Contributing sermons since Aug 17, 2016
Contributed on Jan 16, 2017
The gong is only mentioned once in all of scripture. Why would Paul use it to start the famous "Love Chapter" and what warning does it contain for us today? (This sermon was preached as part of the series by this name preached by Jeff Strite.)
Dearly Beloved, we have gathered here today to celebrate the love…is often the words we hear preceding the reading of 1 Corinthians 13. It is good that we read what has come to be known as the Love Chapter at a wedding, because it reminds us as we are uniting a couple in love for the rest of their ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2016
Evangelism is a word that causes many of us to tremble. When we simplify the process it can become easier to do. Here's some thoughts from a meeting between Philip and an Ethiopian eunuch.
What is your initial, knee jerk reaction when you hear this word? (pause) Evangelism. A few of you slid forward in your seat, got this eager look on your face, and can’t wait to hear the rest of the message. Most of you are looking a bit like a deer caught in the headlights, startled and ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2016
We all have our stories. Let's look at Saul's story to learn how to better tell our own for the sake of the gospel.
The compilation “One Thousand and One Nights” tells the story of a Persian King who caught his wife caught wife being unfaithful. He had her executed then proceeded to go through a number of “wives”, executing them after spending a night together. The Vizier’s ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2016
People are tired of finding phony. How can we make sure they find the Real Deal?
We have been looking at the beginnings of the church. You may recall that in Acts 1 Jesus declared they would be His witnesses, “first in Jerusalem and Judea, then in Samaria and the ends of the world.” However, up until today’s passage, the church has remained in Jerusalem. It ...read more
Contributed on Oct 16, 2016
The good news and the bad news is that growth brings people and new people bring different ideas. What do we do in times of conflict? Check out these thoughts from the church in Jerusalem.
Growing pains- they can be a good thing. There’s a saying that goes, “What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.” Growing pains can also be bad- after all, they’re a pain. It hurts. As a child growing to maturity, there are a number of times you go through ...read more