Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thoughts for the new year (and the old one)


As we are about to turn the page on our calendars and bring 2009 to an end and welcome in 2010, I have been thinking about this last year. As in every year there is some good and bad. A friend of mine who nearly died due to an acute illness has been counting down for several days - looking forward to getting this year over. I know another couple who had their first grandchild - they don't want this "perfect" year to end. For me this year has had more than its share of ups and downs, but a moment and the gift of friends stand out as special ones to both Julie and me. We have some dear friends that found out that he was unexpectedly, (and unfairly, I think) losing his job. He was going to have to relocate to find another job in his field. One day he shared with Julie some verses from his devotions that day.

"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!" (Psalm 27:13-14)


The part we all focused on was that we would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living - we don't have to wait until heaven for all of our blessings. We should not lose heart but expect to see the goodness of the Lord. This message from God came at a particularly disheartening time in our lives and we latched onto it.

Even on this last day of the year there remain questions and challenges but I am learning, slowly it seems, but learning in new way to trust in God for every moment of my life. He has sustained me in the past (See post for 11/18/09 for video on this subject: Backing Into the Future) and I know He will do so in the days that lie ahead.


Since these verses have become so precious to us, Julie asked our friend, Sonny, who does wood burning to make a wall plaque (pictured below) for our friends. We made a trip to PA to present it to them in their new home. What I didn't know was that Julie had Sonny make one for me (above) that she hid away for several months and presented to me on Christmas. It is now proudly on display in our family room as a continual reminder to wait upon the Lord and expect to see His goodness in the land of the living.

Happy New Year Everybody,
Jesse Waggoner



The above is the one for our PA friends


Sonny's "Signature"

Monday, December 28, 2009

Family Survival Kit


Our new Sunday Morning Bible Study series for January will be "Family Survival Kit" - The stress on all family relationships seems to be greater than ever, but God's Word has has always been the best guide for family life. Make plans to be part of this study were we will learn together God's purposes, plans and solutions for your family.

I would appreciate your prayers as I spend time in the Word in order to prepare to communicate God's truth.

After the fact, teaching audio, video and notes will be available on www.WaggonerMedia.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Art of Biblical Leadership


The winter session of Bible Center Church's Life University will begin Wed. Jan 6, I will be teaching a class entitled: The Art of Biblical Leadership. The study will use the life of Nehemiah as a guide. Also students can optionally take this for credit (2hrs) or for a CEU from Appalachian Bible College. If you are in the Charleston area I would encourage you to participate.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

What does it mean?

Think of the last nativity scene you saw. What if you had no knowledge of the Christmas story and your assignment was to deduce the story from that picture of the circumstances of Jesus birth? Would you conclude that the baby was of some importance since he is surrounded by crowd of shepherds, farm animals and middle-eastern nobles bearing gifts? But if is He has such notoriety why a bed of hay, and why a barnyard maternity ward? I think for the uniformed it would not really make sense. The nativity set would generate more questions than answers.

It is only with the backdrop of the Bibles account does it all make sense. In its pages you learn of the Fathers love, the Sons obedience, the angels worship, Marys wonder, Josephs faith, the shepards diligence, the wisemens persistence and the worlds Savior. I am looking forward to spending the next trio of Sundays to take us all back to the manger and lets be amazed again at what we find.

Open your present

A few years back at a family Christmas get-together, the house was filled with presents and persons. I am sure you know something of this kind of gathering. It consisted of two grandparents, a couple of great grandparents, several children, a few in-laws, a bunch of grandkids, a trio of pets and some assorted family friends. When the time came the kids began the opening their presents, followed by the adults. Finally, there remained one nicely wrapped box. It had no tag or name listed. It remained unopened until we could figure out what to do with it.

Salvation is also a gift: "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). It cannot be purchased or earned through our good deeds; it only can be accepted on the basis of faith. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8). Faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ is the only way to open the gift of God.

What of the unopened gift? Finally someone was selected to open it and it was directed to the right recipient. Perhaps this Christmas there is still one gift you have not opened. God is waiting to give you the gift of salvation.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Digging Deeper

Here is a preview of my next teaching series at Bible Center. For the next three Sunday Nights we are going to be going a little deeper into the Word to find some hidden treasures for our souls. As we look beyond our English translations to the original language of the Bible and see the concepts and ideas that do not translate well into our language. As we do we will find some amazing truths that has been buried there all along.

