Contributed on Nov 19, 2007
Jehoshaphat and Judah should not have won this battle... under ordinary circumstances. How did they prepare to be used by God in this momentous confrontation?
OPEN: (We played Don Francisco’s Song "Jehoshaphat" after reading the text... it’s worth buying his CD just for personal enjoyment) One of the oldest books on warfare was written by Sun Tzu. It’s called the Art Of War and in its 13 chapters, Sun Tzu laid down some basic principles of how to wage ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2007
Up until this "fishing trip" with Jesus, Peter has only had a casual relationship with Christ. On this day, Jesus challenged him with the question: "Are you gonna talk, or are you gonna fish?"
OPEN: There’s an old joke about two fishermen out in a boat. The day was calm and the lake was isolated enough that they were the only fishermen there. The first man baited his hook, threw it into the water and watched the bobber bob on the waves. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion just a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2007
There’s power in making the decision to give the gift He really wants: to "follow Him." But in this story in Luke, 3 men tell Jesus that that is precisely what they want to do. So why isn’t Jesus content with their gift?
OPEN: About three years ago, Dave Barry made this observation about Christmas: "Your standard man, at this point in the Christmas season, has purchased zero gifts. He has not yet gotten around to purchasing an acceptable gift for his wife for last Christmas. He did give her something last ...read more