Contributing sermons since Nov 17, 2004
Contributed on Jul 11, 2018
People are hurt by those who hold grudges instead of following the will of God.
Holding A Grudge Mark 6: 14 – 29 Intro: A Judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce. He asked, “What are the grounds for your divorce?” She replied, “About 4 acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by.” “No,” he said, “I mean ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2018
The responses to the message of Christ Jesus and the amazement of Jesus at unbelief and belief.
2 By 2 Mark 6: 1 – 13 Intro: Two little boys were on their way home after attending Sunday school where the lesson had been about the devil. One boy asked the other, “What do you think about this “devil thing”? The other boy responded, “You know how Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2018
Jesus can "touch" our lives and make us whole
Touch Mark 5: 21 – 43 Intro: “How can you claim to have all these injuries?” asked the insurance company’s lawyer. “According to the police report, you said you were not hurt.” The New Yorker. “After the accident I was lying on the road in a lot of pain, and I heard someone say the horse had ...read more
Contributed on Jun 21, 2018
Satan stops at nothing to make us think that God doesn't exist or doesn't care.
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
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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