Sermon Archive (Page 3)

“House Full of Mercy”

John 5:1-17 {Prayer}             Johnny Lechner is finally moving on.  Actually, the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater forced Johnny Lechner to move on.  You probably know someone who extended a 4-year college program into 7 or 8 years, but Johnny went beyond that.  Johnny had been working on a 4-year degree for 12 years.  Yes,…

“Frantic Father … Fantastic Faith”

John 4:46-54 {Prayer}             Team Hoyt consists of a father and a son.  Together, Dick and Rick Hoyt race.  And they race a lot.  They have completed 64 marathons, 206 triathlons, 6 Ironman triathlons and 204 10K runs.  Since 1975, these two have crossed over 1,000 finish lines.  They’ve even crossed the United States.            …

“Turning Over the Pieces”

John 2:1-11 {Prayer}             For Christmas, Faith had been asking for this pendulum clock. Now, this clock comes with probably a thousand different pieces. Some of them the size of my head, some of them about the height of an eraser on the end of a regular pencil.  To say that “some assembly is required”…

“Gift Fit for …”

Matthew 2:1-12 {Prayer}             As with most Christmas hymns, we pretty much have only the first verse of them memorized.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, however, by only having the first verse memorized, we can easily miss out on the depth and the true meaning of the hymn.              Take “What Child Is This”…

“The Word Dwelt Among Us”

John 1:14a {Prayer}             August 24, 2006.  That’s when it all happened.  That’s when things went south.  That’s when the bottom fell out and that’s when everything came completely undone.  August 24, 2006.             On March 24, 1930 things had begun with so much joy and excitement.  There were fireworks.  There was this great flourish…

“We Have Seen His Glory!”

John 1:14b {Prayer}             “We have seen his glory.”  Five simple words.  These five words will change our life.  These five words will change our life, forever.  “We have seen his glory.”             For fifty-one years, Bob Edens was blind.  Bob couldn’t see a darn thing.  His world was a black hole.  But Bob Edens…

“Chosen Children”

John 1:12b {Prayer}             Between 1854 and 1929, over 200,000 orphans in cities like New York, Boston, and Philly were placed on trains and shipped west across the United States.  These trains would periodically stop for viewings.  Yes, viewings.  Children would be lined up like cattle at an auction.  Potential parents would ask questions, evaluate…

“A Man Named John”

John 1:6-9, 15 {Prayer}             Nadin Khoury was 13 years old, 5 foot 2 and weighed, soaking wet, 100 pounds.  Nadin’s mom had lost her job as a hotel maid and needed work.  She moved her family from Minneapolis to Philadelphia.  In 2000, the family had escaped war-torn Liberia in West Africa.  Nadin Khoury, then,…