A sample of this kind of study can be found in the video one this page.

So I hope to see you Sunday night as we prepare to dig.

Jesse Waggoner

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Backing into the future

Here is a clip from last Sunday's message, a reminder that our view of the future is informed by God's faithfulness in the past.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Anitdote for Fear

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I don't usually post Drive Time Videos in my blog as you can always view them at www.DriveTimeVideo.com or www.WaggonerMedia.com You can also subscribe to the podcast or e-mail list, but this one goes so well with my Sunday Morning series at Bible Center Church, I thought I would make an exception this time. (In case you are wondering, I am driving on Smith Road between South Charleston and Tornado WV.

Blessings from the Road and otherwise,
Jesse Waggoner

Monday, November 16, 2009

Living out of a suitcase

For most of the week just past I have been staying in a hotel and I have been living out of a suitcase. I am glad to being back in Charleston, in my own home, sleeping in my own bed, and today to be back with you. But there is something one can learn from living out of a suitcase. I am (for a brief time anyway) able to live quite well with only a limited amount of stuff, and even at that I usually pack more stuff than I really need. But maybe I am not the only one who is a little “over packed.”

In 1 Peter 2:11 the apostle Peter appealed for believers to live a life of purity because believers are “Pilgrims” or travelers in this world. In essence, this side of heaven, we are all “living out of a suitcase.” Our real home is with our Lord --our present location is only temporary. But during this trip we often overload ourselves with baggage we were never meant to carry. Our God really wants us to travel light by casting our burdens of worry and care on him (1 Peter 5:7). As we look at another portion of God’s Word that provides for us some amazing reasons to trust God, I hope you will leave with a little less baggage today. It is my prayer that God will cause you to trust Him more today. Will join me in praying that God will help us all do a little unpacking?

If you are not in Charleston, you will be able to listen to this message shortly on www.WaggonerMedia.com

Friday, November 13, 2009

Meerkats

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This is the video I put together to introduce my current teaching series, the "good news" is there are amazing reasons to trust God. The series is available at www.WaggonerMedia.com

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Crossing the border

I vividly remember the first time I was outside of the United States and was crossing the border back in. I was a teenage and with my family had crossed the bridge that connects El Paso, Texas, and Juares, Mexico. In those days a passport was not required but you had to verbally declare to the border patrol officer the nation of your citizenship. I enthusiastically stated that I was a citizen of the United States because I was proud to be, but also so I would not be stranded on foreign soil!

In a spiritual sense, we are citizens of one “country” (Phil. 3:20) but are currently residing in another (John 17:16). As we continue our Bible study series, “Amazing Reasons to Trust God’, this Sunday’s study in the Word will help us see more clearly our spiritual connection and help us overcome the fears that our “alien status” sometimes causes us. I also trust as we can focus more on our spiritual connections that we will be enthusiastic in our declaring before others that we are part of the kingdom of God, and that they too can enjoy the benefits of citizenship through faith in Christ.

If you want to get a head-start on this study read Luke 12:22-34 / If you missed any of this series, you can get caught up at www.WaggonerMedia.com

Monday, November 02, 2009

Amazing Reasons To Trust God


Here is a little "heads-up" on what I am preaching on for the next few weeks... In case you haven't noticed there are many reasons to fear, in fact it seems like just about anything can scare us. God obviously knows this, for more than 60 times in the Bible we are told not to fear. If you would like some help in this area I want to invite you to go along on a spiritual journey over the next two months.

We are going to use these "fear not" passages to uncover some amazing reasons to trust God. You will be blessed -- and perhaps you know of someone who is needing some encouragement that you can invite to join you. Make plans to be part of this encouraging study in these troubling times.

Sundays 9:00 and 10:45 p.m
You can follow this series online at www.WaggonerMedia.com

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fear or Faith?

The photo to the right was taken by my friend Dan Robinson, for those of you in Charleston you will recognize that it was taken from Fort Hill, looking North across the Kanawha river toward Charleston. It is also obvious that it was taken during a thunderstorm. (For more of Dan's weather pics go to www.AppalachianSkies.com) This picture is now being worked on by our graphic artist and will become the main graphic for my next sermon series, beginning Nov. 1.

