Contributed on Mar 4, 2002
Why compare Jesus to angels? What is it about angels that could possibly warrant the comparison?
OPEN: Billie Burke was a famous actress in years gone by. While enjoying a transatlantic ocean trip, she noticed that a gentleman at the next table was suffering from a bad head cold. “Are you uncomfortable?” she asked. The man nodded. “I’ll tell you just what to do about it.” She offered. “Go ...read more
Contributed on Mar 12, 2002
"Fix your thoughts on Jesus" the writer of Hebrews tells us. Why? The answer is powerful and life changing.
OPEN: The NCAA college basketball competition begins this week, so I thought we might start our sermon today with a bit of trivia. Do you know who the world’s best basketball free throw shooter is? (various people in the congregation took guesses). I guess it wasn’t a fair question to begin ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2002
The priesthood of Melchizedek has far reaching consequences for our faith.
OPEN: "Confiding in a co-worker, I told her about a problem in our office and my fear that I would lose my job. She was concerned and said she would pray for me. I know she keeps a list of 10 people she believes need her prayers the most, so I asked her if she had room for me on her list." "’Oh, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 27, 2002
Years before Hebrews was written, God had declared there would be "New Covenant." This new legal contract had better promises than the Old one, but what is better?
OPEN: After the death of Elvis Presley it became fairly common to read headlines in the Tabloids such as: "I was Elvis’ Love Child" or "Elvis’ Ghost is My Father". Many people claimed to be related to "The King" either for the prestige of wearing his name or possibly to try and get a share of his ...read more
Contributed on Mar 31, 2002
The Bible tells us that "without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." Blood is the cleansing agent. But why should blood purify my soul?
A woman once wrote that at a garage sale she had spotted a handsome antique copper kettle for only $2.50. It was badly tarnished, so she asked the woman running the sale if the discoloration would come out. She cheerfully offered to try some copper cleaner on it and disappeared with it into ...read more