Thanksgiving Sermon 2017

November 27, 2017

Being grateful and giving thanks are not always as easy as they seem.

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Life and Death and Life

April 20, 2017

The common conception held by believers and non-believers alike concerning what happens after we die is only tangentially related to the Bible, which gives quite a different picture.

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Our Source of Love

March 9, 2017

We love because he first loved us. The key to being more loving is to let yourself be more loved.

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On Solid Rock

February 23, 2017

Jesus ended the Sermon on the Mount by explaining the difference between sand castles and concrete. Not everything that looks good is built to last.

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Be Careful Who You Judge

January 23, 2017

One of the most famous illustrations by Jesus is about a person with a log in his eye telling someone else with a tiny sliver how to see more clearly.

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Salt and Light

January 19, 2017

I'm not sure if a Himalayan Sea Salt Lamp can create a more peaceful atmosphere in a room, but I know when those who follow Jesus become salt and light, the world discovers a new kind of peace.

 

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Social Leprosy

January 9, 2017

There are still about 1,000 new cases of leprosy, now called Hansen's Disease, diagnosed each year primarily in India, Brazil and Indonesia. The number of social lepers feeling like untouchables is vastly greater!

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Speak Truth Show Grace

January 3, 2017

Truth and grace are definitely in short supply in today's world - and sometimes even in today's church. 

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Nov 27 2016 Can He Be the One?

November 28, 2016

The encounter between Jesus and the woman at the well is a classic. In terms of evangelism, we tend to think we need to be like Jesus, ready to say the perfect thing at the perfect time. In reality, the woman is more of a model for us. All she did was share her experience "I just met a man who told me everything I ever did" and ask a question, "Could this be the Messiah?" 

If our church follows this model and uses my new book, Encountering Jesus Today: Revolution and Resurrection, as a tool, I think God may do something wonderful in our church. 

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Nov 20, 2016 Can I Eat This?

November 28, 2016

Margaret Mead said it is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet. Jesus said it's more important to get our hearts right than to get our diets right.

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