Sermon, “What If They Change Us?” (Hospitality)

SCRIPTURE READING Genesis 18: 1-8 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. 3 He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. 4 Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. 5 Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your … Continue reading Sermon, “What If They Change Us?” (Hospitality)

Sermon “Compassion Is An Act of Love”

Sermon July 29th, 2019, “Compassion Is An Act of Love” Has anyone seen the new documentary titled Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The film is about the life of Mister Rogers. It appears to be a powerful film, one that’s on my list, but it’s hard to get out and see a movie with a 2 ½ year old at home. This past week, Candace and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe! We celebrated by taking our son, Zechariah, to meet Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kitty Cat. It was fun! And yes, we did enjoy a … Continue reading Sermon “Compassion Is An Act of Love”

Sermon, “Listening Is An Act of Love”  

SCRIPTURE READING Please be seated. Our Scripture reading is from James 1: 19-27 19 You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. 22 But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. 23 For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; 24 for they look at themselves and, … Continue reading Sermon, “Listening Is An Act of Love”  

Sermon, “Be Ready”

Matthew 24: 36-44 The Necessity for Watchfulness 36 “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, 39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two will be in the field; one will be taken … Continue reading Sermon, “Be Ready”

My Encouraging Sermon, “Be A Barnabas!”

SCRIPTURE READING Please be seated. Our Scripture reading is from Acts 4: 32-37: 32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. 35 They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed … Continue reading My Encouraging Sermon, “Be A Barnabas!”

Sermon: “It’s All About Relationships: Trinity and the Flow of Love”

Scripture reading is from Matthew 28: 16-20: “16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, … Continue reading Sermon: “It’s All About Relationships: Trinity and the Flow of Love”

“The Divine Light in Everyone: Created in the Trinity” Sermon

Sermon, June 3rd, 2018, “The Divine Light in Everyone: Created in the Trinity”   It’s finally here! Summer has arrived. The pools are open, the temperatures are up, the sun is shining; its summer! After the longest winter ever or at least it felt like it, we finally celebrate this week the beginning of the summer season. One of the things people love the most about summer is being outside in the sunlight. Whether you like the warmth or getting a tan, the sun makes the summer, but you don’t have to get a tan to reflect the sun. You’re reflecting … Continue reading “The Divine Light in Everyone: Created in the Trinity” Sermon