Sermon Series
  • 1. More Than Hatch, Match, And Dispatch

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,901 views

    The church is for far more than empty ceremony on occasions demanded by tradition; it is the steward of new life, with a rich and full experience that employs the diversity of gifts God has given it.

    Last week you seemed to get a big charge out of my little story about going to a wedding rehearsal and wasting time waiting for a key person to arrive. When I said that I didn’t know what we’d do on Sunday afternoon if he didn’t show up, you let out a belly laugh. You assumed I was talking about ...read more

  • 2. Knee Bowed And Body Bent

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 3,243 views

    Since body language communicates our real feelings, we must pay attention to how we present our bodies to God -- in the words of James Weldon Johnson, "knee-bowed", ready to submit our wills to His; and "body-bent", ready to work for things that matter.

    You may not speak a great many foreign languages, but there is one language other than English at which most of us are proficient. That is body language. Whether our mouths can pronounce strange sounds or whether our eyes can make any sense out of different alphabets, we can see body language. ...read more

  • 3. Teary Eyes, Stumbling Feet, Hands

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,277 views

    Deepseated shame and objective guilt arise from a self-serving spirit, but the Cross delivers us from both and frees us to live out of gratitude.

    Mark it down. Memorize this. Engrave it somewhere. It is an ironclad rule. This will always happen: when it is the least convenient for you to respond, someone will want you to respond. When it is nearly impossible for you to get up and do what someone wants you to do, that is the very moment ...read more

  • 4. More Than Hatch, Match, And Dispatch

    Contributed on May 20, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,621 views

    People expect only the ceremonial from the church. But God wants to give us a rich, varied, and outward-reaching life.

    Last week you seemed to get a big charge out of my little story about going to a wedding rehearsal and wasting time waiting for a key person to arrive. When I said that I didn’t know what we’d do on Sunday afternoon if he didn’t show up, you let out a belly laugh. You assumed I was talking about ...read more