Contributing sermons since Sep 13, 2001
Contributed on Feb 21, 2020
Be who God created you to be.
“The Heart of God” Matthew 5:38-48 This morning’s Gospel Lesson is right-smack in the middle of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It is Jesus’ first big sermon, and it is aimed—primarily—at Jesus’ disciples, a group of folks who have only recently started following Him. They are this motley crew of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2020
A sermon about allowing Christ to transform our weaknesses into strength.
“When I Am Weak” 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 It’s the most dreaded question of a job interview, and when it comes, many of us can hardly push the words out of our mouths. “Tell me,” the interviewer asks, “what’s your greatest weakness?” How do we answer that question? I hate that question, how ...read more
Contributed on Feb 7, 2020
Look what God can do with salt and light together.
“Salt and Light” Matthew 5:13-16 Today’s lesson comes right after, what are called the Beatitudes—or what we talked about last Sunday—it’s the beginning of Jesus’ great big famous Sermon on the Mount. You see, even though Jesus was just beginning His public ministry, He had already attracted ...read more
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
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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