Sermon Archive (Page 3)

One Day at a Time

Psalm 23:2 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, Dear Friends in Christ, I want you to imagine for a moment a couple of rather unlikely scenarios being played out in your home.  The first one involves your 10-year-old who is obviously worried about something.  He’s been having…

Rest for Your Souls

Psalm 23:2 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, Dear Friends in Christ, I’m going to begin my sermon this morning with a little quiz.  See if you can figure out the answer to the following:  It afflicts anywhere from 50-70 million American adults each year.  This condition…

What Kind of God Do We Worship?

Matthew 28:16-20 The Great Commission 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make…

The Church That Makes a Difference

Acts 2:16-18 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 “‘In the last days, God says,     I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy,     your young men will see visions,     your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women,     I will…

It’s Time for a Prison Break

Psalm 23:1 A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Dear Friends in Christ, I’ve been a pastor now for 36 years and I just want you to know that there are so many things about the ministry that I dearly love – preaching and teaching God’s Word; visiting people in…

I Did It My Way

Psalm 23:1 A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Dear Friends in Christ, Who would you say is your favorite character in the Bible, aside from Jesus, of course?  That’s a pretty tough question to answer because there are so many great ones to choose from, aren’t there?  I…

The Motherly Love of Our Heavenly Father

Isaiah 49:15-16 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast     and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget,     I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;     your walls are ever before me. Dear Friends in Christ, I wonder how many…

Recognition: People, Jesus, Church

Luke 24:13-14, 28-31, 35 On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were…

How Solid is Your Foundation?”

Matthew 7:24-27 The Wise and Foolish Builders 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it…

The Panic Room

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.…