Contributing sermons since Dec 4, 2000
Contributed on Jan 13, 2019
No one seems to be excited about the topic of Hell. Even God's not keen on it. But it's crucial to our message of hope for the lost. What is it about Hell we need to know and that we need to tell others?
Does anyone know what the worst fire in American History was? Most people would say it was the great Chicago Fire in 1871. That fire started on Sunday, October 8 and ended on Tuesday, October 10, 1871, killing up to 300 people and destroyed a little over 3 square miles of Chicago, leaving over ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2019
Compared to other world religions, Christianity has very little to say about what heaven will be like. Why would that be and what can we learn from what the Bible DOES say about our eternal home?
A little boy got on the elevator with his father at the Empire State Building. They were going to the observation deck at the top and view the city. As the elevator ascended the boy watched the signs flash as they went by the floors: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70. The farther up they went, the more ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2018
The Gospel of John tells us Isaiah saw Jesus' "glory." When did that happen, and what can it mean to us?
A preacher was showing his young daughter pictures from a book on famous art. They got to one of the famous paintings of Christ and, not wanting to mislead his child, the preacher gently explained "It's not really Jesus. It’s just an artist's conception of him." The girl looked a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 24, 2018
A devotion for our communion time at the Candle light service.
(This devotion was given in preparation for the communion service at our Candle-light worship. I sat in front of a crude manger holding my guitar and alternately speaking and singing verses from the song). Christmas Eve 1932, Robert McGimsey attended midnight church service in New York City and ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2018
Jesus was born in a stable, but He was born to be the King of Kings. Unfortunately there are many people who prefer He stay a baby in a manger and are upset when He is presented as a King.
OPEN: In New York City there is a 15,000 square foot mansion that you can rent for a mere $35,000 a month. (purchase price: $13.5 million). It sits on 2.3 acres of land in the Bronx and it’s a fit for a King. In fact, it was built for a King… the King of Kings. Back in 1928 a religious order ...read more
Newest Sermon Series
Newest Sermon Illustrations
Contributed on May 5, 2013
POWER AND DISCIPLINE Over here is a wall socket. There is power in that socket. Because of that power, I can plug lamps, fans, microwaves and phone chargers into it and magically empower those devises. I can even plug a car charger into a wall socket and revive a dead car battery (like I’ve had ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2013
THE BLOOD AND WATER Before I became a minister I attended a secular college for a couple of years. While I was there I took several classes I thought would help me when I went to Bible college, and some of those classes were in Philosophy. Now Philosophy and Christianity are somewhat at ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2013
WHY DID JESUS NEED TO BE BAPTIZED? So why would Jesus need to be baptized by John? Well... Jesus' baptism by John was the beginning of Jesus' ministry Mark 1:1 starts out: "The BEGINNING of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God" and then Mark starts telling us about Jesus' baptism by ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2013
THE DEADLY DISEASE OF SIN The Bible is very blunt about sin – it doesn’t matter how YOU grade your sin, if you don’t accept that you’ve sinned… you can’t fix the problem. It’s like a man having a deadly disease. He experiencing distressing physical problems but doesn’t KNOW he’s going to die ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2012
PAX ROMANA About 27 years before Jesus was born Rome experienced something unique that history has called Pax Romana = the peace of Rome. Beginning with the reign of Augustine, Emperor of Rome and lasting till about 180 A.D. (a period of 200 years) Rome was at peace. They had few internal ...read more