Contributed on Feb 9, 2004
Absalom provides a good example of the sin of pride and the conseqence of breaking the fifth commandment, Honor your father and mother.
Today we will see from the life of Absalom what the outcome of breaking God’s fifth command is. It reads, “ Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Absalom, who was King David’s third son, had his life cut short because ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2004
Sin, according to Romans 3 is like a cancer that infects the whole body from head to toe.
None is Righteous Romans 3:9-18 Today we are beginning a series of messages from the letter to the Romans. I want you to hear the way Paul expresses his love and concern for the congregation in Rome. He begins, “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2004
Fearing and obeying God needs to come first in the Christian’s life
TO OBEY OR NOT TO OBEY Today’s passage is probably the most difficult one in Romans. How should the strong commands of this Scripture be interpreted when Paul himself didn’t always practice what he preached? It would have been easy to skip over Romans 13 in our series of preaching through ...read more
Contributed on Aug 20, 2004
Naaman is a parable of the salvation story. His total obedience brought wholeness.
Seven Ducks in Muddy Water II Kings 5:1-19 Many years ago when Wesley and I were about the age of the preteens here, we had a guest evangelist who came to our large Mennonite church in Iowa. He included a children’s story as part of the worship that Sunday and spoke to the children ...read more