Sermons

July 15, 2018

To God be the Glory Based on 2 Samuel 6:12-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Psalm 24           Fanny Crosby died more than 100 year ago – 1915 to be exact.  She was a remarkable woman who, though blind from age six, wrote…

July 8, 2018

Leading Through Servanthood Based on 2 Samuel 5:1-10, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Mark 6:1-13           Already this year in the U.S. there have been more than 300,000 books published – more than 1.3 million worldwide.  Note here that we are only…

July 1, 2018

Only Believe Based on Psalm 130, 2 Cor 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43           Believing…in today’s scripture reading from Mark’s Gospel, Jesus is quoted as saying, “…Do not fear, only believe….” (Mark 5:36)  Isn’t that an interesting juxtaposition of words?  What is…

June 24, 2018

Courageous Faith Based on 1 Sam 17:32-49, 2 Cor 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41           At one point in Christian history the greatest thing one could do to prove their faith was to become a martyr.  The word “martyr” is Greek and…

June 17, 2018

A Unique Perspective Based on 1Samuel 15:34 – 16:13, 2Corinthians 5:11-17, Mark 4:26-34           There are people in the world who can look at a blue print or one of those pictorial instruction manuals and see what the finished product…

June 10, 2018

Following God’s Will Based on 1 Sam 8:4-20, 2 Cor 4:13 – 5:1, Mark 3:20-35           In the mid-1950’s a television show came on called, “Father Knows Best”.  In it a stylized white, middle class, nuclear family of father, mother,…

June 3, 2018

A Word From God Based on 1 Sam 3:1-20, Mark 2:23 – 3:6, Psalm 139:1-12           I remember vividly the moment that preaching went from giving a public speech to something deeper, richer and more meaningful.  Not to say that…

May 27, 2018

God Help Our Unbelief Isaiah 6:1-8, John 3:1-17, Romans 8:12-17            Edgar Allen Poe famously stated, “Believe only half of what you see, and none of what you hear.”  In this brave new world of malleable truths, “fake news” and…

May 20, 2018

Ruach of God Based on Psalm 104:24-34, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26 – 16:13           Most of us take breathing for granted – like we do our heart beating.  These are physiologic realities that are controlled deep within our brain and…

May 13, 2018

Delightful Laws? Based on Psalm 1, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19           I really didn’t think about laws much in my life – certainly I knew to follow the major ones and stay out of trouble.  I also ran across…