Contributed on Jan 4, 2004
For the 2nd time in his life, Abraham passes his wife off as his sister. How can he be such a great model of Godly faith when he acted out of fear?
OPEN: How many of you have heard of the recent “Mad Cow” disease scare? (All hands went up). It seems that never a year goes by that we are not exposed to the fact that one food or another is endangered by some chemical or biological threat. Back in the late 1990’s a High School freshman won ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2004
God had promised a son, but Abraham had waited so long, he was bewildered, disappointed, and working on a "plan B." The sermon had a powerful impact on people struggling with their faith.
OPEN: A representative of the gas company phoned the owner of an expensive new home to make an appointment for the service man to come in and light the pilot lights and adjust the furnace. The owner said that was OK, but he wanted to make sure he was there, because if he wasn’t the service man ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2004
Doubt is terrible thing that can cause people to do things they would otherwise avoid. Examination of Sarai’s doubt and how to avoid the trouble it brought.
OPEN: THE SINKING SODA Heno Head’s Simple Science Object Talks 1. Fill a pitcher about 2/3 full of water (you can also use a large bowl or aquarium). 2. Set a can of regular soda in one of the pitchers. It will sink to the bottom. If it doesn’t sink, tilt it to release any air bubbles caught ...read more
Contributed on Jan 26, 2004
What happens when God’s people don’t stand up for what they know is right?
OPEN: Henry Ward Beecher was a very famous preacher in his day. When he was a boy, it is said that the teacher in the school he attended asked a classmate a question The boy answered, but his teacher became visibly upset with his answer and cried testily: "Sit down!" This frightened the boy… ...read more