The Standard For Encouragement

THE STANDARD FOR ENCOURAGEMENT EXODUS 17:11-15 Listen To The Standard For Encouragement     In our passage today Moses is praying over a pitched battle.  Joshua, his young lieutenant, has engaged in hand to hand combat with the King Amalek’s troops. And Moses stands on a hill and prays. He raises his hands as if […]

Bread For Today, Hope For Tomorrow

Bread for Today, Hope for Tomorrow Matthew 6:7-13 Listen to Bread For Today, Hope for Tomorrow                 I have never seen a food drive like the one I witnessed in High School. It must have been my Junior or Senior year of High School.  So around 2000 or 2001. Harrisonburg High School was having a […]

Undying Love: Carol Hobbs Memorial Service

UNDYING LOVE JEREMIAH 31:1-14 Read Carol’s Obituary Listen To Undying Love Pastor and theologian Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline , says this of the importance of Celebration in our lives, “ Celebration brings joy into life, and joy makes us strong. Scripture tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength […]

Hospitality Heals

HOSPITALITY HEALS MARK 6:1-13, HEBREWS 13:1-13 Listen To Hospitality Heals   One pattern I have seen in the healing ministry is that the spiritual atmosphere of a place is important. More important than the faith of any one individual is the faith and expectation of a community of faith. You may not like to hear this […]

Glorified

GLORIFIED JOHN 17:1-26 Listen To Glorified   What would happen if Will Roberts was glorified? What would that look like? What would it look like if all my dreams were fulfilled and everyone knew exactly who Will Roberts was? To answer that question let me tell you about my dream for an ideal wedding. First, […]

Cut To The Heart

Cut To The Heart. GENESIS 15: 1-20 Listen to Cut To The Heart   I know what you might be thinking. Perhaps you are thinking; “Uh oh. It’s Pastor Will’s stewardship sermon. And he is talking about chopping animals in half. And pots of fire. And ravens eating carcasses. If Pastor starts sacrificing animals on […]

Rest In The Lord

REST IN THE LORD EXODUS 20:8-11 Listen To Rest In the Lord   I have learned that in life there are two types of tired. The first type of tired is where you have run the good race. You have done good work. You have given it your best. You have put your heart into […]

Loving Difficult People

LOVING DIFFICULT PEOPLE 1 THESSALONIANS 5:12-28 Listen To Loving Difficult People   “Newman!!!!!” With that one name fans of the 90’s sitcom Seinfeld are filled with ire, fury, and annoyance. Seinfeld was a famous 90’s sitcom about a comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, and his three friends George Costanza, Elaine Benes, and Cosmo Kramer, living daily life […]

The Remedy For Rejection

THE REMEDY FOR REJECTION. LUKE 15:1-32 Listen To The Remedy For Rejection                 C.S Lewis in his classic work Till We Have Faces, retells an ancient Greek myth of acceptance and rejection.  Orual is the daughter of the King of the Kingdom of Gloom a Kingdom near Greece. Orual has always felt rejected because she […]

Wrestling With Rejection: Part I

Wrestling With Rejection GENESIS 32:22-31 Part I: Listen To Wrestling With Rejection                  Today’s text is a classic text about wrestling with God in prayer. But the Lord has shown me that this is not the way he taught us to pray. Indeed, I believe when we wrestle with God, we are actually wrestling with […]