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2021 SERMONS

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord Is My ShepherdPsalm 23:1-6 Psalm 23 is undoubtedly one of the best-known passages in all the Bible.  Most of us learned it as children and it continues to be a comfort to those who are dying, or those who have lost loved ones.  Maybe it’s so well-loved...

The Believers: Inspired by the Cross

The Believers: Inspired by the Cross

“THE BELIEVERS: INSPIRED BY THE CROSS”The Impact of the Cross - Part 6Luke 24:13-35 A teenage boy was about to turn 16, and he said to his father, “Dad, I want to get my drivers license on my 16th birthday.”  His father said, “Well, I’ll tell you what, I’ll give you...

The Thief: Saved by the Cross

The Thief: Saved by the Cross

According to Charisma magazine, Sherri Felts responded to the invitation at the close of a church service the last Sunday morning in January.  The following Friday night, Sheri Felts, age 55, a very popular high school teacher, died in her sleep with no apparent...

The Enemies: Delighted by the Cross

The Enemies: Delighted by the Cross

The town of Edmond, Oklahoma, has an obvious hole in its city seal.  There used to be a cross in that spot reflecting their religious heritage.  But after losing a religious establishment lawsuit, costing the city nearly half a million dollars to defend, that aspect...

The Disciples: Distressed By the Cross

The Disciples: Distressed By the Cross

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn contributed more to the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union then perhaps any other individual.  Since his views were considered subversive, he was arrested and suffered for years in a communist concentration camp.  He had to struggle with...

The Soldiers: Unmoved By the Cross

The Soldiers: Unmoved By the Cross

Two sailors had spent the night indulging in every sinful pleasure of the city where they had a layover.  In the morning, as they made their way back to the ship, the one challenged the other, “I’ll bet you $100 you don’t have enough guts to go into that cathedral and...

Be Diligent Until He Returns

Be Diligent Until He Returns

In early May 1980, Mount St. Helens was belching grey steam hundreds of feet into the blue Oregon sky.  Geologists watched their seismographs in growing wonder as the earth rumbled beneath their feet.  I read an article recently that described how the park rangers and...

Loving the Bride

Loving the Bride

It had been a big wedding, and the reception was well attended.  Then came the honeymoon.  The couple went to their hotel room and after they unpacked their bags the groom took his bride by the hand, sat her on the bed, and said, "Honey, I hope you won’t mind, but now...

Be Encouraged By His Return

Be Encouraged By His Return

"God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food."  Have you ever heard a child pray that simple prayer?  At first it sounds a little bit redundant.  Isn't that about the same thing—God is great and God is good?  Well not exactly.  When we think about the...

Be Alert for the Antichrist

Be Alert for the Antichrist

Satan came to Eve in the Garden of Eden with the express purpose of deceiving her.  He whispered, "Has God said you're not to eat of any tree of the garden?  If you eat of that tree you will not die, the way God says.  If you eat of that tree you will really live!...

Be Informed About His Return

Be Informed About His Return

Relevant magazine, around Christmas time, ran a story entitled, "Waiting for the Messiah: The New Clash Over the Bible's Millennial Prophecies."  The article read: "For many Christians the comforting images of the Christmas season are inexorably linked to another more...

Ready for His Return

Ready for His Return

A telemarketer called a home in order to try and sell a product.  He was greeted by a younger boy who, whispered, "Hello." The telemarketer said, "Is your mom home?" Still whispering, he said, "Yes, but she's busy." "Well, is your dad home?" "Yes, but he's busy, too."...

Prepare

Prepare

180: Time for a TurnaroundWe are starting the New Year with a two-week series called “180: Time for a Turnaround.”  There’s just something about the beginning of a year where we think in those terms of: “What needs to change?” and “How should we be living different in...

Repair

Repair

180: Time for a TurnaroundAs we begin a new year, our focus is on the future.  We’re thinking about the upcoming year, not the past year.  But just for a minute I want you to think about 2020.  You can go back even further if you want.  But what would you say as you...