Contributing sermons since Mar 30, 2004
Contributed on May 30, 2020
Second Samuel 6:15 teaches us about the holiness of God.
Scripture After ten weeks of not being able to meet together in person for worship because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, I am now able to resume my sermon series on “The Life of David.” The fifth chapter of Second Samuel showed us David’s coronation as king over all Israel, his ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2020
Psalm 23:1-6 shows us the Lord's provision for his people.
Scripture On Sunday, March 22, 2020, we started having Virtual Fellowship Services using Zoom videoconferencing. On that Sunday, I said that I was going to suspend my series on “The Life of David” and begin a series of meditations that I called, “Hope in Troubled Times.” This is the last in that ...read more
Contributed on May 15, 2020
Psalm 2:1-12 shows us the path of rebellion and its consequences.
Scripture “Where’s Susan?” That’s the innocent question Joshua Rogers’s daughter asked as they were reading The Last Battle, the final book in The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis. Susan is the child queen who helped her siblings save Narnia from the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2020
Psalm 1:1-6 shows us the path of blessing and fulfillment in life.
Scripture I came across a poem that I believe is titled, “Don’t Grieve for Me.” It reads as follows: When I’ve been to my last service, / And fades softly on the air, / The notes of the last song for me, / And then the final prayer. When friends arise and slowly walk / Down the long church ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2020
Psalm 46:1-11 shows us God's supremacy over all things.
Scripture Wally and Eleanor Turnbull, veteran missionaries to Haiti, collected and translated the prayers of some Christians who live in the mountains of Haiti. These profound and child-like prayers are recorded in their book God Is No Stranger. Here are just four prayers about God’s grace and ...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