Sermons from 2022

“Bridging the Gap”

Luke 16:19-31 {Prayer}             I want to share a poem for you written by Will Allen Dromgoole entitled, “The Bridge Builder.” An old man going a lone highway, Came, at the evening cold and gray, To a chasm vast and deep and wide. Through which was flowing a sullen tide The old man crossed in…

“Come to Jesus”

Luke 16:1-15 {Prayer}             Kids, I want to ask you something as I begin. Do you know what a “come to Jesus” meeting is? … Okay, for those of you who know what it is, let me ask you this … have you ever had a “come to Jesus” meeting? … If you have, there…

“To Seek & Save”

Luke 15:1-10 {Prayer}             I want you to think of your favorite movie. I want to you to think of that movie you have seen countless times, that movie where you know exactly what is going to happen next, that movie where you can even say the actor’s or actress’ line before they do. Got…

“Which Will You Choose?”

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 {Prayer}             Back in the day, I loved to read the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. As you go through the book, you got to choose, you got to decide which the direction the story was going to go. And the thing with those books, if you didn’t like the decision you made…

“Watch Jesus Closely”

Luke 14:1-14             {Prayer}             One of Jessica’s favorite pass times is people watching. This was especially true back when we were in college and before we had the responsibility of looking after, watching over, and keeping track of our own kids. Back in college at Concordia in Chicago, I specifically remember one time where…

“Life of Faith is Hard”

Luke 13:22-30 {Prayer}             I came across a devotion which talked a little bit about John Bunyan, not to be confused with the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox Babe. John Bunyan is a seventeenth century Puritan. Of those who know of him, he is most famous for his work entitled “The…

“Running In Faith”

Hebrews 12:1-3 {Prayer}             Coming home from a yearly physical one year, Jessica asked me how the appointment went and if I was healthy or not. I said to her … “The doctor said I was as healthy as a Clydesdale ready to run the Kentucky Derby.” Now granted those weren’t the doctor’s exact words,…

“Faith is More than Wishful Thinking”

Hebrews 11:1-16 {Prayer}             Sometimes when you hear something, you automatically associate a particular thing with it. For example, when we hear “Hefty, Hefty, Hefty”, we think trash bags. When we hear, “The quicker picker upper”, we think Bounty. “Be all you can be”, we think Army. “Just do it”, we think Nike.             Well…

“Past, Present, Future – In All Things”

Colossians 1:15-20 {Prayer}              In the opening scene of the movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, Spencer writes a paper for his so called friend Fridge. As Spencer gives the paper to Fridge, this is the really brief interaction they have in the movie. {Show clip}             Each paper, each book, each story has those…