Sermons by Doug Meyer

The Difference between Looking Good and Doing Good

  Matthew 23:1-12 A Warning Against Hypocrisy 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie up heavy,…

Martin Luther: Man for Today

Romans 1:16-17 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Journey of Grief

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,    He was a member of one of my former congregations.  Married with 4 children, all of whom were girls.  He was a…

Walking Through the Valley

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, If our group was smaller this morning and you had time to think about it, you know what I’d like to do?  I’d…