Sermon Series
  • 1. Following Jesus To The Jordan River

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2021

    Did you ever play "follow the leader" as a kid? Sure. It's a lot of fun until the leader makes you do weird things or some action you're uncomfortable with. How about following a leader you can always trust? This series is on following the only leader you can truly trust.

    You can hear the audio of the sermon on my podcast at: Jesus' Baptism - Follow the Leader Intro: • Young couple goes to visit her family for Christmas in New England. • Whole family went for a walk in the wintery wonderland. Hoping to connect with his more

  • 2. Following Jesus Into The Desert

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2021

    What tempts you? How do you resist? We often find it difficult to not give in. Let's follow Jesus into the desert as he experiences the same temptations as we do.

    You can listen to the podcast of this sermon here: Following Jesus Into the Desert Intro: • [video - the marshmallow test] We’re not so very different than these amazingly cute kids. First conducted at Stanford U. in 1972. • We sneak up on the edge of more

  • 3. Following Jesus Into Abundance

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2021

    Unexpected things happen at weddings. Some are fun and humorous, some are embarrassing and hurtful. As we continue to following Jesus as His disciples, we find ourselves at a wedding where a potentially embarrassing situation turns into an abundant blessing!

    Following Jesus Into the Unexpected Intro: • [IMAGE] BIL’s wedding - outside by a lake. Fisherman in boat disrupts the wedding with his outboard motor. • Strange and unexpected things happen at weddings! • As we continue to follow Jesus, we join him at a wedding. o Beginning of his more

  • 4. What's It Going To Cost Me?

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2021

    We can know the price of an item but not necessarily understand what it's going to cost us. Jesus asks us to make and informed and deliberate decision about deciding to follow Him by outlining what it's going to cost us. (spoiler alert: it's everything - but it's worth it.)

    You can hear the audio of the sermon on my podcast at: Following Jesus - Counting the Cost Intro: • Price is Right show – fascinating and compelling game show where we are entertained by watching people guess the price of various products. (use logo more

  • 5. Let's Go To Dinner

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2021

    How much is enough? What do we do and where do we turn when we're afraid we don't have enough of (fill in the blank)? Jesus confronts his disciples with an enormous challenge to feed 5,000 people. But there's not enough. Now what?

    You can listen to the audio of the sermon on my podcast at: Follow The Leader - Feeding the 5,000 “What’s for Supper?” • We’re having lunch together after services this morning. My wife is back in the kitchen right now checking on the preparation. • Right more

  • 6. Blowing Up Boxes

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2021

    We often find ourselves putting people in "boxes." Race, gender, and endless number of boxes. And it's limiting. We put limits on expectations of others and ourselves. As we follow Jesus, we watch him "blow up" the box around a man born blind.

    To listen to the audio of the sermon, please go to my podcast at: Follow the Leader - Out of the Box • Video from Youtube: • No one likes to be put in a box. Categorized. • Common: Ethnicity, gender, economic more

  • 7. Which King?

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2021

    Bob Dylan famously wrote, "But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed you're gonna have to serve somebody." As disciples of Jesus, we must choose daily who gets to be king in our life. Which king do you follow?

    * Squeeze to the last drop: The manager at the local pub had what he considered to be the world’s strongest man working as his bouncer. In fact, the bouncer was so tough, the manager actually used the man to make money on the side with a little bet he had contrived over the years. The manager was more

  • 8. Becoming The Real Deal

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2021

    Watch out for fakes! Whether we're talking about counterfeit products from the internet or people, the results are similar. We're disappointed, angered, distrustful. Fake stuff doesn't live up to our expectations. Become the "real deal."

    Authentic: Becoming The Real Deal   • Fake Rolex in NYC for $50. (real deal is anywhere from $10-$15K USED) That street corner Rolex will eventually turn your wrist green and quit right after that. • If you shop online at all, chances are good you’ve bought counterfeit or fake more

  • 9. Not Your Everyday Jesus

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2021

    There are times when we take things for granted. They're too familiar, easily overlooked. Disciples of Jesus can fall into that trap if we're not careful.

    You can listen to the audio of the sermon here: “Everyday Treasure” [IMAGE] Things people owned that they didn’t realize were very valuable. ( We started with fake watches last more

  • 10. Let's Go To A Parade

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2021

    People have a parade as Jesus enters Jerusalem for the final week of his life. There were many expectations in the crowd.

    You can listen to the audio of the sermon on my podcast at: Disney Screaming Fan experiences * In the 90’s Disney World would invite church groups to come out to the parks and hotels and play the part of “screaming fans” for their convention guests. * more

  • 11. Follow The Leader To His Trial

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2021

    There were two trials the night Jesus was arrested. One was illegal but formal. The other trial was in the court of public opinion. Peter didn't do so well in his trial.

    You can hear the audio of the sermon at: ? During the pastorate of Henry Ward Beecher in Indianapolis he preached a series of sermons upon drunkenness and gambling, incidentally scoring the men of the community who profited by these sins. During the ensuing more

  • 12. Away From The Empty Tomb

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2021

    We've followed our leader from the Jordan to a tomb. Now what?

    Our series’ focus this quarter has been on “following our leader.” We’ve watched and experienced through his disciples’ eyes and ears what He did and said. Clearly they were meant to learn and imitate Him. So are we. We’ve followed all the way from the Jordan river where Jesus’ earthly ministry and more