Sermons from February 2019

Sermons from February 2019

Transformers or Transmitters?

Preached FCCW, February 24, 2019 Genesis 45:3-11, 15 and Luke 6:27-38 Four trees and an empty field. That is all that remains of the West Nickel Mines Amish School. It’s been that way pretty much since October of 2006. That was when the world was appalled by one of the most horrific mass shootings in a school full of children… at least, up to that time. The parents of the perpetrator, who took his own life, thought for certain that…

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…

Go Deep

Preached FCCW, February 10, 2019 Luke 5:1-11 At staff meeting on Tuesday morning – which coincided with the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory parade — someone inferred that this morning’s sermon title had something to do with that game. Since “go deep” is something that a quarterback typically tells a receiver before he throws a long bomb in his direction – like the one Tom Brady threw to Rob Gronkowski to set up the game winning touchdown – it was suggested…

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.