God has posted His traffic signs everywhere we look: in the universe, in Scripture, even within our own hearts. Yet we persist in disregarding his directions. Still, God does not give us what we deserve. He has drenched His world in grace. It has no end. It knows no limits. It empowers this life and enables us to live the next. God offers second chances, like a soup kitchen offers meals to everyone who asks.
Let's face it. There are a lot of folks around who have made it big financially. According to Forbes.com, in 2005 there were 691 billionaires on planet Earth, with a collective worth of more than $2 trillion. Just so you'll know: none of them is a member of our church!
I Corinthians 1:20-25
Most Thursdays last winter, I went to a classroom and listened to sermons. Does that sound like fun or what? I teach a class on preaching. Each of the class's 24 students had to submit two manuscripted sermons. They had to preach one sermon before the whole class - and me! I enjoy the...
In John 21:3 we discover that the disciples embarked on a fishing trip. Simon Peter told his partners, "I'm going fishing." The disciples chimed in and said "we're going too!" So the disciples posted their "gone fishing" sign on the upper room door and headed out to the lake. Maybe the...
More than one scholar has forwarded the position that Charles Finney (1792-1875) invented the invitation. To them the invitation system was an innovation along with Finney's other "New Measures." While very little may be written about an invitation in...
3: 17-22 and Mark 13: 32-37
you had asked me two weeks ago to define the word tsunami I would have probably
given since humorous response, suggesting that it was either an item on the
menu of a Japanese restaurant or a new line of automobiles being produced by
the Koreans. Today, ho
Interpretation Is Everything (Lectionary Starters)
Fourth Sunday after Easter, Year B May 18, 2003 Acts 8:26-30 Donald Charles Lacy, Pastor, Yorktown United Methodist Church, Yorktown, IN
Some years ago a great sports figure was quoted as saying, "Winning isn't everything. It is the only thi