Contributing sermons since Nov 17, 2004
Contributed on May 8, 2020
Jesus is the way, truth and life.
The Way John 14: 1 - 14 Intro: (Show picture of Barbar, the elephant). Could you use this picture to explain what a real elephant looks like to a person who had never seen one? What you would say? I This passage and what follows is known as the “Farewell Discourse.” It contains much of the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2020
Christ Jesus can be known to us in the common places of our lives.
Luke 24: 13 - 35 Intro: The story is told of a woman of modest means who received a letter from Jesus informing her of his impending visit. She cleaned her small home, took what money she had and purchased food to fix and serve Jesus when he arrived. One the way home from the store, she met a ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2020
If a shut tomb could not hold Jesus in, a shut church cannot keep him out!
Jesus Among Us John 20:19 - 31 Intro: If I had written the story of the resurrection of Jesus, I would have done it a little differently. When John returned from the empty tomb he would confront Peter and excitedly say, “Peter, I have some good news and I have some bad news!” Peter would have ...read more
Contributed on Apr 9, 2020
We want to see Jesus with our head and not our hearts.
Seeing Through Tears John 20: 1 - 18 Intro: At the close of a college science class right before Easter, a young student asked her professor what he was going to do over the Easter break. He responded saying that Easter was a myth, there is no God, and there’s no way a person rises from the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2020
Knowing the truth of the gospel of Jesus is not the same as DOING the truth.
After The Parade Passes By Matthew 21: 1 - 11 Intro: On March 1, 1962 the largest ticker-tape parade ever given in New York City took place. It was for astronaut John Glenn after he became the first American to orbit earth in a spacecraft. After the parade, the sanitation department of New York ...read more
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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
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