Sermon Archive (Page 2)

“Malchus”

John 18:1-11 {Prayer}             January 17, 2004 … that is when a sixty-six-ton sperm whale died and was beached on the southwestern coast of Taiwan.  Two weeks later, authorities decided to truck the dead whale to a lab where they could do an autopsy.  It took fifty men and three lifting cranes a total of…

“The Betrayal: A Place of Eternal Love”

Luke 22:47-53 {Prayer}             Today we continue to follow Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  This painting entitled, “The Betrayal of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane” was painted in 1308 by an artist named Duccio.  The betrayal.  That is what we’ve called it.  And that word sums up the event.  “On the night when…

“Gethsemane: A Place of Strength”

Luke 22:39-46 {Prayer}             Periodically, our world calls us back to simplicity.  Simpler is easier, more profitable, better use of space, they seem to say.  Companies downsize.  Products are marked as being made with “all natural ingredients.”  People are practicing the Paleo Diet.  HGTV has shows like “Hot Mess House” which are designed to help…

“The Upper Room: A Place of Service”

Luke 22:14-38 {Prayer}             The artist Rembrandt tried to paint the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac.  He did it twice.  Twice he tried to help others see what faith looks like in that moment.             The first time, Rembrandt made a grand painting.  This was done early in his life.  At that time Rembrandt was…

“Moses and Us”

 Deuteronomy 34:1-12 In the Winter of 1966, a voters registration card arrived in the mail at the home of Vernon Dahmer (Day-mer). On the surface, something like this is no big deal, it happens every day. But this was different, for several reasons. It was different because Vernon Dahmer was an African American in Mississippi,…

“Christ is …”

John 6:16-21 {Prayer}             Back in 2017, a newspaper reporter in Galveston, Texas, published a story about Chirpy the parakeet.  One minute Chirpy was peacefully perched in his cage and singing a song.  The next minute, he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over!             Let me explain.  It all began when Chirpy’s owner…