Contributing sermons since Dec 4, 2000
Contributed on Oct 22, 2018
How did Peter go from being the guy who declared "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God" to being the guy who said "Nope! I don't know the man?"
OPEN: There's a famous poem named “Footprints” that you can find on posters, paintings and even small cards that people will put in the Bibles. It has a powerful message of hope and comfort, and it goes like this: “One night I dreamed a dream. As I was walking along the beach with my Lord, across ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2018
David committed adultery, and murder by proxie. And God brought a terrible but just judgment upon him that was rightly deserved. But then in Acts 13 we read that David was a man after God's own heart. How can that be?
This sermon series is what I call “Comeback Kings.” It describes the lives of people in Scripture who had had potential for greatness, but whose lives were shattered because of something they or others had done. Ultimately, though they achieved victory from lives of defeat and became “comeback ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2018
A poem once declared "I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are, because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star." The story of Joseph tells of God's desire to make "could-be" of all His followers.
OPEN: Milton Berle was a comedian a few decades back and he wrote a poem that went like this: “I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-have-been has never been, ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2018
Life can be troubling and even scary sometimes. There will be times that we just don't believe anybody is going to be there for us... or that anybody cares. But the Bible says there IS someone who is there and cares. Do you know why that matters?
OPEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltaFMO3BaNQ (a video clip from the TV series: “This Is Us”) It’s a dark and stormy night. It’s scary and Kevin is all by himself. His brother and sister are nowhere to be found and so he does what any little boy would do in that case… he goes to his parents ...read more
Contributed on Sep 23, 2018
Sibling rivalry starts with one person feeling they've been slighted. They deserved to be treated better. And expect this kind of rivalry in children - it's when we become adults that this desire to "be the star" can destroy families, churches and relationships.
OPEN: Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVI2fX-1uPU That clip was from a popular TV series called “This Is Us” where a couple of the main actors (brothers Kevin and Randall) get into a fight. The scene is an excellent example of a common conflict most families experience called ...read more
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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