The Healing Power of Touch

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3/13/11 (Video version edited for the “O’ Worship the King” broadcast.)  “…some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man. …Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. …and touched the man’s tongue.  He looked up to heaven and […]

Jesus Christ and Superstars

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I Corinthians 12:4-7,12,14,15,18-20,27.  We love our superstars.  Physical attractiveness, intelligence, athletic ability, strength, and wealth are all at the top of our society’s value system.  This leaves most feeling inferior, inadequate, unappreciated and unimportant.  The church does not exist in a vacuum, and as a result these values can and often do penetrate the church. […]

Our Limited Almighty God

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Psalm 78:37-41.  God is almighty!  Nothing is impossible for God.  But God has placed certain spiritual laws in place that limit His power.  “Yes, they limited the holy One of Israel.” Psalm 78:41.  Are we guilty too of  keeping God from working mightily in our lives and in our churches?  I believe there are many things God […]

Going The Extra Mile

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Genesis 24:12-19. We live in a time when many people are guided by the principle Minimum effort for Maximum pay. The humanistic influences in our society have fed this conflict within us that asks, “Why should I do more than I have to?” What’s wrong with just getting by? The answer to that question is […]

Where No One Stands Alone

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Psalm 102. This Psalm is a paradox: It is a Psalm of desolation but it could also be described as one of consolation.  There is the reality of suffering but also the reality of God’s presence. Somewhere in every Psalm we will find ourselves. This Psalm is no exception. The author of this Psalm is brutally […]

When God is Silent

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Luke 3:1-22. Have you ever been stuck?  Have you ever felt like you were in a rut and you couldn’t get out? When you’re stuck how do you get unstuck?  You need God to show up, but God doesn’t just show up. Preparation is needed and John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way. The way […]

Things Which Make for Peace

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Ephesians 4:3.  Our unity as believers was uppermost on Jesus’ mind during His last agonizing hours. Unity is the heart and soul of fellowship. It is the core of how God intends for us to experience life together. He wants it protected, especially from the devastating damage that is caused by division, conflict, and disharmony. […]