Contributed on Apr 15, 2008
Jesus writes a letter to the church at Ephesus, revealing their backslidden heart and prescribing a cure.
1. Illus. of Robert Robinson • Wrote, “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” when he was 23. • Third stanza contains the line, “prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.” Proved prophetic for Robert Robinson, who grew cold and indifferent, abandoned any pretext of living for ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2008
How do we keep from drowning in the pagan culture around us? By following the guidelines Jesus set in His letter to the church at Pergamos
1. Illus. of wrong way on freeway As a man was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. When he answered, he heard his wife warn him urgently, "George, I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on 280. Please be careful coming home!" "I’m there right now," said George, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2008
What would Jesus say to a lukewarm Christian? The letter to the Laodecian church tells us.
1. Illus. of D. W. brother • In a tough time of life. Drove car out to lake he loved, and used a pistol to commit suicide. • Autopsy performed to rule out foul play. Showed it was indeed suicide. • Autopsy revealed an ironic fact. He had liver cancer advanced enough that it would have been ...read more