Contributing sermons since Dec 11, 2003
Contributed on Jun 12, 2018
The Christian life is supposed to be an adventure in which we walk by faith and step into the unknown. But we can't do that if our lack of faith keeps us in the boat.
Introduction: A. Once there was a tourist who was taking a tour of biblical sites, when he came to a beach on the Sea of Galilee, he saw a boat and a sign advertising, “FREE BOAT RIDE TO THE EXACT PLACE WHERE JESUS AND PETER WALKED ON WATER!!!” 1. He boarded the boat and enjoyed the ride to the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 4, 2018
Soon after Peter's call to follow Jesus he was taught three very important first lessons in discipleship.
Introduction: A. Once there was a school teacher who had injured his back and had to wear a plastic brace around the upper part of his body. 1. The brace fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. 2. On the first day of school, with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2018
The call to follow Jesus includes acceptance, obedience, and the willingness to become fishers of men and women.
Introduction: A. Let’s begin today’s sermon with a story from the Reader’s Digest. 1. As you know, hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. 2. One student nurse tells the story of arriving at a hospital room to transport a discharged patient. 3. When she ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2018
This sermon begins a series on the life of Peter. This sermon gives a brief background and looks at Peter's first encounter with Jesus when Jesus gives him a new name.
Introduction: A. We begin today’s sermon and sermon series with a poem written by Myra Brooks Welch in 1921. 1. I was first introduced to this poem by Avon Malone, a professor at Harding University, and preacher at the Highway Church of Christ, where I worked part-time as a youth minister while I ...read more
Contributed on Apr 9, 2018
In this last section of Philippians, Paul shared the secret of contentment that he discovered.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a wealthy Englishman who came downstairs one morning and heard his cook saying to herself, “Oh, if I only had a five-pound note, I would be so content with that!” 1. The wealthy Englishman, quickly considered the matter, and wanting to see the woman ...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