Sermons on Jeremiah

Plans and Goals

Preached FCCW, May 12, 2019 (Senior Sunday)

Jeremiah 29:11-13

 

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat advises Alice that, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” In the adventures of real life though, whether it’s going from Point A to Point B on a map, going from High School to a future career, or going from a career to retirement, most of us would rather have a good idea of where we are heading and the most efficient route to get us there.

Blessed Be

Preached FCCW on February 17, 2019

Jeremiah 17:5-10 and Luke 6:17-26

When I was a kid, my parents gave me a subscription to Highlights for Children, a monthly magazine for kids. Other than the grown-up feeling I got from having magazines delivered in the mail just for me, there’s not a lot else I can recall about the magazine’s content.

Except for Goofus and Gallant.

Goofus and Gallant were the names of two characters who appeared in a comic strip that ran in every issue of Highlights. The intent of the Goofus and Gallant page was to prompt kids like me to think about right and wrong behaviors and hopefully to help us make good choices in life. The comic was always divided into two separate panels presented side by side. One for Goofus and one for Gallant. Neither one ever crossed over to interact with the other one. It was like they dwelt in two totally separate universes. Gallant’s actions were always virtuous and respectful. Goofus’ actions were always rude and selfish.

Be Prepared

Preached FCCW, February 3, 2019

Jeremiah 1:4-10

 

In 1907, Robert Baden-Powell devised the Scout motto: Be Prepared.

When someone asked him, “Be prepared for what?” his answer was, “Why, for any old thing.”

Of course, no matter how laser focused you are on being prepared for “any old thing,” there are some things that you just can’t be prepared for.