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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • Nov. 6,2007; The Series - Jesus, Unique & Unequaled Teacher Focus Text: Mark 3.13-21 I wonder what would have happened in 1948 on the morning after the presidential election if Harry Truman had believed the headlines of the Chicago Daily Tribune, the headlines which boldly proclaimed,…
    June 6, 2019
  • November 5,2007; Monday Miscellany Focus Text: Galatians 4.1-6 Dickens opened A Tale of Two Cities with, “It was the best of times; It was the worst of times.” The atomic clock link on my computer says it is twenty-five hours later that it was twenty-four hours ago.…
    June 5, 2019
  • Nov. 2, 2007; The Series - Jesus, Unique & Unequaled Teacher Focus Text: Matthew 21.45-46 “Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them. But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because…
    June 4, 2019
  • Nov. 1,2007; The Series - Jesus, Unique & Unequaled Teacher Focus Text: Matthew 21.45 Perceptions can be wrong; sometimes they are directly opposite the facts; sometimes they are accurate. In the case of the chief priests and Pharisees, their perception about one matter was dead on.…
    June 3, 2019
  • Oct. 31,2007; The Series - Jesus, Unique & Unequaled Teacher Focus Text: Matthew 21.40-44 After telling the parable of the wicked vinedressers, Jesus posed a question to the religious leaders in Jerusalem; He asked, “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will…
    June 2, 2019
  • Oct. 30,2007; Jesus – Unique & Unequaled Teacher (the series) Focus Text: Matthew 21.33-40 In dealing with the hardhearted religious leaders of His day, Jesus told the following parable: “There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it,…
    June 1, 2019
  • Monday Miscellany;  October 29, 2007;   Focus Text: Isaiah 55.8-9 It was just a routine doctor’s visit that took me into the crowded metropolitan area. I turned into the parking lot reserved for all the patients who had a doctor in the multistory…
    May 31, 2019
  • Oct. 26, 2007;    Part 12 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 4.13-17 “And leaving Nazareth, He [Jesus] came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘The…
    May 30, 2019
  • Oct. 25, 2007;   Part 11 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 21.28-32 If we listen carefully, compliments come from all sorts of unexpected places. I, like most people, appreciate a genuine compliment and so I listen carefully just in case one is passed and I fail to hear it! The two…
    May 29, 2019
  • Oct. 24, 2007;   Part 10 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 21.28-32 Calloused hearts are not the kind of soil in which the seed of the gospel will grow. For that reason, Jesus warned His followers to beware of false teachers and others whose motives are not genuine. In this series…
    May 28, 2019
  • Oct. 23, 2007;    Part 9 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 21.23-27 There’s no dilemma like a real dilemma! Jesus knew (knows) about dilemmas; He was confronted with a false one in the focus text and He responded with a real one. Let’s examine this amazing event and the…
    May 27, 2019
  • The Last Suit You Wear Monday Miscellany;    October 22, 2007 Focus Text: 1 Timothy 6.6-10 “The Last Suit You Wear,” as performed by Larry Sparks was one of IBMA’s (International Bluegrass Music Association’s)…
    May 26, 2019
  • Oct. 19, 2007;   Part 8 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 21.23-25 Is it right to answer a question with a question? Let’s let Jesus answer this question and then reason as to when and how such might be appropriate. “Now when He [Jesus] came into the temple, the chief…
    May 25, 2019
  • Oct. 18, 2007;   Part 7 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 21.23-27 Jesus “practiced what He preached” when it came to being discriminating in His teaching of others. With the background of our previous two messages in mind (messages on the need to judge and to be discriminating…
    May 24, 2019
  • Oct. 17,2007; Part 6 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 7.6 & John 7.24 Discrimination – is it a good thing or a bad thing? What if someone said that Jesus frequently discriminated when it came to teaching other people? Would you take that as a good thing, or would you be offended that…
    May 23, 2019

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