Contributing sermons since Oct 26, 2000
Contributed on Jan 8, 2001
Gives biblical and practical advice tohusbands and wives on creating a strong long-lasting marriage.
“Enjoying the Traits of our Mates” Do you remember when you first saw him or her? You turned to your friend and said “whooooo is that?” (real slow) I remember the first time I saw Julie. She was walking; I luuuuuuved her walk. Do you remember meeting for the first time? You knew there ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2000
We are to train for godliness like we train our bodies in the gym. I use the analogy of physical training to explain spiritual training.
[Note to pastors: This sermon started a new ministry. In this sermon I invited people to share in a ?distance devotional program.? See point 8. I had over 400 families sign up for this!] ------------------------------------------------------- Can you believe it is the last Sunday of 1998? There ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2000
We can develop compassion by seeing, touching and serving people the way Jesus did.
7-18-99 MERCY ME: CULTIVATING THE GIFT OF COMPASSION You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you are going down the first drop of a roller coaster. It’s the same feeling when you hear horrible news. Your stomach feels like it has just been kicked in. The New Testament has a Greek ...read more
Contributed on Oct 27, 2000
We all can learn from Biblical characters/scoundrels because they were all thoroughly changed when they encountered God. From the example of Paul we can see how God can change and use us to be "High-Impact People" for Him.
"Paul: A High Impact Person, Moving From Success to Significance" Philippians 3:4-4:1 INTRODUCTION: Remember when you were young, pretending to be someone you admired? I always did this when I played sports. Neighborhood kids would get together, and after we would choose sides, we would then ...read more
Contributed on Oct 26, 2000
10 Sample Wedding Vows
VOWS #1 I _______, take thee, _______, to be my lawful wedded (wife/husband). To love and to cherish, to have and to hold. I promise, forsaking all others, to cleave to you and to you only so long as we both shall live. #2 I, _______, in becoming your (husband/wife), promise ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 15, 2003
Allah or Jesus? Last month I attended my annual training session that’s required for mai ntaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths who explained their ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2003
OLD LEAF A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed between the pages. "Mama, look what I found." the boy ...read more
Contributed on Jul 26, 2002
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE? In their recent book "Unveiling Islam," Emir and Ergun Caner, former Sunni Muslims cite the major differences between Islam and Christianity as the "personalness" of God, and "grace as opposed to works." "Jesus Christ ... is ultimately personal and wants to have a ...read more
Contributed on Jun 29, 2002
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2001
HE SENT HIS SON Pastor Clifford S. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, sent his parents a microwave oven one Christmas. Here’s how he recalls the experience: “They were excited that now they, too, could be a part of the instant generation. When Dad unpacked the microwave and plugged it in, ...read more