• Bruce Emmert

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
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First Church
Topeka, Kansas 66604

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  • When I Was In High School Go-Cart Tracks Were A ...

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2008

    When I was in high school Go-cart tracks were a fad. A friend of mine named Steve went to the local go-cart track a couple of times a week. One crucial fact about high school boys and go-carts: teen age boys will go as fast as that go-cart can possibly go every time. Combine that with the fact that more

  • But Let's Take A Little Reality Check And Think ...

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2008

    But let’s take a little reality check and think for a minute about how our society has changed over the last twenty-five or so years in terms of how we think about money and possessions, about what we need and what we want. Before Melissa and I got married we took a pre-marital course with our more

  • In August An Article In Parade Magazine Quoting ...

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2008

    In August an article in Parade Magazine quoting the Federal Reserve Board said, “If you’re like most Americans, you have four credit cards in your wallet—and you use them more than you should. Credit-card debt in the U.S. has reached a record high —nearly $1 trillion, according to the latest more

  • Many Years Ago Now I Served A Small-Town Church ...

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2008

    Many years ago now I served a small-town church in north central Kansas. The first week I was there two elderly ladies—twins named Mamie and Edith—asked me to visit them. They wanted to talk about being baptized and joining the church. They went to church every Sunday. As faithful and sweet as more

  • Healthy Shame

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2008

    Healthy Shame Healthy shame is that inner compass—-the gentle voice of God-—that tells me something is amiss in my life, and it motivates me to change or make amends so that I can be true to myself. My first year of college was a bit of an exercise of 'livin la vida loca.' I didn't do well more