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James 4:8 Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you…….

Each day we live we should make every effort humanly possible to become closer to our God. In 2 Chronicles 15:1-2 we read these words: “And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded: And he went … Continue reading

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Congregational appreciation day sermon

Servants and congregational appreciation day In this lesson– a study of the word “servant.” In the New Testament there is a word which is often translated “servant.” The first time we find this word is Mt. 8:9, a verse used … Continue reading

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Perfectionism

When the towels need to be folded, there’s more than one way to get the job done. BUT, if you’re a perfectionist there is only ONE way to fold them…the RIGHT way! Merriam-Webster defines perfection as the doctrine that the … Continue reading

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An Apology Shows Strength

    Executive editor of The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes, has written an article in the recent issue (June 19th, pgs. 11-12) about Donald Trump. The title is “Rules of Disorder: The President Leads Himself Astray.” He begins by stating that … Continue reading

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The Eve of Destruction Jeremiah 18:1-11

    Napoleon Bonaparte, at the height of his career, was asked by someone if God was on the side of France. He responded: “God is on the side that has the heaviest artillery.”     But then came the famous Battle … Continue reading

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“WHAT DOES YOUR DADDY DO?”

When our boys were growing up at home and had friends of either sex over to our house I was always interested in meeting them and visiting with them. I was interested in knowing about them and their families. One … Continue reading

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Legacy-Leaving Dads: “Respect”

Ephesians 6:1-4 R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha Franklin made popular a song written by Otis Redding. “I got to have a little respect.” Dads, it is our responsibility to provide for our families. But, we can’t get so distracted by putting food on … Continue reading

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Sermons for father’s day

Father’s Day (2017)   Have we ever considered how God the Father never takes a day off? God never goes on vacation. He never naps for a brief period or sleeps for an evening. God does not say to some … Continue reading

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Restore Us Again: Dealing with Guilt

    As a minister, I have dealt with people struggling with guilt from three sources. Some have fought in war and felt guilt over killing people, even if it was justified. Women who have had abortions feel guilty. And third, … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Brain

    The news that Albert Einstein’s eye balls were still preserved, in a lock box in New York City, led me on a “wild goose chase.” I ended in an article on npr.org website: “The Long, Strange Journey of Einstein’s … Continue reading

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