Contributed on Apr 29, 2013
Beginning of a series looking at twelve followers of Jesus, their imperfections, and their victories. This sermon looks at the life of Simon Peter.
Today we begin a series I have entitled “The Dirty Dozen.” Jesus was always being accused of attracting the worst kind of people. In fact, He said He came to deliver these folks. I thought it might be interesting to examine twelve of these people and discover if perhaps we have some of ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2013
A beautiful summers day can turn violent when a sudden thunderstorm erupts. James and John had a tendency to erupt like a sudden storm.
Last week we looked at Peter and discussed how he seemed to be the best friend of Jesus. Jesus pinned all of his hopes and dreams on Peter. However, there were two others who were within an inner-circle with Peter. These three were allowed to be a part of teachings and miracles that the others were ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2013
She was a mom with a huge problem that being ignored, brushed off, or insulted would not cause her to cease from getting her answered prayer.
Three children had become very prosperous and had accumulated vast amounts of money. They discussed what gifts they were going to give their elderly mother for Mother‘s Day. The first built a big house for his mother. The second had sent her a Mercedes with a driver. The third felt he out did the ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2013
Being born again was a mystery to Nicodemus and is to us also.
“Come on in boys. The water is fine.” That was a film clip from “Oh, Brother. Where art thou?” The scene was Delmar’s baptism. He went into the water a sinner and came out a saint. He went into the water with guilt and came out forgiven. The forgiveness of sin ...read more
Contributed on May 24, 2013
For 2000 years she has been labled as a loose divorcee living with a man. But what if she was misjudged?
“His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college. He is intelligent. Kind of esoteric and very, very bright. He became a Christian while attending college. Across the street from ...read more
Contributed on May 31, 2013
Jesus is more concerned about our spiritual healing than our physical healing.
We just watched a video from Beamer Films titled “How should we then pray?” We heard a young man’s anguish over unanswered prayers. And we have all been to that point. It seems that God is not listening or He simply does not care. We all have our favorite verses about healing. ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2013
Levi changed his name to Matthew in his Gospel to reflect his heart change.
Last week we talked about the man who came through the roof with the help of his friends. Remember Jesus was more concerned about his spiritual healing than a physical healing. While his friends expected a physical, healing Jesus instead forgave his sins. It was after the religious people got upset ...read more
Contributed on Jun 16, 2013
What kind of faith does it take to turn the head of Jesus? The Roman officer had it and so can we.
Last week we were introduced to Levi who changed his name to Matthew. As you recall Levi meant “joined in harmony” but as a tax collector he was unable to live up to his name. After Jesus made him the offer to become a follower he referred to himself as Matthew, meaning “a gift to ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2013
For twelve years she had not known the touch of another person until one day she touched Jesus and everything changed.
Last week we discovered a man with such faith that it caused Jesus to turn his head to the crowd and proclaim “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel.” If you remember this man was a Roman officer who understood the levels of authority. Just as Caesar had ...read more
Contributed on Jun 29, 2013
If you could have one desire filled, what would it be?
Three men had been stranded on an island for ten years when they discovered a bottle which had washed up on the shore overnight. In their struggle to claim the precious cargo all three rubbed the bottle. Instantly a genie appeared. Unable to determine the proper ownership of the bottle the genie ...read more
Contributed on Jul 7, 2013
Saul set out to destroy the church and instead found Jesus and himself.
I want to start this week with a list on names. Some of them you may know others you might not know. Jane Fonda- an actor that some consider a traitor. During the Vietnam War, she went to North Vietnam and posed on a Vietnamese anti-aircraft battery as if she was shooting at in-coming American ...read more