Contributing sermons since Aug 3, 2004
Contributed on Mar 8, 2007
The participant will be inspired to embrace life in the local church and choose one life question to begin asking in their life.
Maybe it’s been a while since you have experienced the joy of throwing rocks in a lake. But if you think back you will remember how fun it is. I know my sons and I can hardly walk by a lake without stopping to throw stones in it. And being boys, it quickly escalates to seeing who can find and throw ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
The Christ-follower will be challenged to examine their lives for areas where evil has taken root and learn to resist evil by trusting Christ’s sovereignty and by standing firm in community, salvation and God’s truth.
Open your Bible to 2 Thessalonians and as you are doing so let me remind you of why this Harley and scooter are on the stage. Last week we used these items as an analogy to describe our faith journey in Christ. The scooter represents a Christ-follower who is playing it safe and being rather passive ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2006
It is worth it to live in Christ’s presence and live out His presence even if it means persecution.
Scooter…Harley (both on stage). Many of us would like to believe that there is really little difference between a scooter and a Harley. Both of them are shiny, have wheels and handle bars. Both of them can be used for transportation. You can get somewhere on both of them. But let’s be honest. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 25, 2006
To discover the light of the incarnation and how the incarnation challenges us to know Christ, live abundantly and be consumed by Him.
(Begin with all lights in worship center off) Darkness. Have you ever been in a place so dark that it felt as if you could reach out and touch the darkness? I’ve been out in the deep woods after dark and I remember not being able to see my hand in front of my face. That was dark. On Thanksgiving ...read more
Contributed on Jan 5, 2006
Contentment is an expression of communion with Christ and a reliance on His power and provision to prevail in all life situations.
Let’s begin this morning with a quick question. Raise your hand if you have had coffee from Starbuck’s in the past 2 weeks. Me too. Well I want to tell you that I am mad at Starbuck’s. I have drank coffee for years and been content with Maxwell House or Folgers. I was content to brew a cup coffee ...read more
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Contributed on Aug 4, 2005
“It has been said that no great work in literature or science was ever wrought by a person who did not love solitude. We may lay it down as an elemental principle of religion, that no large growth in holiness was ever gained by one who did not take time to be often long alone with God.” ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2005
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence. Revised and rewritten by Harold Chadwick. “We should not grow weary of doing little things for the love of God, who considers not the ...read more