Sermons To Go (Page 11)

Sermons To Go (Page 11)

Can’t Get Here From There

Luke 16:19-31 Preached FCCW, September 25, 2016 Some types of jokes never go out of style. “Pearly-Gate” jokes are a good example. You know, those jokes that begin with someone who has died being confronted by St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, where there is always some sort of test that the person must pass to gain admission to heaven. What makes these jokes funny is that, in the process of getting through the Pearly Gates into heaven the curtain…

Bad Apple/Good Example

Luke 16:1-13 Preached FCCW, September 18, 2016   Never underestimate the power of an emoticon. Those little yellow happy or sad faces that you can add to your emails and texts, can make all the difference in whether or not someone correctly understands what it is you are trying to say. Since most face to face communication has to do with non-verbal cues such as facial expression or tone of voice – messages made up of only written words can…

OCD-GOD

Luke 15:1-10 Preached FCCW, September 11, 2016 For someone who claimed to have been born to reveal to the world what God is like, Jesus always seemed to be put in the position of defending his credibility against the very people who claimed to know more about God than anyone else. Namely, the Pharisees. The Pharisees studied the Law of Moses until they knew it backwards and forwards, inside and out. As a result, they could spot a sinner a…

At the Potter’s House

Jeremiah 18:1-11 and Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18 Preached FCCW September 4, 2016 It is fitting that, on this Labor Day weekend, Jeremiah delivers us a message about an artisan at work in his trade to tell us something about God’s creative work in our lives. God told Jeremiah that, if he wanted to hear the message God wanted to give him, he must go down to the potter’s house. The potter’s business was producing utensils that were practical and functional.…

The Best Seats in the House

Luke 14:1, 7-14   Preached FCCW 8-28-2016 If you’ve ever been to a game at Fenway, Gillette, or the Garden, you probably know about something called the instant seat upgrade. That’s when several seat numbers are randomly chosen, and if you are in those seats, you get an instant upgrade to some specially selected, choice seating. Usually they put your picture up on the Jumbo-Tron screen so that tens of thousands of envious eyes get to see you as you are personally…

Branded

Jeremiah 1:4-10 Preached FCCW 8-21-2016 Some people say that after the 4th of July Summer is over. But being a loyal fan of Summertime, that’s never been a philosophy that I could buy into. When I was growing up, do you know when it DID feel like Summer was just about done? It was when those “Back-to-School-Sales” started popping up everywhere. For parents, “Back to School Sales” mean boning up on which are the “in” brands and the “out” brands…

Gold Medal Faith

Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Preached FCCW August 14, 2016 Standing on a podium, wearing an Olympic gold medal  and listening to your national anthem playing, is a thrill that only an elite few ever get to experience. As of last Thursday, Michael Phelps has now experienced that thrill more times than any other human being in history. By winning the gold in the Men’s 200 meter Medley Final, Phelps broke the record for Olympic Gold Medals won by an individual. It was a…

You May Already Be a Winner

Hosea 11:1-11      Colossians 3:1-11 Preached FCCW July 31, 2016 One day, I opened my mailbox and a big, bright envelope fell into my hands. The letter came from some sweepstakes that I’m sure I never entered. Nevertheless, across the envelope, big letters declared, “You May Already Be a Winner!” If my number was the lucky number, a large cash prize already belonged to me whether I knew it or not. I already could be living a different lifestyle than what…

Drishti

Luke 9:51-62   Galatians 5:1, 13-25