Category Archives: 2011 Sermons

Have The BEST Marriage Possible (Romans 12:9-13)

To Have and To Hold #4 INTRODUCTION:     I love the wedding scene in the movie She’s Having a Baby starring Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern. Kevin Bacon is obviously nervous like all grooms. McGovern’s character seems cool and calm. Her wedding vows are the normal vows but the Kevin Bacon character seems to… Read More »

Ward and June Had It Right (Genesis 2:18-24)

To Have and To Hold #1Marriage INTRODUCTION:      Country Western Comedienne, Minnie Pearl said: “Gettin’ married’s a lot like getting into a tub of hot water. After you get used to it, it ain’t so hot.”      Somebody else wrote: “In marriage you learn loyalty, patience, understanding, perseverance, and a lot of other things you wouldn’t need… Read More »

Fathers Need A Giant Sized Faith (1 Samuel 17:40-49)

Father’s Day 1 Samuel 17:40-49 (CEV) [40] [David] picked up his shepherd’s stick. He went out to a stream and picked up five smooth rocks and put them in his leather bag. Then with his sling in his hand, he went straight toward Goliath.     [41] Goliath came toward David, walking behind the soldier who was… Read More »

Shaped By The Fire (Acts 2:1-21)

Pentecost SundayConfirmation Sunday INTRODUCTION:      Did you hear about the woman who called the fire department one day. She was very agitated, “Come as quick as you can,” she cried, “my house is on fire.”  Then hung up.       A few minutes later she called back, and “Hurry, hurry as fast as you can, it’s spread from the kitchen to the… Read More »

They Devoted Themselves Acts 2:42-47

Prayer, Bible Study INTRODUCTION: This morning we’re going to play a game.      TITLE: Who Knows? Are you ready to play? “Is this quote in the Bible?”      First up: “A fool and his money is soon parted.”      Not!      It comes from 1587, J. Bridges Defen[c]e of Government in Church of England      Next:… Read More »

Finding Your Life, Not Losing It Matt 10:24-39

Apathy INTRODUCTION:      Indifference; Laziness; Unconcern; Apathy. I know some of you know what I’m talking about.      Remember the old Smothers Brothers Show. One of their early routines had Tom and Dick discussing politics and the world in general. Dick turns to Tom and says, “You know, Tom, I don’t get it. I just don’t… Read More »

The Perfect Mother Luke 1:26-38

Mother’s Day INTRODUCTION:       Today is Mother’s Day. A day we in the Church celebrate the Christian ideal of Mothers and the Christian Home. I gave up doing long flowery sermons about the virtues of motherhood a long time ago. When I was young and naive, I hoped all other families were like Ozzie and Harriet,… Read More »

Everything Will Change (Matthew 28:1-10)

The Event #7Easter Sunday INTRODUCTION:      We just finished a study on Wednesday nights during Lent of Adam Hamilton’s book 24 Hour That Change The World. Did you know that there are over 100 other books in print with titles that include the phrase “…That Changed the World.” Here are just a few examples:     … Read More »