Contributing sermons since Sep 15, 2011
Contributed on Dec 10, 2018
We talk about the "presence of God" in our worship services and our daily lives. Do we really mean it?
1. Francis Chan in his book “Letters to the Church,” tells about a conversation he had with his daughter about her birthday party: I asked my daughter how many kids would come to her birthday party if all we offered was cake. No games, no entertainment. They could come to the house to spend time ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2018
As Moses, if we fail to follow the instructions of God we will delay His actions in our lives.
1. Galatians 4.4-7 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2018
Comparing how we see each other as compared to our Shepherd.
1. Shrek, the Lost Sheep Maybe you’ve heard the story of the sheep in New Zealand named Shrek. He had escaped and evaded capture and shearing for six years. When he was finally discovered in his high mountain cave by Ann Scanlan, he was almost unrecognizable as a sheep. The first thing she did was ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2018
The birth of Jesus involved both joy and sorrow. These emotions are vivid in the Christmas season. Jesus came to deal with both -- to give us joy and a sense of peace in our sorrows.
1. When a King is Born: • You can hear the shots of artillery in a 41-gun salute. • Flags billow and chapel bells peal loud clanging music into the night.\ • Champagne corks stream through the air by the thousands. • People stand together and sing choruses in the street. • Clouds of euphoria make ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2018
A first person lesson on gratitude from the perspective of a former leper.
I want to tell you about my encounter with Yeshua (you call him Jesus) I will never be the same after meeting him, although I do have some regrets. You see, I was a leper in Israel, one of a small group of ten. Being a leper is a hard life. If you have unusual spots on your body you must go to the ...read more
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Contributed on Jun 6, 2017
An old farmer plowed hard for many days with an ox and mule yoked together. The ox told the mule that they should play sick and rest. The mule declined saying, “No, we must get the work done for the season is short. But the ox played sick and the farmer brought him hay and corn and made him ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2014
Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her ’beauty tips.’ It was read at her funeral years later. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2013
PUSHING THE OUTHOUSE A young boy lived in the country. His family had to use an outhouse, which the young boy hated. It was hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and always smelly. The outhouse was located near the creek so the boy decided that he would push it into the water. After a spring ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2013
"A part of me loved war. Now, please understand, I am a peaceful man, fond of children and animals. And I believe that war should have no place in the affairs of men. But, the comradeship our platoon experienced in that war provides a moving and enduring memory in me. A comrade in war is ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2013
STANDING UP ON THE INSIDE A five year old girl was having one of those trouble-filled days with her mother. It seemed they spent the day arguing back and forth. Finally the mom had enough. "Jenny, go sit in the corner, right now! Don’t get up until I tell you to!" Jenny went to the corner and ...read more