Contributing sermons since Dec 11, 2003
Contributed on Jan 14, 2019
In this sermon, I present our congregation's theme for the year. We want to focus on growing our relationship with God, our relationships in the church, and our outreach to the world.
Introduction: A. Once there was a football team who had never won a game. 1. So one day before practice the coach decided to have a talk with them. 2. He told them, “Boys, our offense is bad, our defense is horrible, and our special teams are the worst I have ever seen, so today we are going back ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2019
After discussing the god of me, this sermon explores how two biblical people finally found in God what they had previously been looking for in the wrong places.
A. One cold evening during the holiday season, a little boy was standing out in front of a store begging. 1. The little child had no shoes on and his clothes were mere rags. 2. A woman passing by saw the little boy and could read the longing in his dark eyes. 3. She took the child by the hand ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2018
The Sunday gathering of Christians for worship and fellowship is so important. In this sermon, we are challenged to make the Lord's Day a high priority in obedience to God.
Introduction: A. The story is told of two men who were fishing one Sunday morning and when the fish weren’t biting they began to feel guilty about skipping church. 1. One man said, “I guess I should have gone to church rather than gone fishing.” 2. The other man replied, “Well, I couldn’t have gone ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2018
In this sermon, we explore how family can become an idol and how we can keep this from happening.
A. One day a Sunday School teacher was trying to drive home the importance of family life. 1. She illustrated her point by referring to the commandment “honor your mother and father.” 2. Then she added, “Now that we know God’s command for how we are to treat our parents, can any of you tell me a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2018
In this sermon, we explore how the god of Romance encourages us to put a special love relationship on the throne of our life that only belongs to God.
A. One day and older couple was sitting in their front porch rockers watching the beautiful sunset and reminiscing about “the good old days.” 1. At one point, Grandma turned to Grandpa and said, “Honey, do you remember when we first started dating and you used to just casually reach over and take ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 18, 2011
HEED THE COMMANDS In July of 1976, Israeli commandos made a daring raid at an airport in Uganda, in which 103 Jewish hostages were freed. In less than 15 minutes, the soldiers had killed all 7 of the kidnappers and set the captives free. As successful as the rescue was, however, three of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2011
ENGAGING GOD'S POWER Spiritual growth and success is a partnership with God. Paul captured this idea in Philippians 2:12-13, where he wrote: "continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." We ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2010
Do you remember Jesus’ radical prescription for avoiding temptation? In Matthew 5:27-30, He suggested that we should cut out or cut off whatever it is that leads us into sin. In the news this week was the story of Hartford, CT resident Jonathan Metz, a single man, who lived alone, who while ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2010
The story is told of a 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. 1. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. 2. The boy was doing well, but he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2009
RAWLINS KEPT U.S. GRANT ON HIS HORSE Ulysses S. Grant was a 4 star general of the union forces during the Civil War and became the 18th President of the United States. John A. Rawlins was Grant’s friend and fellow general, who became Grant’s chief of staff. During the Civil War, no one was ...read more