Contributing sermons since Jul 17, 2001
Contributed on Dec 8, 2022
An advent series looking at how to experience the gift of peace.
Say "No!" to Anxiety, Philippians 4, Acts 16 December 11, 2022 For the past couple of weeks we’ve been talking about being at peace with others and with God. It’s not always easy, especially when we have to deal with people. Because people can bring on peace-less-ness as well as high ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2022
An advent series inviting the people to live in God's peace.
God’s Peace December 4, 2022 We’re in one of the most drama filled months of the year. As we prepare for Christmas, planning menus, shopping, parties and family gatherings. And when we get together with family, that can lead to some interesting, some funny and some not so fun moments. I’m ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2022
An Advent series focusing on experiencing God's peace.
God’s Peace - 1 November 27, 2022 Today is my 51st anniversary! Are you going to wish me happy anniversary?! Well, thank you! But you have absolutely no clue why you’re wishing me happy anniversary. Let me show you a picture from 51 years ago today. This is what I looked like as a 13 year old ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2022
A final message on the church using the phrase 'perichoresis.'
Connecting Community Acts 2:42-47 November 20, 2022 As I conclude my series on the church, I was thinking about what would be most helpful for us. I was thinking about a key word or words to propel us forward. What really struck me, was what we need to hear over and over and over again. Because ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2022
Looking at the church, but looking at how we have allowed sin to filter in.
Various Scriptures October 23, 2022 I don’t think I’ve ever spoken about Halloween during a sermon, but today is your lucky day. I’m not going to condemn Halloween, but want to point out some parallels between our world today and the origin and meaning of Halloween which goes back 100's of ...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