Contributing sermons since Nov 17, 2004
Contributed on Jun 19, 2018
Man sows and God grows.
Fear Mark 4:35- 41 Introduction: 2003 in Paris with Jennifer at Eiffel tower. --- Level 1, Level 2. Another GLASS ELEVATOR! Clung to pole in center listening to my heart pounding. Wasn’t afraid. I WAS TERRIFIED!! What are you afraid of? I. VS. 35 “Let us go across to the other ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2018
Man plants the seeds of the kingdom and God causes the growth.
Umbrella Faith Mark 4:26 – 34 Intro: PASTOR: “There is nothing we can do but pray for rain. Go home, pray, believe and come back next Sunday ready to thank God for sending rain. NEXT SUNDAY PASTOR: “We can’t worship today because you do not believe.” MEMBER:”Pastor, we prayed and we do ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2018
Racism, materialism, and all the other "isms" in our experience must be taught.
Carefully Taught Mark 3: 20 - 35 Intro: 1949 – South Pacific – song that nearly derailed the debut of the musical. “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear. You’ve got to be taught from year to year. It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear. You’ve got to be carefully taught. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2015
A sermon for Maundy Thursday based on the Words of Institution.
I Corinthians 11: 23 – 26 As I Have Loved You Intro: Some time ago there was a television commercial that ended with, “Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven.” That is especially true of bread. Nothing smells as wonderful as bread baking in the oven. In ...read more
Contributed on Nov 22, 2014
We judge people by their outward appearance. God judges us by what we have done for "the least of these.l"
Sheep or Goat – Matthew 25:31-46 Intro: Raise your hand if you would: Like to loose 20 pounds. Like to be taller? Like to be seen as a prize Persian when you are really an old alley cat. Perhaps you know someone who thinks they are a prize poodle when they are really just a ...read more
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Contributed on Oct 16, 2010
Jack was an impressionable 15 year-old. He attended the local Presbyterian Church with his family since he was a baby. He studied for confirmation and was confirmed taking his place in the congregation. He attended youth group meetings and sat in church every Sunday. His 16th birthday was fast ...read more
Contributed on Oct 2, 2010
Funambulist - Jean Francois Gravelot (The Great Blondin) On June 30, 1859, at 5 pm, Blondin made his first journey across the Falls. Blondin utilized a 1,300 foot long, 3 inch diameter manila rope stretched from what is now Prospect Park in Niagara Falls, New York to what is now Oakes Garden in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2010
When I was first ordained, my mother would write or call to tell me about someone she knew who was having a problem or who was ill. She would say, “Just write them a little note and put in a nice prayer for them.” It used to irritate me to death so I can imagine how Jesus felt when his mother ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2009
It never fails to happen. You are just sitting down to dinner, have just said the blessing and are ready to dive into your favorite meal and the phone rings. You answer to discover it is a telemarketer wanting to tell you that you have been chosen to receive a special opportunity. What really ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2009
History books report that WW II began on Sept 1, 1939 when German armies invaded Poland. The original plan was to invade on August 26th. The order was sent out to stand down because of a last minute change in plans. All units but one received the news. That unit moved forward on the 26th, ...read more