Category Archives: Sermons

Why We Can’t Seem to Forgive

Why do we have so much trouble forgiving? We either don’t want to forgive or, wanting to, we find ourselves incapable of it. It probably not that we aren’t trying hard enough, but that we aren’t in a place in … Continue reading

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How to Honor Your Parents

How do we honor our parents? Can we honor parents who are, or were, dishonorable? Why should we honor them? This message is for people who have (or had) honorable parents and for those who have (or had) dishonorable ones, … Continue reading

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Family – Blessing or Curse

(Excerpt) And this is a message for all us children whose parents did it wrong—and whose didn’t? I realize that, in some cases, parents did it horribly wrong. The parents who were given you to protect you, have harmed some … Continue reading

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Storms of Doubt (Sermon: John 20:19-31)

A hopeful sermon to share with doubters, deconstructors, and those who care about them.

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Behold You King (Palm Sunday 2022)

Today, we remember and celebrate what has come to be known as “The Triumphal Entry,” Jesus’s highly symbolic entrance into Jerusalem just days before he was betrayed and executed. We know the broad outlines of the story. Jesus rode into … Continue reading

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What Was He Thinking? (Jesus on Death – John 11)

(Excerpt) Have you ever asked, “What was he thinking?” Or perhaps said, “I don’t know what I was thinking.” We ask these questions because something has been done that should not have been done, but the question is just as … Continue reading

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Resistance Is Not Futile: How to Resist the Devil (1 Peter 5:5-11)

Both Saints James and Peter tell us to resist the devil. How does one do that? 1 Peter 5:5-11 gives us a quick-start guide. This sermon is for those who have joined the Resistance.

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Pastors’ Motives: A Sermon based on 1 Peter 5:1-4

Excerpt from Pastor’s Motives (1 Peter 5:1-4). Peter operated from a mind that had been saturated with thoughts and ideas that had come from Jesus. You could say that he had (in the words of St. Paul) “the mind of … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do When You Suffer (1 Peter 4:12-19)

This sermon explores the five instructions the Apostle Peter gives to Christians who are suffering.

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The End of All Things Is Near (a sermon on 1 Peter 4:7-11)

“The end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.” Peter does not say, “Be alert and of sober mind so that you” can outsmart the bad guys and save yourselves. … Continue reading

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