Man's Greatest Creation?
Sermonette; Given 12/31/2016
The current focus on fusing human brains with computerized intelligence threatens to put applied science on a collision course with God's plan for mankind.
Daring to Be Vulnerable
Sermonette; Given 11/5/2016
Bill Onisick, alluding to some insights in Bruce Wilkinson's book Secrets of the Vine, namely that there are many barriers to producing agape love, contends that lack …
The True Vine of Agape
Sermonette; Given 10/17/2016
Bill Onisick, asserting that getting grape vines to bear fruit is difficult, suggests that the production of succulent grapes is at least a two-year project, in which …
A Root of Bitterness
Sermonette; Given 9/10/2016
Bill Onisick, reviewing five daily meditation exercises adapted from Shawn Achor's book titled The Happiness Advantage— (1) grounding ourselves with expectation, …
The Joyful Advantage
Sermonette; Given 7/23/2016
Bill Onisick, focusing on Shawn Achor's book, The Happiness Advantage, asserts that, because a brain with a positive attitude has higher levels of dopamine and …
Burying Our Talents?
Sermonette; Given 6/4/2016
God expects a return on the investment He has placed in us. Doing nothing with our abilities is a grievous abuse of this trust.
Our Daily Bread of Affliction
Sermonette; Given 4/29/2016
Bill Onisick, focusing on the concept of the bread of affliction in Deuteronomy 16:3, admonishes us that the unleavened bread we consume consists of purity without …
Ground Hog Day - Again?
Sermonette; Given 3/26/2016
Bill Onisick, reflecting on a theme in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, in which a weatherman (played by Bill Murray, who gets caught in a blizzard he failed to predict, …
The Overcoming Skill
Sermonette; Given 2/20/2016
With God's Spirit, we can develop the overcoming skill, using self-control to make firm commitments to our small, yet progressively significant choices.
Overcoming Satan's Competitive Spirit
Sermonette; Given 1/9/2016
The competitive spirit to dominate a competitor, not confined to athletic contests, militates against God's mandate that we esteem others over ourselves.
Life as a Shepherd
Sermonette; Given 12/12/2015
Bill Onisick asks us to imagine living the life of a shepherd 3,000 years ago in Bethlehem, tending the flocks from pen to pasture, and moving the flock continually to …
Human's Replacement
Sermonette; Given 10/24/2015
Bill Onisick describes the development of a robot having self-awareness, able to recombine knowledge, and generalize, providing an artificial intelligence which could …
The Last Jubilee
Sermonette; Given 10/5/2015
Bill Onisick, reminding us that we have experienced a taste of the Millennium, announces with the blast of the shofar that freedom and liberty will abound with the …
The Great Con
Sermonette; Given 9/19/2015
All individuals who have been duped into con schemes have the same perennial weakness: to be self-sufficient and to get something for nothing.
'Sons of God?'
Sermonette; Given 8/22/2015
God gave Jesus Christ to us to restore peace, reconciliation, and harmony with God. In the Beatitudes, the peacemakers are called 'sons of God.'
Our Mission Possible
Sermonette; Given 7/25/2015
Bill Onisick suggests that if we inculcate the mission statement found in Deuteronomy 6:1-5 (known as the Shema), we will have a high certainty of life and a huge …
Servant Attitude
Sermonette; Given 5/23/2015
If we follow Christ's example of assuming the attitude of a servant, living in accordance with the will of God, the fruits of the Spirit should be recognized.
Until the Kingdom
Sermonette; Given 4/4/2015
Bill Onisick, tackling a conundrum which appears to some people as a contradiction, examines Jesus Christ's statement in Matthew 26:29, "But I say to you, I will …
Cloak of Zeal
Sermonette; Given 2/28/2015
Zeal is characterized as ardent, passionate, energetic, or being on fire. Jesus Christ exemplified this kind of zeal as He drove the moneychangers from the Temple.
Counting the Cost of Humility
Sermonette; Given 1/3/2015
Even as several grandiose building projects have terminated because of cost overruns, so must we carefully count the cost of our spiritual building project.