Category Archives: 2012 Sermons

Vampires (Galatians 5:16-25)

Monsters: #2Things That Haunt Us Every Day INTRODUCTION:      I love the movie “Up.” The depth of the message for adults is phenomenal. Carl is a widower weighed down by his past promises and his sense of failing his one true love Ellie. All this is symbolized by the house that Carl drags with him… Read More »

Zombies (2 Corinthians 4:6-15)

Monsters: #1Things That Haunt Us Every Day INTRODUCTION:      Fear. We all have fears, some rational and some irrational but they’re OUR fears. To us they seem like monsters and things that go bump in the night. Sometimes even the mention of them can throw us into the darkness of fright. Monsters, things that haunt… Read More »

Lost and Found (Luke 15:1-10)

Welcome Home #3 INTRODUCTION:      There’s an old story about Daniel Boone. It seems, Boone was out doing some exploring with one of his friends. After a week or so, it became apparent that they were in new territory that neither one of them had ever seen. While wandering in this wilderness and trying to find… Read More »

Embraced (Genesis 33:1-4)

Welcome Home #2 INTRODUCTION:      At times, don’t you wish there really was something like a Family Survival Kit that on the market? We’d all have a peaceful Thanksgiving or Christmas or Labor Day if it just weren’t for family right? When we gather, we know exactly what’s going to happen. The first couple of… Read More »

Welcome Home (Luke 15:11-24)

Welcome Home #1 INTRODUCTION:      The first time I ran away from home I was four, at least that’s what my Mom told me. She said she couldn’t remember what brought it on but apparently I’d threatened to run away, so, she called my hand on it. She went and got a little suitcase and… Read More »

The Miss, The Kiss, The Mess, The Rest (2 Samuel 11)

Tales From The Darkside #3 INTRODUCTION:      I always thought that “As The Stomach Turns” on the Carol Burnett Show was a great send up of our love for Soap Operas. For whatever reason, we just love to watch others wallow in their misery. I think it makes us feel better about ourselves.      The… Read More »

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Luke 19:1-10)

Tales From The Darkside #2 INTRODUCTION:      July 20, 1969. I had recently graduated from High School. But in my teen years I’d lived through some horrible events. I was in Citizenship class when news of JFK’s assassination came across the intercom. On my 17th birthday, April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Then… Read More »

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Gen 25:24-34)

Tales From The Darkside #1 INTRODUCTION:      “Ferris Bueller is a street-wise kid who knows all the tricks. Today he decides to take the day off school. When Ferris takes the day off, so must his best friends, Cameron and Sloane. Cameron is reluctantly persuaded to borrow his father’s Ferrari, and together they hatch a… Read More »

Operation Overboard (Matthew 14:22-33, Hebrews 11:1)

Not Just Another Fish Story: #3What Can We Learn From The Great Fish Stories In The Bible? Matthew 14:22-33 (NRSV)[22] Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.   [23] And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain… Read More »

Catch And Release (Matthew 4:18-25)

Not Just Another Fish Story: #2What Can We Learn From The Great Fish Stories In The Bible? INTRODUCTION: Start with:  “Parable of a Fishing Trip”      I’m glad the disciples didn’t react like that to the call of Jesus to Fishers for People. Matthew tells us how four of them reacted. Matthew 4:18-25 (NRSV) [18] As… Read More »