Contributed on Mar 29, 2012
One way we can overlook the fears we face is by looking to God and his salvation ("Yeshua"/Jesus) instead.
1. “Here Be Monsters” In the British Museum in London, there is an old mariner’s chart drawn in 1525 outlining the North American coastline. The cartographer who created the map did so from information gleaned from ocean-going crews of the day. There were notations on where reefs ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2012
Our dependence on God is the source of our hope. Biblical hope is more than desire. It is a focus on the realities of our God.
1. Self-Sufficiency A couple of years ago in the Rocky Mountains a bighorn ram approached the home of a man named Ed Bailey while he was watching football on television. The bighorn stopped suddenly, seeing its reflection in a plate glass window. Thinking it was another ram, the bighorn bowed its ...read more
Contributed on Apr 17, 2012
The words of God are powerful and able to Inform; Transform; and Reform us.
1. Power of God in Okinawa It was early in 1945. As United States forces pushed deep into Okinawa they came across a village unlike any they had ever seen. Here at Shimabuku they were met and welcomed by two old men who invited the troops in as "fellow Christians." Correspondent Clarence W. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2012
Following Jesus is more than getting him to cheer for our "team." It is making sure our "team" is on his side.
1. Preparations In April, 1988 the evening news reported on a photographer who was also a skydiver. He had jumped from a plane along with several other skydivers and filmed the group as they individually dove out of the plane and opened their parachutes. As the video was being shown of each ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2012
It is not by our abilities, wealth, popularity, etc. that we become successful in the eyes of God. We succeed whenever we rely on His Spirit to teach us and direct our steps.
1. THE IMPORTANCE OF FOCUS When the Alaskan Pipeline was being built, there were many Texans who went to Alaska and found work on the pipeline. The Texans could only work a few hours in the frigid weather, yet the Eskimos, the native Alaskans, could work indefinitely in the cold. They decided ...read more