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  • Context And The Message Bible

    Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Jun 28, 2017
     | 1,179 views

    Sometimes we come across a verse of scripture that is difficult to understand. We need to know and understand the context of that verse and sometimes the meaning is found by using different versions of the Bible - in this case the Message Bible.

    A former archbishop of Canterbury arrived in New York. A journalist asked him, “Will you be visiting any of our nightclubs whilst you are here?” The archbishop mischievously replied, “Are there any night clubs here?” Next day a newspaper headline read: “Archbishop’s first question on ...read more

  • One Blessing After Another

    Contributed by Barry Edmondson on Jun 3, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,407 views

    A Message compeling us to Count our Blessings

    One Blessing after another John 1:14-18. Intro: Can you imagine going on vacation in the middle of the winter and your sitting on the beach somewhere warm, relaxing enjoying the sun, and suddenly out of nowhere a massive tidal wave comes crashing down on top of you and everyone else on the ...read more

  • How Do You Approach Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 10, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,335 views

    Meet 5 people or groups who approached Jesus in many different ways. Jesus reaction tells a lot about how we should and should not approach Jesus when we are in need, in grief, in sin, or in control.

    How do you approach Jesus? Here are some possibilities: Burn with anger Shrug your shoulders in indifference Look the other way Run the other way Stand off at a distance Look down your nose Bow prostrate Run into His arms Run up to Him and demand One thing’s for sure - we all approach ...read more

  • From "Ow!” To "Ooh!”; "Arrgh!” To "Aaah!” Groaning Will Give Way To Glory

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jul 7, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,160 views

    The life of a Christian is often hot to handle that we may be tempted to even pack it in. But the Apostle Paul urges us not to do so for our groaning will give way to glory.

    I have a loonie here that I want to give away. Who wants it? Before I give it to you I want to burn off some of the germs that are on this coin. (Hold coin in candle flame with a pair of pliers for a couple of seconds.) Done. Go ahead. Take the coin. Did your fingers get burned? No? That’s good. I ...read more

  • The Return Of The King Series

    Contributed by Dave Bootsma on Dec 12, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,128 views

    The Creed says that "from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead". Jesus is coming again. What does that mean to us?

    The Apostle’s Creed Together: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the ...read more

  • The Seven Words From The Cross

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Apr 14, 2017
     | 4,853 views

    A Good Friday sermon.

    FIRST WORD: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34 I don’t suppose you’re surprised to hear Jesus forgive. That’s what he came to do. It was his mission just as a UN peacekeeper’s mission is to keep the peace, not stir up trouble. But what did Jesus mean: “…forgive ...read more

  • This Is Not A Game

    Contributed by Thomas Dibble on May 29, 2003
    based on 99 ratings
     | 6,557 views

    The coming of the Lord is soon. We must make sure that we are ready!

    On October the 30th 1938 a radio network music program was suddenly interrupted and it was a breaking news flash saying that strange activity was being observed on the planet Mars. The music program then continued for a while longer until there was another interruption and more breaking news ...read more

  • Don't Turn Back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Contributed by Danielle Clark on Apr 29, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 10,413 views

    If God Tells you to move forward move. He has new blessing for you at your new Level

    Praise Lord Saints of God Today we are going to be talking about a story in the Bible that is familiar to a lot Of us. Today I will be talking about Lot and His Wife and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In Luke 17:26-32 Jesus Uses the destruction of These two cities to to insure and ...read more

  • Presenting Jesus In A Tolerant-Pluralistic Oriented Society

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,580 views

    Too often people in the world perceive Christianity as an exclusivist religion whose people are intolerant bigots. In contrast many Americans want to appear to be inclusivists, pluralists and accepting of people. Actually, when we have the right attitude

    Presenting Jesus As Lord, Savior and Shepherd (Luke 19:10) For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save those which are lost. (Luke 19:10) Too often people in the world perceive Christianity as an exclusivist religion whose people are intolerant bigots. In contrast many Americans want ...read more

  • Set Apart For The Lord

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jul 21, 2014
     | 2,112 views

    Moses demonstrates what it means to be set apart for the Lord. We not only are stand apart from sin, we are also to call others to stay away from sin.

    Does June 11 seem like a distant memory? It was only 40 days ago, but it probably seems like a lifetime for this congregation. On June 11 we had just started to lay tile in the sanctuary. On that same day one contractor stood among the construction chaos and said, “You want to be open by June ...read more

  • A Beautiful Body Series

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on May 22, 2014
     | 1,636 views

    How do we remain stable in the midst of instability of life?

    “Faith That Works: A Beautiful Body” James 5:13-20 Life is certainly not lived on an even plain. The path is never level for very long. We’re constantly in a state of flux. We fall from the peaks to the pits; we slide from the heights to the depths; we shift from the sunshine ...read more

  • Elisha: Mouthpiece Of God Series

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Oct 5, 2014
     | 2,273 views

    Believe God's promises even when they seem utterly unbelievable.

    This is our last sermon on Elisha, that bald ‘n’ bold prophet. We’ve seen how he’s been a man of action. Three weeks ago we heard how he kept an entire army from dying of thirst in the desert when he promised that water would appear out of nowhere. Then he saved two boys ...read more

  • Triumph Of The Savior Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Mar 10, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,481 views

    Christ is victorious. From a stump to Savior.

    The Triumph of the Savior: From a Stump!! December 20, 2009 Isaiah 11:1-10 In 1928 the Great Depression was fast approaching, and as our country was enduring hard and uncertain times, people were looking for a messiah, someone who could save us. And in Louisiana, the messiah showed up . . . ...read more

  • Don’t Be A Moron (Like Me) And Miss The Banquet!

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 14, 2011
     | 1,559 views

    A first-person narrative on the Parable of the Ten Virgins.

    Your pastor thought of giving me a name like Marsha or Morgan but it’s better that you just remember me as “moron” for that is what Jesus called me and that is what I am. Because of my short-sightedness and sloppy preparation I wound up missing a scrumptious wedding banquet. You ...read more

  • Jesus, Our Healer

    Contributed by Hans Krause on Oct 19, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 663 views

    Jesus has the power to heal us from every physical and mental disease. But he doesn't always use that power. Often, what we need more is to be healed from our spiritual blindness.

    [This sermon was preached on 19 August 2018, 13th Sunday after Pentecost / 3rd year, ELCF Lectionary] Last Monday I returned to work from my five-week holiday. When I opened my email, there was a pleasant surprise waiting for me. A woman from our congregation wrote me with some very good news. The ...read more