Contributing sermons since Apr 25, 2001
Contributed on Jun 21, 2004
A challenge to dads to be the spiritual leader in their homes.
As For Me And My House… Father’s Day Message June 20, 2004 Riverwood Church Introduction: On February 19, 1979, a small plane crashed into Ontario Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, and a ten-hour story of death, courage, and survival began. The passengers of that Cessna 172 included the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 10, 2004
I preach through Acts 12:1-17 and highlight what I feel are its major application points.
Introduction/Background: This is a very powerful and funny passage in the Scriptures. Let’s work through the story and then I want to highlight what I feel are its major application points. Vs. 1-4 Herod (whose grandfather tried to kill Jesus when he was a baby) arrested some Christians ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2004
I talk about the implications of the resurrection and what it means for Christ’s folowers.
The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction? April 18, 2004 It takes a great amount of faith to believe in Jesus Christ. Think about it. God comes to earth in the form of man. Lives a sinless life and willingly dies on a cross for you and I. Not only does Christ die on a cross but the Scriptures say ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2004
I talk about how Jesus endured the emotional, physical and spiritual sufferings he encountered.
What Jesus Knew About the Passion April 11, 2004 Intro: "You have to be living in a hole like Saddam was to avoid all the attention that’s been given to Mel Gibson’s new movie The Passion of the Christ." Rick Warren. I encourage you to go see it if you haven’t. It has caused quite a stir ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2004
A sermon I preached during our 40 Days of Purpose Campaign during week 5. The title of the message and a few comments in the body of the sermon come from Rick Warren’s message entitled, "Shaped to Serve God."
SHAPED TO SERVE GOD Introduction: I want you to know how proud I am of you today. So many of you made a major commitment to be a part of this 40 Days of Purpose Campaign. You committed to having a daily quiet time. You committed to be here for the worship services. You committed to being in a ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 19, 2004
A FROZEN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Twenty seven people are banking on the idea that modern science will someday find or engineer a fountain of youth. Those 27 people, all deceased, are “patients” of the Alcor Life Extension Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, where their bodies—or merely their heads!—have ...read more
Contributed on Jan 19, 2004
Some nine year old children were asked what they thought of death and dying. Jim said, “When you die, they bury you in the ground and your souls goes to heaven, but your body can’t go to heaven because it’s too crowded up there already.” Judy said, “Only the good people go to heaven. The other ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2003
A doctor goes to a party one night and sees one of his patients out on the dance floor with a beautiful woman. The doctor goes up to his patient and asks, “What are you doing?” The patient responded, “I’m just following your advice!” “What advice?,” the doctor replied. “You told me to find a hot ...read more
Contributed on Jul 29, 2003
“The church is like Noah’s ark: The stench inside would be unbearable if it weren’t for the storm outside. It’s true—sometimes we stink and the world is stormy. But as imperfect as we are on this side of heaven, the miracle is that God in fact chooses to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2003
“Salvation is not mainly forgiveness of sins it is mainly a fellowship with Jesus.” (John Piper. ...read more