Unity God Can Handle Our Differences

With all the differences God handled successfully in the first century, we need to allow God to teach us that He can handle ours. It was we, not God, that decided He could not handle our differences in the church. It was we, not God, who decided our differences were too much for God to … Continue reading “Unity God Can Handle Our Differences”

Unity A Divine Or Human Accomplishment

After considering the last two sermons, some of you might think this preacher is completely crazy. It is possible that you have been challenged to consider some things you have never considered before. Generally, in religious matters, we do not like to consider thoughts that we have never considered before. We find great comfort in … Continue reading “Unity A Divine Or Human Accomplishment”

Christians And Undesirable Experiences

I want to begin this evening with a reading from 2 Corinthians 11:16-33. Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little. What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, … Continue reading “Christians And Undesirable Experiences”

Paul – When rights become gifts

There are few things in life more meaningful than a sincere, obviously felt “thank you!” Almost everyone has a deep appreciation for genuine gratitude. When someone is sincerely grateful for a kindness we extend, that gratitude within itself is deeply rewarding. In fact, gratitude is one of the most powerful motivations we know and experience. … Continue reading “Paul – When rights become gifts”

Jesus – My good Shepherd

John 10:1-18 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the … Continue reading “Jesus – My good Shepherd”

The Bible Story A to Z

This evening I want to attempt to do something that is quite difficult for the situation and for a thirty-minute presentation. I need your help. I want you to stay with me, and I want you to think. I do not want your thinking to stop when we finish this lesson. I want you to … Continue reading “The Bible Story A to Z”

Why Did Paul Make Such Sacrifices

From the time of early childhood, we began asking the question, “Why?” Preteen kids ask “why” most often out of pure curiosity. To ask “why” to seek understanding is considered a good thing to be encouraged. As a teenager, the motive of asking “why” changes. Often a teen asks “why” in search of self-justification. To … Continue reading “Why Did Paul Make Such Sacrifices”

The Mind of Christ

In all of us there is a deep desire to be understood. To be misunderstood is unpleasant for each of us. To be misunderstood continuously is a traumatic experience that can easily produce an enormous personal crisis. For example, for a child to feel totally misunderstood by his or her parents can create a crisis … Continue reading “The Mind of Christ”

Thy Will Be Done on Earth

The statement, “Thy will be done,” is a familiar, acceptable, good statement. That statement to most of us is comfortable and non-threatening. It has a ring of loyalty and devotion about it that should be a part of every Christian’s prayer and hope. Most of us would agree that things are better when God’s will … Continue reading “Thy Will Be Done on Earth”

The Case Of The Insensitive Pagan

Without sensitivity toward others, a human being ceases to be human. In any advanced civilization, the most cherished social qualities are human traits that encourage sensitivity toward other humans. The fundamental code words for such sensitivity include compassion, caring, kindness, neighborliness, mercy, and understanding. Any person would live in an earthly hell if he or … Continue reading “The Case Of The Insensitive Pagan”