July 30, 2014 · 6:37 am
Occasionally I’m asked about various Bible versions. I use the New James, but regularly refer to other translations.
So, I was interested when author Rick Warren was asked, “What is the best translation of the Bible?
’Warren’s answer? Continue reading →
July 29, 2014 · 8:45 am
Doctor: “I see you’re over a month late for your appointment. Don’t you know that nervous disorders require prompt and regular attention? What’s your excuse?”
Patient: “I was just following your orders, Doc.”
Doctor: “Following my orders? What are you talking about? I gave you no such order.” Continue reading →
July 28, 2014 · 7:23 am
For Dairy Queen employee, Joey Prusak, the past 18 months have been pretty amazing. He’s made several national TV appearances, was called by Warren Buffet and invited to a shareholders meeting, and was a guest at the Daytona 500. Pretty incredible stuff for the 19-year-old from Hopkins, MN.
It all began when one of his regular customers, a visually impaired man, accidentally dropped a $20 bill from his wallet. What happened next, “shocked and sickened me,” said Joey. Continue reading →
July 25, 2014 · 6:32 am
Last Sunday our summer preaching intern, Justin Berss, spoke during our communion service. He presented a wonderful lesson on “The Suffering Savior.”
Prior to Justin’s lesson, Randy Wooten led the congregation in Tillit S. Teddlie’s classic hymn “Oh, The Depth and the Riches!” The song begins like this: Continue reading →
July 24, 2014 · 8:00 am
Pliny the Elder, was a Roman writer who lived during the same time period as Jesus. He told a story of the setting of an obelisk, which when erect would stand 99 feet tall. Twenty thousand workers were chosen to pull on the ropes and activate the hoisting apparatus.
There was great responsibility and risk in the operation. Just one error could cause the obelisk to fall, ruining years of work. The King demanded one act which insured the complete attention of the engineer. Continue reading →
July 22, 2014 · 8:44 am
A commercial airliner is shot down over Ukraine. 298 people tragically lost their lives. And pro-Moscow separatists tied to Russian President Putin are alleged to be the perpetrators of this horrific act of violence.
At the same time we are witnessing another bloody conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The latest confrontation was sparked by the murder of three young Jewish boys and the possible revenge when an 18-year-old Palestinian teen was murdered. Continue reading →
July 18, 2014 · 6:40 am
Bradley Dugger, one of the Shepherds where I preached several years ago in Columbia, Tennessee, was fond of saying, “When you read John 3:16, insert your name instead of “God so loved the world.” In other words, say….
“ For God so loved (Ken Weliever) that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
That makes God’s plan for salvation personal. His love uniquely special. And his promise of eternal life individual. Continue reading →
July 17, 2014 · 7:46 am
“Americans Losing Hope in the American Dream” screams the headline from a recent poll.
The article from NewsMax said, “Americans are pessimistic about their chances of achieving and sustaining the American dream.” According to the Marist-McClatchy Poll 80% of Americans think it’s harder now than in previous generations to get ahead.” Continue reading →
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July 16, 2014 · 7:02 am
Chris, a fellow blogger, from Arizona, asked me to write on Acts 4:12.
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Continue reading →
July 15, 2014 · 7:02 am
I already have something to look forward to for Christmas! The movie,“Unbroken,” produced and directed by Angelina Jolie is scheduled to be released December 25th.
“Unbroken” is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book, which I read last year, by the same title. It’s the incredible true story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic athlete and World War II hero. Continue reading →