Contributing sermons since Mar 20, 2001
Contributed on Mar 18, 2004
Caiaphas wasn’t necessarily a bad guy, he was just misguided.
Backing the Wrong Horse A Jewish father was concerned about his son. He had not truly raised him to be grounded in the faith of Judaism… So, hoping to remedy this he sent his son to Israel so the boy could experience his heritage. A year later the young man returned home. He ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2004
We are being transfigured, too.
Plastic Surgery and Tan-in-a-Can The facts of the story are simple enough: Jesus and 3 disciples go up a mountain, Jesus is praying when he is suddenly transformed or transfigured. His face changes and his clothes become dazzling white. Then Moses and Elijah -- both long dead -- ...read more
Contributed on Feb 13, 2004
You can be poor,hungry,hated, and still be blessed.
Things Aren’t Always What They Seem Why do you come to church on Sunday? One answer could be that you come to exercise your faith or, in other words, your spiritual muscles. Well, today we’re going to exercise your physical muscles, as well. I’ve read that it takes more facial muscles ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2004
It’s hard to trust and obey, but man, what a ride!
Overtime Pay on the Mad Mouse I had a job once working as an inventory control analyst in a factory. Like most factories, this one operated round the clock with 3 shifts. I was one of three analysts, 1 per shift. We worked the swing shift. 2 weeks on each shift. I liked 2nd shift, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2004
When God calls, answer.
Press 1 For …………… Can I see a show of hands for anyone who has had reason to call Nipsco, Verizon, Comcast, or basically any company nowadays? ………Good. What generally happens when you call? ……That’s right! You definitely don’t get a live person, that’s for sure. We get the ...read more
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Contributed on Apr 16, 2003
There are exceptions, but almost every team goes through some lean years where they, in a word, stink. They don’t have the talent and, more importantly, no leadership. Kind of like the 1971 NBA Championship series when Willis Reed, the NY Knick center, had a knee injury. The rest of the team ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2003
On one occasion Michelangelo turned to his fellow artists and said with frustration in his voice, "Why do you keep filling gallery after gallery with endless pictures on the one theme of Christ in weakness, Christ on the cross, and most of all, Christ hanging dead?" he asked. "Why do you ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2002
A pompous-looking deacon was trying to impress upon a class of boys the importance of living the Christian life. "Why do people call me a Christian?" the man asked. After a moment’s pause, ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2002
This preacher got on the bus to go downtown. After sitting down, he noticed that the driver had given him a quarter too much in change. He wondered what he should do. After all, it’s only a quarter, he figured. By the time he reached his stop, he knew what he had to do. Telling the driver he had ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2002
I remember as a kid on the farm we had cows. My dad worked 2nd shift and when I got old enough it fell to me to do the evening milking. Now our cows had a little pasture down the lane a ways so to save time dad had a special call he would use. He’d call and soon the cows would appear in the lane ...read more