Sermon Archives

January 12, 2014

My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

How long can you wait? We sometimes are tested when waiting for a doctor. We have a scheduled appointment at a precise time. The time comes and goes without seeing the doctor. Sometime later a nurse comes to the door of the waiting room and tells us to come on back. We are not seeing […]

January 5, 2014

The Snow Came

On Jan. 5, the snow and winds came. Church was called off for the first time in forever. Most if not all the churches in Pana and the surrounding area called off services. The sermon was put off until the next Sunday.

December 22, 2013

They Will Him Immanuel-“God With Us”

Are you afraid of disgrace? If you check with different generations, you will find that they have differing viewpoints on what is acceptable attire for going out in public. Most of earlier generations would never think of going out in public with pajama pants on. If they check with their grandchildren they will find that […]

December 8, 2013

Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven Is Near

How do you prepare for Christmas? Is your tree ready? Are all the decorations in the right place? Do all the lights work? Do you have your gift list completed? Do you have gift cards for all those hard to buy for persons? Are you one of those who do the last minute, Dec. 24 […]

December 1, 2013

Keep Watch

Have you ever been late? Some people major on being on time or early. Some others are rarely on time and most of the time are late. I went to a Pastor’s Conference at Lebanon, IL, on the McKendree University campus. I pulled into a parking spot and noticed there were very few cars there. […]

November 24, 2013

In Him All Things Were Created

What was in the beginning. We mark beginnings whether they be marriage or lives. We mark the anniversaries of these beginnings. One can get into trouble for forgetting these beginnings. There is also a beginning to our lives with Christ. There is a time when we are born again into a new life. Paul as […]

November 17, 2013

Stand Firm and You Will Win Life

When traveling with children you will hear a four word sentence often. That sentence or question is “Are we there yet?” Jesus and his disciples were in the temple and some of the disciples were making remarks about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones. Jesus told them, “As for what you see here, […]

November 10, 2013

The Glory of This Present House Will Be Greater

What do you remember? We often remember what has been significant in our lives. We sometimes remember anniversaries, birthdays, people’s names. Some of us have been accused of remembering the “good old days”. We tell stories from our memories. The details may not always be accurate because in reality our memories may be faulty. The […]

November 3, 2013

Today, Salvation Has Come to this House

Is your house open for visitors anytime of the day? Jesus was in town just passing through. A man named Zacchaeus heard that Jesus was going to come through town, and he wanted to see who Jesus was. The crowd had gathered along the roadway to see him. Zacchaeus was a wealthy tax collector who […]

October 27, 2013

Justified Before God

Who do you look like? Do you look like your mother or father, or a combination of the two? We have three grandsons who look like their mother. They look like their mother but also have some similarities to their father. This reminds us that looks are not everything. Two men came to the temple […]

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