Contributing sermons since Jun 19, 2001
Contributed on Jul 1, 2022
“A lamp.” “A fire.” “A hammer.” “A sword.” “Spirit.” “Life.” “Truth.” “Seed.” “Milk.” “Solid food.” These are all descriptions of God's Word. Isaiah adds two more images to the list. Rain and snow.
“A lamp.” “A fire.” “A hammer.” “A sword.” “Spirit.” “Life.” “Truth.” “Seed.” “Milk.” “Solid food.” What am I talking about? Throughout the Scriptures the Word of God is compared to different things. Each of those comparisons helps us better understand the power and purpose behind what ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2022
Like the disciples we must wait “a little while” to receive everything Jesus has promised us. And like the disciples there will be a time of grief while we wait. But Jesus promises that our grief will turn to joy.
“In a little while you can go out and play.” “After a little while we’ll be going to the pool.” “After a little while I am going to be serving pie and ice cream.” “In a little while we’ll your mom and dad will be home.” “In a little while you can take a break.” “The doctor says that after a ...read more
Contributed on May 18, 2022
We ask God the Holy Spirit to convict us of our sins of not loving as we have been loved, and then lead us to follow God’s command to love others.
“What one word summarizes the Ten Commandments?” I think that the Bible’s answer to that question surprises many people. In the Scriptures God tells us that the one word that summarizes the Ten Commandments is “love.” But how can that be? Aren’t the Commandments a list of “dos” and “don’ts” or ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2022
Do we really know what it means to be sheep—even sheep of the Good Shepherd?
It is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Christians set aside one Sunday in the Easter Season as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” We can understand why this practice has stood the test of time. Christians love to think of Jesus as their Good Shepherd! Think of the emotions that a picture like ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2022
Because Christ fought the battle against Satan as one of us, he won that battle for all of us. Jesus is our perfect substitute. Even as the devil rages against us, we can face him and his temptations unafraid, confident that our champion, Jesus, has already won the victory over him.
David versus Goliath. Thousands of years after their brief battle it is still used to describe conflicts. You have probably heard the comparison several times in recent days following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Clearly Russia is Goliath and Ukraine David. But don’t we also regularly hear the ...read more
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Contributed on Feb 4, 2002
How have you been feeling lately? Does it seem like you have a decreased amount of energy? Do you feel fatigued? Have you been craving sugar and eating more than usual? In the last two months have you had difficulty getting out of bed in the morning? Are you sleeping more than usual, been less ...read more