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#46 – Air Date 6/25/2017
This Weekend – I don’t know if you remember a made-for- television movie that aired years ago about a couple named Jim and Jenny Stolpa, lost in the snow covered mountains of California. Ray Bennett, an engineer at the Boeing Plant in Seattle, writes about the story and makes some interesting applications to the church. This couple and their baby were totally lost, with little or no hope of even surviving. A rancher and a ranger became the heroes of this story who after more than a week, rescued the couple and their baby. Ray compares the couple to people of today who are lost in the mountains of skepticism, secularism, and narcissism. (I would add the mountains of materialism and hedonism in our culture today.) Ray Bennett’s story about the story will challenge you about the “lost” around you, and how the church is the rescue organization that goes out to the “mountains” to bring back the lost. Let this story stir your thinking as well!
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#60 – Air Date Week of 6/26/2017
This Week – Believe or not, you won’t find a definition on your iPhone or computer if you have the application known as “dictionary dot com.” It’s simply not there! You won’t find the term in the vocabulary of a lot of husbands, wives, and single people, as well. And yet, being a servant is one of the most influential things you and I do in the lives of people. This was a message given to a Methodist Church in Dayton, Ohio recently. The Apostle Paul eloquently describes the servant nature of Christ in eleven verses in Philippians.
Monday (6/26) – We begin with an illustration of a “lexicographer”, a person who compiles dictionaries. They are the people who decide what goes into a new dictionary. Many people struggle with the word servant or servanthood in their own lives. It’s not only a word that is not in their vocabulary, it’s not in their behavior. The highest office in the body of Christ is… servant!
Tuesday (6/27) – We share an unbelievable story of a couple who embodied servanthood in their marriage, their family, and in their lives in general. The author of the story said that that couple not only changed who she was, they changed who she wanted to become! Do you and I have the kind of effect on other people? Why not?
Wednesday (6/28) – We give four things that you and I can physically do in order to serve people. They’re four things that you and I would never have thought of as suggestions. We talk about a concept that many people, including Christians have never heard of! What is it? God blesses the blessers in life! When we intentionally bless the lives of others, God blesses us.
Thursday (6/29) – We talk about being willing to say “Jesus Christ is Lord”. There’s a spiritual reason for the need to do that; there’s also a psychological one. When you come to know Jesus and who He is, you can’t help but call Him Lord. We talk about that today. This just maybe the most important part of this week’s message.
Friday (6/30) – When you and I become servants, the Lord may prompt you to do something that you wouldn’t normally do. I share a personal story about conducting a funeral with only one person in attendance: the five year- old grandson of the deceased (with his grandfather standing close by). I hope this piques your curiosity enough to listen! It may speak to you in a powerful way.