Contributed on Dec 7, 2005
Although doing nothing can sometimes be the best choice, more often people do nothing, not out of choice, but out of fear, neglect, or procrastination; as a result, others needlessly suffer.
The Complications of Neglect (I Kings 1) Reception Grade (how my people responded; alertness, compliments, relevance, etc.): A+ 1. One of the lowest feelings in life is when we create problems for other people. 2. Back when I was in college…ECAP…Jim typed up key punch cards….one computer ...read more
Contributed on Dec 7, 2005
Wise people pursue more wisdom, for wisdom is given to those who value it.
The Wisdom of Solomon (I Kings 3) Reception Grade (how my people responded; alertness, compliments, relevance, etc.): B 1. Did you hear about the man who found a lamp and started to rub it? Sure enough, out popped a genie. The genie told him that he had three wishes. The man couldn’t ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2006
Should we do as much as we can as well as we can for as long as we can? Should we seek to reach our full potential? Or, instead, should we be thinking of the long term consequences of what we do?
Wisdom Marred by Obsession (I Kings 4) Reception Grade (how it went over: interest, compliments, etc.): A Intro 1. Once the Devil was walking along with one of his cohorts. They saw a man ahead of them pick up something shiny. "What did he find?" asked the cohort. "A piece of the truth," ...read more
Contributed on Jan 10, 2006
Only persons can be spiritual, not buildings
Temple Mania (I Kings 5-8) 1. I have a one minute mystery. Two of them. 2.The first is this: A woman goes into a convenience store to buy a can of Coke. She pays for it with a $20 bill and receives $20.05 back in change. No mistake was made. Think about that. 3. Here is the second one: ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2006
Wise believers impress and attract wisdom seekers to the God of the Bible.
You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (I Kings 10: 1-13) 1. FRANKFORT, Ky. - Pamela Anderson is leading a charge to remove a bust of KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders from the state Capitol. The actress called the Kentucky native’s likeness "a monument to cruelty" to chickens in a statement issued ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2006
Solomon’s downfall occurred when he was older because he gave into the temptation of the elderly: focusing upon himself rather than the Kingdom’s future generations.
Solomon: Not the Man He Used to Be (I Kings 11) 1. People are better off when they care about other people: Mamie Adams [an elderly widow] always went to a branch post office in her town because the postal employees there were friendly. She went there to buy stamps just before Christmas ...read more