Sermon Archives

August 14, 2016

Fully Committed God

I know a man who has had a hard life. He and his immediate family members have experienced bipolar disorder, two nasty divorces, long periods of being out of work, chronic physical illness, and a car accident that killed the driver. Because of these chronic conditions and misfortunes, this poor man’s life has often been […]

July 24, 2016

The Heart and Soul of God’s Reputation

While living in Miami in my early 20s, I was mentored by a man named Leroy, who cared very much about his reputation in the community. Leroy cared about his reputation because he was both a businessman and a pastor. Leroy believed his success as a businessman depended mostly on how other people evaluated his […]

February 28, 2016

Clinging to God in the Wilderness

The sun beats down. The fatigue sets in.  The food stores are depleted, and there hasn’t been fresh water for days. The wind howls, as do the jackals that have been trailing at a distance – better them than the king’s army looking for your blood. And the doubt sets in: you know that everything […]

October 27, 2013

The Prayer God Wants

I continue to be a Christian partly because Jesus is such a keen observer of the human heart. Even after more than 40 years of trying to follow Jesus, I continue to learn from Jesus insights into myself and others that I probably wouldn’t get anywhere else. He and the Bible offer a vast storehouse […]

July 28, 2013

Praying with What Distracts Us

Praying with What Distracts Us

One day not long ago I sat down to pray for 20 minutes. On this particular day, I sat in my black leather chair in my study at home. First I took a minute or two to slow down and become more aware of God’s presence which is always around us and through us, closer […]

January 13, 2013

Praying with Isaiah 43


Instead of a sermon, we want to introduce you today to one way of praying with the Bible. Most churches, whether Mennonite, Baptist, Lutheran, or something else, assume two things about good church-going Christians. First, they assume good church-going Christians already know how to pray. And second, good church-going Christians pray frequently throughout the week. […]

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