Contributing sermons since Nov 17, 2004
Contributed on Nov 2, 2023
Because adopting a stance of humility before others is difficult for us, we would rather witness it that show it.
Humility – Matthew 23:1-12 Intro: In the 2004 Olympics, Matt Emmons was competing in the 50-meter three-position rifle event and was just one shot away from winning the gold medal. As he took his position to fire the final shot, all he had to do was hit the target. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2023
We can answer God's call and interact with Him. Or we can ignore the call and do our own thing>
Invited or Chosen? – Matthew 22: 1-14 Intro: A mother took her young daughter to a wedding for a member of her family for the first time. The child was fascinated and impressed by all the different things happening. During the ceremony the little girl leaned over and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2023
What consider fair depends on the person.
Fair? – Matthew 20: 1 - 16 Intro: The story is told of a young Jewish man who applied for a job at the First International Bank of Israel. The bank asked for a letter of recommendation. The young man asked his rabbi to supply the requested letter. The Rabbi wrote, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2023
The body of Christ will die unless we are willing to do our part.
Change - Romans 12: 1-8 Intro: I assume that you are intrigued as to why you were given a teabag this morning as you entered worship. You will not be given a cup of hot water to go with it. Teatime is not until 4pm. Hopefully, by the end of my message you will ...read more
Contributed on Jul 20, 2023
God reserves the right to judge between weeds and seeds.
Weeds and Seeds – Matthew 13: 24-30 Intro: Gloria thought of herself as a good Christian mother. One day she allowed her son, Timmy to play in the back yard of their home. Afterall, it was fenced on all sides and nothing could really hurt him. When Gloria went outside to the backyard to take ...read more
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Contributed on May 14, 2021
When my grandparents received their social security checks in the mail, my grandmother would tell my grandfather, “what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is my own.” She was letting him know that what belonged to him also belonged to her. They shared what is known in legal language as “joint ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2020
Almost every Sunday morning I begin my sermon with a cute or funny story. This morning I start with a sad story. Bob and Betty were 2 of my dearest friends in Indiana. A strong, loving example of what a married couple should be. However, this couple was always at least 15 minutes late for ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2019
During a tornado a mother was crying for help. It seems that her son was taken up into the tornado and blown away. The mother turned to heaven and shouted a prayer: “Please, Lord, bring back my son! He’s all I have. I’ll do anything to get him back.”--- Suddenly, her son fell from the sky right at ...read more
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