Contributing sermons since Jan 24, 2002
Contributed on Sep 23, 2018
God calls us to true and meaningful praise. He deserves enthusiastic worship from his people, and this should be our hearts’ desire for Him.
I. INTRODUCTION 1. Some say worship is not what it used to be. In the past, there seemed to be a greater emphasis on worship. A. Years ago, there were many more “meetings” in a given month than there are today, with far more people in attendance. The services were longer, sometimes lasting for ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2018
Do the words you speak build-up or burn-down?
In the summer of 2000, more than a thousand firefighters battled a wildfire for two weeks in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The fire started on August 24, and continued until September 8. When it was over more than eighty thousand acres of federal forest was burnt. Forty-six-year-old Janice ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2018
What four words would Jesus use to describe you?
William (Bill) E. Gordon, Baptist pastor and author has this to say about the breadth of faith: “Atheists have faith — faith that there is no God, no place of everlasting punishment in the hereafter. Animals possess faith; they display the utmost faith in their masters, as do children in their ...read more
Contributed on Sep 3, 2018
Practice the HEARING & DOING of Scripture in this life; it prepares you for the next life. Practice Hard.
Spend enough time around 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, and you’re bound to be asked for directions to Carnegie Hall. “Which way to Carnegie Hall?” “Where is Carnegie Hall?” “What’s the address for Carnegie Hall?” Almost never does one ask the “how” question. Because everyone ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2018
To be ‘In Christ’ you must allow Him complete control of your life. Our absolute devotion to Christ prepares us to be used in ministries for His glory.
Bertoldo de Giovanni is a name even the most enthusiastic lover of art is unlikely to recognize. He was the pupil of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of his time, and became the teacher of Michelangelo, the greatest sculptor of all time. Michelangelo was only 14 years old when he came to Bertoldo, ...read more
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Contributed on Apr 1, 2017
They still tell the story at William and Mary College of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William and Mary went ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2011
WISHING VS. HOPING Eugene Peterson (Living the Message: Daily Help for Living the God-Centered Life) points out that what a lot of people call hope is in reality something different. It's wishing, not hoping: and wishing and hoping are not the same thing. "Wishing," Peterson says, "is ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2004
In the year A.D. 303, the Roman Emperor Diocletian issued a decree that he hoped would extinguish the spreading flames of Christianity. One of his primary objectives was the seizure and destruction of the Christian Scriptures. Later that year, officials enforced the decree in North Africa. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2004
An ancient Chassidic parable tells the story of Yechiel, the young grandson of a Chassidic rabbi, who once played hide-and-seek with a friend. When it was his turn to hide, he found a great hiding place where he waited, somewhat impatiently, for his friend to find him. He waited and waited; it ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2002
The Scottish preacher John McNeill liked to tell about an eagle that had been captured when it was quite young. The farmer who snared the bird put a restraint on it so it couldn’t fly, and then he turned it loose to roam in the barnyard. It wasn’t long till the eagle began to act like the ...read more