Contributing sermons since May 24, 2005
Contributed on Jul 27, 2013
The story of Hosea's obedience to God, ,Israel's disobedience and then God's forgivness.
The Story of Hosea and Gomer Hosea 1:2-10 7/28/13 The story I am about to share with you is a true. It happened in Western Illinois but it may have happened right here, in Long Point and Flanagan, as well! Mark and Bonnie had attended school together since the first grade. Mark was very ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2011
Jesus used something common, dirty, even insulting to transform the world of the blind man and to give him the gift of sight for the first time.
Many of you know the joys of keeping that most unruly, unpredictable, but absolutely crucial-to-life “pet” known as . . . a septic tank. There are some unbendable rules for septic tanks. 1) They will always back up the day your daughter’s wedding reception is being held in ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2010
God's Grace can happen at any time or any place.
The Nain Procession to Party From what I've heard, a New Orleans jazz funeral is an experience like no other. The brass band begins its solemn procession at the church, playing hymns like "Free as a Bird" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee",….no improvisation, no frills. Nothing but sadness ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2010
A brief description of Hanukah, Judas Maccabeus, the hero, and how this relates to our hero and Lord Jesus.
We all seem to need heroes. It’s true now, and it was just as true in the time of Jesus. The people we meet in our Gospel reading were in the grip of heroic dreams like these. That’s what lies behind the question they ask Jesus. “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2007
Is peace possible at Christmas, if not, I wonder if it was really peaceful on the 1st Christmas?
Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant, so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace. Whenever Christmas carols are sung, this hymn is sure to be among them, for it has long been one of the best loved. For ...read more
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Contributed on Nov 16, 2010
TRULY THANKFUL: J. B. FUQUA When J. B. Fuqua was just a boy, someone lent him a helping hand. And he paid them back millions of times over for their kindness. J. B. grew up in rural Virginia in the years after World War I. Those were lean times for many people. J. B. made up his mind at a young ...read more