Contributing sermons since Feb 10, 2005
Contributed on Jul 2, 2018
Experiencing God’s love and forgiveness we walk in the light with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
INTRODUCTION What is the result of encountering the God of Light, the God in whom no darkness dwells? This was a burning question for those early followers of “The Way.” They realized that being a Christian involved more than merely giving intellectual accent to a theological doctrine. Loving ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2018
We respond to God’s grace and nurture our relationship with God by observing a day of rest. The world can get along without our involvement (for a day).
Exodus 20:3-11 “The Gift of Rest” INTRODUCTION We have a problem. A lack of sleep among the U.S. workforce is costing approximately $411 billion and losing 1.2 million working days per year, a new study has found. The study also found that that a person who sleeps on average less than ...read more
Contributed on May 6, 2018
Paul is imprisoned, yet he is thankful. He doesn’t glory in his circumstances, but he does celebrate the relationship that he has with the Christians in Philippi and their partnership in the gospel with him. We too can celebrate this partnership.
Philippians 1:1-18a. “May the Circle be Unbroken” INTRODUCTION The focus of our attention changes this week from the Book of Acts to Paul’s letter to the Philippians. With that change of focus comes a change of topics. In the Book of Acts we were focused on the work of the Holy Spirit in ...read more
Contributed on May 6, 2018
Paul and Silas are imprisoned because of their witness. Facing dire circumstances they break out in song and amazing things happen.
Acts 16:16-34 “Something to Sing About” INTRODUCTION Power comes in many shapes and forms. There is the raw horrendous power of an atomic explosion. In contrast to such power is the group power of civil disobedience, which we witnessed in Gandhi’s fight for India’s independence, and Martin ...read more
Contributed on Apr 17, 2018
Jesus enters Jerusalem as the Messiah—King of the Jews. Kings hate other kings coming onto their turf. The king is crucified—a messenger of love and a victim of hate. In the process, what looks good turns out bad and what appears to be bad becomes good.
INTRODUCTION There is a Chinese story of a farmer who used an old horse to till his fields. One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?" A week later, the horse ...read more
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Contributed on May 18, 2006
There is the story of a Chinese farmer who was a Christian. He farmed the side of a hill along with a few other farmers. One of the most difficult tasks that the farmer had was to irrigate his crop. He had to carry water from a lake below the hill up to his land. The farmer who owned the land below ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2005
Temptation and evil are parts of life. We pray in this petition that God will guard us from its disastrous effects and help us stand against it. Unfortunately many of us follow the example of the majority of people and follow the path of least resistance. We yield. In the lake of life, we are Brown ...read more