Sermon Archive

There’s No Place Like Home

Psalm 23:6 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me     all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord     forever. Dear Friends in Christ, How about a little trivia quiz to start my sermon this morning?  See if you can identify the name of the movie in which these words…

Caution

Psalm 31:1-8 For the director of music. A psalm of David. 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;     let me never be put to shame;     deliver me in your righteousness. 2 Turn your ear to me,     come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge,     a strong fortress to save me. 3 Since you are my rock…

The Power of Pursuit

Psalm 23:6 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me     all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord     forever. Dear Friends in Christ, I came across a story recently that was both heartbreaking and heartwarming.  It’s the story of Eric Hill.  At the age of 28 he had so…

My Overflowing Cup

Psalm 23:5 5 You prepare a table before me     in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;     my cup overflows. Dear Friends in Christ, This morning we’re going to be talking about one of what are commonly referred to as the 7 deadly sins.  I wonder how many of you here today would be…

Slippery Slopes and Wounded Sheep

Psalm 23:5 5 You prepare a table before me     in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;     my cup overflows. Dear Friends in Christ, Recently I came across an article about 3 of the most potent letters in the English language.  You’d probably be hard-pressed to figure out what they are, so allow me…

Your Pastor, Our Friend, God’s Servant

1 Timothy 3:1-7 Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons 3 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and…

The Burden of Shame

Psalm 23:5 5 You prepare a table before me    in the presence of my enemies.You anoint my head with oil;    my cup overflows. Dear Friends in Christ, I’d like to begin this morning by asking all of you to think back to a time in your life when you did something so bad, so sinful, so shameful that you weren’t…

The Burden of Loneliness

Psalm 23:4 4 Even though I walk     through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,     for you are with me; your rod and your staff,     they comfort me. Dear Friends in Christ, I came across a story recently about a fellow named Steve who worked at a pharmacy while attending the University of Texas in…

God is Gathering People

Isaiah 56:1 Salvation for Others 56 This is what the Lord says: “Maintain justice     and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand     and my righteousness will soon be revealed.   Isaiah 56:6-8 6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord     to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,     and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without…

From Panic to Peace

Psalm 23:4 4 Even though I walk     through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,     for you are with me; your rod and your staff,     they comfort me. Dear Friends in Christ, May I ask you a personal question?  What are you afraid of?  Do you have any fears or phobias that cause you a…