Bible Wonders

That’s Me – Ephesians

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Saturday’s Special – My daily goal is to not let my work get the way of reading my Bible. As a preacher, you might think this is strange. Don’t I read the Bible in preparing to write sermons, classes, and articles, and such? Yes. But. Sigh. I have discovered, rather too late in life, that […]

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An Eugenics Program – Acts 17:11

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Each church needs a eugenics program. Properly defined, eugenics is, “the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics. Developed largely by Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race, it fell into disfavor only after the perversion of its doctrines by the Nazis.” […]

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Do You Know What Your Main Problem Is? (Romans 12:3-18)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The main problem we have with everyone is they are not us. They don’t think, feel, act or react like us. They don’t always comes to the same conclusions as us, whether about people, issues, the Bible, and “most importantly” – they don’t come to the same conclusions about ourselves that we do. This includes […]

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Keep On Reading (Mark 2:23-3:6)

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Of all Biblical aids, the most helpful is also a huge hindrance: chapters and verses. So when you don’t understand, just keep reading. Biblical writers use stories to explain stories by grouping stories together. Chapter and verse markers break up these helpful hints. In Mark 2:23-28, Jesus’ disciples are picking heads of grain on the […]

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One Day At A Time (Matthew 6:34)

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Considering we are grandparents awaiting the birth of our grandchildren, with a touch of melancholy I asked my wife Janet, “How did we get to be this old?” She wisely responded, “One day at a time.” In reality, that is the answer for every “endgame” whether positive or negative. How our marriages will look in 10 […]

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Lord, Liar, Lunatic, Brother (Mark 3)

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

C.S. Lewis famously categorized three possibilities as to what Jesus was: Lord, Liar, or Lunatic. This was because of the claims Jesus made for Himself which belied the choice that he was only a good, moral, human teacher. Amazingly, Mark 3 shows these same three choices in Jesus’ day. In one scene we have demons […]

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Meaning vs. Rules – Mark 3:1-6

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Jesus does more than keep the Sabbath. He honors its meaning more than those who simply see it as a rule or law. The Son of Man shows it to be a blessing, and not a burden. Therefore when Jesus healed on the Sabbath, He wasn’t “breaking” the Sabbath; neither was He showing an exception […]

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Going To Church Is Dangerous – Luke 18:9-14

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

“Going to church” is dangerous, but the alternative is worse. I have had various back issues since I was two years old. I have been hospitalized three times, recently for surgery, and at age 4 when I awoke and could not walk. Due to the recent situation I have needed to take pain medicine. What […]

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Jesus First Makes His Mark in Mark (Mark 1: 22-28)

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Jesus starts teaching in the Synagogue in Caperneaum (Mark 1:21). What amazes these listeners is how Jesus teaches – which is with authority (1:22). Apparently the scribes were always quoting uninspired rabbis; while Jesus sets Himself up as someone who would become quoted!   Suddenly Jesus is interrupted. A man with an demonic spirit shrieks […]

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You Are What You Eat – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

“You are what you eat” is a phrase most of have heard of. And you are, in that when you eat something you take on the characteristics of that food. Eat something with a lot of carbohydrates and you get energy which is why athletes “carbo load”. Coffee has caffeine and unless you are ADD, […]

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