Contributed on Oct 8, 2012
There a vast number of "religious" people who don't go to church. How do we witness to them like Peter and Paul might have?
OPEN: A grocer put up a sign that read "Eggplants, 25¢ ea. or three for a dollar." All day long, customers came in complaining, "Are you serious! I should get four for a dollar!" Confronted by their outrage, the grocer shrugged and packaged four eggplants. The tailor whose shop ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2012
If someone came to you and asked you about your faith in Jesus, what would you tell them? Would you just invite them to church, or would you be able to tell them why you believe what you believe?
OPEN: Someone once said: “I’m just a nobody, trying to tell everybody, about Somebody, who can save anybody” (REPEAT) This morning’s text is a story about the first Gentiles who became Christians. Up until this time the entire Church was made up of Jews who’d accepted Jesus. There were NO ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2012
How do you do "church"? Is it about going to a building and singing songs, praying prayers and listening to a sermon... or is there something more to it than that?
OPEN: Years ago at summer camp I learned this little song. If you know it sing along with me: Peter and John went to pray. They met a lame man on the way. He held out his palm and asked for an alm, and this is what Peter did say: "Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2012
How could you possibly witness to someone who’s hurt you? Someone who has gone out of their way to make you miserable? Paul and Silas did it. Can you do it too?
OPEN: In the 1870s, in the Old West, a town called Truckee, California decided to build a jail. This wasn’t just any old jail - this was wonder to behold. The walls were 32 inches thick at the lower level and there were no windows unless one counted the small vents for each cell. The ceilings were ...read more