Contributing sermons since Sep 15, 2011
Contributed on May 18, 2020
America exists by the providence of God as does the Kingdom of Heaven. Both are about ideals, not turf.
1. “. . . We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about. America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify those elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelation of Holy Scripture.” W. Wilson 2. The rewriting of ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2020
Norma was almost 90 years old and a faithful Christian.
I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. John 11:25 Purpose of Funerals 1. Honor a loved one 2. Comfort a family 3. Reconnect with priorities, especially our relationship with God 4. To ...read more
Contributed on May 4, 2020
The nation of Israel and the followers of Jesus exist by the miracle of Sarah conceiving and giving birth to Isaac.
1. COVID-19 Has made this an unusual Mother’s Day – Virus Issues; everything feels “off” 2. Still, we want to honor our Mothers 3. An Unusual Modern Mother: In September, 2019, Erramatti Mangayamma gave birth to twin girls.It doesn’t sound unusual until we find out she was 74 y/o at the time. ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2020
A heart attack cut this life short.
Funerals Provide: • An Opportunity to Mourn • An Opportunity to Give and Receive Comfort • An Opportunity to Honor, Remember, and Give Thanks • An Opportunity to Declare Our Hope in Jesus Funerals remind us of: a. The Certainty of Death (Ecclesiastes 9:5) b. The Shortness of life (James ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2020
She had made some difficult choices in her past that resulted in hard consequences. The best choice she made was to follow Jesus with some grand consequences.
Song Psalm 46:1-3 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Obituary Song Eulogy Dixie ...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