Contributed on Oct 15, 2001
There is good physical illustration in here that catches the attention of young and old alike.
OPEN:A Georgia farmer, ragged and barefooted, was standing on the steps of his tumbledown shack. A stranger stopped for a drink of water and just to pass the time of day he asked: "How is your cotton coming along?" he asked. "Ain’t got none," replied the farmer. "Did you plant any?" ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2001
Why did Jesus heal the man with Dropsy? Was it merely a man who happened to be there at the banquet, or was there something more?
OPEN: A teacher at a privately run church school wanted to point out to her children how they should behave when they were at church. So she started out by asking the children what kind of rules that their parents might give before taking them to a nice restaurant. One second-grader excitedly ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2001
Jesus could have made his point with only one of these stories and yet he told all three that day. Why?
OPEN: The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main computers. He dialed the employees home telephone number and was greeted with a child’s whispered, "Hello?" The boss asked, "Is your Daddy home?" "Yes," whispered the small ...read more