What God Taught Me Through My Wife’s Cancer

John 1:5 I sat in a cushioned chair beside my wife's hospital bed reading C. S. Lewis's The Problem of Pain on the morning of August 15, 2002. Honestly, the pain was mine but it was more for my wife's as she lay with bandages, tubes, and a morphine pump to ease the agony of the nine-hour surgery she had...

Seek The Things Above

Colossians 3:1-11 T. Robertson once said, "A person has to keep his feet upon the earth, but his head in the heavens." The stress of daily living has become a national struggle. The busy schedules of the Palm Pilot generation overwhelm. On an average day our...

The Triumph Of Christ

Colossians 2:6-15 Paul uses a powerful image to speak of the triumph of Christ (Col. 2:15). The Romans won victories in war. When they conquered their enemies in military battles they marched toward Rome. A celebration ensued when the Roman army marched...

God’s Work: Soul Work

Colossians 1:15-28 A mysterious, invisible force produced an unusual community event in April, 1994 in Cuylerville, New York. Residents awakened one morning to find the community sinking. Huge sinkholes began to form when a nearby salt mine collapsed. Portions of...

The Colors of Preaching

Have you ever considered how important color is to our lives? Have you wondered how color affects our lives?Color splashes your life every day. A red car zips past you on the freeway. The red flash looks like a...

The Touch of Preaching

Good preaching appeals to the senses.Taste. Your mouth waters as you think of the luscious grapes from the vine in Canaan. You taste the fish and the bread when Jesus feeds the five thousand. You taste the bitt...