Sermon Archive (Page 2)

“Something to Laugh At”

Genesis 18:1-14 {Prayer}             Ever tell a joke which you thought was great one and all you got in response was crickets? Seems to happen to me all the time … unless I’m telling a joke to one of my kids. They seem to be about the only ones who laugh with me … at…

“Who is My Neighbor”

                        36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” 37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:36-37 We ask, “Just who is my neighbor?” Jesus answers, “Be a neighbor.” Today’s…

“Sufficient Success”

Luke 10:1-20 {Prayer}             In light of one of this summer’s blockbuster movies, Jurassic World Dominion, where the people in the movie have to try to manage living a life where dinosaurs are living amongst them, which needless to say is not an ideal setting, I came across a quote from Mark Gungor which says,…

“God is Calling You”

1 Kings 19:9b-21           {Prayer}             People who are perfectionists tend to see the world in a little bit different way than others. For the perfectionist, almost everything is black and white. The gray area of life is very minimal. We perfectionists often feel like we are superhuman, that we are invincible, and able to…

“Before & After”

Luke 8:26-39 {Prayer}             Around the beginning of the year, my e-mail and mail is flooded with promotional material from our health insurance company encouraging us to sign up for a program which will help us lead a healthier lifestyle. Whether it is this program our health insurance pushes or if it is some other…

“Who Do You Think You Are?

John 8:48-59 {Prayer}             “Who do you think you are?” Ever have that question asked to you? If you have, its probably because of something you said or something you did which the other person really didn’t like. In asking that question, they are essentially questioning your authority, they’re questioning who gave you the right…

“A Real Reality”

Acts 2:1-21; John 14:23-31 During the last ten days of the Church year, we’ve been living in liturgical limbo, existing between two realities. We’ve celebrated our Lord’s ascension into heaven. But since the Ascension, we’ve been waiting. We’ve been waiting for this day. Like the Apostles of old, we’ve been listening to our Lord’s instructions…

“In Between Times”

Acts 1:12-26 {Prayer}             Back quite a few years ago when my niece was about Faith’s age, Jessica and I asked her what it was that she wanted for her birthday.  She told us … “I don’t know. I’m in this in between age. At times I like dolls, but other times I want something…

“Grace Filled Tunnels”

John 16:22-33 {Prayer}             Music and art … individually and collectively, they have a way of bringing out, of expressing the sorrow of life, the hardness and darkness which comes with the various struggles of life which we experience.  Music and art have a way of cutting to the heart, to the core of an…

“In A Little While”

John 16:12-22 {Prayer}             How many of you like riddles?  I like them mainly because they make you think.  So in light of that, let’s try a couple of riddles shall we?  If you know the answer, go ahead and say it.  Riddle number one.  “There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow…