Sermon Archive (Page 20)

The Bible’s Lifejacket

Matthew 21:9 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Dear Friends in Christ, I’ve noticed that though we’ve made mention of these life jackets several times this…

A Hallelujah God

Isaiah 46:8-9 8 “Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors. 9 Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. Dear Friends in Christ, What is your favorite story in the Bible?  That’s a tough…

The Sting Removed

Numbers 21:4-9 The Bronze Snake 4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea,[a] to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no…

How to Correct Poor I-Sight

Psalm 29:1-2 1 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Dear Friends in Christ, I know some of you will find this hard to believe, but on Aug. 11…

A New Command

John 13:34-35 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Dear Friends in Christ, Over the course of my ministry I have seen my share of…

Receive Justification

Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed:…

My Beloved Son

Mark 9:7 7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Dear Friends in Christ, I have to admit when I was a kid I wasn’t perfect at everything.  As much as I wish I could say I was…

Loving Those Who Are Different

Ephesians 4:2 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Dear Friends in Christ, I’d like to begin my sermon this morning by asking you to envision something that I’m sure we’ve all experienced plenty of times.  I want you to imagine that you’re riding on a crowded elevator. …

Confession: It Really is Good for the Soul

James 5:16a 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. Dear Friends in Christ, When I was a fairly young lad growing up in Staunton, IL, the summer months were the highlight of my year.  I lived for summer because I knew that every…

Softening the Face of God

James 5:16 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Dear Friends in Christ, How many of you believe that there is power in the words you speak?  For example, if your child spilled…