Category Archives: 2013 Sermons

Spend Less – Give More (Luke 2:1-20)

THE ADVENT CONSPIRACY #3 INTRODUCTION:      We all want to buy that one perfect gift for our family and friends, don’t we? Something meaningful, something memorable, something that will touch the heart.      I don’t remember the name of the site, it was either The Worst Things For Sale or I can’t believe they sell that.… Read More »

email Worship and Chat Due to Ice

THE ADVENT CONSPIRACY #2 WORSHIP IN A DIFFERENT WAY THIS MORNING: TRY SOMETHING NEW       Attached you will find a brief worship service in which you and your family can share. I have included Prayers, Hymns, a Sermon, and Benediction.       If you would like to ask questions, make comments, or discuss the sermon, I… Read More »

Worship Fully (Luke 1:39-55)

THE ADVENT CONSPIRACY #1 INTRODUCTION:      The fastest growing religion in the world is waging a war for your soul. There have been small skirmishes going on all year long. But the major offensive, the full frontal attack began last Friday.      While we lulled ourselves into a false sense of security as we gathered… Read More »

Content To Thank (Luke 17:11-19)

CONTENT #4 a Stewardship Series INTRODUCTION:      It amazes me how often we forget to be thankful. We become so accustomed to griping and complaining about the things that bug us that we forget to simply say Thank You for the little things that have gone right and blessed our lives. I’m as guilty as anyone… Read More »

Content To Serve (Luke 7:36-50)

CONTENT #3 a Stewardship Series INTRODUCTION:      As goofy as some of those “Words of Wisdom” are, the point is this: we all have certain maxims and ideas upon which we base our lives and our actions. There are sayings and phrases, sometimes passages of Scripture that guide us and guide our lives. Some may be… Read More »

Content To Give (Mark 12:42-44)

CONTENT #2 a Stewardship Series INTRODUCTION:      A number of years ago I read a story that changed my whole understanding of Stewardship. In a publication which is no longer around, Rev. C. Richard Stone told of an experience at an airport where he overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. Her… Read More »

Content To Share (Matthew 8:27-31)

CONTENT #1 a Stewardship Series INTRODUCTION:      I want to start with two questions this morning. First, what is it about human nature that causes us to be defiant and disobedient? Why can’t we follow the rules? Why can’t we do what we’re told? Why do we always seem to do what we’re told not… Read More »

The Priestly Prayer (John 17:1-23)

PRAY LIKE JESUS #4 John 17:1-23 (NRSV) [1] After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, [2] since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have… Read More »

The Gethsemane Prayer (Matthew 26:36-44)

PRAY LIKE JESUS #3 INTRODUCTION:      As the church’s music director was leaving the Sanctuary one Wednesday night after choir, she noticed one of the young boys kneeling off to the side at the altar rail, so she left the lights on and went and got the preacher. As the preacher entered he noticed that… Read More »

The Lonely Prayer (Mark 1:32-39)

PRAY LIKE JESUS #2 INTRODUCTION:      Gifted Hands, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., is a movie based on the life of famed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson. His pioneering work led a German couple to seek him out to perform a daunting procedure that had never been successfully completed. This couple came in order to persuade Dr.… Read More »