Contributing sermons since Sep 13, 2005
Contributed on Dec 17, 2011
In a negative, sinful world, we have to be the evangelists of hope, of good, of positive thought.
My ministry and my travels take me all over Michigan. I visit all sorts of small towns, medium size town, big sububs and large cities. Some of the cities and towns seem the same. Traffic signs and traffic lights blend towns into a sort of sameness. People watching is interesting, but most of us ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2011
We are citizens of Michigan and citizens of the Community of God
If you have lived in Michigan any length of time you can look around and see that this is a very solid, established state. The city of Detroit was founded in 1701 by Pierre Demuth Cadillac. A fort was built on what is now Fort Street. But along the riverbank is a ribbon of a road that runs from ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2011
The occupy Wall Street movement has missed the mark. It is faceless and pointless. People need Jesus as the center of life, a more abundant life.
In recent days, I have watched protesters, anarchists and the homeless camp in our nation’s parks and sit outside businesses and city halls with signs of protest. What is their point, what are they doing? Let’s look at a typical day in the life of a protestor. 10AM get up, 11 AM smoke, 12 noon, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2010
The Book of Genesis is the story of beginnings. It is also a story of people in conflict, matters of life and death, and also redemption and hope.
Life is full of beginnings. We start each day with a new dawn of expectation. We start each year with a resolution and an expectation of things to come. We find new friends or make an acquaintance a friend, it is a new beginning. These changes and beginnings are all from God. He gives us the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 13, 2009
The Alpha and Omega came to my neighborhood, he came to my block. He came from the marbled halls of Heaven to live with man, to live in me!
Blah! Blah! Blah! How many of our messages are just words? How many just reflect our church view or our own worldview? How often is it just taken from a lexicon, a commentary a footnote from somewhere? No! When we preach, we must hear from God! We must hear from the book! And we must be ...read more
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Contributed on Sep 28, 2005
Alan Alda almost died. He had an intestinal blockage while vacationing in Chile. The doctor had to be found right away. While the doctor was being located, Alda wrote letters to his wife and children. He told them, he loved them. His last words, his last will and testament. Thank God the operation ...read more