Contributing sermons since Dec 11, 2003
Contributed on Jul 15, 2019
God has created men and women with equal status and value, but with different roles. God has given the primary role of spiritual leadership in the church and in the home to men. God has very high expectations for the kind of leadership men employ in the home and in the church.
Introduction: A. The story is told of two police officers who responded to a call from the dispatcher concerning a bad traffic accident. 1. When they arrived on the scene, they found a father, mother and two children who were all unconscious inside the wrecked car. 2. After the ambulances arrived ...read more
Contributed on Jul 8, 2019
God has created males and females with equal value but different roles. This sermon includes a biblical overview of the roles of men and women, and then explores two important New Testament passages.
Introduction: A. Last week, I shared a special sermon on the need for empathy in our lives. 1. It is really a timely subject and I appreciate the positive feedback I received. I hope we will put it into practice. 2. Today we will continue to take a break from our series on Romans and go back and ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2019
Our world is becoming a more hate-filled place, where people have less empathy and compassion for others. In contrast to that, the people of God are called to live lives of love, empathy and compassion, because God has loved us and poured His love into our hearts.
A. One day a man was crossing the street to visit his neighbor. 1. As he started to cross the street, a car was bearing down on him, so he stopped and backed up to the curb. 2. The car stopped, so he started to cross, and the car started to move toward him. 3. The man changed direction and went ...read more
Contributed on Jun 17, 2019
In Romans 4:13-25, Paul shows how Abraham believed that what God promised, God would do. Similarly, in order to be made right with God, we must believe that God will make good on His promise to save those who put their trust in Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
A. I like the old story about a man who fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a tree limb on the way down. 1. The man began to call out: “Help, help, is anyone up there?” 2. Then the man heard a voice saying, “I am here. I am the Lord. Do you believe me?” 3. The man replied, “Yes, Lord, I ...read more
Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
This sermon explores the truth that justification by faith is not a new way to be made right with God, but actually goes all the way back to Abraham the father of all who are justified by faith.
A. How far back can you go on your family tree? 1. Who is the most distant ancestor you can identify? 2. The last few decades have seen a tremendous upsurge of interest in genealogy and websites like Ancestry.com and DNA test kits like 23andMe are very popular. a. I often laugh at the commercials ...read more
Newest Sermon Series
Newest Sermon Illustrations
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