Contributed on Apr 1, 2012
What makes a man a fool? And what could this young fool have done to actually inherit eternal life?
OPEN: On April 1st 1976 British astronomer Patrick Moore made an announcement on BBC Radio 2: “At 9:47 a.m. today there will be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ astronomical event occurring.” The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, he said, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2012
Why would Jesus deliberately go the cross to die? And why would He say "Father Forgive Them"?
OPEN: Ever since the 1950s, the men of the Philippines have had unusual tradition around Easter. It has grown to the point where from 50,000 to 75,000 people attend every year. McDonalds sets up a temporary store to sell burgers, fries and ice cream to those exhausted by the tropical heat. The ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2012
Jesus only raised 3 people (that I know of) from the dead. Why didn’t He raise everybody out of the grave? Why just people like this only son of the widow of Nain?
OPEN: One of my favorite radio preachers is a man named Tony Evans. I remember listening to him use an illustration about standing in a cafeteria line – and he made it sound intriguing and almost exciting. What I want to share with you this morning (copying as best I can Evans’ distinctive way of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2012
Odd things about this story: Why does the Bible tells us "Jesus wept"? And why didn’t Jesus "show up" a few days earlier and make sure Lazarus didn’t die? Why allow this close personal friend to die, and allow his friends and family to mourn?
OPEN: Back in March of 2008, the mayor of a city in SW France had a problem. It seems his village was running out of space. Not in housing, nor in the retail district, nor even at City Hall. It seems they were running out of space… in the cemetery. There was no room for any more graves. It was ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2012
Do you know the difference between the "Joy of the Lord" and the "Joy of the World"? What does this text teach us about both of those?
OPEN: In my files I have comments by several people about what they felt would make someone happy. Daniel Boone - “All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.” Albert Schweitzer - “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” Johnny Carson - ...read more