Contributing sermons since Dec 11, 2003
Contributed on Jul 16, 2018
There was a lot for Peter and for us to learn from the fish with a coin in its mouth!
Introduction: A. You’ve probably heard the phrase “That Sounds Fishy,” haven’t you? 1. I got to wondering where that phrase came from and I wondered if it came from the outrageous fish stories that fisherman like to tell. 2. So, I did a little research and discovered that it actually originated ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2018
God's glory can be seen and experienced through worshiping and serving.
Introduction: A. Have you ever had a “Mountain Top” Experience? 1. “Mountain Top” Experiences are those moments in our lives when we feel God’s presence in a glorious and powerful way - in a way we don’t experience every day. 2. Perhaps for you, one of those moments came when you were in a ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2018
In this episode from the life of Peter, we learn how to avoid being used by Satan to stop the progress of God's kingdom.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a minister who parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. 1. So he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: “I have circled the block 100 times. If I don't park here, I'll ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2018
Here are some things we can do to make church worship gatherings more up-building.
Introduction: A. We are taking a break this week from our sermon series on the life of Peter. 1. Today’s sermon is going to be one of the more unique sermons I have ever shared with you. 2. This sermon is going to be very topical and practical. 3. Rather than preaching on a chapter or ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2018
With God's help Peter answered the most important question that all of us must answer - Who is Jesus?
Introduction: A. One day a crowded airline flight was canceled. 1. There was a single gate agent at the desk who was responsible for rebooking the long line of inconvenienced and irritated travelers. 2. Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk and slapped his ticket down on the ...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