Contributed on Mar 1, 2020
What did Jesus mean when He said "I am the bread of life" and what difference does that make to us?
A man had just moved into town and stopped at local restaurant for dinner. The waiter did his best to please him but the man complained that he’d only received one piece of bread with his meal, so the waiter promptly brought him four slices. The man said, "That’s good, but not good enough. I ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2020
What did Jesus mean when he declared "I am the light of the world?"
Back in the Old Testament, we read that the Israelites had been in Egypt for 400 years, much of that time as slaves. Finally, when the time was right, God sent Moses to lead the people out of their slavery… into freedom. And for the next 40 years, the Israelites wandered in the desert, being led ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2020
What does it mean for Jesus to be "the door?" And why should that matter to us?
There’s a cute little children’s song about Jesus that goes this way: “One Door, and only one, and yet its sides are two, inside and outside, on which side are you? One Door, and only one, and yet its sides are two, I want the inside - on which side are you? “One Lord, and only one and yet the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 21, 2020
Jesus said He was the good shepherd. But why do I need Him to do that? Why can't I get along just fine without Him?
OPEN: Several years ago in the country of Turkey, a flock of sheep made the news. It seems that the shepherds of the flock had been eating breakfast when their sheep began to wander off. Now, ordinarily this wouldn’t have been a problem, except the flock was just a stone’s throw away from a cliff. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2020
In a troubled and uncertain world, how can Jesus being "the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE" make a dffierence for us?
OPEN: Back in 1950s & 60s, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra played for NY Yankees and became close friends. One day, Yogi Berra invited Mickey Mantle to his apartment, but Mantle… got lost. He stopped at a pay phone and called Yogi and said, “I'm trying to find your apartment, where is it?” ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2020
Jesus said "I am the vine, you are the branches. Apart from me you can do nothing?" But that doesn't make any sense... or does it?
OPEN: About a 35-minute drive SW of London is a tourist attraction that was once a royal palace. It’s called Hampton Court. It was built over 500 years ago and was a favorite residence of Henry VIII. A couple hundred years later, during George III's reign (the King who had problems with the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2020
Why did Jesus say "I am the Resurrection and the Life?" What is there about that simple statement that can give us hope in a dark world?
OPEN: A fellow preacher told me about a funeral that he once conducted. He said that “Doug" was 18-year-old biker who’d rode with a rough crowd. In fact the T-shirt they buried him in said it all: "Ride hard - Die hard". The funeral home was filled with bikers, the speakers boomed ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2020
Jesus said He was the "I AM." What does that mean to us and what can it mean for our lives?
OPEN:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K80pozOfrU&fbclid=IwAR0T8oXzHhv4JoeIWzW6HuZ4lpgU4FNNRs3uyRJEGmyb2JW_7h9f0LDRCYE (thru time-stamp 2:27 “indescribable”) (The script of the video is from the sermon “That's My King” by S.M. Lockridge, which says “The Bible says my King, He's the King ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2020
Jesus said He was the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the 1st and the Last. What does that mean for us and how can that change our lives?
Back in 2008, there was a surprise best selling book entitled: “Not Quite What I Had Planned - 6-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure” Notice the first SIX words of the title. “Not Quite What I Had Planned.” The book essentially asked people to sum up their lives in 6 words. Amongst ...read more