Coming Back from the War

Here’s a story I used in last Sunday night’s message.  It illustrates two things:  The evil of prejudice and the value of being appreciated or welcomed home. In her book, We Were There, journalist Yvonne Latty tells the stories of African-American veterans who fought in America’s wars.  For example, James Tillman was a member of […]

Thanks Be to God

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to share a little outline I used Sunday night at The Donelson Fellowship.  Recently I discovered that the phrase “Thanks be to God” occurs exactly five times in the Bible, and only in the consecutive books of Romans, 1 Corinthians, and 2 Corinthians. There are five blessings that make […]

Imagine That: The Universe is Perfectly Made for Life

In the current (December 2008) issue of Discover Magazine, there’s a fascinating article entitled:  “Science’s Alternative to an Intelligent Creator.”  The subtitle is:  “Our Universe is Perfectly Tailored for Life.  That May Be the Work of God or the Result of Our Universe Being One of Many.” Folger wrote:  “Everything…bears witness to an extraordinary fact […]

The Rapture Has Already Taken Place

Instead of hovering over the television on election night, I spent the evening working of my sermons for the following Sunday. I’m in a series on the rapture of the church, and I was stuck by the fact that the rapture has actually already taken place, and three times at that! Three people have already […]