Today's Word for Pastors...
When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."
Today's Preaching Insight...
The Real Health Care Business
H1N1 is the new danger on the horizon. This particular flu virus has already taken a number of lives, and experts fear many more could be in danger. As a result, we're being told -- by everyone from President Obama to Sesame Street's Elmo -- that we should wash our hands frequently and sneeze into our sleeves. Such precautions can help avoid unnecessary spread of the virus.
There's an even bigger danger our world faces, and it poses a far greater hazard than any flu -- though it does seem to spread virally. It is called sin, and it will destroy everything we have and all that we are if not dealt with.
The problem is, washing your hands won't help. In fact, there's not enough hand sanitizer on the globe to deal with your sin. The only thing that will help is to sanitize your soul, and that takes a Doctor who is unlike any other. You and I need the Great Physician because He is the only one who can cleanse sin and bring permanent healing to our lives.
Preacher, you have the privilege of sharing the good news about the cure. Isn't it exciting to be in the health care business?
This Week's Laugh
Darth Vader and Christmas
The fight between good and evil, an epic battle: Darth Vader and Luke. Suddenly in the middle of the fight, Darth Vader pulls Luke to him, and whispers "I know what you're getting for Christmas!"
Luke exclaims "But how??!?"
"It's true Luke, *breathe* I know what you're getting for Christmas."
Luke tries to ignore this, but tears himself free, screaming "How could you know this?!"
Vader replies, "I felt your presents."
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