Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts Pt. 88

Here we are! After today’s chart we will be ten short Pastor Wrinkles Posts away from the end of our countdown to a hundred contest! You still have time to join in the fun if you want. Here are the rules.

Here is what I got out of Deuteronomy chapter 18 and 19:

Deuteronomy chapter 18 sermon topics/ titles:

1. The Land or The Lord Which Would You Choose? Deut. 18:1-2

2. It’s Good He Chooses For Us: Deut. 18:1-5

3. Walking Away From the New Age: Deut: 18:9-15

Deuteronomy chapter 19 sermon topics/ titles:

1. God Provides When Life Happens: Deut. 19:1-10

2. A Lesson On Undeserved Sorrow: Deut. 19:11-13

3. Turning the Trap On the Wicked: Deut. 19:15-20

Tell me what principles  you see from these chapters. 🙂

Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts Pt. 87

Christianity gets a bad rap. So many think we are all about rules and regs. I don’t see it.  Certainly I do believe firmly in right and wrong. I believe as Christians we should do the right and shun the wrong.But I don’ t  see Christianity primarily as a system of moral conduct. I see it as the celebration of a relationship that was won for me by the grace of God. Here is what I see in Deut. 16 and 17.

Deuteronomy chapter 16 sermon topics/titles:

1. In Honor Celebrate: Deut. 16:1-8

2. Remember It Was God Who Set You Free: Deut. 16:1-3

3. Three Things To Celebrate: Deut. 16

Deuteronomy chapter 17 sermon topics/ titles:

1. Bring Your Best To the Master: Deut. 17:1

2. Do Not Take Justice Lightly: Deut. 17:2-12

3. Don’t Choose A Solomon: Deut. 17:14-20

Now tell me what you see! Only 11 more charts until the end of our contest! 🙂

Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts Pt. 86

Chapter charting can get difficult around the legal chapters of the Pentateuch. I sometimes get lost in the minutia of the law and fail to see the forest for the trees. Here is what I got out of today’s God-breathed chapters!

Deuteronomy chapter 14 sermon topics/titles:

1. Embrace Peculiar! Deut. 14:2

2. Who Likes Pygarg Anyway? Deut. 14:3-19

3. Truly Tithe:Deut. 14:22

Deuteronomy chapter 15 sermon topics/titles:

1. Is God a Capitalist: Deut. 15:1-11

2. Why We Cannot Wipe Out Poverty: Deut. 15:11

3. Are Your Ears Pierced? Deut: 15:12-18

Now tell me your three sermon topics or titles for these chapters! 🙂


Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts 82

The Lord is about the business of driving our enemies out of our lives. Our dedication to serve and follow Him  determines the degree to which our enemies will be defeated. Here is what I see in today’s Scripture.

Deuteronomy chapter 6 sermon topics/titles:

1. How To Fear the Lord: Deut. 6: 1-4, 14- 19

2. How To Impress Your Children: Deut. 6: 6-9

3. What Is Your Righteousness? Deut. 6:24,25

Deuteronomy chapter 7 sermon topics/titles:

1. Let God Do the Driving: Deut. 7:1-2

2. What To Do In the Passengers Seat: Deut 7:2-6

3. The Covenant Keeper: Deut. 7:7-11

Now you join us in chapter charting in our Countdown to a Hundred Contest. Here are the rules!

Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts Pt. 79

Here we are running on to day four of our countdown to a hundred contest. With this entry we are spanning two books in the Pentateuch, Numbers and Deuteronomy. If you would like to join in the fun for a little devotional exercise  and a shot at the prize here is a link to the rules:

Now on to the fun stuff! Here is what I see in today’s chapters.

Numbers chapter 36 sermon topics/titles:

1. Fear Of Loss: Nu. 36: 1-4

2. The Cost Of Inheritance: Nu. 36:1-13

3. The Limits of Inheritance: Nu. 36: 10-12

Deuteronomy chapter 1 sermon topics/ titles:

1. How To Turn A Week Into a Lifetime: Deut. 1: 1-46

2. Trusting What Men See : Deut. 1: 23-28

3. Moving Forward In Arrogance: Deut. 1: 41-46

Now tell me what you see! 🙂

Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts Pt. 77

Today is day two in our countdown to a hundred contest in the chapter charts.  If you are just joining us check out for the rules and a link that explains how to chapter chart. It really is a fun and easy devotional exercise. Let’s see what your meditation on the Scriptures brings to light.

