Contributed on Feb 25, 2007
1. His focus was on the will of God, not his own. 2. His focus was away from himself, not on himself. 3. His focus was on serving, not being served.
It was January 30, 1994 and Super Bowl XXVIII was being played out at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The NFC champion Dallas Cowboys had just defeated the AFC champion Buffalo Bills, 30–13. Dallas scored 24 unanswered points in the second half, and Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith was named the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 4, 2007
1. People often miss the presence of God. 2. The Kingdom of God comes in simple ways. 3. We are called to live in awareness.
“How do you expect me to believe in God,” asked Woody Allen, “when only last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of my electric typewriter?” There are many people like Woody Allen who focus on the annoyances of life rather than wonderful things of life. It always seems that the troubles of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2007
1. His mind was set on who he was. 2. His minds was set on his goal. 3. His mind was set on God.
Sgt. Juanita Wilson was on patrol outside Baghdad when a roadside bomb exploded beneath her vehicle. She was trying to help her driver after the explosion when she felt something unusual. When she looked down, her hand was gone. Less than two years after her injury, she is demonstrating her ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2007
1. He faced opposition from people. 2. He faced the evil of a fallen world.
Annie Dillard is one of my favorite authors. In her book Teaching a Stone to Talk, she writes: “You don’t have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is required. The stars neither require it or demand it.” Darkness is a part of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 25, 2007
1. Meekness means we do not retaliate. 2. Meekness means we live without fear. 3. Meekness comes with a blessing.
The famous atheist Frederick Nietzsche, who coined the phrase “God is dead,” once said, “Assert yourself. Care for nothing except yourself. The only vice is weakness and the only virtue is strength. Be strong. Be a superman. The world is yours if you work hard enough for it!” Hitler read ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2007
1. Jesus’ arms are open as an act of invitation 2. Jesus gives an open invitation to a life of fruitfulness.
It must have been quite a scene as Jesus rode into Jerusalem. First, he is not riding a warrior’s horse, he is riding on the colt of a donkey. His head is bobbing as the colt takes its awkward steps. And all around is a motley crowd. Former prostitutes, shouting children, people who had been ...read more