Contributed on Nov 3, 2013
Why touch a leper? They were "untouchable", declared unclean, outcasts to all. But Jesus touched this man. Why? And what can we learn from what He did that day?
We’re going to begin today’s sermon with a trivia question: Question: What is the largest organ of your body? (Answer: the skin) If you an average adult, your skin covers about 21 square feet of your body. It will weigh 9 pounds and contain more than 11 miles of blood ...read more
Contributed on Nov 10, 2013
Some people refuse to love their enemies because it shows they have standards, that they respect themselves, that they reject bad behavior. It makes them feel God-like. But Jesus said that being "God-like" means loving our enemies. How do we do that?
OPENING: There once were 2 cats from Kilkenny Each thought there was one cat too many They fought and they spit, They clawed and they bit. Till instead of two cats … there weren't any. APPLY: Hatred is an interesting topic. As Christians, we are taught that hatred is not a good ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2013
Jesus said we should love one another. But why bother to tell us to do it? Shouldn't it come naturally to us? Apparently not. So, what do we need to understand in order to obey this command that Jesus gave us?
OPEN: Several years ago there was an Olympics held in Seattle Washington. And the special event that was talked about for years afterward was the 100 yard dash. Lined up on the starting line were 9 contestants, waiting for the gun to go off. At the gun, the started their run… kind of. For ...read more
Contributed on Nov 24, 2013
What is this about a snake in the wilderness? And what can that tell me about the fact that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son?
OPEN: A soldier serving overseas received a Dear John letter from his girlfriend back home. Not only was she cutting off their relationship - adding insult to injury - she wrote, "Will you please return my favorite photograph of myself? I need it for my engagement picture in the local ...read more