B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 6

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here’s the last one for the week – happy Easter!

B.C. Johnny Hart Star Shadow

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 5

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here’s one on Good Friday.

B.C. Johnny Hart Good Friday

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 4

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here is “Nail a Man.”

B.C. Johnny Hart Nail a Man

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 3

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. This one is a riff on T.G.I.F. (Thank God it’s Friday!)

B.C. Johnny Hart Good Friday TGIF

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

Top 50 Christian Blogs

Blog Rank ranks the top 50 blogs in various categories. Right now they have my blog listed in first place for Christian blogs under the Ultimate Ranking. Which doesn’t make any sense, because my blog is definitely NOT the top Christian blog. Not even close! (I haven’t even been doing much blogging lately outside of posting sermon recaps.)

But even though it is clearly a mistake, I went ahead and grabbed a screenshot for the fun of it. We’ll see how long it takes them to correct it.

Update (4/18/2014): Ha! That didn’t take long! Someone discovered the mistake and fixed it. But I enjoyed three days at the top first! (Glad I took the screenshot!)

Top 50 Christian Blogs

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 2

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter.

B.C. Johnny Hart Three in One

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 1

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I will be sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here is one where a man and a woman wash their clothes in the blood-stained river.

B.C. Johnny Hart Washing Clothes Stains in the River

Notice the allusions to Adam and Eve, the tree in the garden, original sin, nakedness and hiding, the Ten Commandments (as symbolized in the rock), and then of course the washing away of sins by the blood of Christ. Absolutely brilliant. “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 4/13/2014

Sunday’s message from the Lead Me to the Cross series was a Palm Sunday message called Flashback – What Happened?, taken from Matthew 21:1-11. Here is a brief outline of the message:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

I. God’s plan (1-5)
   A. Jesus enters Jerusalem in gentleness and peace (1-3)
        - 1 Kings 1:38-40
   B. Jesus fulfills Old Testament prophecy (4-5)
        - Zechariah 9:9; Genesis 49:10-11

II. The people’s plan (6-11)
   A. The people welcome Jesus as their King (6-8)
        - 2 Kings 9:13
   B. The people proclaim Jesus as Messiah (9)
        - Psalm 118:19-27
   C. The people identify Jesus as the Prophet (10-11)
        - Deuteronomy 18:15

III. What happened?!??!!???
        - John 3:16-17

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 4/6/2014

Sunday’s message from the Lead Me to the Cross series was called At the Cross, taken from Matthew 27:32-46. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus bore the full pain of the cross (32-34)
       – physical suffering
   A. He used up all his strength (32)
   B. He refused to dull the pain (33-34)

II. Jesus bore the full shame of the cross (35-38)
       – emotional suffering
   A. They took his clothing (35-36)
   B. They mocked his true identity (37)
   C. They crucified him between two thieves (38)

III. Jesus bore the full insult of the cross (39-44)
       – relational suffering
   A. Those who passed by hurled insults at him (39-40)
   B. The religious leaders mocked him (41-43)
   C. Even the thieves heaped insults on him (44)

IV. Jesus bore the full penalty for sin at the cross (45-46)
       – spiritual suffering
   A. He was forsaken by God
   B. He paid the full price for all our sins (Isaiah 53:4-6)

“The greatest suffering occurred at the cross because the greatest price was paid at the cross.”

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 3/30/2014

Sunday’s message from the Lead Me to the Cross series was called Jesus on Trial, taken from Matthew 26:57-68. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. A trumped up trial (57-61)
   A. Illegal proceedings (57-58)
   B. False witnesses and a predetermined outcome (59-60)
   C. Distorted testimony (61)

II. A silent defendant (62-63)
   A. Jesus is silent before his accusers (62)
   B. Caiaphas puts Jesus under oath (63)

III. The coming judge and king (64-68)
   A. Jesus confesses his true identity and future glory (64)
   B. The court accuses Jesus of blasphemy (65-66)
   C. Jesus is mistreated and abused (67-68)

Applications:
   1) When Jesus returns, he will judge the whole world justly
         (Daniel 7:9-10; John 5:22-23)
   2) When Jesus judges us, we will be silent before him
         (Romans 3:19)
   3) When you are treated unjustly, don’t retaliate – trust God
         (1 Peter 2:21-23)

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Favorite John Piper Retweet of the Day

Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 3/23/2014

Sunday’s message from the Lead Me to the Cross series was called Temptation and Prayer, taken from the Garden of Gethsemane account in Matthew 26:26-36. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Temptation can be overwhelming (36-38)
   A. Jesus brings his disciples with him for support (36-37)
   B. Jesus is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death (38)

II. Prayer is key to overcoming temptation (39-44)
   A. Jesus prays while the disciples sleep (39-41)
   B. Jesus prays for the Father’s will to be done (39, 42)
   C. Jesus persists in prayer (43-44)

III. The moment of trial will come (45-46)
   A. The disciples arise unprepared for temptation (45)
   B. Jesus rises ready to face his betrayer (46)

Applications:
   1) Watch and pray so you do not fall into temptation (36-41)
   2) Seek God’s will, not your own (39, 42)
   3) Don’t give up – be persistent in prayer (43-44)
   4) We are all stumbling disciples – lean on God’s grace (45-46)

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