Contributing sermons since Aug 25, 2008
Contributed on May 2, 2021
Last Sunday I used a phrase that you may have heard growing up: do as I say, not as I do. Today I have another that would be just as bothersome: this is for your own good. God will do things we won't like but will be for our own good.
IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD Last Sunday I used a phrase that you may have heard growing up: do as I say, not as I do. That's a phrase we wouldn't have wanted to hear. Today I have another one that would be equally as bothersome: this is for your own good. We didn't like to hear that ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2021
Perhaps you heard this phrase growing up (and have repeated it to your own kids): 'do as I say, not as I do'. I can swear but if I hear you do it you're in trouble. Contrast that with what we see in the bible and we realize the right thing to be able to say is, 'do as I do'.
DO AS I DO Perhaps you heard this phrase growing up (and have repeated it to your own kids): 'do as I say, not as I do'. That's our response when we hear, 'but you do it' or, 'but you say it'. I can swear up a storm but if I hear you do it you're in big trouble. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2021
Today we continue our account with the aftermath. How did the betrayal effect Judas? How did things turn out for him? Spoiler alert-not very well.
JUDAS THE BETRAYER (part two) Last week we saw that Judas actually started out well. He was chosen to be an apostle, he was chosen to be the treasurer and he was sent out by Jesus with the others to heal people and drive out evil spirits. But somewhere along the way, he changed and allowed Satan ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2021
Whenever there's a list of the Apostles, he always appears last and his name is followed by, "the betrayer" or something similar. Let's take a look at the one who is known for betraying Jesus.
JUDAS, THE BETRAYER (part one) One of the questions in Sunday School last week had to do with Judas and the storms he was facing. That generated some good discussion so I decided to make him the focus of the sermon today and next Sunday. Whenever there's a list of the Apostles, he always ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2021
The storm before the calm. Normally we hear this said the other way around. Though there are times when there is the calm before the storm, in the case of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, the storm came before the calm.
THE STORM BEFORE THE CALM The storm before the calm. Normally we hear this said the other way around. Though there are times when there is the calm before the storm, in the case of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, the storm came before the calm. 1) The crucifixion-the storm. The storm ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 23, 2019
Why Do We Say “Merry Christmas” but “Happy” Everything Else? by, Meghan Jones. "The word "merry" isn't one we use very often during the months of January through November. But as soon as Thanksgiving passes, you're bound to start hearing and seeing it everywhere—on ...read more
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