I chose it because the lightening can be viewed one of two ways. Is it a source of fear that one should run for cover and tremble in its presence or does it stand for a power that is beyond us and that power is one that can uphold us in scary times? Right now it seems to me that the mood of most of us is that there is some fear among us, some frustration or worry that things on many levels are not quite right. To respond correctly we must not look at the storms but the one who controls them!

There are more than 60 times in the Bible where God instructs us not to fear and some of these will be the passages from which we learn together that there are some amazing reasons to trust in God, no matter how ferocious the onslaught. I would appreciate your prayers as I study and seek to find ways to communicate these truths. The results can be heard live at Bible Center or after the fact on www.WaggonerMedia.com - whatever the means of delivery - I pray they will cause you to trust more and tremble less.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bible Teaching Online

Six complete Bible Teaching series are now available online, these include sermon outlines, mp3 audio, and mp4 video.

I trust these will be a blessing and do feel free to share these with others. If you would like to obtain Powerpoints for any of these series feel free to contact me via the website. Note: Powerpoints are widescreen 19:1 format.

www.WaggonerMedia.com

Blessings,
Jess

In the Master's Hands

I used this video to introduce the final message (#8)in the "Extreme Makeover: Soul Edition" series. It is a fitting summary of what God is doing in the life a believer. You can access the entire series at www.WaggonerMedia.com (notes, mp3 audio, mp4 video). Enjoy...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Bible Teaching Series Online

In case you have not browsed over to my homepage at www.WaggonerMedia.com I want to let you know what you can find there. You can find the latest Drive Time Video, as well as the last 15 episodes in a handy player. You can find complete Bible teaching series with Mp3 Audio, notes in pdf and Mp4 video. Please feel free to distribute or use any of this material, notification and credit is always appreciated. There are also links to my personal photo galleries, an archive of writing projects and more.

You can also find a brief bio, and info about my current ministry assignment as the Senior Associate Pastor at Bible Center Church, West Virginia's only megachurch.

So get here to click on over..... www.WaggonerMedia.com

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Driverless Car

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I used this video clip to illustrate a point in my message on Sunday. Just as it may not be a good idea to have a driverless car (at least not yet) it also a good idea to make sure we have the right "driver" steering our lives. Eph. 5:18 tells us that we are to allow the Holy Spirit to fill us - literally to control us. We need to allow Him to take the wheel. The great news is He is already available as He indwells all believers. He also is able as He has all the divine attributes of God, and He is willing to change us from the inside out. He is both the architect and the builder of the new you.

If you want to hear more you can listen to the complete message all of the others in the "Extreme Makeover: Soul Edition" series on WaggonerMedia.com. Comments always welcome.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Celebrity or Hero?

I won't share his name, not only because he would be embarrassed but because you wouldn't know it. I recently ran into an old friend. It was great to see a warm smile of friendship on his worn face. I wanted to tell you a little about him but was wondering if you would listen. If I name dropped a celebrity name you may have taken notice. But why would we? For some reason the star of some meaningless TV show, or the voice on a recording or long-gone victories on the athletic field grabs our attention. We take note, we stop and look and listen. We tend to overlook real character while being captivated by the emptiness of make believe fame. Instead, we see a well-known face that was once a person we all thought we "knew." We don't think much of the addictions, the failed relationships and the layers of self-centeredness, we only see the face that once beamed from so many autographed 8x10 glossies.

No, my friend is no celebrity, he has simply kept his marriage vows for 40 years, took his kids to Sunday School, went to work and paid his bills and above all loved his God. He is not a household name but he is a hero. Not for what he did that was noticed, but what he did wanting no notice.

I prefer heroes to celebrities.

Monday, August 31, 2009

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Video used to introduce the fourth message in the Extreme Makeover: Soul Edition series. More to come - follow it on www.WaggonerMedia.com

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Drive Time Video

I recently completed an update for the website of Drive Time Video (http://www.DriveTimeVideo.com).

These twice a week video messages began in July of 2008 and has now grown to a monthly audience of more than 1800. Thanks so much for your feedback, encouragement and sharing these. If you have missed previous ones we keep the last 15 episodes online. You can also subscribe by RSS or sign-up for an e-mail list that will alert you to when a new episode is released.

