Brian Bollon visited our church recently to tell us about his family’s desire to take the gospel to Taiwan. At the end of his presentation, he gave a nine minute challege from Matthew 9:36-38. I thought it was a good focus on the real need here and across the sea. Click on the following link to hear his message.
Last year, I was invited to speak for this year’s Junior 1 Camp at Peniel Bible Camp. After many months of preparation, the time finally came … and has gone. It was a great time ministering to the third and fourth graders who attended as well as to the various staff members. And from the reports I’ve heard, the Lord used the messages and the follow-up to draw several to himself.
The camp recorded each of the messages as mp3 files. So, if you would like to hear one of them, just click on the title below. I hope that you will find them useful.
A friend recently sent me an mp3 of a message that turned out to be a special blessing to me. The title of the message is “We’re all living Plan B,” and the text is Jeremiah 29:4-14. In that section, Jeremiah tells the people to accept their captivity in Babylon and to live out their own Plan B. Obviously, being held captive in a foreign land would not be anyone’s first choice. But as they sought him through the difficult experience they would eventually see how God used it to be God’s best for them.
Remember the Uncle Rudy story for VBS 2005? I hired cartoonist Ron Wheeler to do the artwork for the postcard we sent out from Bible Community Church. I have always enjoyed Ron’s work and used his artwork (with permission) for each of my audio CDs. I was pleasantly surprised to see Ron still using the Uncle Rudy sketch in his portfolio.
If your church ministry is needing some clipart for Vacation Bible School or another youth outreach, check out Ron’s site at www.cartoonworks.com. He has lots of kid friendly artwork which I think is helpful when telling Bible stories. If you would like access to a large collection of clipart, you should do one of two things: (1) order his clipart CD collection, or (2) purchase a membership for his Cartoon Vault. A five day membership is $5.95 if you just need something for one project. If you appreciate cartoons (as I do), you’ll like his work.
According to the chart the most popular sermons are as follows:
It was also interesting to see that people are still making use of the audio adventure stories. The stories were made available on the Internet after we decided to discontinue selling the audio CDs. It took a bit more time and money than it was worth. And hopefully, this way more people will be able to take advantage of them.
Another thing that surprised me (but shouldn’t have) was the popularity of “Stuck in the Bathroom” by Doug Morrow. That is one of the funniest stories I have ever heard in person. And don’t worry. It’s a clean story. You’ll enjoy it.
Irresistible Grace by Michael Phillips
Let me know what you think.
Click here for Mr. Zartman’s message.
Pastor Peter J. Foxx of Calvary Bible Church in Columbus preached a message from this passage yesterday morning. Our family happened to be in the area and were privileged to hear this exposition of the passage. I found what Pastor Foxx referred to as his “introduction to next week’s message” to be quite interesting, including the following statement:
A man’s word is not enough for entrance into God’s kingdom; there has to be evidence.
Here are a few thoughts I scribbled down during the message:
- This message is referring to how people treat the Jews during the Tribulation.
- The purpose of this judgment is to determine which survivors will enter the Millennial kingdom.
- This message correlates with James 2:14-26.
For those interested, you can listen to the entire sermon here. Note that it is about 52 minutes long and is an 18 MB donwload.
Download mp3s of each session here: