• Eric Ledermann

    Contributing sermons since Jul 23, 2002
Eric's church

Southminster Presbyterian Church
Dayton, Ohio 45459

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  • It's Hard To Be Humble

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2002
    based on 21 ratings

    Know the gifts which God has given you, these being three (purpose, prayer, and love) from a list of thousands, and go, do the work of God in your life, whatever God is calling you to do, always remaining humble in the presence of such extravagence.

    HUMILITY: A pastor was asked to speak for a certain charitable organization. After the meeting the program chairperson handed the pastor a check. “Oh, I couldn’t take this,” the pastor said with some embarrassment. “I appreciate the honor of being asked to speak. You have better use for this more

  • I Will Be Your God, And You Will Be My People

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2002
    based on 34 ratings

    We must be made new, fresh--sometimes every day. We must then renew over and over again, our intimate relationship with our God and we can continue to be God’s people, living in community with one another, signified by the meals that we share.

    “I will be your God, and you will be My people” April 9, 2000 Text: Jeremiah 31.31-34; John 12.20-33 Opening · Only through death can there be life: · The seed dies in order that the plant may grow. · Construction re-modeling--everything is gutted so that a whole new house may be more

  • Grace Under Fire

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    In conversations with people there is one thing I hear too often, and that is: “Boy, the Church sure is in a sad state these days.” When I read the scriptures I sense that I am truly reading about God’s grace. Grace is God’s gift to us. Grace is, then,

    Rom. 11.1-2a, 29-32; Matt. 15:21-28 I. Opening A. In conversations with people there is one thing I hear too often, and that is: “Boy, the Church sure is in a sad state these days.” B. Saddens me because the church has had such an incredible affect on me. C. Why? 1. Jesus shows grace and more

  • Faith Is A Verb

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2002
    based on 7 ratings

    Faith is not something we hold on to, it is not something that lays on a table and does not move but only for display. Faith is active--it is what causes us to act. If a person is not acting on upon his/her faith, then that person has no faith. Let us e

    I. Recap A. Verses prior: Jesus on his way to Jairus’s house (a synagogue leader…big guy in charge). B. Slowed by a large crowd, pressing against him, wanting to touch him, grabbing his clothes. C. One woman comes, presses her way through the crowd only to touch his outer garment…a large piece more

  • And The Word Became Flesh

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2002
    based on 33 ratings

    The ancient Hebrews believed Words had power--they actually did things! The ancient Greeks believed words were the guiding force in the universe. Finally, in the Gospel of John both of these things come together in Jesus Christ.

    Scripture: John 1.1-5,10-18 and Ephesians 1.3-14 (Psalm 147.7-11 as Scripture of Praise/Preparation) I. Words have lost their meaning in our culture A. Love—I love ice cream, I love my wife. B. “How are you doing?” Fine 1. non-descript, vague 2. When we ask, do we really want to hear how more

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  • Poem By Will Carleton

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2002
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    Poem by Will Carleton “Boys flying kites haul in their white-winged birds; You can’t do that way when you’re flying words: ‘Careful with fire,’ is good advice we know, ‘Careful with words,’ is ten times doubly so. Thoughts expressed more