Contributed on Dec 5, 2005
Increasingly Christ has been pushed out of Christmas... but there is a deeper struggle and a higher objective for us who love Jesus. No matter how successful the world may be in removing Christ from Christmas... our Jesus is "on the move."
OPEN: On December 10th we’ve reserved the local movie theatre for a private viewing of “The Tale Of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” It’s the story of 4 children in war ravaged WWII London who are sent to the country, to the home of a rich relative where 1 of their only pastimes ...read more
Contributed on Dec 12, 2005
Why would C.S. Lewis use a "white witch" to depict the evil of Satan? And what can we learn from Satan’s attempt to deceive Jesus in the desert?
OPEN: (Played an ApologetiX CD featuring “The Devil Went Down to The Jordan” while showing the lyrics on the overhead projector) The devil went down to the Jordan He was lookin’ for a show to steal He was in a bind cause Jesus came to find The people willing to make it real. And he came ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2005
The KJV tells us in Revelation 1:6 that we are "Kings", but the NIV says we’re only a "kingdom". Why the difference?
OPEN: Possessions of the powerful or famous - no matter how common - can become extremely valuable. Even priceless. Some years back, Napoleon’s toothbrush sold for $21,000. This was an old USED toothbrush! I seriously doubt you or I could get 10 cents for one of ours! Hitler’s car sold for over ...read more
Contributed on Dec 26, 2005
Why is Christmas seemingly under attack? Why would a seemingly harmless story of a baby in a manger stall elicit such anger and opposition?
OPEN: James Martin (in an article in the devotional "The Upper Room") wrote the following: On a trip to the Holy Land, I bought a nativity set for my Sunday School. It was carved out of olive wood in Bethlehem itself, and had all the traditional figures - sheep and oxen, wise men and shepherds. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2006
Moses hadn’t been allowed into the promised land... but he’d only made one "little" mistake. What can we learn from the seeming tragedy of this great man?
OPEN: I did an internet search to find the most popular New Year’s Resolutions for the coming year and I found one source that gave the top 10 promises people wanted to make to themselves. What do you think was the number 1 New Year’s Resolution for the coming year? (most of the audience guessed ...read more