Always – Ephesians 5:20

Dr. Dan Hayden • Recently I heard someone say, “It’s always nice in Florida.” Well, that’s not exactly true. We have a lot of hot and muggy days in the summer. Seasonally, it rains a lot, and every now and then we have a hurricane. So it’s not always nice. Sometimes –...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Correction – 2 Timothy 3:16

Dr. Dan Hayden • Getting on the right track is essential to ending up where you want to be. So if you’re on the wrong track, you need to make an adjustment and correct your mistake – or else you’ll end up where you don’t want to be. All of us make mistakes, and all of...

Deceive – 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Dr. Dan Hayden • Con men have elaborate schemes to delude their prey. The idea behind a con is to make something look legitimate when in actuality it is not. So care is taken to cover every potential loop hole and answer every possible objection. Good con artists are...

Devil – Ephesians 6:11

Dr. Dan Hayden • Have you ever been slandered – someone said something evil about you that wasn’t true, and influenced others against you? NOT a nice experience, is it? Whole reputations have been ruined by one incident of slander. In Ephesians 6:11 we are told, “Put...