Contributing sermons since Aug 18, 2001
Contributed on Mar 23, 2003
On the radio: "Anyone who doesn’t have high blood pressure these days simply isn’t paying attention." Oh, really?
AN ANTIDOTE FOR ANXIETY Psalm 131 I heard a man suggest on the radio that, “Anyone who doesn’t have high blood pressure these days simply isn’t paying attention.” There is plenty to be anxious about in our world today. Nations nobody cared about five years ago are suddenly steering the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2002
The essentials of the Christmas story are present in the deliverance of the man who had the Legion.
It’s been said that “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Now, that’s not always the case. Certainly, in a close relationship, like a marriage, intimate, loving familiarity becomes one of the “load-bearing walls.” It’s what keeps the structure standing upright. It’s what supports the weight and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2002
The willingness of our Lord to reach out and touch the lowest of the low in His grace.
INTRODUCTION/STATEMENT OF THEME: There are two common answers among unbelievers to the Gospel message. One, they often think they are too good for it. They aren’t that bad. They’re certainly not as bad as some, and therefore, God will probably let them slide in on Judgment Day. On the other hand, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 23, 2002
With a nod to John Knox, this is about tyranny; what it is, why it is, how we escape it (including the tyranny of sin).
Webster’s dictionary defines “tyranny” as arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power. We don’t use the word “tyranny” a lot in our own day. We don’t routinely hear people in positions over us referred to as tyrants. (They may in fact be tyrants, but we don’t use the word.) But the word ...read more
Contributed on Aug 20, 2002
The danger of excessive riches, in luring us away from our God (with a little help from Balaam).
Proverbs 30:7-9 [Note to preachers: This message, though gleaned from Proverbs 30, depends a lot on the spiritual lessons learned from the Balaam incident in Numbers.] Tell the story of Balaam (BAY-lum) - Asked by pagan king Balak to curse Israel - Wouldn’t do it. Then was offered money. ...read more
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Contributed on Aug 18, 2001
ILLUSTRATION: One Christian speaker writes of a time of preaching and explaining the truth of the Bible at a particular college campus. After each meeting one young man kept coming to him and asking questions. “Yes, pastor, but what about this…?” and “Yes, pastor, but what ...read more