Contributors
  • Arley Ellingson

    Contributing sermons since Apr 11, 2007
Arley's church

Onawa United Methodist Church
Onawa Iowa , 51040
712-433-1071

About Arley
Browse All

Newest Sermons

  • Follow Me

    Contributed on May 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,114 views

    Like Peter, from beginning to end, Jesus Christ is calling us to follow him, and to discover the beauty that is our relationship with him.

    Proper 3A Mark 1:16-18; John 21:15-19 “Follow Me” About 10 years ago my son & my daughter, Bill & Erika, & I were out doing some caving in Virginia. Caving is when you go out & exploring a cave for entertainment & is sometimes referred to as "spelunking". We had reached the cave on a ...read more

  • Why Did Jesus Fold The Napkin

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 18 ratings
     | 7,150 views

    Jesus wants us to know he is coming back!

    I’d like for you to venture back w/ me this morning to those minutes, hours and days just prior to the resurrection of our Lord. What was it like & what were those who loved Jesus feeling? He had, after all just been killed in a most gruesome fashion: hanging on a cross. It was now their ...read more

  • A Peace Which Lingers

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,460 views

    Christ reaches out to us to overcome our fears and doubts.

    Little Johnny was in the kitchen helping his mother make supper. She asked him to go into the pantry & get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go alone. "It’s dark in there & I’m scared." She asked again, & he persisted. Finally she said, "It’s OK. Jesus will be in there w. you." ...read more

  • Rising Above The Fear

    Contributed on Apr 18, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,984 views

    Jesus has the power to help us rise above our fears and doubts

    Easter 2C April 15, 2007 John 20:19-31 “Rising Above the Fear” There was a beer party out in the woods and, all of a sudden there was a downpour of rain and thunder. Two young men ran for about 10 minutes in the pouring rain, and finally reached their car just as the rain let up. They jumped ...read more

  • Good God, It's Morning

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,923 views

    Becoming a people who proclaim "Good God, it’s morning!"

    Easter C 4/8/2007 Luke 24:1-12 “Good God, It’s Morning!” I’d like to begin this morning’s service by asking you a very simple, but direct, question: How do you wake up in the morning? When you wake, do you roll over, put your head under your pillow or blankets & moan, “Good God, it’s ...read more

Browse All

Newest Sermon Illustrations

  • Like The Farmer Who Was Sitting On The Front ...

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 450 views

    like the farmer who was sitting on the front porch of his shack one July day smoking his corncob pipe when a stranger came long who asked, “How’s your cotton coming?” “Ain’t got none,” was the answer. “Didn’t plant none. ‘Fraid of the boll weevil.” “Well, how’s your corn?” asked the ...read more

  • Little Johnny Was In The Kitchen Helping His ...

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 330 views

    Little Johnny was in the kitchen helping his mother make supper. She asked him to go into the pantry & get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go alone. "It’s dark in there & I’m scared." She asked again, & he persisted. Finally she said, "It’s OK. Jesus will be in there w. you." ...read more

  • Harriet, The Church Gossip And Self-Appointed ...

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 513 views

    Harriet, the church gossip and self-appointed supervisor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several were unappreciative of her activi-ties, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new ...read more

  • George Thomas Was A Pastor In A Small New England ...

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 459 views

    George Thomas was a pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning, he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Several eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak. "I was walking through town yesterday when I ...read more