Contributing sermons since Jul 17, 2001
Contributed on Jan 11, 2020
A beginning of the year series leading us to discover our purpose. Today, we gain an understanding that we are at war.
Revelation 12:1-5, 7-8, 17 We’re at War! January 12, 2020 We are living in very precarious times! You could even say these are crazy days! What should make sense - - doesn’t make sense. We hear stories on the news that for most of us really don’t make sense. Let me give you some couple of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2020
A beginning of the year series focusing on drawing closer to God so we can become the people He calls us to be.
Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1-14 April 22, 2012 For so many people, New Year’s Day kind of gives us a new start. It gives us a sense of new hope. Maybe this year will be better than last year. With that comes new dreams, hopes, and expectations. So, what are you dreaming about this year? What is it ...read more
Contributed on Dec 27, 2019
A final look at letting go as we end the year. Looking at forgiving ourselves, as God already has forgiven us.
Letting Go - Forgiveness December 29, 2019 Well, this is it! We’re on the final Sunday of this decade. Next time we meet, it will be a new decade. We’ll be writing 2020, instead of 2019. Some of you would like this year to get over with already. It’s not been what you were hoping for. You’re ...read more
Contributed on Dec 24, 2019
A Christmas Eve devotion on the birth announcement to the shepherds
Birth Announcements December 24, 2019 Luke 2:8-20 I remember when Joshua and Zachary were born. We sent out birth announcements. We wanted everyone possible to know they were born. We were so happy and excited. Isn’t that kind of what you do as parents? You want to tell the world about your ...read more
Contributed on Dec 21, 2019
An advent series about letting go of the things that lead us away from Jesus.
Letting Go - Control December 22, 2019 It’s not easy to let go of much . . . is it? It’s not easy to give up those favorite old sweatshirts that know every curve and twist of your body. Even though it’s pretty ripped apart. And if you get a new one, we tend to still wear the old one. Giving up ...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