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by Bobby Schuller
Some people might ask, "Why, in a church, do you hang so many flags and sing so many patriotic songs? Why do you talk so much about our country?" I want to respond to that question with a picture. Look at this man holding his baby for the first time. He's just returning from a military tour of duty. His wife was pregnant when he left and when he came home, his child was born. Look at his face - its pain, its healing, its sadness, its celebration. And look how small the baby is - first time ever being held by his or her father. What do you suppose this man was thinking when he was shot at or when bombs went off and fire rained down? When he was standing on the other side of the world in a sand pit? This is what he wanted more than anything. This right here.
Previously on the Hour of Power
- The Heart of a Peacemaker by Bobby Schuller
Today I want to talk about anger, frustration, bitterness, and contempt, versus the peacemaker's heart - The heart that Jesus calls us to.
- The Easy Yoke of Jesus by Bobby Schuller
I have just returned from a tour in Europe for the Hour of Power. We were there promoting our ministry and to meet donors. Many people there, of course, have never met me, and they don't know particularly what my vision is, or what I'm doing, or what we're doing here. So we started in Switzerland, had multiple events, met with donors. Then we went to Germany. We were all over Germany in different cities, holding worship services, and finishing the trip in The Netherlands.
- The Unity Factor by Dr. Tom DeVries
For 58 years, the Reverend Doctor Thomas DeVries has been part of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), the oldest Protestant denomination with a continuing ministry in this country. Currently, he serves as the general secretary of the RCA, which is much like being the denomination's CEO. Tom manages its day-to-day operations, overseeing and managing the executive staff, strategic planning, and overall leadership.
- The Kingdom of God by Bobby Schuller
My topic this morning is the promise and even the command from Jesus Christ that we shouldn't be people who worry. Can you imagine what it would be like to live a life that didn't include worry? Where you just never worried about anything? That life is available to you and to me and I'm going to talk a bit about that this morning.
- The Ever-Present, Undying God by Bobby Schuller
I want to begin, with something very sad, as I'm sure most of us are aware. Recently I received an e-mail from pastor Rick Warren. Most of you know Pastor Rick Warren is referred to as America's pastor. He's probably the most well known and influential minister in America and maybe the world today. He's the one who hosted the Presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.
- Hosanna! by Bobby Schuller
The song that we just heard was "Kyrie Eleison," which is Greek for "Lord, have mercy." In some ways, if it's in context, you can actually read it even as "Lord lift me up." "Lord, have mercy." And that's a great segue because this morning, I'm going to make the argument that many Christians and believers view Jesus as Savior but not as Lord. Many Christians, again view Jesus as Savior but not as Lord. We're going to be looking at the Hosanna story as Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem on the triumphal entry.
- Consuming Jesus by Bobby Schuller
This morning will be a bit different than our typical Hour of Power worship service. We'll be taking communion this morning, and my whole message will be about what Holy Communion actually is.
- Easter: The Invitation to a Spiritual Life by Bobby Schuller
Two thousand years ago, the most incredible, important event in human history took place. A short, Jewish, little-known, itinerant preacher in the far eastern parts of the Roman Empire, a homeless man, a man who had a small group of followers, a man who was saying things that no one else had ever said, a man that many believed to be a prophet and even the Messiah, this man raised Himself from the dead. And for two thousand years, we have formed a group of people called Christians, the church, who worship this man because we believe that this resurrection was the beginning of everything changing. We believe that this man made a promise to everyone on earth that someday He would redeem and rescue us all.
- Living Stones by Bobby Schuller
Over the last few weeks, we've been talking about the importance of the resurrection. Every Christian ought to know that the resurrection is what saves us, not just the cross. The cross and the resurrection.