Timely Truths 2006 Archives

Worst Analogy

Worst Analogy

These analogies are so bad, they're like ...

God's love exhausts all analogies and can only be defined by what he did in Jesus on the cross and in the manger.

More than the Wrapping Paper for Christmas

More than the Wrapping Paper for Christmas

Can we move beyond the fluff to the focus of God's heart?

We get so caught up in the fluff we forget the focus of God, like justice and mercy.

Giving Back to God What Is His

Giving Back to God What Is His

Are we just renters of the blessings we have?

Using something for free almost every weekend of the year for a parking lot reminds a church that they don't own what they use; we need to learn that same thing as God's children.

Appreciating God's Blessings

Appreciating God's Blessings

How can an undeserved inheritance make us sad?

A humorous story about undeserved inheritance reminds us of how easy it is to forget to thank God for all that he has done for us.

Thinking about God

Thinking about God

Can you think about nothing but God?

Can we spend any special, focused, time thinking about nothing but God? It is hard, but we must learn to do so.

A Story About A Giant

A Story About A Giant

Are you a giant or a burden?

We stand on the shoulders of giants and have the blessinmgs we have because of their sacrifices.

A Time to Rest

A Time to Rest

Can you rest and put your hope in God?

We all need time for real, genuine, rest.

Whatever the Need

Whatever the Need

Are you ready to trust Jesus with your need?

God longs to help supply us with our need, just as he did with the apostles trying to feed the 5000.

The Dancing Duck

The Dancing Duck

Do you know how to make a duck dance on an upsidedown pot?

A duck that dances on a pot reveals the secret to shining our light and keeping our candle lit so that we can influence others.

The Added Burden

The Added Burden

Is your faith lifting burdens or adding to them?

Religion often addes burdens to people's backs, but Jesus came and relieved burdens.

Changing as We Grow Older

Changing as We Grow Older

What things change for the better as we grow older?

Change for the better only happens if our goal is Jesus and our power to change is the Holy Spirit?

Heaven

Heaven

How long will your stay be?

A joke about HMO's leads to some interesting oberservations about heaven and the fact that everyting on earth is temporary.

Bait the Hook

Bait the Hook

What do you expect of yourself when you pray?

While we don't expect to do the work to make prayer work, we must at least engage ourselves in the task we pray for.

The Most Expensive Meal in History

The Most Expensive Meal in History

What's the most you have ever paid for a meal?

While the most expensive meal in history was billed as an overcharge on a credit card, it really is a meal provided by our sin.

Warning Tickets

Warning Tickets

What would be your excuse if God pulled you over?q

We often want God to be a traffic cop who only gives warning tickets.

Forgiveness!

Forgiveness!

Will you tell them this important truth?

Like a mom, God forgives completely.

Lessons from LEGOs

Lessons from LEGOs

What can be learned from a pile of LEGOs?

We can learn a lot about who we are spiritually from a box of LEGOs, things like unity and being built by God into something special.

The People Behind You

The People Behind You

Who are you blazing the trail for?

Jesus is our pioneer and we are called to blaze the trail for others to follow after us.

Right Here, Right Now!

Right Here, Right Now!

What are you waiting for?

So often we have the grandiose promises we've made, when in reality we won't do the small stuff!