Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 5, 2003 (message contributor)
1. The Ones God Calls
Contributed on Aug 5, 2003
What do we say to the church member who says they’re "too busy" to help at church?
OPEN: Several years ago, in London, England the city was besieged with complaints about London’s mass transit system. It seems that the city’s buses tended to drive right past bus stops even though there were customers standing in line waiting to be picked up. Called upon to explain their ...read more
2. Remember The Simple Things
Contributed on Aug 17, 2003
Peter gives us list of 8 simple characteristics that are so basic we tend to overlook them... but we do so at our own risk. Learn the value of the "simple" qualities of your faith.
OPEN: Cecil B. DeMille was making one of his great epic movies. He had 6 cameras at various points to pick up the overall action and 5 other cameras set up to film plot developments involving major characters. The large cast had begun rehearsing the scene at 6am and they went through it 4 ...read more
3. Whose Fruit Is It?
Contributed on Aug 24, 2003
Jesus tells us that we’re expected to "bear fruit." What does that mean and how can we do it so that we honor His desire in our lives on this matter?
OPEN: Back in the 70’s, a man and his wife were driving to thru Cape Cod, when they spotted a field loaded with blueberries. They stopped and proceeded to eat their fill. As they turned back to the car, the husband noticed that the rear door was open. In the back sat a Cape Codder munching away ...read more
4. The Greatest Gifts
Contributed on Sep 2, 2003
Because God loved us, He gave us wondrous gifts... but why did He go to such lengthes to tell us how wicked we’d been before we recieved those gifts?
OPEN: A young, married Bible College graduate and his bride were unpacking in their first parsonage. The young bride showed the young preacher a box and told him that he had to promise never to look in it. It was her personal box. He made the promise, but after 25 years he happened to see it on ...read more