Contributing sermons since Sep 13, 2001
Contributed on Sep 27, 2023
A sermon about God's inclusion in this period of polarization and division.
“Is God’s Church for Everyone?” Acts 8:26-40 When I was a brand-new Christian a friend of mine and I were doing some street witnessing. What I mean by that is we were meeting strangers on the street and asking them if they knew Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We were 18 years old and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2023
A sermon about the amazing grace of God.
“Is God Fair?” Matthew 20:1-16 Plenty of people work hard but never get what they feel they deserve. Plenty of people are incredibly decent human beings but always seem to get the short end of the stick. How many of us, as children, were cautioned with the self-evident truth that “life’s not ...read more
Contributed on Sep 13, 2023
A sermon about overcoming conflict within the church.
“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” Romans 14:1-12 There’s a story about Ruth Graham, who was the wife of the famous evangelist, Billy Graham. Ruth Graham, dressed and made up as it seemed fitting for any American woman in the 1970’s attended a luncheon with the wives of pastors in Germany. These ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2023
A sermon about humility and seeking to have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
“I Want to be Like Jesus” Philippians 2:1-13 You wouldn’t think it would be so difficult. As a matter of fact, it should come naturally. We are all born as little babies who don’t know a thing and are completely dependent on our mothers. We are all made of the same stuff—flesh, blood, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2023
A sermon about following Christ and finding life.
“Not What We Want but What We Need” Matthew 16:21-27 In the words of the late American news commentator Paul Harvey, this morning’s Gospel Lesson is “the rest of the story.” It is a continuation of what we talked about last week. Jesus had asked His disciples: “Who do you say I am?” Peter ...read more
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Contributed on Sep 2, 2002
HELL AT GROUND ZERO Jerry Sillcocks is a New York firefighter and a Christian who helped search for survivors at “ground zero.” He writes that he and his co-workers called this place the “pit.” “Almost everywhere I looked, mighty columns of steel were twisted into sad, pointless ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2002
A LIGHT NAMED AL On the morning of September 11, Jeannie Braca switched on the television to check the weather report, only to hear that a plane had just hit the World Trade Center. Jeannie’s husband, Al, worked as a corporate bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald. His office was on the 105th ...read more