Contributing sermons since Jul 17, 2001
Contributed on Oct 18, 2023
A 4 week series about sacrifice, using Philippians as a guide.
Courage to Sacrifice Philippians 1:18-30 October 22, 2023 I’m starting a new series today . . . . and I’m excited about it. It’s only 4 weeks long, which will lead us through Thanksgiving and then advent comes. It’s crazy that we’re talking about Christmas fast approaching. I’m going to be ...read more
Contributed on Sep 29, 2023
A final message on finding rest in Christ.
Weary Workers Galatians 6:1-2, 9-10 October 1, 2023 Do you have some people in your lives whom you admire? Take a moment and think about those people. Consider why you admire them. The standard they’ve set for you and how you can attain that. There are some people you know can call at 2 AM and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 23, 2023
Looking at the need to trust God in order to find rest.
Pour Your Heart Out Psalm 62:1-8 September 24, 2023 We can all state with confidence, ‘life does not always go as we planned.’ Just when you think you’ve got something figured out, you realize you don’t. Just when you thought you could count on someone, they let you down. Can you remember a ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2023
Looking at what it means to be gentle
Becoming Gentle Galatians 5:22-23 September 17, 2023 Fragile: Handle with Care – How often have these words been put on a shipment to protect the package. When we moved here, the movers told us if our dishes broke they were not responsible because they didn’t pack them. Have you ever packed and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 8, 2023
A second look at finding rest for the weary.
Get off the Treadmill Matthew 11:25-30 September 10, 2023 The New York Times ran an article called "Happiness 101." They wanted to get to the root of what really makes people happy. A team of researchers concluded that Americans seek happiness in the wrong way. They concluded - - ...read more
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Contributed on Jun 4, 2016
They say silence is golden – but is it possible that too much silence is not such a good thing? There’s a room in the United States that’s so quiet it becomes unbearable after a short time. The longest anyone has survived in the ‘anechoic chamber’ at Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis is ...read more
Contributed on Sep 11, 2012
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? THE BARNEY STORY A few years ago, a church in Seattle, Washington was having a big kick-off Sunday. They wanted to do something for their children's programs. So they brought in Barney the Dinosaur. They learned, Kids like Barney when he’s on TV or in a stuffed animal. ...read more
Contributed on Jul 6, 2009
COVET VS. CONTENT Imagine Thanksgiving dinner, surrounded by turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, rolls, pecan pies, pumpkin pies, cakes, cookies, and more. You sit down at that meal and you eat your share of the food, but you don't over eat, you eat just the right ...read more
Contributed on Jul 6, 2009
HONESTY MATTERS I read about a high school golfer, Chelsee Richard, of Bloomingdale High School in Brandon, Florida. She lost her chance to win the 2004 state championship — by being honest. In the qualifier for the state finals, Chelsee hit her tee shot on the second hole into the rough. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2008
To lick our wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back -- in many ways, it is a feast for a king. The chief ...read more