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Church of Christ
Liverpool, New York 13090
315-652-3195

About David
  • Education: Northeastern Christian Junior College - Associate of Arts Harding University - Bachelor of Arts Harding Graduate School of Religion - Master of Arts in Religion
  • Family: Married with three daughters.
  • Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Soccer, and Hiking.
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  • Living With Lament

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2020
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    In this last sermon of the series on grief and lament, we explore and engage in how to live with lament. How to employ it with cases of overwhelming grief, and with cases of everyday, minor grief. The sermon ends with two examples of lament prayers.

    A. Back in May, during our series about hope, I opened a sermon with a story that I want to use again today as our launching point. 1. One afternoon, a man came home from work to find two young girls from the neighborhood on the steps of his building. 2. Both girls were crying very loudly, and ...read more

  • Learning From Lament

    Contributed on Sep 14, 2020
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    In addition to the benefits we experience as we pray lament prayers, there are also important things that we can learn through our suffering and times of lament. Using the book of Lamentations, we learn at least two important lessons.

    A. One Sunday, a minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his sermon, so as he stood before the congregation, he placed four worms into four separate jars. 1. He explained he was putting the first worm into a jar with alcohol, the second worm into a jar filled with ...read more

  • Choosing To Trust In The Lord

    Contributed on Sep 7, 2020
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    The fourth and final step of the lament is choosing to trust in the Lord. This step is critical and it is a decision. It is not a one time decision, but one we must continue to make. The good news is that God will help us to keep trusting Him.

    A. I like the story told about the great Christian reformer, Martin Luther, who once spent three days in a black depression over something that had gone wrong. 1. On the third day his wife came downstairs dressed in her funeral clothes. 2. Martin Luther asked her, “Who died?” 3. His wife replied, ...read more

  • Bring Your Requests To God

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2020
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    As we continue to discover the way that lament works, we discover that after turning to God, and bringing our complaints to God, the next step is to bring our requests to God. God wants to hear our bold requests.

    A. The story is told about a little boy who liked to ask the blessing before his family’s meals. 1. One day, he asked to say the prayer and was given permission to say it. 2. His dad and mom and siblings bowed their heads and closed their eyes. 3. The little boy started the prayer, but then ...read more

  • Bring Your Complaints To God

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2020
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    There is a difference between grumbling and bringing our complaints to God in lament. In this second step of lament, we learn to bring out complaints humbly and honestly to God, which then transitions us to steps three and four, asking and trusting.

    A. I like the story about a man who joined a monastery where the monks were only allowed to speak two words every five years. 1. At the end of five years they were given an audience and could utter their two words. 2. At the end of the man’s first five years, the novice monk simply said, “Bed ...read more

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  • Heed The Commands

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2011
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    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

  • Engaging God's Power

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2011
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    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

  • Do You Remember Jesus’ Radical Prescription ...

    Contributed on Jun 23, 2010
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    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

  • The Story Is Told Of A 10-Year-Old Boy Who ...

    Contributed on May 17, 2010
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    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

  • Rawlins Kept U.s. Grant On His Horse

    Contributed on Oct 19, 2009
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    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