Contributed on Feb 15, 2005
1st of Lent sermon series on how God used’ Judas’ greed for the greatest act of generosity ever.
One Man’s Trash is Our Lord’s Treasure Trash 1 - Judas’ Greed The garbage man comes every Monday afternoon between one and three o’clock. It hasn’t happened for a while, but every now and then I forget to take the trash out. I hate that when that happens, because then I end up with a whole ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2005
A sermon looking at the sleep of the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane, and how Jesus used it for our good.
February 23, 2005 Matthew 26:36-46 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2005
This sermon got rather long, but I tried to show what Peter’s cowardice did to him and how Jesus dealt with it in a wonderful way. If you’ve got some time give it a perusal.
March 2, 2005 Matthew 26:31-35, 69-67, John 21:15-19, When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2005
This sermon reflects on what motivated Pilate to do what he did, and how it affected what happened to Jesus.
March 9, 2005 Pilate’s Politics When you put people into your car to ride with you, you are putting their lives into your hands. One wrong turn or one moment of indecision could lead you into a quick and fiery death of the most painful kind. Imagine, for instance, that as you were driving ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2005
How the Lord used the darkness of Good Friday as a witness to our salvation.
March 24, 2005 Matthew 27:45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. Tonight’s service is called a service of darkness. It is a somber reminder of what happened to Jesus. As the service progresses, the lights eventually are dimmed until it becomes ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2005
An Easter Sunrise sermon reflecting on how the posting of the guard worked out to the Lord’s favor.
March 27, 2005 Matthew 27:62-28:10 About a year ago I used to drive past a local bank and see a rather overweight man with an official uniform standing outside of the building. He was known as the security guard. Whereas he stood outside in the freezing cold, I don’t know how much he could ...read more