Contributing sermons since Sep 15, 2011
Contributed on Apr 28, 2021
We live in fearful times and only faith can change us from the inside - out.
1. [There’s a story about an old man from the country who rarely went to the city. One day he was summoned downtown to city hall, so he, his wife, and their son made their way to city center and into the town hall. The old man and his son went inside to keep the appointment and stopped by the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2021
There are many ways we can learn to "see" God and His hand. Jesus used nature at times. He also used a coin to point to God. Our money points to Him, too.
1. Matthew 22:15-22 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. 16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for you ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2021
We can be part of God's "chosen" by choosing God.
1. Choice A certain courthouse in Ohio stands in a unique location. Raindrops that fall on the north side of the building go into Lake Ontario and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while those falling on the south side go into the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. At precisely the point of the peak of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 5, 2021
We have caused the literal and spiritual piercings of the Son and of the Father by our sinful practices.
Versions of Zechariah 12:10 AMP: 10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the people of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace (unmerited favor) and supplication. And they will look at Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2021
We speak from the overflow of the heart. Our Founders knew and spoke scripture. What flows from within us?
1. Let’s play a game of Fill in the Blank and Name That Movie • I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t _____ (refuse). – Godfather, 1972 • May the ___ (force) be with you. – Star Wars, 1977 • There’s no place like ____ (home). Wizard of Oz, 1939 • You can’t handle the ____ (truth). A Few Good Men, ...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