Also, beginning today you can keep up to date with Drive Time Video via Twitter, just go to http://www.Twitter.com/DriveTimeVideo

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Twitter & Facebook

Always on the lookout for new ways to allow the Bible Center family to connect I am pleased to let you know of two social networking tools to allow you to do so. We are offering daily (at times more) daily updates (tweats) on Twitter and we have created a Bible Center Fan page on Facebook. If you use either of these services or would like to, use these links.

Bible Center on Twitter

Bible Center on Facebook


If you want to follow my personal activities, quotes and thoughts feel free to use these links for my personal tweats and FB page

Twitter.com/JesseWaggoner

Facebook.com/jwaggoner


Twitter is a microblogging service where users can post brief (140 characters) updates of their thoughts and activities. You can choose to follow others and others can follow yours as well.

Facebook is the largest Social Networking service in the world with more than 250 million users. You can must sign up for a free account for most activities on Facebook but you can view the content of our fanpage without becoming a member, to add content you must be a member. So give a try to these new ways to connect.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Voice of the Valley

I enjoyed being a guest on the Voice of the Valley program with Ric Cochran today, the show is heard on all seven radios stations of the West Virginia Radio Corp. Southern Division. It was great chance to talk about everything from my Drive Time Videos to Theology. I was on to promo Bible Center's Backpack project and the upcoming Fresh Grounded Faith Conference. To hear a segment of the program use the link below.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Shout-Out to Drs. Eastwood

Both Julie and I have been helped so much by the services of Dr. Jody and Heather Eastwood with Healthsource here in Charleston. I would recommend them to you! Their approach of Chiropractic & Progressive Therapy is truly the way to go with back and neck problems. As a bonus Megan and Grant are the best massage therapists in the valley! Thanks guys.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Trail Map, Sunday Nite Bible Study for Kids

Beginning Sunday night August 16th elementary aged children can participate in the evening Bible Study by using a Trail Map, this interactive Bible study sheet will bring them into the study of God's word. Many parents use Sunday nights as an opportunity to worship with their children and with this added resource it can be even more fun and valuable for your family.

Just have your children pick up a trail map near the front doors and use it during the service. After the service they can show it to one of the guides at the front door "Mailbox" and select a small prize as a reward for a job well done. We hope to see you and your children there. Nurseries for preschool children and youth programs will continue to meet on level one on Sunday nights.

Download a sample Trail Map Sheet

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Follow me on Twitter

I have enjoyed connecting with friends old and new on Twitter, if you would like to follow me or would like a follow from me, go to www.Twitter.com/JesseWaggoner

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Drive Time Video Sample

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I thought it may be time again to give you a sample Drive Time Video on my blog, in case you have missed this, new videos "from the road" are online each Tuesday and Friday, you can find them at:

www.DriveTimeVideo.com,
www.WaggonerMedia.com,
www.facebook.com/jwaggoner,
www.waggonermedia.podomatic.com,

you can also subscribe to my e-mail list to inform you of new episodes or subscribe via RSS to receive the podcast via iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Updates usually appear on Twitter as well

http://twitter.com/JesseWaggoner

So watch via your desktop, laptob, Blackberry or iPhone but however you watch, I trust you are blessed and encouraged.

Jesse Waggoner

Friday, July 31, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Soul Edition

I thought I would give a heads-up to a new teaching series I am working on. If you can participate in person you can listen or watch online via the podacast or video podcast available at www.BibleCenterChurch.com, here is the description of the series:


Extreme Makeover: Soul Edition
Sunday Evening Teaching Series
Pastor Jesse Waggoner

It is no secret that mankind needs a radical makeover; that we need to be remade from the inside out. The good news is that through Christ just such a makeover is in progress in the life of a follower of Jesus. Come and learn about who you are destined to be in Him and learn how you can cooperate with the process of change that He wants to accomplish in you.

So join us Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. beginning
August 9, 2009.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Online Bible

My friend Jon Browning has created and introduction/tutorial video for the Online Bible. This is great program that I use often and best of all it is free! Watch the video and see what I mean.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thoughts from Dad

Children do seem to grow up fast, this year my youngest crossed the line into being a twenty-something. This has happened in a blur of time. In fact, I now find myself telling young parents to enjoy every moment with their little ones because they will blink and the kids will be heading out the door.

