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  • Do You Believe?

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Mar 19, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,535 views

    This sermon is inspired by the movie beginning on March 20, 2015 by the same title. It uses Thomas and the story of his "doubting" in his faith-believing following Jesus' resurrection. It leaves us with the question, "Do you believe?"

    In 2012, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life conducted a survey including White, Black and Hispanic Catholic, Protestant and Non-Denominational Christians. In this survey was the following statement, “I never doubt the existence of God.” Survey results are as follows: 80% ...read more

  • You Are A Bridge

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Aug 2, 2012
     | 1,532 views

    This message shares how we are called and challenged to become the "bridge" to lead others over the great chasm of sin to the Christ. Yet there are certain responsibilities and challenges along the way.

    In out text this morning, from John’s Gospel account, we can see for ourselves three distinctive bridges to the Christ. PRAYER According to Dictionary.com the meaning of the word bridge is: “a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.” If ...read more

  • Which Is Stronger; Our Enduring Faith Or Today’s Temptations?

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jul 19, 2011
     | 1,814 views

    Taking a look at our fatih in this current world and its temptations, particularly two: Social Acceptance and Personal Prestige. What is our choice; to follow the Christ or the world?

    Which is Stronger; Our Enduring Faith or Today’s Temptations? Exodus 32:1-19; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, 23 This past Tuesday morning I had finally settled down into my easy chair to read the daily news paper. As always, I turned to the editorial section of which is one of favorites, besides ...read more

  • Holy Communion In The Midst Of The Great Commission

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Oct 11, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,846 views

    Short Sermon on the thoughts of the Great Commission and The Eucharist in preparation for the observance of the Bread and Cup during our morning worship service.

    Holy Communion in the Midst of the Great Commission Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-36 How do we find the hallowed sacrament or sacred ordinance of Holy Communion (or more widely known as the Eucharist) find itself in the midst Jesus’ Great Commission to His disciples? Why would I make ...read more

  • Community Evangelism: Speactators Or Participants?

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 28, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,933 views

    A sermon prepared for our annual Community Outreach Emphasis Sunday

    Community Evangelism: Spectators or Participants? Matthew 9: 35 – 10:20 We are now in the midst of one the hottest seasons of the year. No, I’m not talking about the weather and its accompanying temperatures. After all we have just finished having summer this past week and autumn is upon us. ...read more

  • Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Step 5 - Build Consistency Series

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 20, 2008
     | 2,957 views

    6th in the series about Spiritual transformation

  • Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Step 4 – Making Friends Series

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 13, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,640 views

    5th in the series of Our Spiritual Transformation

    Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Step 4 – Making Friends Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 We now have arrived at step number four of our thoughts about Spiritual Transformation or Our Spiritual Metamorphosis. It has been a learning process for all of us. I personally have discovered new territory as I have ...read more

  • Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Step 1 – Conversion Series

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,120 views

    2nd in the Series on Spiritual Transformation

    Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Step 1 – Conversion John 3: 1-10a; 16-17 As you may recall, I began last week’s message with a Poem entitled “Metamorphosis.” I would like to use a portion of the opening, as well as the closing stanzas of that poem again this week as both a reminder of some of the ...read more

  • Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Step 3 – Intimacy With God Series

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,470 views

    4th in the Spiritual Transformation series of sermons

    Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Step 3 – Intimacy with God 1 John 5:1-5 We have been sharing over the past few weeks on the theme of “Our Spiritual Metamorphosis.” As you might recall from the very first week’s message I introduced all of you to my friend from the fourth grade, Gloria the ...read more

  • Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Step 2 – Learning Series

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,628 views

    3rd in the Spiritual Transformation Series of Sermons

  • Our Spiritual Metamorphosis Series

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Aug 16, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 7,554 views

    To preach a series of sermons on Spiritual Transformation

    Our Spiritual Metamorphosis Romans 12:2 In a world filled with sweet scents and blue sky, Lives the gentle, uplifting butterfly, Whose metamorphosis has this truth to teach: Our aspirations are within our reach. For this fluttering flyer of soaring worth Was at one time a creature that ...read more

  • To Tunk Or Not To Tunk, That Is The Question

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Aug 5, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,106 views

    This sermon was written for the purpose of the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary of the first Baptism of Alexander Mack and seven others in Schwarzenau, Germony in the Eder River.

  • God's Blessings In Cracked, Clay Pots

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jun 21, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,341 views

    Last in a series of sermons on Earthen Vessels

  • Broken, Worn Out, Old Clay Pots

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jun 19, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 9,684 views

    I used this sermon as one of several in a series on Clay Pots (Earthen Vessels). This was the one I used on Father’s Day during that series.

  • Breakfast By The Lake

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,231 views

    This was written and delivered as a memorial Homily for Michael Cutrer [Ka-trair]. Executive Chef at Rocky Gap State Park Lodge near Cumberland, MD (the lodge sets right next to Lake Habeb. Therefore it was written and delivered as a memorial to his life

    Breakfast by the Lake John 21: 9b; 12-13 Written by Paul E. Dietz as a Memorial Homily The wood had now burnt long enough to be glowing embers of charcoal. The fire was cracking and popping a little. The waves were slapping the shoreline of the lake. A mist was rising off the water and ...read more