Contributing sermons since Sep 13, 2001
Contributed on Jan 17, 2019
A sermon about finding your identity in Christ.
“What Does it Mean to Be a Christian?” Luke 4:1-13 A friend of mine’s son—a gregarious little kid just shy of 4 years old—learned this Passage in Sunday school one morning. Later that day he asked his mother, “Hey mom, what do you know about the devil?” A little caught off guard, she turned ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2019
A Sermon for Baptism of the Lord Sunday.
“Jesus was Baptized Too” Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 John White tells the story of his days as a medical student. For one of his classes, he missed a practicum about venereal disease and had to make it up at the clinic. When he arrived at the clinic he ended up in a line with a bunch of patients who ...read more
Contributed on Dec 27, 2018
A sermon about loving people the way Jesus does.
“A New Way Forward” Mark 6:30-44 Jesus liked to eat. The disciples of John the Baptist noticed this enough to ask Jesus why He didn’t fast. Jesus’ enemies noticed this enough to ask the disciples why Jesus ate with tax collectors and sinners. They called Him a glutton and a drunk. Jesus’ ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2018
A meditation for Christmas Eve.
“The World has Never Been the Same” Luke 2:1-20 The story of Christmas is not a fairy-tale from long, long ago that takes place in a land far, far away. Included in the story are identifiable names and places. The birth of God into our world doesn’t happen outside of human history but through ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2018
A sermon for Advent with a focus on the mercy shown by Joseph.
“Getting Ready for Christmas: Whose Child is This?” Matthew 1:18-19 There can be no doubt that the story of Jesus’ birth begins with a Scandal. Matthew is straight and to the point: while Joseph and Mary were engaged to be married, Mary became pregnant and Joseph was not the father! Can you ...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