Contributing sermons since Sep 13, 2001
Contributed on Jan 28, 2020
A sermon about what it means to be blessed.
“Blessed are You who Trust in Jesus” Matthew 5:1-12 This is the beginning of, arguably, Jesus’ most famous sermon. It begins in Matthew Chapter 5 and goes all the way to the end of Matthew Chapter 7 where it ends with: “When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2020
A sermon about calling, following, living and learning to love like Jesus.
“Discipleship—Our Greatest Joy” Matthew 4:12-22 Recently, I read something about the elephant seal of Argentina. Soon after giving birth to her seal pup, the mother seal will leave the pup on the shore in order to go feed in the waters off the coast. After feeding, the mother seal will often ...read more
Contributed on Jan 8, 2020
A sermon for Baptism of the Lord Sunday.
“What Is Your Identity?” Matthew 3:13-17 In the Upper Room Devotional for this past Wednesday, a woman from Ohio named Lois Wilson writes the following: “On the first day of each community-college art class I taught, I would ask the students to write a brief answer to the question, ‘Who are ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2020
A sermon for Epiphany Sunday.
“Looking for God” Matthew 2:1-12 Today is Epiphany, according to the Christian calendar. Now what do we mean by that? Epiphany, really is that same word, as in, “Wow. I just realized something I had never thought of before. I’ve had an epiphany.” It’s a realization, a revelation, a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 25, 2019
A sermon for the New Year about how God uses the ordinary to accomplish the extraordinary.
“2020 Vision” John 2:1-11 Cana in Galilee was a village near Nazareth. In Cana, there was a wedding feast and, it seems, Mary had something to do with the arrangements, because she was worried when the wine ran out; and she had authority enough to ask the servants to do whatever Jesus told them ...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