Contributing sermons since Sep 14, 2005
Contributed on Dec 20, 2006
A different message on JOY (the theme of the third week of Advent) that focuses on joy that comes from serving God.
It’s the 3rd week of Advent – have you been keeping up at home? I hope so. Today’s topic is JOY. Just as in the past weeks with peace and hope, JOY is a huge subject that we will barely scratch the surface of today. But I want to use a great story from John 4 to show you one way that Jesus said you ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2006
This is the second message of Advent, but I crafted it in conjunction with a missionary presentation we had at our church using Isaiah 52:7 - this sermon would be helpful in this setting.
When we began the service this morning, we read from Isaiah 52 – on the screen behind me is verse 7 (let’s read it together): How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns! Today ...read more
Contributed on Dec 6, 2006
Part one of a four part series on the four themes of Advent - hope, peace, joy, and love. Describes "hope" and how it is powerful and beneficial.
I enjoy celebrating Advent first, and then celebrating Christmas. You see, our world has commercialized Christmas so much so that what used to be a fairly sacred time of year is now only talked about in terms of company profits, consumer spending, Hollywood blockbuster movies, TV events, finding ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2006
This was part of a three month emphasis on faith, and this message focuses on what God wants from us.
Discovering the Possibilities of Faith Lesson: What Does God Want from Me? Hebrews 11:17-19 Turn to Gen. 22. Today we are wrapping up our Discovering the Possibilities of Faith campaign – it has been quite a journey over the past three months, watching many of you wrestle with issues of faith ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2006
Part two of a two-part message on declarations we can make as God’s masterpiece.
This message contains some parts of a sermon by Ed Young called, "God’s Masterpieces," but is primarily my own (80%). If this is a copyright infringement, please let me know. Thank you.) NOTE: I downloaded the video from www.sermonspice.com called "The Last Painting" to correspond with the theme ...read more
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Contributed on Apr 10, 2006
News story dated January 30, 3006: A visitor to a British museum destroyed a set of priceless 300-year-old Chinese vases after tripping up on his shoelace, the Daily Telegraph reports. The three Qing vases, dating from the late 17th or early 18th century, had stood on a windowsill at the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2006
Sometimes the truth might get you in trouble – reminds me of a story - one night a Massachusetts state police officer pulled over a speeding car. The officer said to the driver, “I clocked you at 80 miles per hour.” The driver says, "Gee, officer I had it on cruise control at 60. Perhaps your ...read more
Contributed on Jan 30, 2006
On January 29, 2003, Athina Roussel became the richest teenager on the planet, inheriting a fortune estimated at that time to be between $800 million to $1 billion, and it all came from her grandfather, Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis through her mother. In 1988, when Athina was 3, her ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2006
There’s the story of two brothers who were famous criminals in the city they lived in. there seemed to be no crime in which these two brothers were not involved in, whether it was murder, illegal gambling, prostitution rings-you name it, they were involved in it. As time would have it, the older ...read more
Contributed on Sep 13, 2005
When Jesus comes back, He will have a name that only He knows (Rev. 19:12). This is reveals to us that all there is to know about Jesus has not been revealed. The more we get to know Him, the more we realize there is more to get to know. This title - an unknown title - reveals His lack of ...read more