Contributed on Feb 4, 2013
The "holy kiss" was a common way to show love and acceptance in the early church. What was that "kiss" intended to accomplish for God and how can we (who often don’t do that) accomplish the same goals?
OPEN: For the next 4 weeks, we’re going to be looking at what the Bible says about kissing (pause). You know, the Bible is just FULL of kissing. There are stories where sons kiss their fathers. Friends kissing friends/ brothers kissing brothers. People kissing false idols. Kissing between a ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2013
Warren Buffett believed his donation of $37 billion dollars to the Gates Foundation would buy him a place in heaven? Is that possible? Can we buy our way into heaven? Can we work our way in? Or is there another way?
OPEN: A man and wife were sitting in their living room when they noticed their neighbor across the street pull up in to his drive. He stepped out of the car with flowers in his hand, met his wife at the door and laid a passionate kiss on her. As they watched all this play out across the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2013
Even back in Bible times (where they did a lot of kissing) there were certain kisses you didn’t want. And the worst kisses were those of enemies and betrayers. How did God say we should deal with people who attempt to deceive as those would?
(A Poem) Oh, innocent victims of Cupid, Remember this terse little verse To let a fool kiss you is stupid But to let a kiss fool you is worse. (Readers Digest 2/77 p.103) As I noted a couple of weeks ago, the Bible is just filled with kissing. They did a whole lot more kissing back then ...read more
Contributed on Feb 24, 2013
When would the kiss of a prostitute EVER be acceptable? When it honored the man who forgave her sins.
Alan Calhoun of Bristol, Connecticut told of a tag sale (garage sale) he and wife had several years ago. They had decided to put out a mirror they’d received as a wedding gift. The reason they were selling it was that it had a gaudy aqua-colored metal frame and they just couldn’t find a room in ...read more