Archive for August, 2007

Wonders from the Word – I Am the Tempter (James 1:13-15)

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Here is a thought I wrote down in the margin of my Bible: “Our own temptations lead us to

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Wonders from the Word – Flying Worms (Ephesians 3:16,17,20)

Monday, August 27th, 2007

A cartoon strip, Stringbean, choreographed the following bit a wisdom:   Two earthworms, deep underground, are talking to each other.  One of them says, “Hey, Mortimer, have you ever raised your head to look around out there?”   The other one says, “Nope, I was taught that `He who takes a look, gets the hook.’”   “Yeah,” Mortimer […]

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Wonders from the Word – NOT the Prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:9-10)

Friday, August 24th, 2007

This is not about the prayer of Jabez, but rather the pray-er Jabez.  This is about the man.  What can we learn about him – the pray-er, by looking at his prayer?

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Wonders from the Word – Boring Bible Reading

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Boring, boring, boring.  Reading the Bible and getting bored is not a good sign.  But if I mentioned my boredom came while

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“Yes We’re Open”

Friday, August 17th, 2007

   “Sorry, We’re Closed;” “Sale;”  “New Store Hours” – these are commonly placed signs in windows of businesses.     Some signs express hope, “Under New Management.”  Others, the demise of hope – “Going Out of Business.”  As an aside, I heard of one store whose going out of business sale was so successful he decided […]

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“Yes We’re Open”

Friday, August 17th, 2007

   “Sorry, We’re Closed;” “Sale;”  “New Store Hours” – these are commonly placed signs in windows of businesses.     Some signs express hope, “Under New Management.”  Others, the demise of hope – “Going Out of Business.”  As an aside, I heard of one store whose going out of business sale was so successful he decided […]

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Wonders from the Word – Enslaved Freedom (2 Peter 2:18-20)

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Should I call this concept “Free Slavery” or “Enslaved Freedom?”  The oxymoronic aspect is immediately obvious.  Sadly, what it describes is not so obvious, nor so immediate.   

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Not Chosen (Acts 1:15-26)

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Let’s go back to an uncomfortable time to an uncomfortable setting.  For some, this might have happened this past week; for others, years or decades ago.  The scene is a familiar one.  Everyone one of us has probably experienced it from one side or the other.  The game might have been kickball or dodge ball, […]

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Sermon – Introducing Jesus – 1

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Introducing Jesus – The Gospels INTRO: A. What would you think if someone introduced themselves by saying, “Hello,…. I AM NOT GOD!” Now that would be an unusual introduction, wouldn’t it? Unusual, although obviously true. B. Saying “I am not God” is an unusual “introduction.” What would be even more unusual? “Hello, … I AM […]

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Wonders from the Word – Pained Oppressors (Ecclesiastes 4:1)

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Ecclesiastes 4:1 NASB  Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.  […]

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