Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 2,007 views
TITHE God promises to rebuke the devourer for tithers. Devourer. That's an interesting word. A word that makes me think immediately of the Tasmanian Devil. Not Bugs Bunny's nemesis, but the animal that haunts the dark nights of the island. The devil is about the size of a cocker spaniel, but don't let…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 1,265 views
PROVIDENCE Cooling down after practice, Daniel had taken one last dive and his neck struck the bottom of the concrete pool. Daniel sustained damage to C-3, C-4, and C-5 vertebrae of his spine. Two fusion operations followed and the surgeon was successful in preventing paralysis, but Daniel's parents…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 318 views
1 Kings 17:8-14 Then the word of the Lord came to him:  ‘Get up, go to Zarephath that belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Look, I have commanded a woman who is a widow to provide for you there.’  So Elijah got up and went to Zarephath. When he arrived at the city gate, there was a widow woman gathering…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 216 views
Lamentations 3:22-24 “[Because of] the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!  I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.” (HCSB) Arthur Winston was a model of faithfulness. He was known…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 176 views
Nahum is a prophetic book promising the freedom of Israel from Assyrian rule and the total destruction of Nineveh. In the first chapter, Nahum describes God as working in two important ways. The book begins with a repeated description of God as zealous and vengeful. The author emphasizes God's power over water, land, and people (1:4-5). Nahum then questions the wisdom of rebelling against God. (1:6, 9) The entire section culminates in the prophetic promise of the total destruction of the city of Nineveh. (1:12-14) Though the main focus is God's vengeance against Nineveh; it also emphasizes that God is slow to anger (v. 3), a refuge to his people (v. 7), and Good (v. 7). As whole, Nahum defends God's justice emphasizing his goodness and patience along with his demand for vengeance.
Rossville Christian Church (Derek Slack) • Sermon • • 131 views • 28:22
Weakness means we don’t have what it takes. It means we are neither sovereign nor omniscient, nor invincible. We are not in control, we don’t know everything, and we can be stopped. Weakness means that we desperately need God. And the plea for my own soul, and for yours, is that we would embrace weakness, not despise it.
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 102 views
Psalm 18 is a wonderful summary of praise and thanksgiving for God’s protection over the course of David’s life. The Psalm is repeated nearly identical in 2 Samuel 22. Psalm 18 recounts God’s protection and the reason for God’s protection with beautiful imagery – calling God his strength, rock, and fortress.
One day a woman was rushing home from a doctor’s appointment. The doctor had been somewhat delayed at the hospital, and the lab work took a little longer than usual so by the time she left the clinic she was running quite a bit behind schedule. She still had to pick up her prescription, pick up the children…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 80 views
The continuing and often unseen activity of God in sustaining his universe, providing for the needs of every creature, and preparing for the completion of his eternal purposes.
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 78 views
Genesis 41:42 NASB "Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen, and put the gold necklace around his neck." Last week, Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's troubling dreams and advised him to appoint a wise man to administer a savings…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 74 views
I’d like to read to you some posts that were daily updates from a family whose daughter, Kayleigh, was fighting brain tumors. They were made while they were waiting for their 7-year-old daughter to die. These are the words of Kayleigh’s mother, ‘Carrow. “Being human is a difficult thing. Kayleigh's distress…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 71 views
LITTLE THINGS Rev. Andrew Jensen's first Sunday at his new church coincided with an appeal to the membership to give to a fund to aid the victims of a hurricane. Due to a clerical error, the center page of the bulletin was missing, so those in attendance reading from the bottom of the second page to…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 71 views
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer said, “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.” Ballmer saw cell phones as functional tools in the business world, which caused him to bet on the failure of the iPhone. Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, wagered that the iPhone would become…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 64 views
GOD’S PROTECTION An upscale bakery in Split, Croatia had a problem with break-ins until they put one of Hollywood’s leading tough guys to work. As a joke, employees of the bakery put a life size poster of Chuck Norris in the window along with a sign reading, “The shop is under the protection of Chuck…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 56 views
Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" (NASB) I consider myself to be an honest man. Partly because it is the right thing to be, but also because I agree with Mark…