Sermons on Epiphany

“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…

“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”…

“Life Line”

Romans 6:1-11 {Prayer}             Winslow Homer, who lived from 1836 to 1910, is regarded by many as the greatest American painter of the nineteenth century.  He began his career by illustrating popular periodicals in Boston.  His experiences sent him to cover the Civil War in 1862, to France after the Civil War for ten months…

“How Far does the Word Go?”

Matthew 2:1-12 {Prayer}              Straight No Chaser … that’s the name of the a cappella group which originated in 1996 at Indiana University.  Majority of the group got back together in 2008 simply because a 1998 video of them singing “The 12 Days of Christmas” went viral, it blew up all over the internet with…