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  • Spiritual Networth

    Contributed by John Roy on Oct 26, 2016
     | 3,698 views

    Are we material people trapped in spiritual bodies, or spiritual people trapped in material bodies? This sermon asserts that we need to be concerned about our spiritual net worth, because we are spiritual people.

    From time to time I suspect people review their finances. In those reviews, they may take a moment to calculate their net worth. Our financial net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities. Put another way, net worth is what is owned minus what is owed. The value of ...read more

  • With Jesus In The School Of Social Change

    Contributed by John Roy on Oct 26, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,075 views

    Change, if the world is not the way it needs to be---what is our response

    One of the pressing questions of our day, or any day, is how do we make lasting social change which reflects the values of God’s Kingdom. The short answer for many is the ballot box. Yet there are plenty of issues which demand more nuance than legislation. From the Temperance movement of the 1820’s ...read more

  • Whatever Happened To Miracles

    Contributed by John Roy on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 253 ratings
     | 9,974 views

    Miracles still happen for those with the courage to look and the faith to see.

    Whatever Happened To Miracles Luke 1:26-38 Whatever happened to miracles? Some say that the scientific era has crucified miracles. I disagree. The real perpetrator in this attempted murder is language. We have lost our ability to recognize and describe the miraculous with our language. When ...read more

  • The Urgent Or The Important

    Contributed by John Roy on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,912 views

    One of the secrets of life is knowing the difference between the urgent and the important.

    The Urgent or the Important Ecclesiastes 3:2 One day a professor took out a one-gallon pitcher from under her desk. She also produced about a dozen fist size rocks. She carefully placed the rocks in the jar. The rocks stacked up to the rim of the pitcher then she asked her bright students if ...read more

  • The Church Of The Hot Waffle

    Contributed by John Roy on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,087 views

    The church is to be the welcoming place for struggling sinners and stained saints.

    The Church of the Hot Waffle Matthew 11:19 & Mark 2:15-17 The Waffle House is to restaurants what little league baseball is to the Major leagues. The Waffle House serves food and that is where it’s comparison with other restaurants stop. It features, waffles, of course, Bert’s Chili, Omelets, ...read more

  • Living Between Being Lost And Being Found

    Contributed by John Roy on Apr 4, 2001
    based on 60 ratings
     | 8,679 views

    Life is lived between being found and being lost. What does it mean to be found?

    Living Between Being Lost and Being Found Luke 15:4-32, Matthew 9:18-26, John 4:1-22, and John 8:1-11 There’s an enormous hunger for God in this world. Often people feel the hunger, but they don’t know what they are really hungry for. "I’m hungry, but I don’t know for what," we say as ...read more

  • It Takes Courage To Dance

    Contributed by John Roy on Mar 21, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 2,351 views

    God calls us all. Our problem is not knowing what we are called to do, it is having the courage to do it.

    It Takes Courage to Dance 2 Timothy 1:17 A calling from God comes to us all. It is our vocation, the reason we take up space on this crowded planet. We recognize that our calling may not be our career. Nevertheless we long to be used to make a difference. My experience leads me to believe that ...read more

  • Do What You Are

    Contributed by John Roy on Feb 22, 2001
    based on 188 ratings
     | 6,448 views

    God has called and equipped us to do what we are.

    DO WHAT YOU ARE Once upon a time the animals decided they should do something meaningful to meet the challenges of the new world. So they organized a school. They developed an activity curriculum of climbing, swimming, running, and flying. To make the administration easier all the animals took ...read more

  • Thankful People Don't . . .

    Contributed by John Roy on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 215 ratings
     | 22,629 views

    Thankful people are grateful, generous, and remember the gracious hand of God.

    “Thankful People Don’t . . .” Luke 17:11-17 Earlier in this century thank-you notes were an art form, consider the following, “In regard to thank-you notes, it is best to recognize a gift with an immediate note of thanks. Unlike arriving at a party, there is no such thing as being ...read more