Contributing sermons since Feb 18, 2016
Contributed on Aug 12, 2018
The Lord through Paul calls us to get along, even when it's hard. He says to be humble, gentle, patient, and forbearing with our fellow believers. And through our efforts to do so, God will be glorified in the world. We pursue unity because God is one.
Living Out Our Calling Ephesians 4:1-6 Some people are really hard to get along with. (Can I get an amen?) I remember several times in our past Becky and I have had the thought, “Why does it seem that most of the time, when we have relational conflict, it’s with Christians!?! With fellow ...read more
Contributed on Jul 29, 2018
Maybe the reason we love our sin more than we love our God is that we don’t really understand how much our God loves us! Paul describes God's love as wide, long, high, and deep. Each of these words will help us grasp more of God's love for us.
Getting Your Hands Around God’s Love Ephesians 3:14-21 Ever wonder why it’s so hard to live the way you know God wants you to? You have that one little temptation that keeps getting you, no matter how hard you try? You feel like you could have written Romans 7, where Paul says, “I don’t do what ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2018
Jesus brings down the dividing walls of prejudice. As believers brought into the family of God, what unites us is greater than what divides us. We belong to something much greater than ourselves. And we glorify God through our unity.
God’s Construction Plan Ephesians 2:11-22 The September 29, 2006 edition of “Our Daily Bread” documents Julius Caesar’s invasion of the south coast of Britain in 55 BC. He met resistance from warring Celtic tribes, but a century later, Roman control had extended all the way north into what is ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2018
The first chapter of Ephesians is one long sentence in the Greek, packed with numerous blessings from above. God chose us, God forgives us, God seals us. We are his...forever.
Blessings from Above Ephesians 1:3-14 Today we launch a new series through a tiny book of the Bible called “Ephesians.” The Apostle Paul wrote this six-chapter letter to the church in Ephesus while he was imprisoned in Rome. Most scholars believe it was meant to be a form letter, something that ...read more
Contributed on Jul 8, 2018
The lady with chronic bleeding stole a cure from Jesus, who commends her great faith. We learn from her to come as you are to Jesus, believe the impossible, and receive Jesus' healing. True faith never limits God but is open to whatever God wants to do.
Mark 5:25-34 Stealing a Cure I meet a lot of Veterans at the VA who are in chronic pain. Some of you are in chronic pain. You have hurt for so long you don’t remember what it is like NOT to hurt. Sometimes you allow that pain to drive you AWAY from God. “Why won’t you take this away? Why won’t ...read more
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Contributed on May 6, 2018
When I think of drawing on love’s source, I think of Corrie ten Boom. Her family had all died in the Nazi concentration camps. Their crime? Hiding Jews in their home. Somehow Corrie survived. The war had ended, the camps had been liberated, and Corrie was speaking in various churches, sharing about ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2017
Commentator Gordon Fee recalls the famous “miracle mile,” the first time two milers ran under four minutes in the same race. Roger Bannister and John Landy competed in Vancouver, B.C. in 1954. Landy had led all the way, but coming off the final turn toward the finish line he looked over his ...read more