Contributed on May 15, 2021
Why did Elisha insist (3 times) to go with Elijah to his fiery chariot ride... but all of the "sons of the Prophets" insisted on standing some distance away?
(I opened the sermon by leading the congregation in an old hymn called "If Jesus Goes With Me I'll Go Anywhere". And then ended the sermon by singing the first verse and chorus with them again). In 1936, a 17 year old Bob Feller became a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, and he ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2021
Why did God choose Elisha to be Elijah's understudy? What characteristics did God admire in this man that we can copy?
OPEN: The story is told of a University professor who told his class he was going to prove that there was not a God. Then he looked up at the ceiling and shouted, “God if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you 15 minutes!” He kept taunting God… 5 minutes went ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2021
Naaman had two problems - one was leprosy. But the other problem was the one that threatened to prevent him from being cleansed. What was his "other" problem, and what "fixed" both of his problems?
I read the true story about a man who had gone to the hardware store for supplies he needed for a minor plumbing repair job. As he was leaving, the owner said, “See you in a little while.” “Why?” asked the customer. “Is there something else I need?” “No. You haven’t forgotten anything,” he ...read more
Contributed on May 28, 2021
Elisha was on his deathbed and Joash was in tears. In this fleeting moment, the prophet offers the King a gift - an inheritance of great value. What did Elisha offer, and what difference can that make to us?
OPEN: Tomorrow is Memorial Day and it’s a very special day. It’s a day to remember our military - those who’ve died in war. It was originally called “Decoration Day” and it was started shortly after the end of the Civil War, but no one seems to know when the tradition began. One of the earliest ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2021
The Bible tells us we have angels watching over us. But what does that mean, and what should it mean to us?
There is the true story of a family who was desperately trying to sell their house, which was located on a busy street. Their real estate agent decided to have open-house nearly every day to promote the sale. And they instructed the children not to talk to anyone about the house. One evening a man ...read more