Contributed on Feb 6, 2012
I Kings 17 is a litany of the events that shaped and prepared Elijah for his greatest challenge (facing the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel). How did God use these circumstances to train Elijah... and how does God use events in our lives to train us?
OPEN: A junior high music teacher had just organized a band in her school. The principal was so proud of the music teacher's efforts that without consulting her, he decided that the band should give a concert for the entire school. The music teacher wasn't so sure her young musicians were ...read more
Contributed on Feb 13, 2012
The Bible is filled with calls for us to "make a decision." Choose whether our God, or the gods of this world are better... then live like what you believe. What does the world offer, and why can
OPEN: An evangelist in South Africa had a van with this sign on the side that said this: “Where will you spend eternity? Most people don’t decide till the 11th hour. Our service begins at 10:30.” That evangelist’s van was telling people that there was a “decision” to be made. It asked: ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2012
How many times did God’s people cross water that had parted for them? And what does this simple trivia question tell us about God’s main message in Scripture?
OPEN: I love trivia. I enjoy all kinds of trivia games. AND being a preacher, I especially love Bible trivia. In fact, I’ve even came up with my own Bible trivia question that I use sometimes to stump other preachers once in awhile. The Question: “How many times in Scripture did people ...read more