Contributed on Apr 30, 2002
April 28, 2002 -- 4th in a series on the Gospel of John. This sermon uses a word that might offend some -- some people even think of it as a "dirty word." Many think no Presbyterian would ever use this word, but statistics show Presbyterians do this as m
“Sharing The Good News” April 28, 2002 The Rev. Dr. W. Maynard Pittendreigh -- Senior Pastor John 4:6-43 Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?" ...read more
Contributed on May 18, 2002
John’s account of the feeding of the multitude helps us to see what we need to face the overwhelming.
Facing the Overwhelming Maynard Pittendreigh John 6:1-14 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick. Then Jesus went up ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2002
Jesus calls us to make a decision. Follow him, or not -- you must decide!
Time To Decide The Rev. Dr. W. Maynard Pittendreigh Joshua 24:1-15 "If serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But ...read more
Contributed on May 31, 2002
Jesus gives us a second chance, but this forgiveness that is free of cost is not free of responsibility.
Second Chances by Maynard Pittendreigh John 8:1-18 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2002
Like it or not, death intrudes on our lives all the time -- our friends die, our loved ones, and eventually death comes to claim our lives. Jesus says he is the resurrection -- that if we believe in him, even if we die, we will live. But do we really be
When Death Intrudes by Maynard Pittendreigh John 11:1-57 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. When Martha ...read more