Contributing sermons since Oct 26, 2010
Contributed on Dec 25, 2017
New Year's resolutions with a twist
RESOLUTIONS AND REVOLUTIONS! Scripture reading: Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with you wherever you go! Ephesians 4:32 And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2017
A Lenten service featuring our opportunities for obedience!
THE BAKER'S DOZEN OF THE COMMANDS OF JESUS Last week, we began with the 10 saddest words in the English language, and then talked about the BAKER'S DIRTY DOZEN of things for which we need to repent. Today, let's consider 10 of the happiest words in our language as our springboard to the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2017
Thirteen points that call us to repentance ... a Lenten service.
A BAKER'S DIRTY DOZEN 2 Tim 2:22-26 Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights. God’s servant must not be ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2012
"What Easter Means to Me" is a short from the heart sharing that covers six points: Excitement, anticipation, Surprise, Theology, Expectation, and Renewal.
WHAT EASTER MEANS TO ME 4-4-12 Bluefield VA UMC Lenten Service 1. Easter means EXCITEMENT about an EMPTY TOMB! I don't know about how it was for you, but when I was a very young fellow, Easter was a very important holiday. Now, I didn't know about the crucifixion, or the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2011
We always win when we trade with God.
TRADING WITH GOD One of the delights of my life is trading! It's not that I don't like what I have, it's that I want what YOU have, so I'll offer you a trade. Now, one thing you must realize, of course, is that I probably think that what you have is worth more than what I have ... or, I may ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 21, 2015
The little boy was no more than seven years old. It was time for Church, and he wanted to take his teddy bear, whom he had always called Frank. His parents protested, but he insisted that he had to take Frank, today, and they finally relented. When the offering plates were passed, he put the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2015
The man was quite obviously hard pressed by life .. his clothing was a bit tattered, he hadn’t shaved for several days, his face was gaunt, his eyes vacant. He was hungry, no doubt, and all I had in my pocket was a quarter. I knew that it wouldn’t buy much, but perhaps it was a start, and I ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2015
Words of Offering: A rich, but cynical businessman said to one of his staff, "Show me a truly unselfish act and I will give you a $100 bill." The staffer, said, "OK, walk with me at the lunch hour." They went to that part of town where there were lots of street people. The staffer said, ...read more