Category: Sermons

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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“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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