Sermon Archives

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 […]

October 20, 2013

Be Prepared…In Season and Out of Season

What times is it? We have many things around us that tell us what time it is. We have cell phones, watches and even the sun to help us determine the time. Paul as he writes to Timothy reminds him that he is to continue in what he has learned. He asks Timothy to recognize […]

October 13, 2013

Your Faith Has Made You Well

Where are the lepers? The lepers in Jesus day could be found in various places. They had to be away from others. They were commanded to stay at a distance from the general public. Not only did they have to separate themselves from the rest of society, they also had to announce their condition. The […]

October 6, 2013

The Spirit Gives Us Power

What will you pass on to your family? At certain times in your life you may go to a financial planner to determine what you need to do to prepare for retirement. The first question may not be, “Where will you retire?” The first question might be instead, “Can I afford to retire?” These questions […]

September 29, 2013

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

What makes you happy? What would it take for you to be truly happy? Many people try to be happy. They try many things to be happy. Paul in his letter to Timothy tells him what can make him content. He tells Timothy, “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” Paul gives us the lesson that […]

September 22, 2013

Do not Be Afraid, For I Am with You

When you are afraid, what can calm your fears? Jeremiah testifies that the word of the Lord came to him saying, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” This statement by Jeremiah contains the affirmation […]

September 15, 2013

Rejoicing in Heaven

Who do you hang out with? Did your parents ever question your choice of friends? Did they ever say, “stay away from them, they have a bad reputation?” Jesus was speaking with the tax collectors and sinners and the Pharisees and teachers of the law were there too. The Pharisees complained that Jesus welcomed sinners […]

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