Contributed on Feb 13, 2001
In many of us there is a little of James and John. (This sermon generated a lot of comment).
OPEN: I love basketball. I watch it whenever I can. I’ll watch it on TV, and once in a while I’ll even get a chance to watch a live game. Going to basketball game is different than watching the game on TV. When you go to a game, you’re going because you like one of the teams. You’re there to root ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2001
A focus on faith and healing. And, just why did Jesus tell the paralytic his sins were forgiven?
OPEN: It was the first day of basketball practice at Wingate High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Coach handed a ball to each player. "Boys," he said, "I want you to practice shooting from the spots you might expect to be in during the game." One of the boys (who was pretty much there as a ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2001
What would cause a man to be demon possessed? And how can we deal with the personal demons that influence us today?
A man often walked through a cemetery on his way home. One night, though, unaware that a new grave had been dug in his path, he tumbled in. For some time he struggled to get out of the 7 foot deep grave, but finally gave up and settled down for the night. An hour later, a farmer out possum ...read more
Contributed on Mar 5, 2001
What made Zacchaeus become a tax collector? Why did Jesus appeal to him so that he would embarrass himself by climbing a tree to see Him?
A man went for physical checkup and the nurse asked him how much he weighed. He held his stomach in and replied, "160 lbs." She got him on the scales, weighed him and said: "No, your weight is 166 lbs. The nurse then asked him how tall he was. Standing very straight he answered, "5 feet 10 ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2001
What did Simon intend to do by snubbing Jesus as he did, and what exactly was the woman doing there at the party?
Alan Calhoun, Bristol, Connecticut told of a tag sale (garage sale) he and wife had a year or so ago. They had decided to put out a mirror they’d received as a wedding gift. The reason they were selling it was that it had a gaudy aqua-colored metal frame and they just couldn’t find a room in ...read more