Contributed on Aug 17, 2009
Time is a precious gift from God and God invites us to use this gift wisely and with thanksgiving
Ephesians 5:15-20 “The Gift of Time” INTRODUCTION Somehow in modern, American society time has become our enemy. We fear its end and complain about its scarcity. Millions, perhaps billions, of dollars are spent on day planners, software, smart phones and time saving devices with the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 19, 2010
Jesus sends his followers out into the plentiful harvest. We along with the early disciples are called to prepare the way for Jesus and to carry out his ministry on earth--and in the United States.
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 “Sent Out” INTRODUCTION Today is the 234th anniversary of signing of the Declaration of Independence the document that contains those immortal words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal and endowed with certain ...read more
Contributed on Sep 8, 2010
We are sorely tempted to institute rules that limit our ability to love. In God's kingdom love always trumps rules.
Luke 13:10-17 “Love Trumps Rules” INTRODUCTION It is amazing to me that a brief story of a diminutive, hunchbacked woman who came into contact with Jesus in a small synagogue in an isolated village in Galilee over two thousand years ago can have such a tremendous impact on ...read more
Contributed on Oct 2, 2013
Love has the power to proclaim God’s grace and demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 “The Power of Love” INTRODUCTION At the end of our text today, the writer to the Hebrews exhorts his readers. He writes, “Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of the lips that confess his ...read more