Contributing sermons since Sep 13, 2001
Contributed on Sep 18, 2018
A sermon about finding peace through complete trust in God.
"Peace? Priceless!" Philippians 4:4-13 A young white man, barely out of his teens, becomes obsessed with anti-black, white supremacy websites on the internet. And although, some of the people he hangs out with and even considers friends are African American, he walks into a Bible study and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2018
A sermon about grace triumphing over the Law.
“What A Relief!!!” Colossians 2:6-23 The late Author and speaker Brennan Manning has a pretty cool story about how he got the name "Brennan." While growing up, his best friend was a guy named Ray. The two of them did everything together: bought a car together as teenagers, double-dated, went ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2018
A sermon about going out to spread the Gospel.
Matthew 9:35-10:8 “Are We the Answer to This Prayer?” Last weekend a Hixson man admitted to shooting and killing his 15-year-old son. According to records, the teen was shot multiple times as well as the family dog. According to a report released last week Tennessee just broke its all-time ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2018
A sermon about learning to trust in God.
"Learning to Fly" Isaiah 40:21-31 The late Tom Petty has a song where he sings: “I’m learning to fly, but I don’t have wings.” Learning to fly is a metaphor for learning to live. I don’t know how Tom Petty interpreted what it means to “learn to live,” but as Christians learning how to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 31, 2018
What gets in the way of our relationship with God?
“What is your Golden Calf?” Exodus 32:1-14 Several years ago, a friend who had worked his way through graduate school as a paramedic told me about one of his more grisly experiences on the job. He received an anonymous call reporting a heroin addict who was on the verge of death in an ...read more
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Contributed on Sep 2, 2002
HELL AT GROUND ZERO Jerry Sillcocks is a New York firefighter and a Christian who helped search for survivors at “ground zero.” He writes that he and his co-workers called this place the “pit.” “Almost everywhere I looked, mighty columns of steel were twisted into sad, pointless ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2002
A LIGHT NAMED AL On the morning of September 11, Jeannie Braca switched on the television to check the weather report, only to hear that a plane had just hit the World Trade Center. Jeannie’s husband, Al, worked as a corporate bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald. His office was on the 105th ...read more