Genesis 32:24-32 Blessing Wrestle When I was growing up in the United States, we used to watch wrestling matches on television. We watched every Saturday evening wrestling matches. The show took place locally in Houston, and then later in Madison Square Garden. This was a big show. There would be men who would come together and wrestle each other. They would wrestle in a huge ring in the center of the room. They would go a long time around the… Read more

John 5:16-30 God’s Election Program Today is the day in which the Germans went to the polls and voted for their next Chancellor. We have all been seeing signs all over Bremen about the different parties that have run for office. Not only the Chancellor’s job but also the different parties had people whom they want elected. I have been fascinated by this election for many reasons. First, when I was young, I was involved in politics when my father ran… Read more

Numbers 20:1-13 Learning from Stress Numbers 20:1-13 Learning From Stress (Learning the Tough Lessons – Part 1) Have you ever had some difficulty learning? I don’t mean learning from school. I don’t mean the learning that comes from going to classes and from studying books. I mean by learning – do you have problems learning from experience? The Bible says that you can learn from experience, and you can learn from the experience of others. I want to share with… Read more

2 Samuel 12:1-23 Learning from Failure Learning the Tough Lessons – Part 2 2 Samuel 12:1-23 Have you ever played hide and seek? It has different names in different places. In England, it is known as Tin Can Alley. The Germans call it “Verstecken Spielen.” The object of the game is to hide from a person – named “It” who is trying to find you. The last person who is still hidden becomes the new “It”. You probably played this… Read more

Genesis 16:1-6 Learning from Conflict Genesis 16:1-6 Learning from Conflict (Learning the Tough Lessons – Part 3) Abram had been dealing with a big problem that most people have as they get older. Abram asks: But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!” (Genesis 15:2-3… Read more

Malachi 3:7-12 Giving to God Malachi 3:7-12 Giving to God (The Building Blocks of Financial Freedom – Part 1) I want to start a new series today about “Financial Freedom.” As a result, I will spend this week and next week on the positive and negative sides of finances. Today I want to talk about giving to God. Next week, I want to talk to you about how to get out of debt. Consequently, you can look at today as… Read more

Psalm 37:3-26 How to CLIMB Out of Debt Psalm 37:3-26 How to CLIMB Out of Debt -Building Blocks of Financial Freedom – Part 2   We continue our series on Financial Freedom today. Last week, we talked about the importance of giving to God. We talked about how giving first to Him, and giving it regularly will bring financial freedom in your lives. Giving your money to Him is the only place where God says to test Him. He will… Read more

John 17:1-5 God’s Unity in His Glory John 17:1-5 God’s Unity in His Glory – Unity, Harmony, and Community – Part 1 In the beginning of eternity (if you could say that), there was God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit – the Trinity. They enjoyed perfect community. They reflected each other’s glory. Let me tell you something – something really amazing: GOD NEVER HAD AN ARGUMENT God never had an argument. God never had a disagreement with Jesus and the… Read more

John 17:6-19 Our Unity in Our Faith John 17:6-19 Our Unity in Our Faith – Unity, Harmony, and Community Part 2 For the past couple of months, there has been this new advertising campaign entitled “Du bist Deutschland” (You are Germany). It has been a cooperative public service campaign that was designed to inspire confidence in the German people about their country. It was to be used as a way of describing a new unity in this country that could… Read more

John 17:20-23 Our Harmony in Our Style John 17:20-23 Our Harmony in Our Style – Unity, Harmony, and Community – Part 3 Have you ever heard a quartet sing? I know you have heard all kinds of quartets. You have heard barbershop quartets, gospel quartets, or even pop-band quartets. You can hear good ones on the radio, and you can see them on the television. I was watching TV one evening and saw an interview with “US5”. This is another one… Read more

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