Contributing sermons since Mar 30, 2004
Contributed on Sep 13, 2018
Jesus teaches in Matthew 6:19-24 that my heart always goes where I put God's money.
Scripture Two weeks ago I began a series of messages that I am calling, “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven.” In today’s lesson, I want to examine Matthew 6:19-24. Two weeks ago we examined verses 19-21. So, we won’t spend a lot of time on those verses, but will spend more time on verses 22-24. Let’s ...read more
Contributed on Sep 7, 2018
An Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) is a group or fellowship of people committed to know and apply the Word of God together in a caring fellowship, with organization to bring about pastoral care, discipleship, and outreach.
Scripture It can never be said that Adele Gaboury’s neighbors were less than responsible. When her front lawn grew hip-high, they had a local boy mow it down. When her pipes froze and burst, they turned the water off. When the mail spilled out the front door, they called the police. The only thing ...read more
Contributed on Sep 7, 2018
The example of giving in 2 Corinthians 8:1-5 teaches us that giving is an evidence of God's grace in our lives.
Scripture Last week I began a new series of messages that I am calling, “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven.” Jesus once said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2018
Matthew 6:19-21 teaches us that you can't take treasures with you to heaven, but you can send them ahead of you.
Scripture Today I am beginning a new series of messages that I am calling, “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven.” Much of the material in this series of messages is based on a book by Randy Alcorn that is titled, The Treasure Principle. I would like to read the introduction to you: All your life, you’ve ...read more
Contributed on Aug 17, 2018
Joel 2:28-3:21 gives us the sequence of events that will happen surrounding the day of the Lord.
Scripture Today we are concluding a sermon series that I am calling, “Lessons from a Minor Prophet: Joel.” The Prophet Joel was perhaps the earliest of the Old Testament’s writing prophets (writing in the eighth, or perhaps even in the ninth century BC). The people in Joel’s day had just ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 19, 2009
Receiving confirmation for a significant event or activity is often important. When I was in the South African Air Force serving as an Air Traffic Controller, I used to tease the permanent force guys mercilessly. At a certain time each year they would receive news of promotions and new assignments. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2009
JOY IS BLACK I recently read the following letter that was sent to Dr. Michael Youssef, pastor of The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. The letter was sent by Mrs. Lane, who has been a primary school teacher for 38 years: Dear Michael, One day I was trying to teach my students the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2005
When I was in the South African Air Force I had the opportunity to march in a military tattoo. There were about 120 Air Force marchers lined up in rows of three. We drilled several hours a day for many weeks. Finally, we got to the military tattoo. It was marvelous to watch 120 Airmen dressed in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2005
I remember a speaker at one of the chapel services at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where I went to seminary. Having being introduced as our main Missions Conference speaker for the week, he asked us to pray with him. We all bowed in prayer and, after a pregnant pause, John Stensether ...read more