Contributing sermons since Dec 8, 2001
Contributed on Jan 9, 2011
Comparing and contrasting Superman and Jesus, concluding that -- Jesus is the superhero who delivers God’s justice to the world in God’s way.
Super heroes are popular these days. One of my favorite shows on TV is No Ordinary Family -- an ordinary enough family which somehow ends up with extraordinary super-powers -- and how they are struggle to figure out the best way to use their powers for good -- without imploding the family. NBC ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2011
When we welcome Jesus into our lives we find ourselves at home as children in his household. This is the fuller fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy.
If someone were to ask you where HOME is, what would you tell them? If you are not living there now, do you ever go back? Why or why not? [Carry on group discussion.] When I was 19 my parents moved to Tempe from San Jose -- where I had spent all but perhaps three months of my life. In my mind, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2010
Story format sermon in special Christmas service with three parts interspersed with scripture reading and carols.
READ -- Matthew 1:18-19 “This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2010
When we keep the focus on the central issue the side issues become less tricky. For followers of Jesus the central issue is resurrection life.
Have everyone take the following “quiz.” 1. How many 3-cent stamps in a dozen? a. 3 b. 4 c. 12 d. 6 2. You're the pilot of an airplane that travels from New York to Chicago - a distance of 800 miles. The airplane travels at 200 m.p.h. and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2010
As far as Jesus is concerned it's not so much religiosity and background but practiced faith in him which counts. This story isn't as much about thankfulness as it is about WHO was thankful.
Is anyone here a Canadian? If you were Canadian you would know that tomorrow is Canadian Thanksgiving. In the States we have Thanksgiving on November 25th this year. The Chinese had their Autumn moon festival a few weeks ago. The Koreans had their three day harvest festival, Chuseok, just ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 24, 2001
PROFOUNDLY HIDDEN DIVINITY “...The Virgin birth denotes particularly the mystery of revelation. It denotes the fact that God stands at the start where real revelation takes place – God and not the arbitrary cleverness, capability or piety of man. In Jesus Christ God comes forth out of the ...read more