True Confessions

 Listen To True Confessions I have to confess. Really I mean it.  This is a sermon about the Christian discipline confession. So unless I do some confessing why should I expect you to confess anything? So here is my confession. There is one question in job interviews I cannot stand. “So tell me what your […]

Marvelous Faith

Marvelous Faith MATTHEW 8:5-13 Listen To Marvelous Faith   There are many things that I marvel at. Many things I am amazed by. Many things that make me wonder. Many things that push the limits of my understanding.  But there is only one thing that Jesus ever marveled at. One thing that Jesus said, “that […]

Seeking Solitude

SEEKING SOLITUDE MARK 6:30-42 PSALM 62   Listen To Seeking Solitude   Once I preached a sermon on marriage here at Calvin Presbyterian. You can get yourself in trouble as a single man preaching on marriage. I know enough to know the things I don’t know so I did the best I could. Many of […]

Eternal Vision

ETERNAL VISION MARK 10: 17-31 Listen to Eternal Vision   I got good news and I got bad news. The good news is you don’t have to sell everything you have and give it to the poor. The bad news is if when I read this verse and you thought, “ I hope the preacher […]

Be Not Afraid

BE NOT AFRAID LUKE 2:41-52 Deuteronomy 10:18   Listen To Be Not Afraid             The only story we have of Jesus’ childhood is about him teaching the teachers at the temple. I think this is profound because it reveals the importance of one of the classic spiritual disciplines that Richard Foster talks about in his […]

A Father’s Testimony: David Ornt

Hello Calvin friends and all who need to be encouraged. Revelation 12:11 says, “they conquered him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony for they loved not their lives even unto death.” This is the verse that inspired me to ask you all to give your testimony in our church. […]

Hungry For What’s Next

  HUNGRY FOR WHAT’S NEXT ISAIAH 58:1-12 MATTHEW 4:1-4 ACTS 13:1-3     Listen To Hungry For What’s Next                                 Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. And it just so happens we are in the month of Ramadan and I am preaching on fasting. It was also one of the three acts […]

One Thing Remains

ONE THING REMAINS Luke 10:38-42     Listen To One Thing Remains    Last week we talked about The Good Samaritan and how God’s Love compels us to love our neighbor more than ourselves.  And today we are living that out by participating Rise against Hunger. Today we will help feed children we may never […]

The Key To Answered Prayer

THE KEY TO ANSWERED PRAYER JEREMIAH 18:1-11 LUKE 11:1-13 LUKE 18:1-17   I have often mentioned that my sister has a chronic pain condition in her legs.  My journey to find healing for my sister came to a head three years ago, in January, 2014.  Then I begged my sister to go with me to […]

Peter’s Journey

TWO SERMONS ON HOW PETER WAS BROKEN AND RESTORED. LISTEN TO PETER’S PROBLEM AND LOVE FOR BREAKFAST PETER’S PROBLEM AND LOVE FOR BREAKFAST PETER’S PROBLEM GOOD FRIDAY SERMON JOHN 18:1-27   I got to ask. What is Peter’s problem? I mean he goes from one of Jesus’ most trusted disciples, willing to die for Jesus, […]