Contributing sermons since Sep 15, 2011
Contributed on Jul 8, 2019
In imitating Jesus we see a call to community (team).
1. Show Ben Franklin’s "Join, or Die" Political Cartoon (Originally for French and Indian War then for the War for Independence) We have recently celebrated our Independence Day, a lesson from history applies to the Body of Christ. Prior to July 4, 1776, there were only thirteen British ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2019
As God in the flesh, Jesus lived an ordinary life in an extraordinary way. We too live extraordinarily in the ordinary because of the Spirit of Christ (or Holy Spirit) who indwells us.
1. A few weeks ago I made the statement in the sermon that disciples should like Jesus. I want to explore this reality over the next few weeks. I want us to look at some of the key characteristics of Jesus and make application to ourselves. If I am going to follow Jesus that means I am going to ...read more
Contributed on Jun 24, 2019
Generally, we hunger to know God. Sometimes we settle for knowing things about Him, but the power of the Christian walk is not in head knowledge or traditions but in the intimate relationship with God as we walk with Him
1. I am more and more aware that God is often quiet in our day to day lives a. I would love to have a special revelation and words from God like the prophets have had. b. Elijah’s still small voice may have been mere “baby talk” and not discernible to Him. 2. It is important to remember that God is ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2019
Esther's role as queen of Persia reveals the hand of God in the lives of His people -- for His purposes.
1. “Good Morning America” once reported about a young man by the name of Keith Waters was wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit & was sent to prison for 20 years. His sister, Judy, a high school dropout went back to school, got her law degree & then spent as much time as she could ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2019
The story of the resurrection of Lazarus is a miniature version of the coming resurrection of mankind. It comforts and stimulates us to action.
Song Family Enters Read John 11:25-26 Greeting: We often attend gatherings • Births • Weddings • Anniversaries/Birthdays • Family Reunions • Church Services • Funerals (mixture of emotions in a difficult time) We gather today in memory of Bob Smith. Our intention is to Honor Bob and Glorify ...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