Here is what I saw in Numbers 32 and 33

Numbers chapter 32 sermon topics/titles:

1. A Discouraging Misunderstanding: Nu. 32:1-14

2. The Sin Of a Few Can Contaminate the Many: Nu: 32:14

3. Fight For What’s Not Yours :Nu. 32: 15-42

Numbers chapter 33 sermon topics/ titles:

1. Remembering Where You’ve Been: Nu. 33:1-49

2. God Brings the gods to Account: Nu. 33: 3,4

3. When  Mercy Brings Trouble: Nu. 33: 50-55

Now tell me what you see! 🙂

Heaven Pt. 48

“Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens [is] the LORD’S thy God, the earth [also], with all that therein [is]. Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, [even] you above all people, as [it is] this day. Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.” Deut. 10: 14-16 KJV

I am always amazed that the God of Heaven, the Lord of Creation, The One who could have done absolutely anything…had absolutely anybody chose to make me! He chose me in Him before time began!

On any given day, when I am feeling less than this thought alone can make my heart soar. He chose me! And He chose you! The question is will you choose Him?

Let’s pray: God some days I do not understand why in the world you would ever have chosen me. Who am I? But no matter how I may think about it Your Word says you chose me. Thank You for that God and now I choose You and I choose Jesus! I am Yours again! I am Yours always! In Jesus Name A-men!


Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts Pt. 74

The Old Testament is full of fire and blood. It is a mighty reminder that God is justice as well as love. It was His love that led Him to institute sacrifice as a way of bringing the human race back to Himself. That way  ultimately led  to the offering of His own son, Jesus, as the ultimate and final sacrifice upon the cross of Calvary. Today, Good Friday, we remember Christ’s sacrifice and look at it in light of Numbers 28 and 29.

Numbers 28 sermon topics/ titles:

1. Jesus, the Everyday Sacrifice: Nu. 28: 1-8

2. Jesus, Our Rest: Nu. 28: 9,10

3. Jesus, Our Atoning Sacrifice: Nu. 28: 16-22

Numbers chapter 29 sermon topics/ titles:

1. Jesus, the Sacrifice of Praise: Nu. 29: 1-5

2. Jesus, the End of Sacrifice: Nu. 29: 12-39

3. Jesus, Our Freewill Offering: Nu. 29:39-40

What do you see?

Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts Pt. 73

It is hard to believe we have been away from the chapter charts for a whole week! I hope that God has shown you many mighty things in the in-between-time. Today I would like to hear what God says to you from Numbers chapter 26 and 27.

Here are the steps to chapter charting:

1. Read the chapters in question

2. Brainstorm three ideas for sermons or writings from the chapters

3. Write the ideas down in title or topic form

Here is what I see in Numbers 26 and 27

Numbers chapter 26 sermon topics/ titles:

1. Counting Your Assets In the Enemy’s Presence: Nu.  26:1-51

2.  Not By Man’s Choice By God’s: Nu. 26:52-56

3. Not Moved So Removed: Nu. 26:63-65

Numbers chapter 27 sermon topics/ titles:

1. The Right To Inherit: Nu. 27: 1-11

2. Are You A Daughter at the Door? Nu. 27:1-11

3.  Preparing a Successor: Nu. 27: 15-22

What do you see?

Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts Pt. 72

I love the Bible because of its honesty about the complexity of humanity. The characters which walk through the pages of The Book can hardly be called flat or one- sided. The Bible shows its people…truly shows them in all their human joy and misery. Balaam for instance, the sorcerer/ pagan bank rolled by God’s enemies working as a double agent for God and then trying to stick the knife in God’s back on the way out the door even as he slits his own throat, what a mess this guy was! And yet how like us; We’re on God’s side one second and then we forget He even exists the next. We like to think we would never find ourselves in such messy situations as the biblical characters, until of course we’re suddenly there!

Here is what I got out of today’s chapter charts!

Numbers chapter 24 sermon topics/titles:

1. Not Sorcery! Prophecy! Nu. 24:1-3

2. Falling Down, Seeing Clearly: Nu. 24:3-9

3. A Star, A Scepter Nu. 24: 15-19

Numbers chapter 25 sermon topics/titles:

1. How To Lose the Unloseable Blessing: Nu. 25:1-5

2. Flaunting Sin In A Place Of Repentance: Nu. 25: 6-9

3. When Family Becomes Enemy: Nu. 25: 16-18

What do you see?