Contributing sermons since Jul 9, 2005
Contributed on Jun 10, 2011
The value of friends who minister to you and with you for souls and for encouragement.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Colossians 4:7-18 This part of the Colossian letter would be so easy to skip. It’s like reading a foreign tax roll. Each name represents an indispensable person to Paul. They were a few of the people who made his ministry possible. Jesus always placed ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2008
Second in a series on Is. 9:6-7 examining the titles given to Jesus, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God
WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD (Isaiah 9:6-7) I’ve always thought that the naming of children should be taken seriously. As educators, Nelda and I were amazed at the names parents gave some children —names they will live with all their lives. Nelda had a little girl in one kindergarten class ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2008
Introductory sermon in a series of four on Isaiah 9:6-7. Emphasizes the crucial truths of Christ’s humanity and his deity.
A CHILD IS BORN——A SON IS GIVEN (Isaiah 9:6-7 ESV) This graffiti dialog was found on a university wall: “And Jesus said unto them: ‘Who do you say I am?’ And they replied, ‘You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the kerygma in which we find the ultimate meaning ...read more
Contributed on Sep 12, 2008
Message preached to kick off a Capital Stewardship Program
God’s Good Plan for You Jeremiah 29:11-13 Today we begin an adventure that your church leadership believes is the plan of God for First Church of Christ. I come as a pastor. I will join your staff for the next 3 months and follow-up with you for the following 3 years. I am a Stewardship ...read more
Contributed on Sep 1, 2008
A message dealing with the disease of affluence and it’s consequences.
Debt, Deliverance and Dignity 1 Timothy 6:5-11; 17-19 An elderly man on a Moped, looking about 100 years old, pulled up next to a doctor at a streetlight. The old fella looked at the sleek shiny car and asks, "What kind of car ya got there, sonny?" The doctor replies, "A Ferrari. It cost ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 3, 2006
A. W. Tozer pastored in the city of Chicago for many years. On one occasion when a new minister arrived in Chicago, Tozer called him and described the difficulty and spiritual warfare involved in pastoring is such a city. He said, “If you ever want to pray with me, I’m at the lakeside every morning ...read more