Contributed on May 5, 2019
Why would people not want Jesus in their lives? Why did John 1:11 say Jesus came to His own, but His own did not receive Him?
OPEN: There’s a true story told about a plastic surgeon who had a patient that had been injured in a fire. The patient had attempted to save his parents from a burning house, but he couldn't get to them in time... and they died. His own face was burned and disfigured. And (as sometimes happens ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2019
When Jesus rose from the dead, Thomas got a 5 minute show and tell. By contrast, the 2 men on the road to Emmaus received a 3 hour dissertation. Why the difference? Perhaps Jesus spent more time with these hopeless men, to show us how to have a living Hope in a hopeless world.
OPEN: A preacher told of going through his father’s effects after his dad died, and among the things he found was father’s 7th grade report card. Back in the Fall of 1941 this 7th grade report card showed the grading scale on the back of it. There was A, B, C, D, F, and something he’d never seen ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2019
Jesus gave his disciples 3 things that day that created peace for men without peace. What did the disciples learn that day that can help us gain Christ's peace?
OPEN: Dr. Don Colbert wrote a book called “Stress Less” and noted that 75 to 90 % of all visits to a primary care physicians were stress related. Americans (he said) consume five billion tranquilizers, five billion barbiturates, three billion amphetamines, and sixteen tons of aspirin every year. ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2019
Jesus offers to give us "newness of life" - a rebirth and a 2nd chance put our lives right. How does that work, and what do I need to do to lay hold of that promise?
OPEN: His name was Harry Houdini, one of the greatest escape artists of all time. He freed himself from handcuffs, chains, ropes, and straitjackets and even jails. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then, later, as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe where he ...read more