Contributing sermons since Feb 28, 2001
Contributed on May 25, 2020
2 of ? Peter calls his audience to mirror/reflect/emulate Christ Jesus. God’s people will strive to intentionally mirror/reflect Christ Jesus. But What of Christ Jesus are God’s people to reflect/mirror? Mirroring Jesus reflects...
MIRRORING/Emulating JESUS-II—1Peter 3:18--4:6 Attention: Trusting Grandma: Johnny was at his first day of school. The teacher starts the day with the pledge of allegiance, & instructs them to put their right hands over their hearts & repeat after her. She looks around the room as she ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2020
4 of ? Haggai exhorted those returning from exile to prioritize their relationship with God. God’s people must prioritize their relationship with God. But how can they do that? A prioritized relationship with God properly assesses...
PRIORITIES—IV—Haggai 1:1-15 Attention: Cooking—a microcosm of the importance of priority— •I love pumpkin pie.(that is a hint to anyone listening or reading). My favorite recipe for pumpkin pie, is one which I stole from the Libby’s pumpkin can but have tweaked the ingredients. I always add ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2020
God has a plan for every person by which every person interacts with God Himself.
GOD’S PLAN JOHN 3:1-17 :1-2 :1—“There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.” :2—“This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” “Nicodemus”—A ...read more
Contributed on Apr 28, 2020
2 of ? The apostle John sheds light on the need for Spiritual Discernment in the Church. Spiritual Discernment is a necessity in the Church. •But How is it to be achieved/accomplished? Moving(yourself & the Church) toward spiritual discernment recognizes...
MOVING TOWARD SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT-II—1John 3:10--4:21 Attention: In these days when God’s people are wisely keeping themselves FROM gathering together, for fear of spreading disease(Corona Virus-2(COVID-19))...& In lieu of such gathering for encouragement & strengthening of the church, it ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2020
1 of ? The apostle John sheds light on the need for Spiritual Discernment in the Church. Spiritual Discernment is a necessity in the Church. •But How is it to be achieved/accomplished? Moving(yourself & the Church) toward spiritual discernment recognizes...
MOVING TOWARD SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT-I—1John 3:10--4:21 Love is indispensable for spiritual discernment. Love both granted & received is indispensable for spiritual discernment. Spiritual discernment is completed thru love’s scrutiny. Indispensable tools for Spiritual Discernment. The ...read more
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Contributed on Nov 19, 2012
COMMUNICATION: A COWBOY NAMED FRED A cowboy lay sprawled across three entire seats in the posh Amarillo Theater. When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the cowboy, "Sorry, sir, but you're only allowed one seat." The cowboy groaned but didn't budge. The usher became more ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2002
A man returns from a foreign holiday and is feeling very ill. He goes to see his doctor, and is immediately rushed to the hospital to undergo tests. The man wakes up after the tests in a private room at the hospital, shuffles to the door & finds it locked from the outside!/Just then the phone by ...read more
Contributed on Jan 16, 2002
A traveling salesman who was in a terrible rush, drove up to the only bridge across a wide but lazy river. The bridge had been washed out by a recent storm & the water was murky. The salesman stoppped his 4X4 at the water’s edge & noticed a local(a very short man) sitting on the bank perched upon ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2001
An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house, & after eating, the wives left the table & went into the kitchen. The two gentlemen were talking, & Albert said, "Last night we went out to a new restaurant & it was really great. I would recommend it very highly." Ben said, "What is the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2001
A large company offers to fly Bob out to a meeting business class. During the return flight they were given gourmet brownies and cookies. Not hungry, Bob decides to save them for later, so he places them in an air sickness bag. After the plane landed bob gets up to leave and a stewardess ...read more