Tag: Bible Adventures

David Rocks and Goliath Rolls

After the sermon today a young man approached me with two questions. The questions were not about the sermon I had just presented but about sermons in general. Both questions were reflective in nature so I will present them here with some of my thoughts. Question #1 – What do you hope will be accomplished […]

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God Doesn’t Choose Sides

Today’s sermon left me with a lot of unanswered questions. Accepting the fact that God doesn’t choose sides but calls us to join Him seems a relevant application of Joshua’s conversation with the angel (Joshua 5:13-15). But wrestling with exactly what that means in everyday life is troubling to me. Should I protest the abortion […]

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Esther: Providential Irony

Judging by the blank looks on the faces of some, my Flintstones reference didn’t connect. (Listen to their 30 sec theme song; noting especially the final phrase, by clicking here.) I was making the point that language evolves over time thus changing definitions. Some insist that word meanings should remain static and not change. However, […]

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The sermon title today raised anticipation that was never fully satisfied. Therefore, I have provided a link for my faithful readers to have their unmet expectations fulfilled. Click this link to hear the original 1961 version of the Tokens singing, The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Now that you have that out of your system, consider the […]

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Born to Be Wild

My new favorite form of sermon preparation is soliciting help from my friends on facebook. Last Monday I asked if there was anything redeeming about Samson. Danny McNeal, a college club brother of mine, wrote, “No man is completely worthless. He can always be used as a bad example.” It appears I followed his advise […]

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The Five Problems of Moses

I got into a brief discussion yesterday with my son, Ben and my brother, Paul (both preachers) concerning two different types of sermons: inductive and deductive. The difference between the two was summarized as: 1) Deductive tells people what to do;2) Inductive invites people to journey with the preacher on an exploration. Formerly deductive preaching […]

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Standing Against A Flood of Evil

I loved the movie Evan Almighty and it’s depiction of how utterly humiliating it would be if God called a person to do something as ridiculous as building a giant boat to survive a coming flood. Perhaps that’s why the Biblical narrative of Noah has captured the attention of story tellers for generations. One man […]

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Don’t Blame Me!

At our visitor lunch today after church one of our new members remarked that for they felt like they had been in the desert but in the past few weeks have been in an oasis. Praise God for using our worship services to have such a positive influence in someone’s life. Those, like myself, who […]

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Creation: True Self Esteem

I am anxious to hear reports from families about what happened as they played the board game we created for this sermon series. My hope is that parents (or grandparents) and their children will have a fun and creative way to talk about things that are important. Who knows what kind of information we might […]

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