Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tag Archives: Jesus

Two Birds With One Stone

Growing up I remember the phrase, “kill two birds with one stone”. I never really figured out why I would want to kill one bird let alone two at one time. I did, however, figure out that this phrase was actually stating that it is better to be able to accomplish two tasks with one action. Think about it…what if …

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Separation Anxiety

When I was five years old, and yes I remember this because of the punishment that I endured afterwards, I thought it would be fun to play hide and seek with my mother. Mom had left me at home alone while she took my sister down the road to school. I was sitting there watching cartoons when I heard the …

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Command, Example, Command, and Thermometer

This week, the week of Valentine’s Day, we have been looking at different aspects of love. Yesterday as we looked deeper into John 3:16, the love verse, I told you that I have become a student of repetition in the Bible. It fascinates me that God’s love for us would compel Him to repeat Himself in the same manner that …

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The Love Verse

There is one verse that is the most recognizable verse in the Bible. This same verse is the most quoted verse of the Bible. For most of us, this verse was probably the first Bible verse we memorized. Of course, I am talking about John 3:16. A few weeks back, I asked my youth group students if they could tell …

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Works Without Love

There was a parent who thought they showed love to their child. This child was given all the cool toys, but the parent would not play with the child. The child was taken on all the fancy vacations, but the parent would not ride on the rides with the child. This child had ample food, snacks, and candy, but this …

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Lessons From A Prayer Of David

As we go through life, we will face various trials, problems, and opposition. It is so good to know that when we do face hardship, we have a loving Father in Heaven who will hear our cries and meet our needs. Today our passage is the entire 86th chapter of Psalms. This is a prayer of David that you and …

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A Call To Walk Worthy

Saving Private Ryan is a movie that is based on a story of a World War II soldier whose brothers died in various battles in the same war. The US Army leadership felt that that family had paid enough for their freedom and wanted to send a rescue team behind enemy lines to bring Private Ryan home. Most of the …

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All That And A Bag Of Chips

I really don’t know where the phrase “all that and a bag of chips” came from originally. However, when a kid was boasting and bragging about what they could do or what possessions they had out on the playground, I remember other kids saying, “oh, well you think you are all that and a bag of chips”. As we all …

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Searching For A Place To Worship

There was a woman drawing water from a well. While she was at the well, Jesus approached her and began a conversation with her. Jesus began by asking her for water. Using this opportunity, He begins to present the idea of salvation through the living water. Through the course of conversation, this woman’s sins were revealed. Much like many of …

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A Soldier Prepared For Battle

 Have you ever been in a situation where you were asked to complete a project but not told direction or given the appropriate tools? How would you feel if I told you that I wanted you to build me a piece of furniture, and I brought you the wood but did not tell you specifically what type of furniture to …

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