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God Meets the Kneed, Part II Behind Closed Doors 6/28/92

Matthew 6: 5-16 It was Alfred Lord Tennyson who penned the words on prayer which have been so often quoted over the years; “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” I’m...

 

Meeting the "Kneed," Part 1 (6/14/92)

Psalm 4 Do you ever pray? What do you believe about prayer? What is your personal experience with prayer? Someone has suggested that "Prayer is warfare," and I'm inclined to agree. The Bible says we...

 

Who Ya' Gonna Trust (With a Capital T) - 5/17/92

What or Whom can I believe in without experiencing the BIG "Wipe Out," or the extreme pain of the "Big D." Disappointment? We all wonder and worry about this. If we run across the yard to kick the...

 

Lawlessness

Sermon given on 5/10/92 11 Corinthians 5:11 – 6:2 The headline on the front page of Thursday's Pioneer Press newspaper read: "L.A. buries its riot victims" The accompanying picture showed a young...

 

Reflections On the Easter Side of the Cross 1-19-92

Luke 24: 1-12 Often times in life it is darkest just before the "Son Rises." This past few weeks we have been examining some of the major events of our Lord's life on the Cross Side of Easter. Today... Full story

 

Reflections From the Cross Side of Easter, Part 2: Alone

We are looking, these next few weeks at "Themes of Lent". Reflections on the "Cross Side of Easter." Events leading up to our Lord's sacrificial death on the Cross for our sins. In the Gospels we...

 

Part 1: Reflections from the Cross Side of Easter: How Much Are You In Love? 3/13/92

"What are you giving up for Lent?" a little girl asked me one Lenten Season when I was a student at Bethel College. She was a passenger on the school bus I drove, and as a patrol girl on my bus she...

 

The Character of the Christian Part 4: Making Work Meaningful (3-8-92)

Genesis 2: 4-9, 15-17: Ephesians 4:28 This morning I want to talk with you a bit about WORK as we continue the series on The Character of the Christian Life. WORK! In America, if we’re fortunate to... Full story

 

The Character of the Christian Part 3 – The Commotion of Emotion called Anger 3/1/92

John 14: 23-27; Ephesians 4:26-31 We are looking at the character of the Christian. There's an old Gospel Song that goes: "What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought since Jesus came into my...

 

The Character of the Christian Part 11 (2/23/92)

Read Psalm 1 Idea: What does the "new self" (new in character) look like? We are looking at the character of the Christian. In 11 Corinthians 5:17 Paul writes: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he...

 

Christians Are Called To BE Who They Are 2/16/92

Ephesians 4: 17,5:2 This week we're going to look at the Character of the Christian. To say that Christians are to have character is not to say that Christians are characters but if you're going to...

 

What Have You Got? What Are You Doing With It?... 1/27/02

Matthew 25: 14-30 Mankind has value because we/they are created, and that in the image of God. Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." In Genesis 1:26 God's Word...

 

Sifted or Pruned, What Will It Be? 1/20/02

John 15: 1-8; Luke 22: 31,32 Life is not static, that is, without anything happening. Even when life seems uneventful, even boring, (Parents: Have you ever heard your kids say, even once, "I'm... Full story

 

Seeing Through the "Mist" 1-13-02

Psalm 145: Psalm 103:14 What do you think you see? What do you think you hear? What do you think you know? We're going to explore the answer (not necessarily answers) to these questions this morning....

 

Morning Song (Philippians 2:1-11) 1/12/92

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake's he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." (11 Corinthians 8:9) In the year 112...

 

"Christianity's A Real Stinker Sometimes!" 1-19-1992, Job 1: 1-20

Many times life does not go as we thought or hoped it would, and sometimes the whole thing seems out of control. The other day a gremlin got into my Volvo. You know those invisible little imps that...

 

1-5-92 Main Idea: Don't Settle for Christianity "Lite!"

A new opportunity was presented to the Roseau Times-Region. We will be publishing a collection of manuscripted sermons weekly that were delivered by Pastor Joe Elick. He pastored the Roseau... Full story

 

So What Do You Do With An Unmade Bed?

I want to be right upfront about what I'm about to write. You may recognize it being mentioned in past articles, but I'm stirred in my heart to bring to your attention what's on my mind. Here's one... Full story

 

Two Parts To Life: "Here and Now," and "Then and There"

I regret not having an article in last week's paper but my health situation took a toll on my energy level, both physically and mentally. I'm battling a serious bladder situation as well as the cancer...

 

The Christian Church Has Had "Benefits" Since Its Beginning

Julie and I are both grateful and humbled by the kindness of our church (Roseau Covenant Church) to sponsor a benefit for us plus the response of the broader community in helping us through my...

 

"Keep The Faith, Baby!" What's That Supposed To Mean?

The above phrase was popular back in the sixties. I may have used it myself. It was used by both Christians and non-Christians; casually and probably innocently. But did they know what they were...

 

There's Something I Want To Get On (not off) My Chest

Recently I was spending some time in the Psalms (which I like to do frequently) and I came across a verse that caught my attention. Psalm 18: 30 in the NLT: "As for God his way is perfect. All the...

 

A Three Letter Word That Changed A Man's Life – Forever!

One of the greatest conversions in the history of the Christian Church was the apostle Paul (Known as Saul at the time of his conversion). Whenever I wobble in relationship to the power of God to... Full story

 

If You Had Only One Bible Verse To Share With Others, What Would It Be?

About a month after I gave my life to Christ my good friend, Stan Barker, who was the key person in bringing me to the Lord asked me one Sunday as we were leaving the little country Baptist church...

 

Where Is God When Life Goes Upside Down?

Have you ever asked this question: "Where are you God"? Life is going along well and then all of a sudden, SLAM, life takes a difficult turn. That's how it's been with my latest and most difficult...

 

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