Contributing sermons since Dec 13, 2000
Contributed on May 16, 2022
Resolve to live convictionally without compromise.
Last Sunday afternoon, Beth and I drove to the Chicago area to celebrate Mother’s Day with Beth’s mom. It was a joy to see her mom and dad, two of her sisters, and two brothers-in-law. After visiting for a bit, my brother-in-law Mark shared how disappointed and sad he is about what is happening ...read more
Contributed on May 10, 2022
Regardless of your role, rededicate yourself to God’s redemptive purposes.
Recently, the New York Times ran an article entitled, “America’s Mothers Are in Crisis: Is Anyone Listening to Them?” As part of their research, they set up a “Primal Scream Line” for mothers across the country to call and leave a one-minute message. Hundreds of moms responded with shouts, cries, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2022
Our mission will be accomplished when we stay spiritually sharp.
Many years ago, when we lived in central Illinois, our daughter Megan and I spent a day running errands. Our first stop was to a lawnmower repair shop to drop off our lawnmower blade for its annual sharpening. When we walked in, I held up the blade over my head and my mechanic friend Rob ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2022
God can do anything when we give him everything.
This week I came across a rare photo of a TV remote control from the 60’s and 70’s. This brought back memories of some of my favorite after-school TV shows like Hogan’s Heroes, Lost in Space, the Beverly Hillbillies, and Gilligan’s Island. Interestingly, each of these classic shows dealt with ...read more
Contributed on Mar 28, 2022
In the storms of life, make sure you have an anchor for your soul.
The Storm Before the Calm Acts 27:1-44 Rev. Brian Bill March 27-28, 2022 I suffer from aquaphobia, or the fear of water. I can trace it to four traumatic events. • When I was around 9 years old, I was fishing in the middle of the night with my dad and his buddies on Devil’s Lake [aptly named]. ...read more