Now Is The Time!

Now is the Time! (Mark 1: 1-15)   Timing is everything.  Both of my grandkids enjoyed cross country running through the Boys and Girls Club and Girls on the Run.  They had two distinct running styles.  At one of Eva’s big meets she started out at an almost dead run.  I overheard several people, including [...]

2024-02-29T15:50:28-08:00February 20th, 2024|Sermons|

A Heart In the Right Place Passcode: 0wFyE#zw Watch live service with Link above A Heart in the Right Place (Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21)   You’ve probably heard someone remark: “Their heart is in the right place” after observing some sort of selfless act that immeasurably benefitted someone else and the good-hearted person neither expected anything in return nor got [...]

2024-02-14T13:47:05-08:00February 14th, 2024|Sermons|

What’s the Hook

What’s the Hook? (2 Corinthians 4: 1-6)   I like hanging out at the church on Saturdays just for those unexpected “God shots” that I experience from time to time.  I’m chatty and will just about talk to anyone given the opportunity.  A couple of months ago an equally chatty fellow engaged me in conversation.  [...]

2024-02-12T12:35:04-08:00February 12th, 2024|Sermons|

Adapt and React

Adapt and React (1 Corinthians 9: 16-23)   As I was preparing to lead the Celebration of Life of my brother who passed suddenly in December, I thought about what I was going to say, but more importantly, who I was going to be saying it to.  The sharp words of my granddaughter still ring [...]

2024-02-06T08:58:53-08:00February 6th, 2024|Sermons|

Please Release Me

  Please Release Me (Mark 1: 21-28)   I know you’ve heard me say it many times, but being the Jefferson County Drug Court prosecutor for four years was one of the most impactful experiences of my professional life.  Now, it’s not as if I was naïve and had no idea of the toll substance [...]

2024-01-30T09:31:46-08:00January 30th, 2024|Sermons|

Gone Fishin

We have to ask ourselves:  Are we spending too much time mending our nets and hoping the fish will jump into our boats?   Gone Fishin’ (Mark 1: 14-20)   One of the perks that came with my marriage to Teresa was fishing.  I was not a fisherman growing up, but my in-laws were avid [...]

2024-01-28T14:38:47-08:00January 23rd, 2024|Sermons|

How Do You Know Me?

How Do You Know Me? (John 1: 35-51) Back when I was the Drug Court prosecutor for Jefferson County, we had admitted a young man whose family was well known to the criminal justice system, and he was in the process of building a pretty impressive criminal resume’ of his own.  After becoming the prosecutor, [...]

2024-01-21T16:03:23-08:00January 16th, 2024|Sermons|

The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story (Acts 19: 1-7)   I know what I’m about to say dates me, but it’s still relevant.  Some of us are old enough to remember listening to Paul Harvey’s radio broadcasts.  Harvey was doing a podcast before podcasts were a thing.  Yes kids, before the internet there was radio and [...]

2024-01-09T08:33:03-08:00January 9th, 2024|Sermons|

I’ve Got a Secret

I’ve Got a Secret (Luke 2: 1-20 & Romans 16: 25-27)   Back in the 1950s and 60s there was a very popular game show called I’ve Got a Secret which was a spin-off of What’s My Line.  The mystery guest was brought in, and their secret was revealed to the studio audience and those [...]

2023-12-27T11:01:45-08:00December 27th, 2023|Sermons|

Moved by the Spirit

Moved By the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24)     The concept of the Holy Spirit is sometimes a difficult one for some people to grasp, particularly among those who do not believe or who are not deep in their faith.  The thought of a Holy Ghost coming to you when you least expect it, [...]

2023-12-18T11:17:23-08:00December 18th, 2023|Sermons|
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