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  • The Results Of Temptation Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Feb 11, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,771 views

    It’s easy for us to point the finger at Adam and Eve as the origin of the problem of sin, but all us fall short of God’s glory. But thanks be to God, our Lord does not abandon us in our disobedience!

    Put yourself in Adam & Eve’s shoes for a moment…  God places you in the produce section of the grocery store, and says, “Today there are 436 varieties of produce available, but I don’t want you to eat the persimmons.” How hard could it be? There’s 435 other delicious and varied items to ...read more

  • Reflecting God's Light Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Feb 11, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 12,514 views

    What do you see in the mirror? Little faults and failures, or a beloved child of God? Just like a Mirror, we are to reflect God’s love in our lives.

    “Magic mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” These words are familiar to children of all ages. These are the words spoken by the queen in Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, as she gazes into her enchanted mirror. “Magic mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” The ...read more

  • Delivered To Deliver Others

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 27, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,105 views

    Do we get caught up in the festivities of the Christmas season, or do we hear God’s call to discipleship? This Sermon is for the observation of the Holy Innocents, December 28.

    Delivered to Deliver Others! Well, here we are, on the other side of Christmas. The gifts are opened, the parties are over, and the meals and cookies are consumed. Perhaps even some of the gifts have been returned. I haven’t yet seen my first Christmas tree on the curb, but I’m sure it can’t be ...read more

  • Road Construction Ahead! Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 27, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 7,845 views

    John the Baptist brings the word of the Lord: There’s Road Construction ahead! This is a sermon for Advent 2, Year B.

    “Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go!” Although this isn’t a Christmas song, it certainly highlights two elements that play such a big part of many people’s holiday celebrations: traveling, and family. Our first and deepest memories of Christmas are often tied up in ...read more

  • Looking Forward In Hope Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 27, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 9,278 views

    The Advent season provides us a time to reflect and prepare for our Lord’s coming, not just at Christmas, but today, and at the end of time

    Be alert, Jesus tells us. Good advice, as there are now only 25 shopping days until Christmas. Being alert will give you the edge to make this the best Christmas ever. Being alert will allow you to hunt out and sneak into the only vacant parking space in the entire parking lot. Being alert will ...read more

  • Evangelism: Shepherd Style Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 24, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,320 views

    We can learn a lesson from the Shepherds: We have encountered the life-changing power of Jesus, as are called to share our experience of the Newborn King with all those we meet.

    “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” (Isaiah 9:2) Thus begins the prophet Isaiah’s description of the Messiah. When the Messiah comes, those who feel like they’ve been walking around in the dark will be bathed in light, such as the brightness of day. I wonder if that’s what ...read more

  • Things Are Not What They Seem Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 24, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,621 views

    As we prepare for our Lord’s birth among us, we are confronted with God’s realtiy: Things are not always what they seem. God’s ways are not teh world’s ways.

    Things Are Not What They Seem Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Christ. Amen. After 2000 years of listening to the Christmas story, it’s easy for us hear it as a familiar and sentimental tale, imagining quiet and serene ...read more

  • The Promised One Is Coming! Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 24, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 5,171 views

    Preparing for Christmas means more than just shopping for presents and putting up the decorations. It means opening our hearts and lives to the working of the Holy Spirit. This is a sermon for Advent 3, Year B.

    The Promised One is Coming! Well, there are only 11 more shopping days until Christmas. Are you prepared? When many people talk about preparing for the holidays, this is the line of questioning that follows. And with good reason. If buying Christmas presents was the only thing that had to be ...read more

  • Give Thanks?

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Nov 26, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,459 views

    With all the busyness of the Thanksgiving holidays, who has the time or the energy to "give thanks?" But Jesus speaks into our busyness: "Don’t worry about your life...Seek first the Kingdom of God." This is a sermon for Thanksgiving, Year B.

    Rush Co. Community Thanksgiving Joel 2:21-27 Pastor Maurice Schaus 1 Timothy 2:1-7 November 19, 2000, Matthew 6:25-33 Give Thanks? As we gather this week, many of us are busy with preparations for the Thanksgiving holidays. The guests are coming, so the house needs to be cleaned from top to ...read more

  • Christ Is The King…so What?!?

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Nov 22, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 7,535 views

    What difference does Jesus make in our lives? How does God’s love impact our daily lives?

    Today is Christ the King Sunday! It’s the day we lift Christ up as our Lord and Savior, our highest good and ultimate goal. But just what do we mean when we say Christ is the “King?” What does the word “King” mean to you? There’s: “Ole’ King Cole Was a Merrie Old Soul,” Nat King Cole, Martin ...read more

  • Christ Is The King Of All Seasons

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Nov 22, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 6,405 views

    Throughout the Church Year, and throughout our lives, Christ shines as our Savior and our King!

    Christ is the King of All Seasons Today the Church celebrates Christ the King Sunday. This last Sunday in our liturgical year provides us an opportunity to acknowledge Christ as King of our lives, and to see our King in all his glory. Our first reading today takes us into the book of Daniel. ...read more

  • A Love We Don't Expect Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 4,817 views

    God’s love reaches us when we least expect it, inviting us to take up our Cross and follow.

    There’s just something about a surprise party. I think it has to do with the surprise part of the deal. It’s like your day is going along, maybe you’ve even forgotten that it’s your birthday. You’re just going through your day, thinking about a project you have to do after supper, and then, BAM! ...read more

  • Faith Lessons From A Farmer

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 6,097 views

    A "City Kid" learns about farming from a small town congregation, and from Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Harvest.

  • The Church...built On A Rock

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Apr 30, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 6,571 views

    In a world where "sticks and stones" can hurt and tear people down, we are called to be "living stones," builting up one another with Chtist’s own love.

    The Church…Built on a Rock “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” This refrain has been used by many a generation of children to ward off the attacks of teasing peers. The image of children throwing rocks at one another has taken on new meaning of late, as our ...read more

  • Carrying The Light Of Christ

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Feb 14, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,228 views

    Uses the theme of the 2002 Winter Olympics "Light the Fire Within" to show how the Light of Christ shines in the people of God.