Tearing Down Walls

Tearing Down Walls Ephesians 2:1-22 Listen to Sermon Here                 Today I have three questions that I want us to answer. What is the meaning of walls? Why does Christ tear down walls? How does Christ tear down walls? First, what is the meaning of walls? I am not asking what is a wall ? […]

Children of the Father

CHILDREN OF THE FATHER Ephesians 1:1-23     Listen to full sermon here What should the church be? What could the church be? Why do we give of our time and our money and our talents to gather here each Sunday and throughout the week? Why do we hope? Why do we pray? Why do […]

Division

DIVISION 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 1 Corinthians 3:1-23   Division. We have all felt it, we have all been hurt by it, and most of us don’t know what to do about it.  As a pastor, as a shepherd, I think part of my job is to promote spiritual unity. But I don’t see a lot […]

Grace For GoofBalls

  Grace for Goofballs   1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Matthew 20:1-16   God gives grace for goofballs and I don’t like it. In fact, reading over our text from the lectionary today I actually got angry. Because Paul is giving thanks for a bunch of goofballs. Paul is giving thanks for a church full of a […]

How To Start A Ministry

How To Start a Ministry   Matthew 3:13-Matthew 4:17   How to books. They are best sellers these days. In our success oriented society, in a society that is a flood with information, you can basically learn how do anything. I looked up online some of the most popular How to books . Some examples […]

Blessed

Blessed Numbers 6:22-27 Matthew 10:5-15 1 Peter 2:9-12   I think blessing is a good topic to start the new year off with don’t you? If any of you want to be blessed raise your hand. And the prayer in Numbers Chapter 6 is probably one of the most beautiful benedictions in the Bible; “The […]

A Treasure To Ponder

  A TREASURE TO PONDER LUKE 2:1-21   This Christmas morning I have some riddles for you to ponder. Let us see if you can get any of them. “The More you take the more you leave behind. What am I?” Answer: Footsteps “What is harder to catch the faster you run?” Answer: Your breath […]

Zealous Grace

  Zealous Grace Christmas Eve Sermon Titus 2:11-14 John 1: 1-17   I want to tell you a story that I heard on the news lately. Tiare Dunlap tells the story on people.com. “ Georgia Mom Tara Wood was grocery shopping with her 4-year-old daughter Norah when the young girl hopped up in the cart […]

What Are You Looking For?

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? MATTHEW 11:1-19   It was a hard year for Alfred Dreyfus, a young French artillery officer. Dreyfus was a decorated soldier. But he was also the only officer of Jewish decent in the French military. Around that time the French army discovered that someone within their ranks had been selling […]

Here I Am Lord

HERE I AM LORD 1 Samuel 3:1-21 Mark 8:27-38                   It is a dirty job but someone has to do it. That was the premise of Mike Rowe’s show Dirty Jobs.  In the show Rowe spends a day with people doing jobs that make society possible yet are the sort of jobs that many […]