Category Archives: 2013 Sermons

A Chance To Start Over (John 8:3-11)

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS #6 INTRODUCTION:      In the movie, “With Honors,” Joe Pesci plays Simon Wilder a homeless man slowly dying from asbestos poisoning. Brendan Fraser portrays Montgomery ‘Monty’ Kessler, who is a student at Harvard who has reluctantly befriended Simon. In one of their conversations Simon pulls out a leather pouch and says, “There it is.… Read More »

A Chance To Be The Church (John 4:6-26)

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS #5 INTRODUCTION:      As you can see, this is a different sort of service. Today I want us to Be the Church. Today I want our worship to have hands and feet as well as our voices and minds. In a few minutes we’re going to get the opportunity to put our faith into… Read More »

A Chance To Dance (Luke 5:17-25)

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS #3 INTRODUCTION:      He was born Fredrick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska in 1899. His stage and film career spanned a total of seventy-six years, during which he made thirty-one movie musicals. He’s generally acknowledged to have been the most influential dancer in the history of film and television. He was named the fifth… Read More »

A Chance To Sing (Matthew 9:32-34)

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS #2 INTRODUCTION:      Just like in the life of Charles Goodyear, God wants to use your passion to glorify Him, for in that passion is where you find your voice. And once you find your voice, you’ll be able to Sing The Lord’s Song like never before. God wants you to have A… Read More »

A Chance To Help (John 6:1-15)

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS #1 INTRODUCTION:      Paul Harvey told about a 3-year-old boy who went to the grocery store with his mother. Before they entered she had certain instructions for the little boy: “Now you’re not going to get any chocolate chip cookies, today, so don’t even ask.”      She put him in the cart and… Read More »

A Future With Hope (Jeremiah 29:11)

GRADUATION SUNDAY INTRODUCTION:      A High School graduate. Wow. That’s going to take a little bit of getting used to for all of us. It’s exciting and frightening all at the same time; for (them) you, (their) your parents, (their) your friends and (their) your family. Trying to figure out what college to attend. Trying… Read More »

Rock ‘N Roll Love Letter (Acts 2:1-43)

ROCK AND ROLL CHRISTIANS #6 INTRODUCTION:      Come, Holy Spirit, Come! That’s a dangerous prayer. It’s dangerous because when we open ourselves to the infilling of the Holy Spirit, we never know where the Spirit will lead us. Loving and obeying God is dangerous because we give control of our life to God. But when… Read More »

Loves Me Like A Rock (Philippians 4:4-9)

ROCK AND ROLL CHRISTIANS #5 INTRODUCTION:      Originally I was going to put together a video which included the title of the song which was the inspiration for this sermon, Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock” but then I ran across that powerful video and felt like I needed to go a different direction.… Read More »

I’ve Got a Rock and Roll Heart (Acts 3:1-21)

ROCK AND ROLL CHRISTIANS #4 INTRODUCTION:      As people of the Empty Tomb, people of the Rolled Stone called to rock the world with the Good News of Jesus, as Rock and Roll Christians we’re called to have a Rock and Roll Heart. And by that I mean our hearts must be attuned to the movement… Read More »