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Contributed on Nov 5, 2020
The delay in the return of Christ Jesus represents the present period lived between the first coming of Jesus and his expected return.
Prepared Matthew 25:1 - 13 Intro: 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 ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2020
As followers of Christ Jesus, we should be more concerned about the orientation of our heart and lives than we are about outward appearances.
Humility or Hypocrisy Matthew 23: 1 - 12 Intro: A story is told of a Texas rancher who met up with a Wisconsin dairy farmer. The 2 men talked about their land & the dairy farmer told the rancher that he operated his farm on 125 acres. The Texan, not to be outdone said, “Yankee, that ain’t ...read more
Contributed on Oct 22, 2020
The job of a Christian is to love everything that God loves.
In A Nutshell Matthew 22: 34 - 46 Intro: A story is told of a rather stout lady with wild hair who came storming into the County Clerk’s office. She slammed the door and thrust a piece of paper at the clerk saying, “Did you or did you not issue this license for me to marry John Jones?” The ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2020
Jesus answers his adversaries difficult question with a creative answer.
Why Is The Sky Blue? Matthew 22: 15 - 22 Intro: Anyone who has interacted with children knows they can ask a lot of difficult questions. Examples: Why do leaves change different colors? / If shampoo comes in so many colors, why is the lather on your head always white? / If the No 2 pencil is so ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2020
God expects us to give service to His kingdom by telling others of his son, Christ Jesus. (Sermon delivered on October 4, 2020, World Communion Sunday)
Wicked Tenants Matthew 21: 33 - 46 Intro: A young Wyoming State Trooper was on patrol. He stopped a car that may have been involved in a bank robbery. Before the officer could get out of the car a bullet pierced the windshield and hit the officer in the eye. The gunman came to the patrol car ...read more
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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
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