Contributed on May 6, 2018
It is a constant theme in Scripture - God calls His church to be "united". What does this mean, and how can we get it done?
In the 1600s the King of Sweden was Gustav Adolf II - and he was considered one of the great military strategists of the age. As with all great military strategists, the King was thinking ahead to how to control various areas around his nation, and one of the areas he had his eye on was Baltic ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2018
Christians need to be of one mind and one love. But too often we're so focused on ourselves that we can't reach that goal. So how do we change our self-centered way of thinking?
OPENING: A city boy had never been on a farm before and he asked a farmer: “Mister, why doesn’t this cow have any horns?” The farmer cocked his head for a moment, then began in a patient tone, “Well, cattle can do a powerful lot of damage with their horns. Sometimes we keep ’em trimmed down with a ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2018
Paul said that he hoped that he might share in Jesus' suffering. Seriously? Why would he want that?
An extremely nervous patient came for root canal surgery. He was made comfortable in the reclining dental chair a numbing agent was injected around the tooth, and then the dentist left the room for a few minutes while the medication took hold. When the dentist returned, the patient was standing ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2018
You'd think that mature Christians wouldn't argue among each other... but they do. Why do they do that, how can we keep ourselves from hurting Jesus with that destructive habit?
OPEN: A preacher told of how his family would spend weekends at his grandparents when he was a boy. In winter, they’d slide down a grassy hill on an old car hood. In the spring, before the fields were plowed, they’d play football in those fields, and when the fields were plowed they’d have dirt ...read more