Timely Truths 2007 Archives

Give Thee or Give Me

Give Thee or Give Me

What's in it for God?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the spirit of the Christmas season is giving, not receiving and that we need to be a people with a spirit of thanksgiving.

Ready to Vanish Away

Ready to Vanish Away

Are you ready?

Alan Smith reminds us that we are all vanishing away, our bodies grow older and we face challenges, but understanding this and what it means to us is dependent upon our relationship with Christ.

Children on Thanksgiving

Children on Thanksgiving

Bet you've never heard this take on the great date!

Alan Smith shares with us some children's definitions on how the first Thanksgiving happened and reminds us to have a blessed Thanksgiving.

In My Next Life

In My Next Life

What do you want to be when ...?

Alan Smith reminds us that as tempting as it might be to be a bear, we have something much better in our future for us!

The Color of Grace

The Color of Grace

Which color would you be?

Alan Smith tries to remind us that our goodness comes from Jesus and not from ourselves.

The Glory of the Groom

The Glory of the Groom

Why do the grooms never get any of the press?

Alan Smith reminds us that the church is the bride in this great wedding and that Jesus is the groom who deserves and should receive all the attention.

If You're Not Sure of Your Part

If You're Not Sure of Your Part

How do you find your part?

Alan Smith talks about a junior high music teacher whose students didn't play.

Looking at Things Differently

Looking at Things Differently

What you are looking for determines what you will find!

Alan Smith reminds us that our passion to find something is in direct proportion to our sense of value in that thing.

Too Slow or Too Hasty?

Too Slow or Too Hasty?

How do you know what the right pace really is?

Alan Smith laments the fact that discerning the time is very hard -- whether we are too hasty or too slow, but seeking God is the only way.

When You Care Enough

When You Care Enough

How much do you actually care?

Alan Smith reminds us of the importance of sending notes of thanks, appreciation, and encouragement and how important those are to others.

Last Will and Testament

Last Will and Testament

What did you get in the will?

Alan Smith tells the story of a wild will and how Jesus' last will and testament is far different and far better!

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

Can you see beyond the hard times you are now facing?

Alan Smith shares a Leith Anderson story about going to the only perfect World Series game and how he saw it as a disappointment because his team lost and then Alan compares this to our sometimes not seeing the big picture of what is really happening when

Broken Spirit

Broken Spirit

How good is your spirit?

Alan Smith reminds us that we have to be moldable, to have a broken and contrite spirit if God is going to do anything with us.

Willing to Be Weirdos

Willing to Be Weirdos

Are you willing to pitch a tent with the weirdos outside the camp?

God calls us to be weird, different, to be like Christ who died outside the camp to help those caught inside to find his glory and grace.

The Comforter

The Comforter

What will you do with this blanket?

The Holy Spirit is God's gift to Christians, the comforter who helps us and blesses us with his presence.

Something Bigger

Something Bigger

What can be bigger than this?

In a humorous teaser from comedians comes the important reminder that God is bigger!

The Pleasure of Tight Boots

The Pleasure of Tight Boots

Can you find anything good about tight shoes?

Sometimes the pleasure we get out of life has to be found in the most challenging of places.

Unrecognized Workers

Unrecognized Workers

Have you noticed the hard work that no one else seems to noitce?

So often the people who do the most hard work get no recognition for it and we need to remedy that situation.

New Wood

New Wood

What will you do about a New Year?

We can continue to grow and mature and flourish if we choose to do so, even until we are quite old.