Contributing sermons since Aug 25, 2008
Contributed on Jun 18, 2018
For Mother's Day I titled my sermon Mom Strong, highlighting some of the ways moms are strong. In following that theme the Father's Day sermon is titled, Super Dad. Let's see how we fathers can be Super Dads.
SUPER DAD! One little boy's definition of Father's Day went like this: "Well, it's just like Mother's Day, only you don't spend as much." Speaking of spending, someone once said, "A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be." For Mother's Day I titled my sermon Mom ...read more
Contributed on Jun 13, 2018
In looking at the lit of spiritual gifts in Romans 12:6-8, we've looked at prophecy, service, teaching, encouraging and giving so far. Today we will learn about the gift of leading.
GIFTED (part five) The seven gifts listed in Rom. 12:6-8 are: Prophecy, Service, Teaching, Encouraging, Giving, Leading, Mercy. Last week we looked at Encouragement and Giving. The OT word for encouragement means to strengthen. To encourage is to inspire, to lift someone’s spirits, to instill ...read more
Contributed on Jun 4, 2018
In Romans 12:6-8 you see seven, what's known as, motivational gifts of the Spirit. Last week we covered the first three-prophecy, serving and teaching. Today we will focus on encouragement and giving.
GIFTED (part four) The seven gifts listed in Rom. 12:6-8 are: Prophecy, Service, Teaching, Encouraging, Giving, Leading, Mercy. Last week we looked at the first three. Prophecy is receiving and speaking God's message to his people, or in regard to a specific situation, person or culture. ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2018
when you look at the three main passages on Spiritual gifts (Rom. 12:6-8, 1st Cor. 12:7-11, Eph. 4:11-16) Paul lists them but he doesn't really define them. But even so, the gifts can be defined through our understanding of them and how they're used.
GIFTED (part three) What's interesting is when you look at the three main passages on Spiritual gifts (Rom. 12:6-8, 1st Cor. 12:7-11, chapter 14 [tongues and prophecy], Eph. 4:11-16) Paul lists them, explains where they're from and explains what they're for but he doesn't really go into defining ...read more
Contributed on May 21, 2018
In my first installment of this series I said that the gifts of the Spirit are from God and we need to use them for his purposes. Today we will see that a big part of my job as a Pastor is to equip you for works of service.
GIFTED (part two) 1) I need to prepare you. Eph. 4:11-16, "It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 21, 2012
Gabriel Hurles was enjoying his sixth birthday party. He was so focused on eating his birthday cake, that he hardly noticed the giant package in the corner of the room. When another child pointed out the large gift, Gabriel ran over and began to tear off the wrapping. It wasn’t a bicycle or any of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2012
Albert Barnes’ commentary for John 1:27: “The latchet of sandals was the string or thong by which they were fastened to the feet. To unloose them was the office of a servant, and John means, therefore, that he was unworthy to perform the lowest office for the Messiah. This was remarkable humility. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2012
“The Cave Dwellers” by Max Lucado. “Long ago, or maybe not so long ago, there was a tribe of people in a dark, cold cave. The cave dwellers would huddle together and cry against the chill. Loud and long they wailed. It was all they did. It was all they knew to do. The sounds in the cave were ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2012
THE WONDERFUL TWISTS AND TURNS Condolezza Rice said, "Life is full of surprises. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2012
THE BEGINNING OF MARILYN MANSON Brian Warner started going to church with a friend years ago. Brian was a skinny pizza faced nerdy looking kid that nobody liked. He was also a loner who looked out of place most of the time. The youth group took a trip to an amusement park one weekend and ...read more