Contributing sermons since Jul 17, 2001
Contributed on Dec 8, 2018
This Christmas season as we seek to meet our Christmas Expectations, how can we help others meet those expectations, by our being the gift.
Be the Gift! Matthew 2:1-12 December 9, 2018 In past years we’ve talked about the art of regifting. And it is an art. How do you tactfully give a gift which you’ve been given and remember who gave it to you, so that you don’t regift to the giver? That can be pretty exhausting in and of itself. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2018
An advent series focused on our expectations at the Christmas season.
Christmas Expectations! What Difference Does Christmas Make Luke 1:46-55 December 2, 2018 It feels so strange for me to think that the Christmas season has officially begun. Yes, according to stores that started on November 1st, the day after Halloween. To be honest, I’m not really into ...read more
Contributed on Nov 24, 2018
A final message in this series about stewardship, focusing on being a good manager of our spiritual lives.
FIRST THINGS FIRST Philippians 1:21 Can you imagine a baby ordering a steak? Or a baby walking out of the hospital after she was born? What about a 7 year old playing for the Colts? Can you imagine a basketball team that couldn’t shoot or dribble? Or a symphony orchestra who couldn’t play an ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2018
A Thanksgiving message reminding the people to be doers of thanks!
THANKS-DOING November 18, 2018 It’s amazing to think it’s Thanksgiving time! I know retailers are super excited because this is the absolute longest period of time for shopping. I’m super excited because I love turkey and frankly most everything that goes along with Thanksgiving. Most of us ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2018
As we look at how to be a better steward with our possessions, we need to manage our money
Money! Money! Money! November 4, 2018 In 1991, James Peterson and Peter Kim co-authored a book entitled The Day America Told The Truth. The book was the result of surveys that were given to 2,000 people who were asked to answer a number of moral and ethical questions in complete honesty — with ...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