As I have watched my children grow and change I have to wonder if my Heavenly Father can see growth and change in me. I want to be a father and person who stays on the growing edge of life. I want my life to display constant growth in the Lord.

On this special day, may each of us be reminded – especially those of us who are fathers – to continue growing and changing so that our Heavenly Father will be pleased with how quickly we’ve grown, and our children will follow in our footsteps.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day, while not an official Federal Holiday it does commemorate the day in 1777 that congress adopted the United States Flag. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day and in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. The week of June 14 is designated as "National Flag Week." During National Flag Week, the president typically issues a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week. I never tire of seeing the Stars and Stripes flying and so appreciate all that our Flag represents of our great nation.

Psalm 60:4 tells us that God has given us a Banner (flag) of truth. It is our allegiance to the truth that should be on public display before an often skeptical world. In addition to our study of the Word to understand and know the truth, we must also live out God’s truth every day.

So get your flags flying.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Feeling Small

When we express size we often use comparisons to do so. Expressions such as "big as a whale", "small as an ant", or "the size of a breadbox" all communicate size. But if we can make it a little more personal, what comparisons do we use to determine our size? If you have stared at an amoeba through a microscope you no doubt felt quite huge; while peering into the Grand Canyon or viewing the ocean will make you feel quite small. Such experiences tend to put us back into our place.

The Psalmist David describes such an experience in Psalm 8. The thing that made him feel small was considering the extent of God's creation. He wrote: "When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained: What is man, that Thou are mindful of him?"

When was the last time you felt small in the presence of God? Perhaps this summer would be a great time to seek out some place to experience the awesomeness of God's creation. So pack your lunch and your Bible and head out to be impressed with who God is and what He has done. Seek to reach that point of feeling small, and while you are in that reduced condition, offer words of praise for His immeasurable grace.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Webster says that a reward is something given in return for good or for service or merit. In our lives we are motivated by rewards. The most obvious is the paycheck we receive for work. There are three major kinds of employee payment. The first is a salary. This is a fixed payment at regular intervals for work performed. The second is hourly, whereby a person is paid a fixed rate per hour worked. A third is piece work where payment is made strictly on the basis of production.

In I Corinthians 3:8-9 God tells us that -"every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are laborers together with God:" It seems as if God's rewards are most like piece work. I This labor is not to get us to heaven but is the product of a life transformed by God's grace as one labors because he is on his way to heaven ( see Ephesians 2:8-10).

It is worth thinking about what rewards may await us at God's throne. All of us who are part of God's family are to be involved in the service of our Lord. Remember His Word to us --"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Rev. 22:12

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Valley of Vision

I have recently been reading The Valley of Vision, a collection of Puritan Prayers, edited by Arthur Bennett. Whatever you think of the puritans you cannot fault their sincerity and personal devotion. I have been challenged in my own prayer life as I have read these. To see what I mean here is a sample from a prayer entitled Kept by God.

"Jehovah God,
Thou creator, upholder, proprietor of all things,
I cannot escape from thy presence or control,
nor do I desire to do so.
My privilege is to be under the agency of omnipotence,
righteousness, wisdom, patience, mercy, grace.
thou art love with more than parental affection;
I admire thy heart, adore thy wisdom,
stand in awe of thy power, abase myself before thy purity.
It is the discovery of thy goodness alone that can
banish my fear,
allure me into they presence,
help me to bewail and confess my sins."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Praying for our Leaders

We are commanded in 1 Tim. 2:2 to pray for those in authority. We usually apply this to include praying for our elected leaders. I would assume that most of us likely spend more time complaining about our leaders than we spend actually praying for them.

I have been reminded in the last few weeks of this need. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet and share my best wishes with Governor Manchin and today I had the privilege of praying for the opening of the State Senate session. I had the opportunity to visit with several of our legislators and support staff and was reminded that these are not just folks whose names and pictures appear in the newspaper or on TV; these are real people with real needs and real problems and are in need of real prayer. It is our job to come through with the real prayer!

