No Hopeless Cases

I first met Jacob Gartenhaus about forty years ago. When I was a teenager growing up in a small town […]

Text: Romans 11:11-16
Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)

What is a Christian?

A friend sent me an email telling about a question posed to her by a co-worker. Here is the exact […]

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10
Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)

God’s Multicultural Church

The term multicultural is much in the news these days. Politicians and social scientists use it to describe a certain […]

Text: Romans 15:7-13
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)

Where is Jesus When We Need Him?

Earlier this week I took a bike ride along the Natchez Trace. Exiting at Friendship Road, I rode a mile […]

Text: Luke 24
Sermon Series: Easter Sermons

Caiaphas: Close But Not Close Enough

In our zeal to serve God, we may actually end up opposing him.

Sermon Series: Faces Around the Cross

When Christians Disagree

Christians disagree about almost everything. And when we disagree, we usually start a new church. Which reminds me of a […]

Text: Acts 15:36-41
Sermon Series: Standalone Messages

Ballistic Christianity

“Then He said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few…’ What did Jesus mean? He meant there were many people ready to be harvested for the Kingdom. All around us there are broken, bleeding, hurting people, ripped apart and left to die, they are ready to be reached if only someone will go to the harvest fields. If only someone will tell them about Jesus. Where are the harvest fields today? Let me name a few ….

Text: Matthew 9:35-38
Sermon Series: World Missions

Do You Know What Time It Is?

Christians, do you know what time it is? The Apostle Paul tells us it’s time to wake up, put off the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. In light of the return of Christ, and the lateness of the hour, how should we then live?

Text: Romans 13:11-14
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)

The First Christmas Miracle

“If I had not come” (John 15:22). “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of […]

Text: John 15:22; Galatians 4:4
Sermon Series: Christmas Messages

Don’t You Believe in Miracles?

We are fully justified in asking God to work miracles on behalf of our loved ones. But God doesn’t limit himself to our understanding of what our loved ones need most. He is fully able to do spectacular miracles today just as he did in Bible times. But more often he gives strength to the weary and courage to the fainting and hope to those who feel like giving up. God’s miracles come in more than one variety, a truth we can experience every day.

Text: 1 Kings 17:17-24
Sermon Series: Elijah: God's Mountain Man

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