Angel – Luke 1:34

Dr. Dan Hayden • What would you do if an angel suddenly appeared and began talking with you? You would certainly be startled and maybe even speechless. Well I’m going to talk about a time when that really happened. Angel… that’s our word for today. Mary of Nazareth was going about her daily routine when suddenly the angel Gabriel appeared and said, “Greetings, favored...
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Born Again – John 3:3

Dr. Dan Hayden • Even smart people get confused sometimes. Nicodemus was a smart man and he was very confused. “How can a man be born again?” he said to Jesus. Nicodemus was a ruler of the Jews – a very educated and important man. Yet, he had been very impressed with what Jesus was doing. The miracles were too astounding to avoid. So he came to Jesus secretly in the night. He...
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A Peculiar People – 1 Peter 2:9

Dr. Dan Hayden • Have you ever known any peculiar people? I could tell you many stories of people I have known who were just plain odd. Like the man who said to the psychologist, “People think I’m weird because I like potato pancakes.” To which the psychologist responded, “That’s not weird, I also like potato pancakes.” At that point, the man became excited and said, “That’s wonderful, Doc....
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Branch – John 15:2

Dr. Dan Hayden • A branch of something is NOT the main thing. For instance, the branch of a tree isn’t the main trunk and a branch office isn’t the main office. A branch is merely an extension of the main thing. Jesus told His disciples that they were branches. HE was the main thing, and they were merely extensions of who He was. In John 15 Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the...
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Citizenship – Philippians 3:20

Dr. Dan Hayden • A Greek city-state was known as a polis. The original meaning was close to the idea of “town,” but eventually was used to describe the ruling political center of a district or territory. In fact polis became a rather complex word to encompass the whole idea of government, and was therefore a more extensive word than merely “town” or “city.” We get the word politics from this...
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Cornerstone – Ephesians 2:20

A Plumb Line for Truth ↓ Dr. Dan Hayden • Living in a one-hundred-and-twenty-year-old farmhouse can be a challenge, especially when things break down and need repair. The day began with a simple maintenance item: fix the dripping faucet in the kitchen. How hard can it be to replace a worn out washer? Well, two weeks and lot of money later, we had a much bigger investment. The worn out washer on...
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