Contributing sermons since Aug 17, 2016
Contributed on Feb 25, 2024
Paul prays for believers to have hope in Christ Jesus. How is this different from worldly hope and how does it help us navigate life?
Have you ever thought about how the meaning of a symbol or a logo can change meanings if you were to rotate it upside down? For example, if you turn the hands over on our title slide, it looks kind of like someone is now washing their hands. If you rotate the lesser than symbol in math, it becomes ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2024
Paul's love for the church of Philippi motivated his prayers for them. What does this demonstrate for us as we pray for our churches today?
This past Wednesday, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. So it seems appropriate that we talk about a prayer about growing love since the idea of love is on people’s minds. I had to chuckle when I saw this meme on Facebook and shared it with someone who had posted to see if anyone would like ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2024
Paul gives thanks for the church at Thessalonica because they were growing despite persecution. How can we learn to pray from his example?
From time to time, I enjoy reading prayers parents share that were prayed by their children. Here are just a few prayers of thanks that I have come across. Dear Lord, thank you that we can come to church today and thank you that no one got their head crushed or lost their arm on the way here. Dear ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2024
Paul was writing from prison yet prayed for the church that they gain spiritual power. What is this power and how can it empower us today?
One of Terri’s all-time favorite movies is Aladdin. Now, I’m not talking about the live-action remake. If you’re going to watch Aladdin with her, it had better be the original Disney cartoon. The villain of the movie was Jafar, the grand vizier of Agraba. Jafar was the chief advisor, second in ...read more
Contributed on Aug 13, 2018
Daniel and his friends were able to stand without compromise in a hostile environment. How were they able to do so and what lessons can we apply today?
(I started at the back of the church so there was an empty stage as I described the takeover) Imagine that is this time of global political unrest, a nation such as Iran or Iraq conquered America. They choose the best and the brightest and take our entire church back to their nation to begin the ...read more