Contributing sermons since Jul 6, 2011
Contributed on Feb 4, 2018
A message on the need for salvation.
Have you ever seen any of those “man on the street,” interviews? There is a fellow on Fox News named Jesse Watters who does these things and he introduces himself by saying, “Welcome to Watter’s world.” Some of the questions he asks get some very strange answers. For instance, Who won the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2018
church health is more important than church growth.
“Anatomy of a Healthy Church” Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-3 Introduction: Welcome to this last worship service of 2017. As I begin my preaching and teaching ministry here at Thayer Church my prayer is that that Lord will use me to be a blessing to you and your family. Sis. Judy and I are excited about ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2017
I used this as farewell sermon upon leaving a pastorate.
"The Measure of a Ministry" Acts 20:17-38 Introduction: Let's see what is revealed in the text: I. Paul's Tenure Two things standout; First, is his longevity and second is his labor. Paul spent more time in Asia Minor and Ephesus in particular than any other place of ministry. Verse 31 tells ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2017
A message to encourage faithfulness.
"Radical Faithfulness" Introduction: As I have gotten older I've had the opportunity to think a great deal about ministry in general and I have come to the conclusion that the single most important thing is faithfulness; not ability, or talent, or position, or anything else. Faithfulness is first ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2017
A sermon exhorting Christians to pray.
"Christians, Camels, and Calluses!" James 5:13-20 James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the ...read more
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Contributed on Aug 28, 2011
ON THE WAY TO THE FAIR A man was going to the county fair one day with a pig under one arm and a chicken under one arm, and a basket on his head. He came to a crossroads and didn’t know which way to turn. While he stood there deciding, an attractive young woman approached him, heading the same ...read more
Contributed on Jul 6, 2011
LOVE OF A DISCIPLE Tertullian, an early Christian author, reported that the Romans would exclaim, "See how they love one another," and Justin Martyr, a Greek-speaking Christian apologist, sketched Christian love this way: "We who used to value the acquisition of wealth and possessions more ...read more