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Lessons for Modern-Day Sowers of the Word - Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 - May 26, 2007 - 384

The last few days I have been meditating on the famous parable of the seed and the sower. It is obviously important because is found in three different places in the gospels (with Jesus’ explanation in parenthesis):Matthew 13:3-9 (18-23)Mark 4:3-8 (14-20)Luke 8:5-8 (11-15)Context is all-import ... More

Sheep on the Right, Goats on the Left: The Final Separation of the Saved and the Lost - Matthew 25:31-46 - Dec 2, 2001 - 693

My text describes an awesome event, the Judgment of the Nations, which takes place when Jesus returns to the earth to set up his kingdom. There are three reasons why this judgment must take place:1) Evil must be exposed and finally punished.2) Righteousness must be revealed and finally rewarded.3) J ... More

His Eye Is On the Sparrow: The Doctrine of God's Omniscience - Psalm 145:4-5 - Feb 16, 1997 - 467

"If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer—His grace sufficient, His promise unchangeable.” John NewtonThis week I was involved in three different discussions regarding one of the thorniest issues of Christian theolo ... More

THE HOLY SPIRIT - Various - Apr 13, 1988 - 422

Renewing Your Passion - II Timothy 1 - Jun 15, 2003 - 488

Today we are beginning a summer series from the little book of II Timothy. People sometimes wonder how pastors choose what to preach on. In this case, I feel like I didn’t choose II Timothy; II Timothy chose me. Last fall as we were finishing up our trip on the “Bible Bus,” we came ... More

Every Home a Little Church: - Deuteronomy 6:1-9; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 - May 2, 1999 - 300

As the home goes, so goes the church. Everything we believe begins in the home where we learn to worship, to pray, to sing, and to read God’s Word. When Christian homes are strong, the church is strong. But when the homes are weak, the church cannot make up the difference. Deuteronomy 6:7 tell ... More

Take Time for God - Exodus 20:8-11 - Jun 21, 1992 - 716

Let’s begin with three observations on the Fourth Commandment: 1. This is the longest of the Ten Commandments. 2. It is also the most difficult to properly interpret. 3. The Fourth Commandment remains a source of perennial interest.On that last point I call your attention to a survey conduc ... More

Don't Get Fleeced! - Judges 6 - Oct 24, 1993 - 387

Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised—look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said.” And that is wha ... More

The Man in the Mirror - Romans 3:9-20 - Mar 22, 1992 - 283

Perhaps you missed it when you read the newspaper this week. It was just an odd bit of information tucked away in the obituaries. A friend happened to notice that “Wally the Wiretapper” had died. Normally that wouldn’t rate any special attention but as I read the clipping, I realiz ... More

What God Wants For Christmas - Micah 6:6-8 - Dec 15, 1996 - 88

There are only ten days left until Christmas. Have you done your shopping yet? Be careful, because there are some crazy people out there. Have you heard about this new doll called Tickle Me, Elmo? Every year there seems to be one new item that everyone has to have. A few years ago it was Cabbage ... More

We’re Just Like Jonah - Jonah 1 - Jun 3, 2011 - 1286

Is there a better story in the Bible than the story of Jonah? Generations of Sunday School children have listened with wide-eyed amazement at the story of the fish that caught a man. We love this story, yet for all our telling and re-telling, we barely understand what it means. With this message we ... More

A Desperate Man’s Desperate Prayer - Jonah 2 - Jun 30, 2011 - 1289

When last we left Jonah, he was in the belly of the great fish. He was in a bad fix and a bad way. To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, “Nothing clears the mind like the certain knowledge that you will be shot in the morning." That’s obviously true. If a man knows he is going to be shot ... More

Will the Real Sinner Please Stand Up? - Jonah 4 - Jul 25, 2011 - 1291

You just can’t please some people. We love happy endings and fairy tales and stories where the good guys win, the bad guys lose, and the poor young man wins the hand of the beautiful maiden he has rescued.  It reminds me of the immortal words of Hannibal Smith, leader of the A-Team, who w ... More

The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon - Heart - Jul 30, 2012

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living - 31. HERE COMES THE JUDGE - Aug 6, 2012

The Misunderstood Messiah - Isaiah 53:1-3 - Mar 25, 2014 - 1505

“Sir, have you ever been here before?”   For 38 years Teddy Kollek served as the mayor of Jerusalem. Enormously popular in his day, he often met with Christian leaders to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially those pertaining to Israel’s security and the prospect of pe ... More

When the Holy Spirit Comes - John 16:8-11 - Sep 23, 1990 - 754

Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, “Where are you going?” Because I have said these things you are filled with grief. But I tell you the truth, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away the Counselor will not come to you. But if I go, I will send h ... More

Clarification of Certain Doctrinal and Practical Issues - Various - May 23, 1996 - 563

The following material is presented by the Elders as a means of clarifying the church’s position on certain issues. As you read this, please remember that this is not meant to be a comprehensive statement of what we believe in every area. You may consult the Articles of Faith for a full statem ... More

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