Contributing sermons since Nov 21, 2002
Contributed on Jun 16, 2011
Most people think that meek is a person who is a pushover, a person who other people can force their will upon them. They see someone who is meek as spineless and maybe even a coward. This sermon examines what it really means to be meek.
Today we continue on in our series on the Beatitudes. Last week we looked at the attitude “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” We talked about the fact that it is good to mourn our own sin and shortcomings in our life. When we have sinned or have sin in our ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2011
Happy are those who mourn. It just doesn’t sound right does it? So why is mourning a good thing? This sermon takes a look at three areas where mourning is a good thing and why.
A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a grave. The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity and kept repeating, "Why did you have to die? Why did you have to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 10, 2011
Being poor in spirit has absolutely nothing to do with depression or finances. This sermon gives a description of the poor in spirit that Jesus calls us to.
The teacher in a Bible class asked a woman to read from the Book of Numbers about the Israelites wandering in the desert. "The Lord heard you when you wailed, 'If only we had meat to eat!' " she began. "Now the Lord will give you meat. You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, or ...read more
Contributed on Jul 16, 2008
James gives us some good reasons why we really should embrace the storms in our lives. Without the storms we would be weak and incomplete.
Two men were walking through a field one day when they spotted an enraged bull. Instantly they darted toward the nearest fence. The storming bull followed in hot pursuit, and it was soon apparent they wouldn’t make it. Terrified, the one shouted to the other, "Put up a prayer, John. We’re in for ...read more
Contributed on Apr 7, 2008
The day we call "Good Friday" was a pretty gruesome day. So how can we call it "Good Friday"? I believe we have four reasons why we can.
Here we are again gathered for what we call a “Good Friday” service. I’ve always thought as a kid and even into young adulthood that it was such an odd name for this day. After all what happened on that day in so many ways wasn’t good, it was a tragedy. There was an innocent man railroaded. ...read more