Sermon Series
  • 1. The Heart Of The Matter

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 50 ratings

    David, Pt. 1 of 15

    THE HEART OF THE MATTER (1 SAM. 16) During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the pastor with an unusual offer. “Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I’m to promise to “love, honor and obey” and “forsaking all others, be more

  • 2. Champions Are Made, Not Born

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 40 ratings

    David, Pt. 2 of 15

    CHAMPIONS ARE MADE, NOT BORN (1 SAM. 17:21-49) //Lucy was reading a book when his brother Linus said while eating his sandwich: “"Hands are fascinating things. . . . I like my hands. . . . I think I have nice hands. . . . My hands seem to have a lot of character. . . . These are hands which may more

  • 3. The Evil Eye

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    David, Pt. 3 of 15

    THE EVIL EYE (1 SAM. 18) The master-disciple or teacher-student relationship in the Chinese society is a hierarchical one. The teacher is the superior and the student is the subordinate. A prominent senior pastor twenty years older than me still calls me teacher after he has audited just one of more

  • 4. The Safest Place To Be

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    David, Pt. 4 of 15

    THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE (1 SAM.19) A pastor who is once of the most educated, talented, and charismatic person I know taught me all I care to know about power and ambition. He is gifted in languages, preaching, and teaching. His alma mater is one of the finest seminaries in the world, his mentor more

  • 5. For Better And Not Worse

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    David, Pt. 5 of 15

    FOR BETTER AND NOT WORSE (1 SAM. 24:1-22) When we applied for a mortgage we discovered how unforgiving the system is. Our credit report was not as impeccable as we thought. A few late or overlooked credit card payments caused us a major deduction of points. Unfortunately, our society keeps a more

  • 6. How Rude

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    David, Pt. 6 of 15

    HOW RUDE (1 SAM 25) Public Agenda, a non-profit group, interviewed more than 2,000 people in its study on civility and manners called “Aggravating Circumstances: A Status Report on Rudeness in America.” The group revealed that eight in 10 Americans say a lack of respect and courtesy is a serious more

  • 7. The School Of Hard Knocks

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    David, Pt. 7 of 15

    THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS (1 SAM 30) When my wife and I sold our old house and bought a new one just about at the start of the new millenium recession, we ended up living in a better location, buying a more expensive house, and starting with a new mortgage. Like most homebuyers, we had to sell more

  • 8. Gone With The Wind

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    David, Pt. 8 of 15

    GONE WITH THE WIND (2 SAM. 1) In the summer of 2003 cyclist Lance Armstrong’s attempt to equal Miguel Indurain’s record of five successive Tour de France wins nearly came to a crashing halt. With fourteen stages completed and six stages to go, Armstrong’s lead was in jeopardy when he fell off his more

  • 9. To God Be The Glory

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    David, Pt. 9 of 15

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY (2 SAM. 7) The “toys of the super rich,” as CNN/Money calls them, including their travel, cell phones, diamonds, and cars, can be more expensive than a family home. A night at the new, 2,640 square-foot Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Hotel in Manhattan costs $12,959 more

  • 10. Sin's Seductive Snare

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    David, Pt. 10 of 15

    SIN’S SEDUCTIVE SNARE (2 SAM. 11) When the 50-year-old former Haiti president Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled in 2004 after 13 years in power, he left 8.5 million Haitians more miserable and disillusioned than when he appeared. Aristede was the nation’s first democratically elected president but he more

  • 11. Guilty As Charged

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    David, Pt. 11 of 15

    GUILTY AS CHARGED (2 SAM 12:1-25) A man who was caught stealing a horse couldn’t believe his ears after the arguments were made, the evidence was presented, and the trail was over - the presiding judge had sentenced him to hang. He was understandably miserable, upset, disgruntled, bitter and more

  • 12. It's Lonely At The Bottom

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 41 ratings

    David, Pt. 12 of 15

    IT’S LONELY AT THE BOTTOM (2 SAM. 15) Several years ago, a Los Angeles Times (5/23/01) article with the curious headlines of “Pests Pester Even the Poshest of Posh Spots” caught my eye. The poshest of posh spots was the famed, luxurious, 285-room, 16-floor Four Seasons Hotel nearby the upscale more

  • 13. Prevention Is Better Than Cure

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    David, Pt 13 of 15

    PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE (2 SAM 18:1-17) I love sports. I took to soccer, ping-pong, and badminton in my younger days, and took up basketball and tennis in my thirties in America. There was no moving object I did not like. By the time I was 35, my knees couldn’t withstand the onslaught more

  • 14. The Mirror Of Reality

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 46 ratings

    David, Pt. 14 of 15

    THE MIRROR OF REALITY (2 SAM. 24,1 CHRON 21:1) Domino’s founder Tom Monaghan is a colorful and controversial character. He made his fortune in pizza delivery after eight years of hard work but squandered it all on an expensive lifestyle. At the height of his success, he bought the Detroit Tigers more

  • 15. Confession Is Good For The Soul

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 64 ratings

    David, Pt. 15 of 15

    CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL (PS. 51) The young preacher thrilled his congregation with his first sermon - a challenge to “gird their loins” for Christian service and living. (The sermon was the topic of conversation among parishioners after service. It was practical, straightforward, and more