Contributed on Sep 10, 2011
Jesus asks us to be both salt AND light to impact the world around us for him. We need to be both, not one or the other. It’s a challenge!
Making Jesus better known to others will complicate your life, but the rewards are out of this world! Getting married, or having children complicates things; but they’re worth it. Spending time with people who don’t know Jesus will complicate your life, but it’s so worth it. Ask a mother a few ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2011
A talk encouraging the church to love one another, showing compassion to those in need as a sign of Christ’s love, and so that people will see we are his disciples.
[Note to the Reader - this talk owes a lot to the excellent book by Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg entitled Becoming a Contagious Christian] This is the fourth talk in a series entitled Making Jesus Better Known. Week one was People Matter to God. Week two was Impacting Your World and week ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2011
Talk 5 in a series of 8 talks. Again my talk owed a lot to the book by Bill Hybels called Becoming a contagious Christian’. Sacrifical acts of time and resources, especially over the long term will speak to people. Sacrifice demonstrates who Jesus is
The strength of sacrifice; in May 2002 Robert Bonadies and his fellow instructor Jim Olko were preparing to skydive, along with a novice - Cindy Hyland, in Connecticut. The jump was to be from 12000 ft, falling at 120 mph, which would take just 68 seconds with no parachute. When it came to ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2011
Talk 7 in a series of 8. This talk owes a great deal to Bill Hybels book Becoming a Contagious Christian. Don’t try to be anyone else, just be youself. Find out how God wants YOU to share Jesus with others.
[Note to the Reader: This sermon owes a great deal to the excellent book by Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg entitled Becoming a Contagious Christian] St. Paul writes, ‘There are different gifts, but the same spirit’ (1 Cor. 12:4); and later in his letter to the Corinthians he writes these ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2011
The 8th talk in a series. This talk encourages believers to have some resources to explain the hope we have, and challenges not-yet-Christians to respond to Christ.
“…in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). When people know that we’re Christians they will watch us ...read more