Sermon Archive

All is Calm, All is Bright

The Lord promises Abraham a son, but his wife Sarah is barren and he is now 75 years old. Is this even possible? What would you say to your dad if he told you (at 75) he was going to be a father again?

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Songs of Faith IV: Blest Be the Tie That Binds

John Fawcett and his wife Mary began their ministry at an impoverished Baptist church. Poorly compensated, they had an opportunity to leave but did not. Instead, they chose to carry on for fifty-four years. It is not about what you have. It is about Who you know.

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Sermon Series: Songs of Faith ~ Take My Life and Let It Be

Frances Ridley Havergal wrote this hymn. She said it was a “consecration hymn” in which the singer commits all of her possessions and being to the Lord for His purposes. It expresses what each of us ought to feel and long for, even if at times we do not. At such times, Frances said, we should sing it in hope and faith.

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Sermon Series: Songs of Faith ~ It Is Well With My Soul

This hymn was written by Horatio Spafford. He suffered great financial loss in the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, as well as deep personal loss. Nonetheless, amidst his grief, e was moved to write, “It Is Well With My Soul.”

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Sermon Series: Songs of Faith ~ A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A leader of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, wrote this hymn. It was immensely popular throughout Reformed Europe. I was sung in the streets, by poor Protestants on their way into exile, and by martyrs at their death. It became the true national hymn of Protestant Germany. What inspired Luther to write it?

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My Chinny Chin Chin

Little pig, little pig, let me come in. No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin. Trying to resist temptation on our own is like living in a house of straw or sticks. Eventually it fails. Build your faith on a solid foundation – Jesus Christ.

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Truth or Consequences

Livin’ easy. Livin’ free. Season ticket on a one-way ride. The Highway to hell is broad and many choose that way. The truth is there are consequences for our decisions both good and bad.

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Go To Your Room!

At one time, sending a child to their room was a punishment. Today, kids’ rooms are more like Disneyworld! Where did they get all this cool stuff? Oh, right…

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Flags, Cards, and Whistles

Live and let live. It’s none of our business. Who are we to judge? Matthew 7:1 is arguably the most misused verse in all of the New Testament. Hey, there’s a log in my eye! Am I a hypocrite?

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Mom Emails III: The Asterisk *

The only followers present at the crucifixion, except for John, were women. Who arrived at the tomb first? Three women. Who were the first human beings to witness a resurrected Christ? Women. But, Jesus bars them from celebrating with Him the most important Passover ever. Did He?

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