So let’s devote some time to pray for our leaders- national, state and local. God will be pleased.

Prayer for the WV Senate
March 25, 2009

Dear Heavenly Father:

You have told us in Your Word that every good gift comes from above, from You, the Father of Lights. So we give You thanks for the gift of this day,we give You thanks for the gift of a great land that we call West Virginia, we give You thanks for the gift of a great people, and we give You thanksthat we have the high privilege of calling ourselves West Virginians.

Dear God, we ask Your blessing on all of those who make this state great, those who today are in the factory, in the school, at the desk, in the home, in the mines,or on the farm; those who are in the firehouse, the court house, or in this House. We ask that You might give us all a knowledge of Your presence and the wisdom and the strength to carry out our duty in a way that helps our fellow man and brings glory to You.

We ask that Your particular blessing may rest on these Senators who have gathered to do ourstate’s business and to be about Your business.

We humbly seek these favors from the hand of our loving God and in the name of our Savior. AMEN

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Washington Generals

If I were to ask you, what is your favorite basketball team, I am sure of one team you would not pick. That would be the Washington Generals. They were in town playing at the Charleston Civic Center last Tuesday to add to their impressive string of losses to the Harlem Globetrotters. Since their founding in 1952, the Washington Generals have lost to the Globetrotters in excess of 13,000 times! I don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, but just perhaps the odds of winning are stacked against the Generals. After all, does anyone pay to see the clown princes of basketball lose? No, the losing falls to the Washington Generals.

Let me let you in on a secret: the game of life is stacked in our favor. How do I know? Romans 8:31 states: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” With God in the picture we will win- game over. How can we lose or be defeated if God is on our side?

Let that truth encourage you even in your darkest hour. It may be late in the game, the clock is ticking and we appear to be behind, but remember the game is stacked in our favor- God is on your side.

Gone Fishing

Growing up in the hills of West Virginia, fishing was just part of life. As boys we fished in creeks, rivers, lakes, and ponds. We would dig up worms in the backyard garden, net minnows or catch assorted other critters for bait. Fishing was big stuff. I must admit fishing is an infrequent activity of my adult life; perhaps this is due to the pace of my life or my lack of patience, but I am safe in the knowledge that there are enough fishermen in the Bible Center family to keep the fish population of West Virginia streams in check.

Several of those closest to Jesus were professional fishermen before He changed them into "fishers of men," and by means of their example we are all to do some fishing among the people we know. Sometimes I feel I am not much better at fishing for men than I am fishing for fish. When it comes to fishing, I need help. The fishermen's encounter with Jesus in Luke 5 will provide us all with that help. I invite you to learn God's plan for fishing and together, to go fishing with me. In so doing we will be blessed, God will be glorified and we don't even have to mess with any squirmy worms.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When Confronted with Jesus...

1. Mary – Marveled
2. Joseph - believed
3. Angels – praised
4. Shepherds - announced
5. Star – pointed the way
6. wise men – worshiped
7. Herod – threatened

8. John – Baptized
9. Devil – tempted
10. Andrew - followed
11. Matthew – sold out

12. Demons – trembled
13. Pharisees – tested
14. Sadducees – mocked
15. Winds – obeyed
16. Fig tree – withered
17. Diseases – yielded
18. Home town – rejected
19. Nicodemus – questioned
20. Rich Young ruler – grieved
21. Many – were healed
22. Multitudes - were fed
23. Lazarus – came forth
24. Mary – sat
25. Martha - served

26. Judas – betrayed
27. John - loved
28. disciples - fled

29. Sanhedrin – tried
30. Peter – denied
31. Pilate – acquitted
32. Mrs. Pilate – was troubled
33. Herod – was Amused
34. Pilate Condemned

35. High Priest – called him a blasphemer
36. Crowds – cried crucify Him
37. Sanhedrin – condemned Him
38. Soldiers - mocked
39. The nails – pierced Him
40. Cross – held Him
41. Centurion – eulogized Him
42. Joseph of Arimathia – buried him
43. God – raised
44. Women – praised
45. Discipled – were amazed
46. Thomas – doubted

47. Paul – persecuted
48. Peter – proclaimed
49. Paul – preached
50. John - prophesied

51. You - ??????????

Jesse Waggoner