Contributed on Sep 8, 2003
Satan is the real "Dark Lord" and while the Bible tells us he is defeated, he is still dangerous. How do we deal with this powerful force of evil and overcome?
OPEN: Several years ago, I watched a PBS Special that covered the events leading up to the "Battle of the Bulge" during WWII. It was the autumn of 1944 and Germany had been beaten back behind its borders. The Nazi war machine was in tatters and the repeated bombing raids of the Allies all but ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2003
Why did Jesus create the church? What is our main objective? Playing off the popular "Lord of the Rings" series, this sermon tells us one of the most powerful goals of the church.
OPEN: On a spring break trip to Italy, a tour group was standing just inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the 2nd largest church building in the world. The tour guide was trying to explain the enormity of the building and part of his presentation went like this: “This church is so large no man on earth ...read more
Contributed on Sep 21, 2003
Satan wanted Jesus to bow down before him... how dare he? What possible reason would Satan even have to ask such an outrageous thing (part of a series on the book and movie trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien).
OPEN: Several years ago, Christian Herter was running hard for reelection as Governor of Massachusetts, and one day he arrived late at a barbecue. He’d had no breakfast or lunch, and he was famished. As he moved down the serving line, he held out his plate and received one piece of chicken. The ...read more
Contributed on Sep 29, 2003
Revelation 19 tells us how Jesus will fulfill His promise: "I am coming soon." But there is more to this passage than meets the eye.
OPEN: At the beginning of WWII, the Philippines were about to fall to the Japanese, and General Douglas MacArthur was ordered by President Roosevelt to evacuate his staff immediately. Before he left, MacArthur made a promise to the Philippine people: “I shall return!” Because of the complexity ...read more