Contributing sermons since Jan 29, 2009
Contributed on Dec 17, 2012
A sermon about how much it cost Jesus to be in a redemptive relationship with us and how we should pay the same costs to be in quality relationships with others.
Each year PNC Wealth Management calculates the cost of buying all 364 items repeated in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The financial services company tracks the items - including gold rings (up big), swans (more expensive than you think) and maids a-milking (at minimum wage) ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2012
Ways the church can partner with parents in the responsibility of raising children.
THE PARTNER OF PARENTHOOD Some names are interesting because we easily recognize them without knowing anything about them except the name. Some such names are of places. For example, everyone has heard of “Timbuktu.” But do you realize that is the name of an actual town in the West ...read more
Contributed on May 2, 2012
This sermon begins with an affirmation of absolute truth then focuses on three absolute promises Jesus shared in in John 14
KNOWNIN’ WHERE YOU ARE GOIN’ (I began this sermon by flipping a coin several times asking folks to guess if the result would be heads or tails. After several tosses, only a few people had been right ever time.) There is much in this world that is uncertain and unpredictable. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2012
A narrative story from the perspective of the Centurion at the Cross of Jesus
"With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!” Mark 15:37-39 NIV Some days are just ...read more
Contributed on Mar 12, 2012
This is a narrative sermon that shares a story about Simon of Cyrene. Several points of observation are at the end of the message. Rightfully utilized, the "story telling" methodology is an effective format for communication.
THE UNEXPECTED CROSS (Sermons2012: Simon of Cyrene Narrative) 3/11/2012 a.m. Mark 15:21 A theologian said the cross of Jesus is like a diamond because the more angles you can look at it the greater your appreciation. Over the next two weeks we are going to look at the cross from different ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 29, 2009
IS YOUR CHURCH A CHURCH OF BONES? In the town of Sedlec in the Czech Republic, there is a famous cemetery that dates back to the 13th century. Some 40,000 people who died from the Black Plague in the 14th century and in the Hussite wars in the beginning of the 15th century were buried there. ...read more