Listen, Wait, and Then Speak
Sermonette; Given 8/29/2020
James provides some of the best advice on communication and control of the tongue. The correct order of communication is listening, waiting, and then responding.
James: From Skeptic to Believer
Sermonette; Given 7/18/2020
James was not called during His ministry, but may have received his calling when Jesus entrusted the care of His mother to John, a non-family member.
What Type of Leader Are You?
Sermonette; Given 5/9/2020
Jesus Christ did not teach the pyramid model of leadership, where successive levels of leaders provide direction to those in the lesser ranks. He served.
The Leavening of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herod
Sermonette; Given 4/9/2020
Jesus warned of three varieties of leaven that we must guard against, staying aware of the pitfalls that will pull us down and corrupt us.
This Body of Death
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 3/10/2020
The Romans would torture murderers by shackling them to their victims, a striking picture of a sinful individual's relationship with his iniquities.
Garden of Gethsemane: The Oil Press
Sermonette; Given 2/29/2020
The Garden of Gethsemane has particular significance because it was not only an olive grove, but also the location where olives were pressed into oil.
The Convicted Soldier
Sermonette; Given 1/25/2020
A good soldier must exemplify honesty and self-control, qualities God desires in us. Uriah demonstrated this high standard by refusing to violate his code of honor.
As The Deer Pants
Sermonette; Given 11/23/2019
Ted Bowling, focusing upon the figure of a deer panting for water in Psalm 42, explores the various connotations of the verb pant as it applies to thirsting after …
Harmony with God and the Brethren
Sermonette; Given 10/20/2019
God's people are like a musical ensemble, each having unique pitches and timbre. As we yield to our Conductor, we also blend with one another, creating harmony.
Asa's Laodiceean Attitude
Sermonette; Given 9/14/2019
Ted Bowling, reminding us that King Asa of Judah started his reign trusting in God's intervention and providence, shows that he finished his course weak and …
Who is Your Superhero?
Sermonette; Given 5/4/2019
When difficult times afflicted America, Marvel Comics tapped into the peoples' desire for justice, providing them with heroes that are counterfeits of Christ.
The Elder Brother
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 4/4/2019
Many sermons and articles - even books - have covered the Parable of the Prodigal Son, but most of them dwell on the relationship between the prodigal and his father, …
Bezaleel of the House of Judah
Sermonette; Given 2/16/2019
Ted Bowling explores the how's and why's of Bezaleel's special calling as chief-craftsman of the Tabernacle. After 400 years of affliction, God called Israel into a …
Psalm 8: What Is Man?
Sermonette; Given 9/27/2018
Ted Bowling, focusing on Psalm 8, marvels along with David about the majesty of God's Creation and the seeming insignificance of man in its vastness. Mankind, having …
Psalm 8: God's Majesty
Sermonette; Given 9/22/2018
Ted Bowling, reflecting upon David's awe of the firmament in Psalm 8, a clear witness of the glory and existence of God from the beginning of time. Paradoxically, the …
Remember the Rechabites!
Sermonette; Given 6/16/2018
Ted Bowling, anticipating the approach of another Father's Day, posits that Jonadab, a Kenite who demonstrated his zeal toward God by assisting King Jehu in ridding …
Is Speaking in Tongues the Only Sign?
Sermonette; Given 4/14/2018
In Pentecostalism, speaking in 'tongues' is the worshipped sign that God has accepted a person. Yet the miracle of Pentecost was not the speaking gibberish.
Protecting the Vulnerable
Sermonette; Given 2/17/2018
Ted Bowling, focusing on Deuteronomy 21:10-14, a passage giving instructions for the treatment of female prisoners-of-war, contends that, far from being a blatant …
As in the Days of Noah
Sermonette; Given 10/8/2017
The 2014 movie 'Noah' is blatantly Satan-inspired and anti-God. It assassinates the character of a just man who walked with God, doing violence to God's Word.
Isaac the Peacemaker
Sermonette; Given 9/16/2017
Isaac was a genuine peacemaker, yielding to interlopers and suffering wrong while trusting God to provide. In all his actions, Isaac exemplified a peacemaker.