Category: Sermons

Truth & Action

Truth & Action

Doubt. In a lot of Christian circles, “doubt” is a four letter word. People are taught and encouraged to be certain of their faith, of the existence of God, of the future destiny of both those who believe and those who don’t. There are traditions within Christianity that do not look too kindly on questions.…

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“Ghost Stories & Fish Tales”

“Ghost Stories & Fish Tales”

I am a grown human being. I have traveled abroad. I have studied and been trained and highly educated. I know. I KNOW. There is no such thing as vampires, zombies, werewolves, or boogey-monsters. (Alien abductions will be covered in a different sermon.) Yet, this week, at around 6:30 one morning, I heard a slight…

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“490”

“490”

John 20:19-31 Sermon Audio A few years back my wife and I attempted to introduce our then 6 year old daughter Michaela, to the Star Wars universe. We could tell even before Luke met Obi Wan that she needed a few more years before she could handle that much awesomeness. We decided to try it…

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“Idle Tales”

“Idle Tales”

Luke 24:1-12 Audio Those who know me know that I love to laugh. I will laugh at just about anything, even the things I probably shouldn’t. I try to find the humor in every situation because I believe, in my heart, that when God spoke the universe into creation the sound, the language, that came…

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“Underdog”

“Underdog”

Luke 10:25-37 Listen (Theme from Underdog) Another classic am I right? Who doesn’t love a show written almost entirely in rhyming couplets? Shoeshine boy and Polly Purebred and all those dastardly villains. In this show it is the very humble and self-deprecating nature of the main character that makes it an underdog story. Sure, as…

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Identity

Identity

Galatians 3:23-28 John 15:9-12 Listen “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman! Yes, it’s Superman – strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far…

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“Meant to be broken”

“Meant to be broken”

Matthew 12:1-8 Listen As the Olympics are drawing to a close I have to admit to you that I haven’t been paying too close attention. Life has been pretty busy for us since we returned from vacation and Grandma Cathy only returned a couple of days ago. But even if it hadn’t been busy I…

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“Slack-Jawed”

“Slack-Jawed”

Mark 1:21-28 Listen Have you ever heard the term “jumped the shark”? It’s a reference to an episode of the TV show Happy Days. Happy Days was on the air for 11 seasons between 1974-1984. As happens with all TV shows, eventually its popularity began to wane around the fourth season. So in the fifth…

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“Snarled & Snagged”

“Snarled & Snagged”

Mark 1:14-20 Listen When I was young I loved to go fishing. We lived on Lake Michigan so there was no shortage of good spots to go and put a line in the water. I am pretty sure that in my youth, I didn’t actually like fishing for the fishing part though. I remember being…

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