Contributed on May 1, 2005
What possible meaning could Peter’s "good confession" have for what we should know and believe about Jesus?
OPEN: St. John’s University is apparently known for being a theological school where intellectualism is highly regarded. Someone wrote the following graffiti on one of the walls there: Jesus said unto them: “Who do you say that I am?” And they replied: “You are the escha-tological ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2005
The Bible frequently refers to Jesus as the "Son of Man" (even more than it calls Him the Son of God) Why was He called the "Son of Man", and what can mean to us?
OPEN: In the late 1700’s, the manager of Baltimore’s largest hotel refused lodging to a man dressed like a farmer because he thought this fellow’s appearance would discredit his inn. So the man left. Later that evening, the innkeeper discovered that he had turned away none other than then ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2005
Colossians tell us Jesus is the "head of the church" - but what does that mean, and how can we make sure that we let Him be just that?
OPEN: In August 1994, a Korean Air jet skidded across a rain soaked runway and rammed a safety barricade while landing in Cheju, Korea. All 160 passengers escaped safely just moments before the plane exploded into flames. What was the cause of the accident? According to news reports, the ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2005
How would Jesus worship in this congregation if He was part of our church?
OPEN: A man walked into a gift shop that sold religious items. Near the cash register he saw a display of caps with “WWJD” printed on all of them. He was puzzled over what the letters could mean, but couldn’t figure it out, so he asked the clerk. The clerk replied that the letters stood for ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2005
What’s the key to having a successful church? There are large "successful" churches that haven’t learned what Jesus’ formula was. Do you know what Jesus’ formula was?
OPEN: In a California city, a woman rushed into a store, glanced around and took a number. Then she heard the clerk call out “87,” and she looked down and saw her own number was 8. She was understandably puzzled, because there were only 3 other people in the store. So she went to the counter ...read more