch, you know, the ones with violence and bad language. But have you ever considered what shows children don’t want their parents to watch? I think Nanny 911 is one of such show. Nanny 911 is a television program on ...read more
Contributed on Jul 18, 2006
Esau sells Jacob the birthright showing how he despised God’s blessings. Are we guilty of despising, that is treating as cheap God’s blessings? Find out what warnings and encouragements we can learn from this episode of "Jake TV."
(As “The Price Is Right” theme song plays, invite three contestants forward.) Welcome to the Price Is Right brought to you today from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church! Before you is a lovely bag of Skittles. The contestant who comes closest to guessing the retail price of this object without going over ...read more
Contributed on Jul 26, 2006
Although Jacob got what he wanted as a result of his sinful conniving, he lost what he had. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding!
While You Were Out is the kind of reality TV show most people wouldn’t mind being a part of. In this program, work crews come to your house and renovate a room or two unbeknownst to you while you are out on a mini-vacation. When you return, you come home to a newly renovated kitchen or living room ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2006
Through his dream, Jacob receives a glimpse of reality that God is always near and that his Word will always cheer no matter how lonely our pligrimage to heaven may seem.
“Touched by an Angel” is a popular family show about heavenly beings sent to earth to help people with their problems. How would you categorize a TV show starring angels? Would you call it fiction or reality TV? It all depends what you believe about angels doesn’t it? On our episode of “Jake TV” ...read more
Contributed on Aug 9, 2006
God uses the painful consequence of sin to discipline us and bring us closer to him.
Of all the TV shows we have based our “Jake TV” sermon themes on so far, Desperate Housewives is one show I wouldn’t recommend. Here is a typical plotline: “Susan is dismayed to see her ex-husband, Karl, emerge from Edie’s house one morning. She runs over to confront him and he admits he spent the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2006
In this strange wrestling match between Jacob and God, friends struggle with one another and the weaker overcomes the stronger. Find out how God used this wrestling match to help Jacob mature in his faith.
Although I don’t watch pro-wrestling (my parents didn’t allow it lest I practice “piledrivers” on my little sister), I do get a kick out of the wrestlers’ names. There’s Junkyard Dog, Johnny Nitro, The Boogeyman, and The Big Show just to name a few. On our final episode of “Jake TV,” we’ll witness ...read more