Contributed on Mar 14, 2002
Why did God nearly kill Moses on the road to Egypt and what can that mean for us?
OPENING: It seems that, down south, some recent excavations for a new high-way had contributed to causing a flash flood. Volunteers risked their lives to rescue victims stranded in the deluge. One old man was up to his knees in the rising waters when a rowboat came. "Hop in, we’ll save you!" ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2002
The biblical story of the crossing of the Red Sea is so obvious the skeptics can’t believe it and we mustn’t overlook it.
OPENING: At the entrance to a one lane bridge in Sonoma Calif.: "When this sign is under water, this road is impassable." APPLICATION: Why does that seem so silly? Probably because it’s so obvious. If the water was up that far you couldn’t read sign anyway! The world’s can often be like ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2002
Moses dramatically changed at one point of his life. How and why did it happen?
OPENING: Arthur Tonne tells of an overnight visitor to the White House during the Coolidge administration. Calvin Coolidge was not one of the warmest people to be around - he was well known for his brevity and taciturn nature. Seated at breakfast with President, the visitor determined to attempt ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2002
Life can be bitter, but God has a healing for our waters of life as well
OPENING: There once was an oyster whose story I tell, Who found that sand had got under his shell; Just one little grain, but it gave him much pain, For oysters have feelings although they’re so plain. Now, did he berate the working of Fate Which had led him to such a deplorable ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2002
The experts of Pharaoh’s day recognized God’s finger prints only when they could not explain the miracle any other way.
OPENING: Tell me, what Sport is this: You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s on the side that’s in goes out and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When 3 men are out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2002
Aaron and Miriam lead a rebellion against Moses’ leadership that incenses God. What did they do wrong, and what can it teach us?
OPENING: Joe had ordered an expensive suit for a banquet, and the tailor finished alterations just in time. But as Joe left the shop, a sudden rainstorm doused the jacket and shrank one of the sleeves. "We can’t do anything about it today," the tailor told Joe when he returned to the shop. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 25, 2002
Moses dealt with a difficult situation and prevailed because he kept his eyes on the right things.
OPENING: A small boy dialed "O" and asked the operator to call a number for him. He didn’t speak clearly, so she couldn’t understand him. After repeating it four times, he blurted out, "You operators are dumb," and slammed down the receiver. Hearing this, his mother was shocked. She called the ...read more