Category Archives: 2015 Sermons

Luxuriate In God’s Grace (Matthew 18:21-35)

Embrace the Grace #1 in Series INTRODUCTION:      Have you seen the latest Sprint Commercial? I don’t know why but I love that commercial. I think maybe it’s because of that phrase “some people are stupid rich.” I’ve never been “Stupid Rich” but I’d be glad to be part of an experiment to see just how much… Read More »

A Crib, A Cross, And A Cave (Matthew 28:1-10)

Easter Sunday INTRODUCTION:      True story. A United Methodist pastor was asked to conduct a graveside service for a member of his church. The only problem was, the cemetery was more than an hour and a half away from the church. The pastor wasn’t feeling well so he decided to ride with the Funeral Director… Read More »

Anger and Sloth (Ephesians 4:22-32; 5:1-2)

Deadly #5 in Series for Lent INTRODUCTION:      The sloth is an extremely odd animal. The sloth lives in trees, much of the time hanging from a limb by its four strong feet. It’s strange, sloths sleep, eat, and travel through the forest upside down; which means they see everything upside down. Can you imagine “living… Read More »

Gluttony and Lust (1 Corinthians 6:9-14)

Deadly #4 in Series for Lent INTRODUCTION:      A number of years ago I was coming home from a Conference meeting in our old brown Chevy Cavalier station wagon, which our youngest son had named “Fuzzy” because the license plate began with the letters FUZ. I was driving along minding my own business when all… Read More »

Greed (Luke 12:13-28)

Deadly #2 in Series for Lent INTRODUCTION:      GREEDitis, can be fatal. GREED: the Bible calls it avarice or covetousness. It’s so important and so insidious that God included prohibition against it in the Ten Commandments, “Thou Shalt Not Covet.” It is included in the list of Seven Deadly Sins. Because, Greed unchecked ruins lives and… Read More »

Pride (Luke 18:9-17)

Deadly # 1 in Series for Lent INTRODUCTION:      A 1957 news report, broadcast on the BBC has been called by CNN “the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled.” The three minute report, told the tale of a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from fictional spaghetti trees. Apparently, in 1957, spaghetti wasn’t widely… Read More »

Return To The Lord (Joel 2:12-17)

Ash Wednesday INTRODUCTION:       Lent involves three things: Repentance, Forgiveness and Renewal. I. REPENTANCE:       “Return to the Lord, your God . . .” We are invited to bring our sins, those actions and attitudes that separate us from God and each other and lay them before the throne of God. Have you ever really stopped to… Read More »

Leap of Faith (John 8:12)

Superbowl Sundays #3 in Series INTRODUCTION:      This morning is Super Bowl commercial Sunday, we’re going to be looking at what our culture says through the Super Bowl commercials as juxtaposed with what Scripture says. By using any of these commercials I am not endorsing any of these products. And the opinion expressed is strictly mine.… Read More »

“The NFL of Grace” (Matthew 17:1-9)

Superbowl Sundays #2 in Series INTRODUCTION:      There’s a story told about a football game between the big animals and the little animals. At the end of the first half the big animals were ahead 24 to 7. It seems the little animals just couldn’t stop the Rhinoceros. He wasn’t fast but every time he… Read More »