Category Archives: 2013 Sermons

The Shepherd’s Prayer (Matthew 6:1-15)

PRAY LIKE JESUS #1 INTRODUCTION:      I believe prayer is as essential to our soul and our spirit as food and water are to our body. It certainly was for Jesus. Bishop William Willimon wrote: “Before they were ever moral, the ten commandments were liturgical.” I’ve thought a lot about that phrase ever since I first heard… Read More »

Back to the Bible (2 Peter 1:16-21)

BACK FOR THE FUTURE #4 INTRODUCTION:      There’s an old story about a preacher who went to visit in the home of one of her parishioners. At the close of a visit, this Pastor’s habit was to read a passage of scripture from the family Bible and then offer a word of payer. She asked if… Read More »

Back to Church (Hebrews 10:24-25)

BACK FOR THE FUTURE #3 INTRODUCTION:      There is power in love, real power. That’s why we need to get Back To Church. To be empowered by God’s love. The power of God’s love and the power of a parent’s love are very real.      A three-year-old girl liked to say the blessing before the… Read More »

Back to School (Colossians 1:9-11)

BACK FOR THE FUTURE #2 INTRODUCTION:      We all have teachers we remember, teachers and Sunday School teachers who we thought were the best teachers or the ones who influenced us in some manner. Or, like in the case of Mr. Strickland, there are those teachers and administrators we’d like to forget      So, here… Read More »

Back to Basics (Acts 2:42-47)

BACK FOR THE FUTURE #1 INTRODUCTION:      If you haven’t seen this iconic classic movie of the 80’s, it’s basically the story of a teenage boy, Marty McFly, who is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown. Through a series of unfortunate events, he… Read More »

G-Force (John 14:8-20)

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DISNEY #4 INTRODUCTION:      If you’re not plugged in, some things just won’t work. I remember reading a story about a woman whose son bought her a brand new vacuum cleaner right before Christmas. A couple of days later he dropped by to ask how she liked it. She blew up… Read More »

Follow Me, Boys (Matt 4:18-22)

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DISNEY #3 Matthew 4:18-22 (NRSV)[18] As [Jesus] walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen.[19] And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.”[20] Immediately… Read More »

The Rescuers (1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)

Add Your Heading Text Here #2 INTRODUCTION:      “Who will rescue me?” That’s the cry of Penny, a little girl lost and alone, kidnapped and forced from the only home she had ever known, the orphanage. Stripped of the only hope she’s ever held, the hope of being adopted, Penny reached out the only way… Read More »

The Love Bug (1 Corinthians 13)

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DISNEY #1 INTRODUCTION:      Buddy Hacket played Tennessee Steinmetz in the Disney movie The Love Bug said: “Jim, it’s happening right under our noses and we can’t see it. We take machines and we stuff ’em with information until they’re smarter than we are. Take a car. Most guys spread more love… Read More »

A Chance To Hear (Mark 7:31-37)

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS #7 INTRODUCTION:      There are so many distractions in life. So much that gets in the way of spending time with God, listening to the leading of the Holy Spirit and hearing God’s call in our lives. In Mark 7:31-37 we find a man who was deaf. He was trapped in the silence longing to… Read More »