Thursday, August 27, 2015

Try It Before You Buy It

KY3 has a repeating news segment called "We Try It Before You Buy It." News reporters purchase products advertised to make your life easier, and try them out. Sometimes the products are as advertised, sometimes - not so much. My personal favorite so far: the HD Night Vision Wrap-Arounds, some glasses advertised to vastly improve your night vision. Although they apparently don't improve your night vision, they do make you look like you had a starring role in the "Back to the Future" movies. (Click Here to see the News report - even if you don't have the glasses)

Sometimes things don't quite live up to their promises. God always does. In this week's message from 2 Kings 7:16, we will discover that we can always take God at His Word.

Hope to see you Sunday!  

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Other Space Race

During the 1950's and 60's, the United States and Russia were in a competition to see who could get into space first. Those who lived through that era can remember the nightly news broadcasters sounding like sports reporters for ESPN, relating accounts of the latest satellite or astronaut.

Less known was the race to drill to the center of the earth, probably because that competition was slightly less successful. While the Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached the outer limits of our solar system, some 10 billion miles away (give or take a few billion), the deepest hole dug into the earth is currently 7.5 miles (the Kola Superdeep Borehole in Russia) which eclipsed the previous record (the Bertha Rogers hole in Oklahoma). The digging stopped because of temperatures in excess of 356 degrees Fahrenheit. Apparently, drills don't tolerate that temperature well. Though the 7.5 miles was the deepest anyone has ever dug, it is slightly short of the center of the earth, some 4000 miles.

This means we know more about the outer reaches of our solar system than we do about the earth underneath our feet. The truth is, the more we learn, the more we realize we don't understand. No wonder that Paul writes:

Romans 11:33
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!

In this week's message, some soldiers learn that God's power is greater than they could possibly imagine - and so is his mercy (2 Kings 6:18-23). I hope we can all learn this same important truth.

See you Sunday!

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Thursday, August 13, 2015


I went outside last night, or more specifically early this morning, to watch the Perseid meteor shower, an event that happens once a year as the earth passes through the dust trail left by comet Swift-Tuttle (don't be too impressed; I googled all of that off the internet). I did what the instructions told me to do - I looked northeast, let my eyes adjust, and waited for the show.

Nothing. Not a single meteor. A couple of times I thought I saw something out of the corner of my eye, but I'm pretty sure either it was just a lightning bug or me falling asleep and dreaming I saw something. If there were any meteors, I didn't see them.

In 2 Kings 6:15-17, what Elisha's servant could see really worried him, and for good reason. He and Elisha were surrounded by an army sent to kill them. So Elisha asked God to open his servant's eyes. What he sees should fill us all with hope in the faithfulness of God.

Join us this Sunday to find out what Elisha's servant saw.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

More Than You Have

I have learned two things about jewelry shopping:

1) Jewelers don't show the prices for items in their showcase for a reason.

2) The reason: everything costs more than I have.

This week's passage (2 Kings 5:26-27) provides a truth we all need to understand: God's grace costs more than we have. The good news is that God has provided what we cannot purchase at any price.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

One little word

I've read it thousands of times. I've repeated it in my mind over and over. But finally, I heard it..."I can do all things THROUGH Christ who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13) It's not just that He will help me do anything....but anything that passes through Christ.

In order for something to pass through Christ, it cannot be impure or contrary to God's will. Therefore, I can pray for strength to do anything that is according to His will, and He will help me do it. It's a promise because it will go through Christ...and His power has no limits. It's a standard for my prayers and my requests. One little word.