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  • Empathic Compassion: Experiencing Your Pain In My Heart

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Feb 18, 2021
     | 186 views

    When I think of Jesus I think of empathy and compassion; they are embedded Jesus' salvific mission. Too often clergy and Christians take a propositional approach to the Gospel. Loving and caring for people according to the example Jesus set requires us to demonstrate empathy and compassion.

    I carefully watched him as he walked down the hall; he was dressed in a long flowing white coat. His head hung unpersuasively from his shoulders. The doctor's demeanor suggested he was intensely contemplating what he would say to us, or he was envisioning another appointment. Halfway down ...read more

  • Don't Put Your Investments In Bags With Holes

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Feb 17, 2021
     | 358 views

    Haggai's messages led to the restoration of the Temple. He challenged the people by using three themes : Encouragement, Warning, and Hope. This message raises critical questions for Christians and churches as we seek God's will, especially while witnessing a changing landscape.

    God often uses a single voice to stir the hearts of his people. These prophetic voices often come at crucial points in history. Here are some examples. • The Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s inspiring oratory is believed to have helped save Britain in WWII. • On November 2, 1863, several ...read more

  • Living In The Light Lane Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Feb 4, 2021
     | 251 views

    This sermon series if an expose of 1 John. It is verse by verse description with a strong application of the text- that highlights the key points John establishes as he writes the church. The goal is to help Christians appreciate the role of love in finding and maintaining their joy.

    Has Christianity been rejected by many based on a caricature which has been mistaken for the real thing? Perhaps! Yet, John calls us back home, to our foundation, to the fundamental matters of our faith. God uses John to help the church repair that which is broken, to correct the twisted ...read more

  • Truth Or Consequences Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Feb 3, 2021
     | 122 views

    This sermon series if an expose of 1 John. It is verse by verse description with a strong application of the text- that highlights the key points John establishes as he writes the church. The goal is to help Christians appreciate the role of love in finding and maintaining their joy.

    Travel about 150 miles south of Albuquerque and you will enter Truth or Consequences. For the tenth anniversary of the popular show Truth or Consequences, in 1950, Ralph Edwards, offered any town in America the opportunity to be the site of the show’s April Fool’s Day birthday broadcast bash. On ...read more

  • The Word Of Life Celebrated Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Feb 1, 2021
     | 515 views

    This sermon series if an expose of 1 John. It is verse by verse description with a strong application of the text- that highlights the key points John establishes as he writes the church. The goal is to help Christians appreciate the role of love in finding and maintaining their joy.

  • Josh's Journey Through Silence: Spirituality In The Making

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Jan 4, 2021
     | 103 views

    This is a narrative sermon that illustrates how people often struggle with spirituality due to life's situation. It follows this narrative for developing a sensitivity to those who struggle to find meaning on their spiritual journey.

    Following the pastoral prayer, the minister of music prepared to lead the people in a hymn of praise. As the pastor reflected upon the worship service and the sermon he was to preach his mind drifted to the text for his sermon. It was the first passage of scripture he had heard read from the ...read more

  • Words Worth Dying For! "i Love You."

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Jan 1, 2021
     | 238 views

    This sermon focuses attention on the kind of relationship that God desire each of us to aspire to in order to enjoy genuine relationships. It uses the story of the friendship between Jonathan and David to illustrate the type relationship God blesses.

    Three simple words, words worth dying for! “I Love you.” Ernest T. Bass, a character from “The Andy Griffith Show” gives us a glimpse of a friendship moment: “Malcom, I ain’t gonna touch a hair on your head. You’re my friend, my true friend. I don’t care if you did take my job away from me and ...read more

  • God Lying In A Manger

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Dec 24, 2020
     | 306 views

    This is a Christmas Eve homily that focuses on God's ultimate plan for humanity. The primary message is how God, in Jesus, share with us his true image. The challenge is for each of us to bear that image as he transforms us from the inside and lived out in the world.

    God lying in a manger! Celebrating Christmas should not be viewed as an event, we should view it from the perspective of a process. Christmas, as reflected in my Christmas series, Reliving Christmas, began with God. Our introduction to God is found in the creation story—God is eternal and existed ...read more

  • Scrooges: Man’s Personal Power To Thwart God’s Plan Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 882 views

    The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story. The introduction takes a critical look at how many in our society are portrayed as celebrities—bigger than life.

    It is amazing how understanding a person and a historical event gives a different way of looking at history. I enjoy reality fiction, especially in movies. For example, “The Man Who Invented Christmas” appears to be a fantasy movie. It is reality fiction. The story tells how Charles Dickens ...read more

  • Creativity: Maintaining A Sensitivity To Transcendence Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 584 views

    The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story. The introduction takes a critical look at how many in our society are portrayed as celebrities—bigger than life.

    Often people are attracted to performances based upon the popularity of the performers, or the authors. (My wife’s father enjoyed David Baldacci, James Patterson, Danielle Steele, etc.). A good writer wants to remove his/her personality and have us to focus on the story. The Gospel according to ...read more

  • Jesus: A Star Is Born Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 1,196 views

    The Star is born! The Grand Finale The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story.

    Opening Song— This is a Strange Way to Save the World https://youtu.be/iKYfzax-sNk Special: O Holy Night Pastor • Welcome • Scripture reading The Birth of Jesus Luke 2 1-5 About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius ...read more

  • Inspiration: Seeing Life Through God’s Eyes Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 1,072 views

    The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story. The introduction takes a critical look at how many in our society are portrayed as celebrities—bigger than life.

    Cut! Cut! This story is missing something! The script is not going the way it was written. First, it was written with a God-given ability for all players in the script to always love the Lord, follow his precepts for godly living. Let’s review, the original script looked like this: • At first, ...read more

  • Choices: A Teenage Dream Or A Greater Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 929 views

    The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story. The introduction takes a critical look at how many in our society are portrayed as celebrities—bigger than life.

    Many Americans are star struck, enamored with stardom. It is like we idolize celebrities, to include animated and fictional characters. Hollywood stars are put ahead of the heroes of faith, as mentioned in the book of Hebrews. Sport celebrities are stronger figures in our mind than people of the ...read more

  • Don’t Put Your Investments In Bags With Holes

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Jan 13, 2020
     | 452 views

    The sermons of Haggai led to the restoration of the Temple. There are three themes in his messages encouragement, warning, and hope, the secret to understanding the response of the people and their willingness to resume work on the Temple.

    God often uses a single voice to stir the hearts of his people. These prophetic voices often come at crucial points. • The Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s inspiring oratory is believed to have helped save Britain in WWII. • On November 2, 1863, several months after the battle of Gettysburg ...read more