Sermons from 2021

“You Have My Word”

John 1:1-5 {Prayer}             “You have my word!”  When you hear those four little words, it’s easy to become skeptical.  And why is that?  I think it’s because we live in a world of broken promises, a world filled with empty vows, a world where pledges are made only to be forgotten.  Assurances are given…

“Hands”

2 Corinthians 5:21 {Prayer}             Hands.  Hands are an important part of our body, especially as we consider Thanksgiving.  Hands are what is going to clean our turkeys, stuff our turkeys, put our turkeys in the oven or on the smoker.  Hands are going to make up and place those pumpkin pies in the oven…

“When Time Runs Out”

Daniel 12:1-3             {Prayer}             One of the movies I enjoy watching when the weather starts getting colder is “Grumpy Old Men.”  The two main characters at John Gustafson and Max Goldman.  They are elderly men who have been lifelong neighbors and friends.  They get into a feud over a woman who moved in across…

“The Dead Preach the Gospel

Revelation 7:9-17 {Prayer}             Walking through a cemetery and looking at gravestones can be an educational experience.  The things etched into the gravestones can tell you a little about the person.  You know for sure when it was when they were born as well as they day they passed away.  You can tell if they…

“Jesus’ Blood for You”

1 Peter 1:17-19 {Prayer}           The Bible passage for the basis of our message this morning comes from 1 Peter 1:17-19 which says: “Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such…

“Journeying with Jesus”

Mark 10:46-52 {Prayer}             Our Old Testament reading this morning from Jeremiah talks about a journey.  A journey which exiled Israelites will take from their captive city of Babylon back to their homeland, back to Israel, back to Jerusalem.  Jeremiah describes this journey as one which will be flat, straight, through a desert but yet…

“Holding On”

Mark 10:17-22 {Prayer}             As you drive around town this time of year, you see these white signs with a picture of dog on them.  These white signs say “Welcome PKC and Hunters.”  Essentially … welcome all of you raccoon hunters.             Seeing those signs, reading our gospel, glancing at previous sermons for a creative…