Contributing sermons since Sep 15, 2011
Contributed on Dec 2, 2023
We respond to the coming of Jesus in the same manner as the shepherds.
A few years ago, there was a significant effort in the media and among some government leaders to erase any mention of “Christmas” from this season of the year and replace it with “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays.” Of course, many did not go along with that and still firmly proclaim that ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2023
During the Christmas season's excitement, let's not forget the "reason for the season." God sent His Son as the sacrifice for our sins.
God’s Lamb and Mary’s Years ago, a preacher friend presented a lesson entitled, “Mary Had a Little Lamb, His Name was Jesus.” You might say he had a rhyme and a reason for the title. At this time of year, we focus on and get excited about the birth of baby Jesus. We think of the innocence of that ...read more
Contributed on Nov 24, 2023
Remember the purpose for Christ's coming in His birth.
When a King is Born! Let me tell you about the birth of a King. You can hear the shots of the artillery in a 21-gun salute. Flags billow, and chapel bells peal loud clanging music into the night. Champagne corks stream through the air by the thousands. People stand together and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 10, 2023
Columbus providentially discovered the New World when he set sail to share the gospel.
I know that celebrating the discoveries of the bold explorer Christopher Columbus is no longer politically correct. Even the supposed conservative politicians in our national capital want to remove him from history. Oklahoma senator James Lankford proposed removing the Columbus Day holiday from the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 10, 2023
Jesus weeps over the lost. Do we?
When Jesus entered Jerusalem the Sunday before Passover, He received the peoples’ welcome as the coming Messiah as they shouted, “Hosanna!” (Save Us!). After some Pharisees challenged Him, Luke says, “Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it” (Luke 19:41, NKJV). This is one of two ...read more
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Contributed on Jun 6, 2017
An old farmer plowed hard for many days with an ox and mule yoked together. The ox told the mule that they should play sick and rest. The mule declined saying, “No, we must get the work done for the season is short. But the ox played sick and the farmer brought him hay and corn and made him ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2014
Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her ’beauty tips.’ It was read at her funeral years later. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2013
PUSHING THE OUTHOUSE A young boy lived in the country. His family had to use an outhouse, which the young boy hated. It was hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and always smelly. The outhouse was located near the creek so the boy decided that he would push it into the water. After a spring ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2013
"A part of me loved war. Now, please understand, I am a peaceful man, fond of children and animals. And I believe that war should have no place in the affairs of men. But, the comradeship our platoon experienced in that war provides a moving and enduring memory in me. A comrade in war is ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2013
STANDING UP ON THE INSIDE A five year old girl was having one of those trouble-filled days with her mother. It seemed they spent the day arguing back and forth. Finally the mom had enough. "Jenny, go sit in the corner, right now! Don’t get up until I tell you to!" Jenny went to the corner and ...read more