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  • Doubting Thomas Assures Us

    Posted on March 30th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: John 20:19-31

    Doubting Thomas Assures Us (.mp3 – 5.6 MB)

    Just a few days ago I received an e-mail from a woman in Africa. I did not know her previously, but she said she needed my help. Her husband had died recently while in the United States and had accumulated quite a bit of money, $11.6 million to be exact. She said that she couldn’t get to it, but if I helped her to get this money transferred to her, she would share 30% of that money with me. All I needed to do was to send my bank account information to the right person.

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  • What Wonderous Love – When Taking Back His Life

    Posted on March 23rd, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Matthew 28:1-10

    What Wondrous Love—When Taking Back His Life (.mp3 – 5.9 MB)

    Dear Fellow Recipients of God’s many blessings, made certain for us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

    Perhaps it has happened to you before. It was late at night or a holiday and there was something you needed—medicine or groceries or maybe your gas tank is close to empty. You go from place to place hoping to find what you need but every store you go to, but they are closed. Finally, you come to a store and the neon sign that says “OPEN” is lit up or maybe it is a plastic sign in the window – in either case you can finally get what you need. That “OPEN” sign can bring joy or at least a feeling of relief.

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  • Christ’s Humility

    Posted on March 16th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Philippians 2:5-11

    Christ’s Humility (.mp3 – 5.8 MB)

    We know the story well. We heard it again earlier, that story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Perhaps it is not the most magnificent or spectacular entry that Jesus could have made. Just think how Jesus could have miraculously rolled out a plush red carpet right through the gates of Jerusalem, or how he could have arrived in his own limousine or Rolls Royce or even his own private jet. But no, he rides a donkey through the gates of Jerusalem. A donkey, cheaper and less expensive to maintain that a horse, it was the Chevrolet or the Ford of Middle Eastern travel in that day.

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  • We Preach Christ Crucified

    Posted on March 9th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25

    We Preach Christ Crucified (.mp3 – 5.4 MB)

    A man picked up a brick from one corner of a busy intersection in New York City. He walked to another corner, set the brick down and picked up a different brick. He carried this brick to the next corner of the same intersection, set it down and picked up another brick. He repeated this process for an hour, moving the same bricks around the same four corners of the intersection. It seems silly, doesn’t it – pretty foolish. But to the marketing master mind of the 19th century, P.T. Barnum, it was a stroke of genius. He paid a man to do this very thing and then, after an hour, walk into his museum. And when that man walked into the museum a crowd of paying customers followed him in. Now carrying bricks around an intersection doesn’t seem as foolish does it?

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