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The Cheeseburger Bill

Because of such lawsuits, congressmen passed the "Cheeseburger Bill" through the House of Representatives in 2004 and 2005. It couldn't get past the Senate; but bill or no bill, the principle seems in order. People should take responsibility for their own actions. We cannot keep blaming others for the choices we make. God expects people to take responsibility for their actions. Jesus says so in our text, and Lenten season reminds us it's the case.

Jackals Among Ruins

We might call jackals by more personal names like Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, Charles Taze Russell or Jim Jones. And this would be right, I think. But could such religious beasts arise from our kind?

The Mustard Seed Kingdom

"He said therefore, 'What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches'" (Luke 13:18-19, NRSV).

How Do You View God?

Exodus 34:6 The title of the lead article in USA Today on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 recorded: "View of God Can Reveal Your Values Politics." Sociologists at Baylor University conducted the new national survey of 1,721 Americans, consisting of 77 questions, with almost 400 answer

Handling Your Children And Handling Your Parents

The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures. (Proverbs 30:17) Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother" - this is the first commandment with a promise: "so t

Crossing The River: A Metaphor For Proclamation

Again he measured one thousand, and led me through the water; and it was up to the waist. Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross, for the water had risen; it was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be...

A Few Words about Watching

Ezekiel 3: 17-22 and Mark 13: 32-37 If 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

Comfort for Manoah’s Kin

This morning, I want to gather my thoughts up under the following sermon title, "Comfort for Manoah's Kin." And of course, we have just discovered that Manoah was the father of Samson, and so it will be helpful as the message unfolds to keep that in mind. Billy Sunday was to his generation what