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Contributed on Dec 19, 2018
This sermon looks at what God is doing in the lowest and darkest times in our lives.
LIGHT IN OUR DARKNESS JEREMIAH 31:10-20 DECEMBER 9, 2018 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C CROSSROADS/PERRYVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES, MO INTRO. How Many Religious Folks Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? (posted on sermoncentral.com) CHARISMATICS: Only 1 - Hands are already in the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2017
An Ash Wednesday sermon that seeks to remind us of what we signed up for when we said we would follow Jesus!
THE MASTER’S MARK ASH WEDNESDAY, YEAR A 2 CORINTHIANS 5:20-6:10 MARCH 1, 2017 FARM HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARRISBURG, AR INTRO. Branding your animals to establish ownership can traced at least as far back as the ancient Egyptians. The practice of branding slaves goes at least to ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2016
Preached as a challenge for a covenant renewal service.
NEW REVELATION 21:1-6a JANUARY 1, 2017 FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS, YEAR A COVENANT RENEWAL SUNDAY FARM HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARRISBURG, AR INTRO. Four times in these short verses, the word “new” is used. The whole language of the passage is of newness, of change, of leaving ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2016
Looks at the gift of myrrh the wise men brought in order to understand the power of what Jesus did for us.
WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM, PART 3 MYRRH FOR A WONDERFUL SAVIOR MATTHEW 2:1-12 DECEMBER 11, 2016 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C FARM HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARRISBURG, AR INTRO. Myrrh was the gift of Balthazar of Arabia. But I just don’t get this gift. It had some medical uses. In ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2016
Uses the frankincense that the wise men brought to point out some of the sacrifices that Jesus made in coming to earth.
WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM, PART 2 FRANKINCENSE FOR A HOLY SACRIFICE MATTHEW 2:1-12 DECEMBER 4, 2016 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C FARM HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARRISBURG, AR INTRO. Dave Barry, the well-known humorist, has this take on the wise men and Christmas: “Although this ...read more
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Contributed on Aug 31, 2018
The shortest sermon I know is only ten words. It was preached by my grandfather to a small, country congregation on the story of the Good Samaritan (Mark 10:35-45). He read the account of an outsider who demonstrates true neighbor love by stopping on the road to care for a bleeding and badly ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2012
Very few things take away the power of someone as much as being ridiculed. In Von Ryan’s Express by David Westheimer, they do it by burning their clothes. The book is an account of Allied prisoners during World War Two. One of the trials of prison camp is that their Italian guards will not give ...read more
Contributed on Dec 29, 2012
Steve McGuire, our retired county judge, mentioned to me the other day that when someone wishes him “Merry Christmas,” he will sometimes tell them, “I wish you a happy birthday for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!” He has seen, like all of us need to see, that Christmas was not just the lights ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2008
When I was in high school, there was two twin brothers who were one year ahead of me in school. They turned 16, they got their licenses, and then a nice used sports car appeared in their driveway, paid for, at least in part, by dear old dad. Not too much time passed before they were in an accident ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2004
At one point early in Julius Caesar’s political career, feelings ran so high against him that he thought it best to leave Rome. He sailed for the Aegean island of Rhodes, but en route the ship was attacked by pirates and Caesar was captured. The pirates demanded a ransom of 12,000 gold ...read more