Category: Sermons

The Exchange

The Exchange

There is a story in the Old Testament that some of you may remember from Sunday School when you were younger. It’s one of those stories we can miss the point on rather easily because we are so far removed from its context. It becomes difficult to relate to just what is happening and why…

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Under The Cover of Darkness

Under The Cover of Darkness

It happens more often then you would think, but less often then most pastors would like: Someone comes up to you and says: “I want to read the bible. Where’s a good place to start?” Most often, at least for me, when someone asks that question, I direct them to the gospel of John. I…

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Day Drinking

Day Drinking

Human beings are creatures of habit. It’s cliche but no less true. Another word for habit is ritual, so it is, that we are creatures of ritual. We have a certain way of doing things, of moving in the world that, if we skip, we feel out of sorts, like something is wrong that we…

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Breaking Through

Breaking Through

About a year after Bri and I were married I started having a tremendous pain in my right lower back. It was horrible and it just kept getting worse. And no, that is not a veiled references to Bri being a pain in my backside. It was real. We prayed. We tried massage. And we…

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F∙R∙I∙E∙N∙D∙S

F∙R∙I∙E∙N∙D∙S

  A month or so ago Bri and I received our invitation to our 20th High School reunion this August. My first thought was “Has it really been that long?” followed by a look in the mirror, with a close examination of the gray in my beard and a slightly exasperated, “Yup. It sure has.”…

Fruitful or Firewood?

Fruitful or Firewood?

The 19th and 20th centuries saw the most rapid technological growth in the history of the world. We went from horse and buggy to walking on the moon in less than 100 years. The vast majority of these advances came in the latter half of the 20th century bringing computers from machines that took up…

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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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