Contributing sermons since Jul 16, 2007
Be More In Me Than Me
Contributed on Sep 8, 2008
To go we have to follow. To follow we have to die. Anyone seen carrying his cross, it was clear he was on his way to die. This word picture describes dying to personal pursuits and following Him completely. This is the key to a successful spiritual life
A person’s last words are very important to us. We listen very carefully to every word. We seek to understand more of Jesus and to learn what He taught His disciples and what that means for us today. Today, let’s take a look at Jesus’ lasts words written for our instruction. Matt. ...read more
In His Presence My Cup Runs Over
Contributed on Aug 20, 2008
We all want to be happy. We try hard to hold onto happiness. But, happiness is dependent on happenings. There’s something far more outlasting available to us--Joy.
Open: Ever notice when your cup of happiness is full, someone always bumps your elbow? You’re no longer happy. Maybe even a little wet! That little action just stole your Happy away. Why? Because happiness is dependent on "happenings". What goes on around you--circumstances—they dictate ...read more
Opportunity In The Vineyard
Contributed on Aug 11, 2008
God has work for us to do in His vineyard--the Church. Are we willing?
When the Romans used to attack a city, it was sometimes their custom to set up at the gate a white flag, and if the garrison surrendered while that white flag was there, their lives were spared. After that, the black flag was put up, and then every man was put to the sword. Throughout our ...read more
It Is Finished
Contributed on Aug 6, 2008
Before the Cross, is His story...who He was and why He came. After the Cross, there is nothing. Nothing more to come. All that is needed has been done. It is finished.
Open: Bible tells us "God made Sabbath for man." For rest and to remember the work of Jesus Christ Today: Special Sabbath Easter This week-end represented Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. God had a plan. It started in the garden-- 1 sacrifice for 2 people Later nation of ...read more
Decisions Determine Our Destiny
Contributed on Mar 4, 2008
We all have the same choice to travel life’s road with God or without Him.
Decisions Determine Our Destiny Open Illustration: In the area of the Maramures you have the "Merry Cemetery". To mark the graves someone has done a picturesque detailed carving along with a poem illustrating the life of that person. By looking at these markers and reading the poems we can ...read more
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Hold Up A Glass Of Water. How Heavy Do You Think ...
Contributed on Nov 21, 2007
Hold up a glass of water. How heavy do you think this glass is? The total weight isn’t so important, it’s how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute--not a problem. An hour--my ...read more
Nowadays When You Buy An Appliance, Anything ...
Contributed on Nov 21, 2007
Nowadays when you buy an appliance, anything electronic...they offer you a guarantee. So if you scratch it, drop it, immerse it...it’s covered and will be replaced. God offers us a guarantee. He guarantees to protect us, keep us and guide us ...read more
Leo Tolstoy Once Wrote A Story About A ...
Contributed on Oct 3, 2007
Leo Tolstoy once wrote a story about a successful peasant farmer who was not satisfied with his lot. He wanted more of everything. One day he received a fantastic offer. For 1000 rubles, he could buy all the land he could walk around in one day. The only catch to the deal was that he had to be back ...read more
Many Years Ago A Man Was Sailing From Ireland To ...
Contributed on Aug 23, 2007
Many years ago a man was sailing from Ireland to England and as the ship entered the harbor in the evening, all that could be seen was a confusing array of lights. He wondered how the captain could hope to navigate into the harbor safely with such confusion, so he asked him. The captain took him ...read more
Little Girl Afraid Of Thunderstorm, Father ...
Contributed on Aug 1, 2007
Little girl afraid of thunderstorm, Father holding her tight told her not to be afraid, Jesus is with her. He is never far away. She says, ...read more