Sermon Archive

Cleaning Up Your Language

Exodus 20:7 7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Dear Friends in Christ, During my first 4 years of college, I always had a challenge awaiting me at the end of each school year.  I would return home to where my parents were…

Awesome Deeds

Psalm 66:1-4 For the director of music. A song. A psalm. 1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth! 2 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. 3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you. 4 All the earth bows down to you; they sing…

Still Standing Strong

Isaiah 40:6-8 6 A voice says, “Cry out.”     And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass,     and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. 7 The grass withers and the flowers fall,     because the breath of the Lord blows on them.     Surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers and the flowers fall,     but the word of…

American Idols

Exodus 20:3 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. Dear Friends in Christ, The year was 1924 and the Olympic Games were to be held in Paris, France.  A new sport had been added that year to the list of international competitions and that was the sport of canoe racing.  The team that was favored…

God’s Laws of Love

Romans 13:10 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Dear Friends in Christ,                                                                                   Rom. 13:10 I came across an interesting article that appeared in an issue of the American Family Association Journal.  This article was entitled “The New Morality” and it was based upon a recent…

Is Prayer a Good Idea?”

Acts 2:42 The Fellowship of the Believers 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Dear Friends in Christ, Even though I took some time off a little over a month ago, after hearing my sermon title for today, you may very well be thinking that perhaps…

What Makes Jesus Cry?

John 11:35 35 Jesus wept. Dear Friends in Christ, May I ask you a personal question?  What makes you cry?  What causes you shed tears?  No doubt the loss of a loved one.  Perhaps the loss of a pet.  Maybe a sad scene in a movie.  How about pain, bad news, good news, pride in your…

A Friend in High Places

Romans 8:34 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Dear Friends in Christ, Have you ever met or known anyone in high places?  You know the kind of person I’m talking about,…

Glory Days

Isaiah 12:1 Songs of Praise 12 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord.     Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away     and you have comforted me.             {Prayer} Back in 1984, Bruce Springsteen produced an album entitled “Born in the USA.”  This album included hits songs like “Born in the USA,” “I’m on…

Deeper Than a Mother’s Love

Isaiah 66:12-14 12 For this is what the Lord says: “I will extend peace to her like a river,     and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm     and dandled on her knees. 13 As a mother comforts her child,     so will I comfort you;     and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” 14 When you…