Contributing sermons since Nov 13, 2000
Contributed on Feb 16, 2018
Starting with Jesus hanging between two criminals, this sermon focuses on how Jesus was a "friend of sinners" and offers four ways we can improve in that endeavor.
WHICH IMAGE FITS BETTER: Black tuxedo or orange jumpsuit? - Mark 15:27. - Here we have the stark image of Jesus hanging between two criminals. These are orange jumpsuit kind of people. - On the other hand, we have the respectable crowd, perhaps wearing a black tuxedo to show their ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2018
Luke's gospel tells us that Mary and Joseph offered the poor person's sacrifice when taking Jesus to the Temple. Why would God have chosen for His Son to be born into a poor family?
TWO YOUNG PIGEONS: Jesus’ family gave the poor offering. - Luke 2:24. - Leviticus 12:8. - Unless you know the Old Testament background, the mention of dove/pigeon offering is one that we would pass right over. We have no frame of reference on what it means. - When we look back in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 26, 2018
The shepherds were excited to go see the baby Jesus. Have we lost our enthusiasm for what God is doing in the world?
COULDN'T WAIT: The shepherds were eager to go see what God was doing. - Luke 2:15-16. - Consider for a moment the eagerness, curiosity, and enthusiasm of the shepherds. They’re genuinely excited to go look into what God is doing. - They were deeply affected by the good news. - I want ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2018
The angels proclaim, "Glory to God in the highest." This sermon looks at four ways that our lives can bring glory to God.
The Angels’ Praise: God deserves the highest praise. - Luke 2:14 – “Glory to God in the highest.” How Can Our Little Lives Bring Glory To Our Big God? 1. Make big requests when you pray – and then give God the credit when it happens. - John 14:13. 2. Live a life that bears fruit ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2018
A Christmas sermon focusing on the angels' proclamation: "on earth peace." The message looks at four mistakes that those three words help us avoid.
WHAT'S HE UP TO? It’s helpful to know someone’s intentions. - Luke 2:14. - Three words that reveal God’s intentions: “on earth peace.” - As the angels share the message the Lord gave them to tell the shepherds, we learn about God’s intentions. This child who has been born in Bethlehem has ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 28, 2000
When Rembrandt’s famous painting, The Night Watch, was restored and returned to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the curators performed a simple, yet remarkable experiment. They asked visitors to submit questions about the painting. The curators then prepared answers to over 50 questions, ...read more