Contributing sermons since Dec 11, 2003
Contributed on Oct 15, 2018
In this introduction to the series, we discuss what idolatry is and how it is still a problem in our modern times.
A. Can you guess what is the number one problem in the Bible? 1. It is the problem that more than 1,000 verses speak of? a. It is the problem that more than 50 of the laws in the first five books of the Bible are directed against. b. In Judaism it was one of only four sins to which the death ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2018
This sermon communicates what the Bible teaches about transgenderism, and suggests how we as Christians and a church should interact with the world in general and how we can help those who are wrestling with issues related to sexual and gender orientation.
Introduction: A. There is a gender identity crisis sweeping across our nation and culture. 1. This is a serious issue facing adults, teens and children, and as I address this subject in today’s sermon, I will do my best to present this information in a way that is appropriate for all ages. 2. The ...read more
Contributed on Oct 1, 2018
In this summary of the series on the life of Peter, we explore the end of Peter's life left to us through history and tradition, and we explore how to leave a legacy like Peter's.
Introduction: A. There’s a story told of a group of tourists who were on a sightseeing tour of the Holy Lands. 1. The group came to one of the historical areas and a local exhibit owner offered to take the group into his exhibit to see the bones of the apostle Peter, for a small fee, of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2018
In this sermon on Acts 12 and Peter's miraculous escape from prison, we wrestle with the truth that God is in control. This leads to a lot of assurance, but it also leads to trust.
Introduction: A. You have probably heard the glib saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” 1. Although it is true that suffering can lead to blessing, it is easier to say it than experience it. B. One day a young man who sold magazine subscriptions door to door, came home with $25 which he ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2018
When Peter was sent to the home of Cornelius, God was trying to change Peter's and the churches perspectives toward Gentiles. Peter had some prejudices against Gentiles that needed to change. Perhaps we also have biases and prejudices that God wants to change.
Introduction: A. One day a preacher went to his monthly meeting with the elders and presented an idea that he believed he had received from God. 1. After giving his most impassioned plea and really “selling” the idea to the elders, they voted down the preacher’s proposed changes 12-1. 2. The elder ...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