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#123 – Air Date 5/24/2020
This Weekend – Reconciliation is the bringing of those at odds with another person back together. Did you know that the Bible only speaks of “two” reconciliations in our lives? They encompass all of our relationships on this earth! One is reconciliation with God the Father; the second one is with my brother or sister. That’s it? Yes, that’s it! What does that word say to you and your life?
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We’re In Control, Right?
Message #1 in the Series
Airing Week of 5/25/2020
This Week – This new series comes partially out of what we are dealing with in terms of the world crisis with the Corona Virus. Suffice it to say, we have never been impacted in the way we have been with all that surrounds us in 2020. These messages come from a book of the Bible that contains some of the harshest words of scripture. It’s a book about the judgment of God; it’s also a power statement about the love of God. Both speak to your life and mine in the days ahead.
Monday (5/25) – We begin with a private survey that I did of people reflecting on their college memories. What is your most significant college memory? Athletes have different memories that those of academics; “party people” have different memories than that of introverts. I share a personal memory that is both serious and sad. It sets the stage for this message from Jeremiah 10.
Tuesday (5/26) – Jeremiah, the prophet of God plainly reminds us that we are not in control of our lives, even when we think and say we are! He says, “I know that a man’s life is not his own.” We tell a powerful story of a minister friend that experienced that personally with a sick child. He and his wife endured more grief and suffering than most of us could even imagine. He then shares the lesson that he learned.
Wednesday (5/27) – We continue the story of the minister and his wife and their son. Let his wisdom speak to your life and soul. There is no room in the Kingdom of God for control freaks! That just may be the most spiritual moment of a man or woman’s life to acknowledge that. Listen how this story fleshes out to speak to your life and mine. It really will! Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in a man’s life, but it is the Lords purpose that prevails.” What would happen if you believed that?
Thursday (5/28) – We share a biographical sketch of Abraham Lincoln that you may have heard, but I really would like to you to internalize a principle or two from it today. We talk about your prayer for your children, that I doubt most people have ever prayed. That’s not meant as a condemnation, it’s meant as an admonition to us both! This may be the most important prayer you will make for a son or daughter.
Friday (5/29) – We close with an illustration from the old television show on ABC called, “Wide World of Sports”. Do you remember the video opening of the skier coming down the jump, falling and hitting a supporting structure? It’s a parable for your life and mine about the need to change course. Do you need to change course now in your life? Someone reading this does!