Contributing sermons since Mar 26, 2019
The Rich Man's Choice
Contributed on Oct 16, 2021
At some point we all have to make the same choice the Rich Man was faced with when he encountered Jesus in Mark 10:17-31. Will you be willing to give everything up to follow Him?
SPELUNKING How many here are familiar with the practice of exploring caves or spelunking? How many of you have ever gone spelunking? How many enjoy just saying the word spelunking? It’s like the sound water makes when it drops in a bucket… spelunking. It’s a fun word! And it’s an even more fun ...read more
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Contributed on Mar 29, 2020
Evangelical Christianity often struggles with the words of James 2 when he declares things like "faith without works is dead," and "Abraham was justified by works." This sermon reconciles his meaning to that of Paul and demonstrates genuine faith is always expressed in works.
GHOSTS IN A CULTURE'S PAST During my Sophomore year of college at Wartburg College – a Lutheran school in Northeast Iowa, I had the privilege of taking a class which took us to Germany for a month to tour sites associated with the Reformation, as we learned about the history of the movement ...read more
The Discipline Of Fasting
Contributed on Feb 23, 2020
Ezra the scribe knew his people needed to prepare their hearts for the difficult and dangerous journey ahead. In this sermon we look at why we as the church are called to fast and pray together, especially during the season of Lent.
A FAMILY ON THE MOVE For our family, there is rarely any experience more stressful than preparing for a trip back to Iowa to visit our parents. The kids are always excited about the prospect of staying in motels, of visiting with Grandma and Grandpa, of going out to eat at restaurants, and of ...read more
The King Returns
Contributed on Jan 23, 2020
Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem illustrates for us the upside down nature of the Kingdom of God.
THE PRESIDENT'S MOTORCADE Whenever the President of the United States visits a city, a well-oiled security machine begins to roll into high gear as White House staff, Secret Service personnel, and local and state law enforcement scramble to make sure everything is in place long before the ...read more
Planks And Specks
Contributed on Jan 23, 2020
"Don't judge me!" is often the cry of our culture. But what did Jesus really mean by these famous words? Read on and find out!
DO NOT JUDGE, AND YOU WILL NOT BE JUDGED As we travel through the gospel of Luke together, I wanted to backtrack this week to revisit the heart of Jesus’ teaching in ch. 6. This passage is one most of us have heard before. And as clear cut as it may seem, I found I really struggled this week with ...read more