Contributing sermons since Dec 14, 2001
Contributed on Aug 28, 2006
7th in the "Love Notes" series. Examines the source and value of Christian Love.
There’s an old story about a preacher who kept preaching the same message week after week. When he was finally questioned about it he replied “Well you haven’t started following this one yet.” In fact that story has some grounding in History with the preacher in question being John Himself. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2006
5th in the series "Love Notes: A Letter from John." What genuine love looks like.
A girl gave a photo to a boy she was dating with this inscription on the back. “Dear Johnny, the last two weeks have been the best of my whole life. I will love you as long as the stars shine and until the oceans run dry. Love Susan. p.s. If we break up I want this picture back.” We know ...read more
Contributed on Jul 31, 2006
4th in the series, "Love Notes: A Letter from John." Why should we be like Jesus? Because of His Promise, His Passion and His Power.
Clip from Princess Diaries 2 about living up to expectations of being a royal, ending with “The concept is grasped, the execution is elusive” It can be difficult to live like King’s Kids. But that’s what we’re called to do, to live a life that reflects the image of our father. Now I’m not ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2006
3rd in the series "Love Notes: A Letter from John." If you love the Lord you’ll love Holiness, the Church and the Truth.
You might be a church member if… -You think God’s presence is strongest on the back three pews. - You think "Amazing Grace" is the national anthem. - You judge the quality of the sermon by the amount of sweat worked up by the preacher. - Your definition of fellowship has something to do with ...read more
Contributed on Jul 17, 2006
2nd in the series "Love Notes: A Letter from John." About living a life of love and holiness and seeking forgiveness when you fail.
President Calvin Coolidge went to church, and afterwards was asked by a friend what the minister spoke on. “He preached on sin.” The friend asked what the preacher had to say about sin, and was told, “He’s against it.”... That’s sort of the bottom line of today’s message—that sin has no place in ...read more
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Contributed on Sep 27, 2005
Joseph Castleberry and his family were missionaries to Ecudor in 1998. Because of financial setbacks they were living month to month. Finally a month came when after paying bills on payday, there was no money left—plus there was an electric bill which had to be paid by the next day and there was ...read more
Contributed on May 25, 2003
In 1953 in Grimes Iowa, Violet Cross was getting sicker by the day. Finally her eldest son Frank insisted she go to the doctor. Eventually they ended up at the large teaching hospital in Iowa City. The diagnosis was devastating. Though Violet had never smoked she was dying of Lung cancer. One ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2003
On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday this year, the central dining facility in Camp Udairi (Kuwait) caught fire, flames quickly spread to engulf all five tents and completely destroyed them in less than 30 minutes. After the smoke cleared, and all units checked the status of their soldiers, it ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2003
PRAYING IN THE HAY Armin Gesswein learned about praying God’s promises in a hayloft. Armin was a longtime Pastor, interdenominational prayer organizer and founder of the "Revival Prayer fellowship." When he began as a young Lutheran pastor trying to establish a church on Long Island and ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2003
The great preacher and pastor of Chicago’s famous Moody Church, A.C. Dixon declared, "When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely upon education, we get what education can do; when we rely upon eloquence, we get what eloquence can do, and so on. Nor am I disposed ...read more