“The War”

In 1790 “The War” referred to the Revolutionary War. In 1870 “The War” meant the vastly more deadly Civil War. Fifty years later, World War I took so many lives that it was called “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars”. However, in 1950 “The War” took on a whole...

Jesus’ Stories about Priorities

Jesus told stories, lots of them. Not only were they very good stories, they were short and to the point. Nothing long and dragged out. But they were powerful stories, in an uncomfortable way because they forced people to confront things in their lives that most of us...

Where Is My Miracle?

It isn’t hard to be confused by the subject of miracles. For some people, it seems there are miracles a minute. Whether it is an unexpected check in the mail or a parking space opening up near the entrance of Costco, some Christians see God’s supernatural working in...

Get Serious

Each week I do an internet search for photos to use with this sermon summary. Today I typed in “get serious”. Knowing that this weekly message comes from a Christian church you have a pretty good idea that the article is going to have something to do with getting...

Short-Term or Long-Term?

When it comes to investing, the first question any financial advisor has is, “How long are you going to leave your money in?” The differences in strategies are significant depending on the length of the investment. Unfortunately, most of us have a great difficulty in...

What Does God Want to Do in Your Life?

Figuring out what God wants to do in our lives is one of those questions we struggle with because we tend to think that what we want just naturally is what God wants. More often than not, what we want is a problem-free, pleasant life, while God is looking for a life...

Point the Way

There aren’t many individuals in history like John the Baptist. How many people can you find who would let themselves be thrown under the bus and still keep everyone focused on someone else? But that is exactly what John the Baptist did throughout his life – he...

Jesus Pulls Back the Curtain

For those old enough to remember, when it comes to curtains or doors, the image which comes to mind is the face of the venerable Monty Hall of Let’s Make a Deal presenting an outrageously costumed person with the option of Curtain #1, Curtain #2 or Curtain #3. Of...

Four Gospels – One Jesus

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These are the names of the men who wrote the biographies of the life of the most famous and influential person in the history of the world – Jesus Christ. Each author, in his own unique way, presents Jesus as the one and only Savior which...

The Fireworks Life

The fireworks were shockingly spectacular this year. For the first fifteen minutes of the New Year we were surrounded by a furious array of sights and sounds which seemed to take our breath away. And then, as quickly as it started, everything began to quiet down....