Breadth – Ephesians 3:18

Dr. Dan Hayden • Is your love broad enough to include people who are not like you? In Ephesians 3:18 Paul talks of the breadth of love—love that doesn’t discriminate with regard to economic status, race, gender, or age. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world,...

Bruised – Isaiah 53:5

Dr. Dan Hayden •  The other day I slipped on the ice. Both feet went right out from under me, and I came down hard on my hip. I didn’t break anything, but you should have seen the bruise…it was the size of a grapefruit. When Isaiah was describing the sacrifice of...

Called – 2 Chronicles 7:14

Dr. Dan Hayden •  When I was young and other kids called me names, I was encouraged to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Well, that’s not exactly true. Names can hurt emotionally. It does hurt when others make fun of you, or...

Called – Isaiah 9:6

Dr. Dan Hayden •  One day Alexander the Great was reprimanding one of his soldiers. He asked the man his name, and the man said “Alexander.” Then Alexander the Great said, “Listen soldier – either change your behavior, or change your name!” In Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah...

Called – Luke 1:35

Dr. Dan Hayden •  Have you ever heard someone say, “Hey, you can call me anything you want… just don’t call me late for dinner.” Well, that is our word for today: Called. Jesus was called by many names. In Isaiah 9:6 it says, “…And...

Cattle – Genesis 1:24-25

Dr. Dan Hayden •  Most people like a good steak – a T-bone or a sirloin – or how about a good filet mignon? Well, in order to have a steak, there has to be cattle. Today we are going to talk about day six of Creation, when God created cattle. According to the account...

Child – Matthew 2:11

Dr. Dan Hayden •  As a baby, our son was allergic to milk. So we had to give him Similac, a soybean product. But as a child, he outgrew the allergy. Milk was no longer a problem. The words “baby” and “child” carry different connotations. A baby is an infant – a...

Child – 2 Timothy 3:15

Dr. Dan Hayden •  Studies have shown that infants can learn. In fact, they can learn things even before they’re born. In-utero response is an establish fact. A fetal child will respond favorably to the voice of the mother or father – even while in the mother’s womb....

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...

Come – John 5:40

Dr. Dan Hayden •  “Come to Papa!” a father says to the toddler who is learning to walk. “Come to Jesus!” the Father says to the sinner who needs to be saved. “Come” – that’s our word for today. In John 5:39-40 Jesus said to the religious leaders of His day, “You...