Contributed on Mar 19, 2014
There's something intriguing and exciting about a place where few have gone. So what about Jesus' words, "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
“Going Where Few Have Gone” Matt. 7:13-14 My wife and I once had the privilege of hearing a speech by one of our American astronauts who had spent extended time living on the International Space Station. Between what he had to say and the videos he showed, it was fascinating. After ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2014
The problem with carry-ons is that they restrict our Journey's freedom and hamper its progress.
“The Problem with Carry-Ons”” Zech. 3:1-5; Matthew 8:1-17 When we travel by air, we often cram as much as possible into a piece of carry-on luggage. While it may save time and the frustration of checking and retrieving baggage at the airport, it also slows us down. Because ...read more
Contributed on Mar 26, 2014
Life on earth, the road we travel on our journey, is tough; in fact, the Bible clearly states that life is a battle.
“The Journey of a Lifetime: Equipped for Trouble” Eph. 6:10-20 I once saw a poster which showed a little clapboard church surrounded by an X-rated drive-in theater, a munitions factory across the street, and miles of concrete freeway crammed with cars. Two church members were ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2014
As long as we are in the midst of our journey in this world, we are subject to distractions. How do we maintain our focus?
“Maintaining Focus” 1 Jn. 2:15-17 & Phil. 3:1-14 A young woman is taking her final exam. She’s excited and relieved because the teacher asked the right questions and she really knows the answers. But part way through the test she looks out the window and sees her boyfriend ...read more
Contributed on Apr 9, 2014
When Hope is all there is, it is all we need.
“When Hope Is All There Is” Ps. 42 Alexander Solzhenitsyn spent part of his life in a Soviet Siberian prison. At one point he was so physically weak and discouraged that he hoped for death. The hard labor, terrible conditions, and inhumane treatment had taken its toll. He knew the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2014
Everything has a price.
“The Journey of a Lifetime: Everything Has a Price” Mt. 21:1-11 A teenaged boy – let’s call him Fred – with great academic potential was unable to go to college because he could not afford it. But one day Fred received a call from the college to which he had ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2014
Is what I'm doing and going through worth it?
“The Journey of a Lifetime: Will It Be Worth It All?” Rev. 21:1-22:5 “Hang in there – it will get better!” “Just keep thinking of end results – you’ll be glad you did this.” “It will get worse before it gets better, but it will get ...read more