Contributing sermons since Sep 21, 2001
Contributed on Apr 9, 2005
In Amos 9 we get a glimpse of God’s judgment of Israel, but also the promise of restoration.
Amos 1:1-2 (New Living Translation) 1 This message was given to Amos, a shepherd from the town of Tekoa in Judah. He received this message in visions two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam II, the son of Jehoash, was king of Israel. 2This is his report ...read more
Contributed on Jan 8, 2005
God will allow disasters in this world in order to demonstrate His love to those in the aftermath and to draw others to a saving knowledge of Himself.
This past week I was watching MSNBC and every night on this news program people were discussing why God would allow the tsunami. There were Christians discussing this and atheists. One Christian lady on the program felt that it was God’s wrath being poured out upon the victims of the tsunami. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
In this sermon we will examine the reconciling work of God in the life of the believer and what He has called all of us to be.
Colossians 1 18And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things ...read more
Contributed on Jul 14, 2004
On His final night with the disciples, Jesus reassured them that the Holy Spirit would come. He defines in John 16:5-14 three roles the Holy Spirit would have.
The Work of the Holy Spirit John 16 5"Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ’Where are you going?’ 6Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. 7But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not ...read more
Contributed on Jul 3, 2004
This sermon discusses the security, peace, and triumph over adversity we can experience in God when we look to Him as our refuge.
Psalm 91 Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." 3Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the ...read more
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Contributed on May 6, 2006
In the Russian Orthodox Church, the standard greeting is: “Christ is risen!” To which someone would reply: “He is risen, indeed!” Years ago, when the communists began to take control of Russia, a Communist party official came to a Russian village to seek to convert its residents there to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2004
Tradition has it that Michelangelo was teaching some art students one day. He walks over to one of his students and then starts painting on his canvass. He then hands the student the brush. The student is awestruck. He asks: "How can I finish what you have started?" "Let this inspire you to ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2003
Illustration: Love truly does compel us to go the distance for the object of our affection. Mel Gibson, playing cab driver Jerry Fletcher in “Conspiracy Theory,” said this to someone riding in his cab: “Love gives you wings! It makes you fly. I don’t even call it love—I call it Geronimo. You ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2003
Japanese sword illustration: It is the Japanese who have created the best swords in the world. To create these fine weapons, ancient Japanese sword makers had to create a sword that was hard enough to retain a sharp edge, but at the same time soft enough not to be brittle. Sword makers who made ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2002
Sara Hughes Illustration: The Women’s’ Ice Skating Competition in the 2002 Winter Olympics was supposed to be a clash of the Titans for the gold with U.S. skater Michelle Kwan pitted against Irina Slutskaya. Sara Hughes, a 16-year-old fourth place contender, however, stunned the world when she took ...read more