Patience

A man’s beloved dog went missing, so he offered a $5000 reward for its safe return. He put in ad in the local newspaper to that end, but got no replies. Tired of waiting, he called the office. “I want to see the advertising manager” he demanded. “He’s out,”...

The Mountaineer

I collect mountain stories. Here is one of my favorites. A preaching went calling high up in the Appalachian Mountains, looking for new members for a church plant he was doing. One day, after hours of climbing, he spotted a little house he had not seen before. Out of...

Freedom in Christ

In the light of the capture of David Sweat this week, you might want to tell a break-out story that has a theological punch. Here it is: Some years ago, a desperate prisoner in Australia found a way to escape from the county jail. He crawled under a delivery...

Noah

God called Noah in to build an ark so that he, his family, and all the species of the earth could survive the impending flood God would let loose in two weeks. Noah was shocked and said, “Two weeks! God, are you kidding? Do you know how long it takes… To access...
The Cure

The Cure

The Cure Story Lectionary – 7/5/15 Exodus 15:26: I Am the Lord who heals you Deuteronomy 7:15: I will take all sickness away from you Isaiah 53 (The Suffering Servant) Isaiah 38 (Hezekiah’s illness); Isaiah 40 (the promise of healing) Isaiah 61: Jesus’ mission of...