Contributed on Apr 6, 2014
Whose fault was it that Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden? Was it all THEIR fault? Did Satan influence Eve's choice? Was God at fault for their failure?
OPEN: One of the most popular Christian Hymns of all time was written in the 1700’s by a man named John Newton. Does anybody know the name of that hymn? (Amazing Grace) It’s such a popular hymn that it has been sung by numerous singers down through the years including such artists ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2014
Genesis begins "In the beginning God..." What does that mean for us, and what does rest of the first chapter mean for our lives?
OPEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28sqs5H5hao (It’s a video “Creation Calls” by Brian Doerksen. I immediately followed video with quote by Abraham Lincoln and then immediately began to read from the entire chapter of Genesis 1) Abraham Lincoln once said: “I never ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2014
God said He created man in His image. But what do we do if we've damaged and warped that image? How can we ever repair and regain what was lost?
OPEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3IRZPjdpr0 (Video “Imago Dei” on youtube.com - play it through the 1:00 minute mark then fade out) Psalm 8:3-4 asks an intriguing question: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2014
Nakedness is equated with sin in Scripture and Adam and Eve tried covering their nakedness with fig leaves. Do we do the same? And, if so, how successful can we be at doing that?
The true story is told of a banquet where a famous religious leader found himself seated next to an extremely beautiful woman who was wearing a gown with a perilously low neckline. He introduced himself to her… and then offered her an apple. She was a little surprised, but he explained ...read more
Contributed on Apr 20, 2014
What would you say to a man who was afraid of dying? A man who knew his death was just months away but couldn't handle that truth? Would you be able to turn his fear into hope?
OPEN: I recently listened to a man named Chris tell of visiting his relatives in Kokomo, Indiana. One night his family took him out to and treated him to a special meal at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant. Sometime during the evening, Chris got up and went into the bathroom, and while he was there ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2014
The people of that day were unbelievably wicked, but was there a chance God would have spared them? Did God want to? And what can the flood tells us about the coming judgment at the end of time when Jesus returns?
Someone put together a list entitled: "All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Noah's Ark" o Noah didn't wait for his ship to come in, he built one. o Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. o Stay fit. When you're 500 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY ...read more
Contributed on May 4, 2014
What had Abraham done that made him worthy of one of the greatest promises in Scripture?
OPEN: When you and I were children, there was a saying we’d often hear. I’m going to say the first half of the saying and let’s see if you know the 2nd half: “Cross my heart and (hope to die)” What was that child saying? They were saying they’d made a ...read more