Contributing sermons since Nov 17, 2004
Contributed on Jul 17, 2019
This sermon addresses the fact that discerning God's will for our life is just as important as serving God.
What Is Better? Luke 10:38 - 42 Intro: Larry was hard of hearing and was having chest pains. He and his wife went to the doctor. The doctor told Janice that the chest pains were likely from stress. Larry asked, “What did he say?” Janice answered, “He said you are sick.” The doctor said ...read more
Contributed on Jul 11, 2019
We all have "ditches" and see others in their "ditches" but do we show compassion or pity?
Love Is The Key Luke 10: 25 - 37 Intro: Mamie was an elderly woman, plagued with arthritis and a number of other ailments. People were surprised to see her going regularly to the post office to buy stamps. One Christmas the lines were particularly long, but there was Mamie patiently waiting her ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2019
We must risk sharing our faith to those close to us.
Dusty Shoes Luke 10: 1 - 10 Intro: There was a teacher who was helping one of her nursery school students put on his boots? She pulled while he pushed and the boots just wouldn’t go on. The teacher worked and finally got them on when the little fella said, “Teacher, they’re on the wrong feet.” ...read more
Contributed on Jun 26, 2019
No excuse is good enough to keep us from following Jesus.
Excuses Luke 9: 57 - 62 Intro: I heard of a pastor who also preached on this passage. He centered his thoughts and comments on the fact that those who would follow Jesus claimed, “I will follow, but . . .” At the conclusion of his message, the pastor said, “I encourage all who identify with ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2019
This sermon demonstrates for us that no one is beyond the reach of redeeming, healing love of Christ Jesus.
Legion Luke 8: 26 - 39 Intro: There was a lady who would come out every morning to her front porch, raise her arms and shout, “Praise the Lord!” --- An atheist moved in next door. Over time he became irritated with the lady’s routine and he began to step out on his front porch and yell after ...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