Sermons To Go (Page 12)

Sermons To Go (Page 12)

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The Avoidance Response

Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 Let’s play a little Bible word association. When I say Jonah, What’s the first word that comes to your mind?Was it “whale”? Maybe that’s because the story of Jonah and the Whale is one of those “nursery rhyme” kind of Bible stories, like Noah’s Ark or David and Goliath, that we never forget. But the book of Jonah is not just for kids. And, in case you didn’t notice, there’s not a single whale in…
CALL WAITING

Call Waiting

1 Samuel 3:1-10 Does anyone remember those old Verizon commercials with the guy who roams from place to place asking again and again, “Can you hear me now?” The story of how the young boy, Samuel, was called by God to be a prophet reminds me of that commercial. Young Samuel was sleeping in the Temple at Shiloh, near where the Ark of the Lord was kept. The Ark of the Lord was a kind of chest that was said…

Rise & Shine

Preached Jan 4, 2015 Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12 What is the difference between darkness and thick darkness? The prophet Isaiah described a time of “darkness covering the earth and thick darkness over the peoples.” How can anything be darker than darkness? When I was a kid, my family used to take camping trips to New Hampshire. We had a big old Army style tent, made of heavy, olive green canvas that made the interior of the tent pitch dark,…

The House That God Built

The House That God Built 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 and Luke 1:26-38 Preached FCCW December 21, 2014 About a half hour south of here is a place called Overlook Farm. Overlook is operated by Heifer Project International. It’s purpose is to educate the public about Heifer’s mission to fight poverty and hunger. Part of the farm is something called the Global Village. The Global Village contains replicas of about a dozen different kinds of homes from different areas of the…

Road Work

Road Work Isaiah 40:1-11 Preached FCCW December 7, 2014 A few years ago, Sue and I got to experience some of the most scenic mountain roadways in the country while driving through the Sierra Nevadas between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. Sometimes these roads took us over mountains, ascending above the tree-lines and approaching snow capped peaks before descending down the other side. Occasionally, they took us through mountains by way of tunnels blasted out of solid rock. One place they…

When Skies Fall

When Skies Fall Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37 Preached FCCW November 30, 2014 It was the night before Thanksgiving, and the sky was falling. At least, that’s how it felt. Thick, wet, snow descended to earth, accumulating on the ground, which was rapidly disappearing beneath a blanket of white. It gathered itself on the trees whose limbs groaned and bowed beneath the weight. It piled up atop the power lines that strained under the load. In some places, the gathered…

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Preached FCCW, November 23, 2014 This Thanksgiving, when I consider the things I am most grateful for, near the top of the list will be the fact that the elections and town meetings are over and behind us. (Can I get an AMEN! to that?) Man, politics have been rough lately. After hearing day in and day out about the skeletons in each candidate’s closets, it got hard to tell whether they were up…

Fear Factor

Fear Factor Matthew 25:14-30 Preached FCCW November 16, 2014 I’ve never been a fan of so-called Reality TV Shows, like “Survivor” or the “The Amazing Race.” Or (Lord have mercy) “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” A few years ago, though, there was one Reality show that had a little more depth than most. It was called “No Opportunity Wasted.” In this show, contestants were given 72 hours, $3,000 and the opportunity to fulfill some long-held dream or desire. Some contestants…

No Such Thing as Cheap Grace

No Such Thing as Cheap Grace Matthew 26:36-46 Preached November 9, 2014 They say “the best things in life are free.” They also say, “you get what you pay for.” So, which is it? Well, the Christian faith tells us that the best thing in life IS free. Because Christianity says that the best thing in life is to experience God’s love. That is something that money cannot buy. Neither can being nice enough, or good enough, or religious enough,…