Sermon Archive (Page 21)

A Mr. Rogers Kind of Faith

1 Peter 4:9 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Dear Friends in Christ, As many of you know, the first parish that I served in my ministry is located less than 20 miles north of here.  It’s called St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shobonier.  And while Marilyn and I have many fond memories from…

God’s No Pecking Zone

Philippians 2:3-8 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very…

Friend or Family?

Romans 12:10 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Dear Friends in Christ, Sometimes I come across a story that is so incredible and so heartwarming that I feel it just has to be shared.  So that’s how I want to begin my sermon this morning.  It’s a true…

The Endangered Species of the 21st Century

Romans 16:16 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you. Dear Friends in Christ, It happens more times than we can even remember.  All we know is it happens a lot.  You need to contact your insurance company or the phone company or your satellite TV provider.  And…

Nobody is a Nobody

Romans 12:4-5 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Dear Friends in Christ, I came across an interesting article recently that…

We’re in This Together

Acts 2:32, 42-47 The Believers Share Their Possessions 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. The Fellowship of the Believers 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and…

Finding Purpose in Pain

2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Praise to the God of All Comfort 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.…

The Causes and Cures of Discouragement, Part 2

Nehemiah 4:10-14 10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.” 11 Also our enemies said, “Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to…

The Causes and Cures of Discouragement, Part 1

Nehemiah 4:1-3, 10-11 Opposition to the Rebuilding 1 When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer…