Holiday Blues – preaching tip for 11-22-15

Preachers typically get discouraged when they have to do a unique sermon for the same holidays every single year.  What is there left to say? Thanksgiving is one of those holidays when you can give it a little twist.  Want a sermon starter?  Try looking at any one of...
Jesus Asked

Jesus Asked

Jesus Asked: What He Wanted to Know by Conrad Gempf In the year 2000 at a conference in Grand Rapids, MI, Ray Vander Laan, chair of biblical cultural studies and a religion instructor at Holland Christian Schools in Holland, Michigan, said something like this,...

Ears Open

As the light of winter descends, the days grow shorter and dusk comes sooner. Darkness comes early and stays late, and our vision is hampered by the lack of light. Our vision resists the darkness, and unless we are attentive to our other senses, we end up on one of...

As You Make It

A young couple stepped into a crowded elevator. The girl, with a look on her face a “smile wide,” held out her left hand to the other riders and exclaimed; “See my diamond ring! We just got engaged!” Her fiancé quietly demurred: “Oh, it’s not much of a ring. I…...

Where Am I Going?

When he was eighty-eight years of age, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) found himself on a train without a ticket. The conductor recognized him, and wasn’t worried about it, but Justice Holmes got terribly upset. He searched all of his pockets,...