Sermons from 2022

“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…

“Protection of the Shepherd”

Revelation 7:9-17 {Prayer}             One of my favorite things to do on a summer vacation is to go jet skiing.  When we head up and visit our friends in Nebraska, we always end up on the lake.  On the lake, I’m given the keys to a jet ski with a full tank of gas and…

“An Everyday Jesus”

John 21:1-14 {Prayer}             The resurrection of Jesus … a big deal right.  Paul tell us in 1 Corinthians 15, the great resurrection chapter of the Bible it is sometimes referred to as, he tells us that “if Christ had not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith” (15:14).  A few…

“Living in the Shadows”

Acts 5:12-20 {Prayer}             Being scared is one of our most natural instincts.  We are typically scared of what we don’t know.   Shadows can represent this fear as we wonder what is lurking within them, what is out there, what is making them.  In addition to not knowing, the power of our imaginations can make…

“The Empty Tomb: A Place of Remembering”

Luke 24:1-11 {Prayer}             It’s easy to get overwhelmed at Easter with the choir, the lilies, the praise, the celebration of Christ’s victory.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed.  But when you listen to Luke tell the Easter story, he focuses your attention on one thing … remembering.             Think of it.  The first Easter was…

“Coming in Humility”

John 12:12-19 {Prayer}             Re-enactments.  Re-enactments are a popular thing which allow people to observe, to recapture the moment, the experience an event from the past.  Walk into Silver Dollar City in Branson and you are taken back to the olden days of blacksmiths, horse and buggy, saloons and other frontier living conditions. Visit Gettysburg,…

“The Trial: A Place of God’s Will”

Luke 22:63-23:25 {Prayer}             We live in a world of trials.  Turn on the television and, frequently, some major trial is underway.  We’ve had O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, the Unabomber, Kobe Bryant, Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Saddam Hussein … you can almost chronicle the passage of time by watching the major cases and trials on…