Category Archives: 2012 Sermons

Glory To The Newborn King (Hebrews 1)

Hark The Herald Angels Sing #5Christmas Eve INTRODUCTION:      It wasn’t an isolated incident either. Police in Fredericksburg, VA say a 25-year-old woman has been arrested for stealing a baby Jesus statue from a shopping center Nativity scene and bragging about it on her Facebook page, leading to her arrest. Police say one of her… Read More »

Christ Is Born In Bethlehem (Luke 2:1-20)

Hark The Herald Angels Sing #4Christmas Eve INTRODUCTION:      Here we are. Christmas Eve. We come to celebrate the birth of Christ. And as the great old hymn says: “Christ Is Born In Bethlehem.” And here we stand, ready to celebrate His birth. This is the night of a story that is so new, so… Read More »

Born That We No More May Die (1 Corinthians 15:1-22)

Hark The Herald Angels Sing #3 INTRODUCTION:      Born That We No More May Die; what a strange thing to say about this baby or any baby for that matter. Unless there’s a medical emergency we seldom, if ever, connect babies with death. Instead we speak only of life and hope. And yet in this baby,… Read More »

God And Sinners Reconciled (1 Timothy 1:12-17; 4:9-11)

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing #2 INTRODUCTION:      The first verse of one of Charles Wesley’s best loved hymns says: “Hark the herald angels sing. Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.” As the clip said, “God has given us the ministry of Reconciliation.” As we worship on this Second Sunday… Read More »

Jesus, Our Emmanuel (Philippians 2:5-11)

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing #1 INTRODUCTION:      Emmanuel, God with us. You know those are easy words to say but hard to wrap our minds around.      In the book, Dear God, Children’s Letters to God, one young man wrote, “Dear God, was there anything special about Bethlehem or did you just figure that that… Read More »

Show Your Faith (Psalm 118:1-29)

Let’s Faith It #4Stewardship INTRODUCTION:      “O give thanks to the Lord for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever.” A lot of people don’t think they have much for which to be thankful. Their lives seem drab and dull. For some this season of Hope, which begins with Thanksgiving and culminates in Christmas,… Read More »

Written All Over Your Faith (Philippians 2:1-13)

Let’s Faith It #3Stewardship INTRODUCTION:      There’s an old story about a little boy who was so excited about Sunday School and his church that decided to tell his neighbor all about it. This neighbor was sort of a Mr. Wilson kind of character, always grumpy, with a frown on his face most of the… Read More »

Poker Faith (Mark 12:38-44)

Let’s Faith It #2Stewardship INTRODUCTION:      Hugh and I, I mean you and I are created in God’s Image and called be Good Stewards of the portion of God’s stuff which God has entrusted to our care. Sometimes it’s easy to but sometimes it’s not. Sometimes we have to make decisions that, on the surface,… Read More »

Keeping A Straight Faith (Mark 12:28-34)

Let’s Faith It #1 INTRODUCTION:      Dumb Laws you may not have heard about.      In Texas it is illegal to milk another person’s cow.      In Galveston, Texas Landing an airplane on the beach is illegal.      In Houston, Texas it is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.      In Temple, Texas it is… Read More »

Final Destination (1 Cor 15:12-22, 1 Peter 1:3-4)

Monsters: #3Things That Haunt Us Every Day INTRODUCTION:      The famous line that everyone knows from Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” But the question Forrest asks his mother is more important than the folk wisdom answer she gave. “What’s my destiny Mama?” That’s a question which is… Read More »