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Archive for the ‘Sermons’ Category

The Spiritual Discipline of Secrecy

June 3, 2014

Here is a sermon on the spiritual discipline of secrecy and the importance of prayer based on Matthew 6:1-18.

Hope in the Midst of Lament: A Meditation on Psalm 22

April 20, 2014

We all face a problem. It is the biggest problem in the world. It is bigger than our national debt. It is more grandiose than the problem of finding water where we are running out. It is more difficult than finding a small black box on a vast ocean floor three miles below the surface. […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Overcoming Fear

October 3, 2013

Shortly before Hitler came to power, Dietrich Bonhoeffer preached a sermon on fear. It was a volatile time in Germany and Bonhoeffer wanted the people to hear a message from Christ on a subject that affected them all. He began his sermon with these words, The Bible, the gospel, Christ, the church, the faith – […]

A Woman’s Point of View

August 5, 2013

On any given Sunday the preacher stands before the congregation and delivers a sermon to a mixed audience of both males and females. In many congregations, females outnumber males. It is important that preachers understand the makeup of the congregation they are a part of. Who is the congregation? What is their background? What ethnicities […]

Musings

June 21, 2013

Worship Music Maureen Mullarkey has some interesting thoughts on worship music and instruments. Check out Chords and Discord Sermon Length Tim Spivey has a great post this week on how long a minister should preach. He says, Please don’t shorten your sermons for searchers sake. They are searching. That’s why they are there. Don’t shorten […]

5 Practices for Better Writing

April 3, 2013

I do not describe myself as a writer, although I enjoy it very much. I am a minister and this requires me to write, and write well. Each week I write at least one sermon, sometimes two. For each sermon I write an entire manuscript of what I am going to say. I also write […]

Come, Lord Jesus

December 17, 2012

Here is the sermon I preached yesterday morning at La Grange Church of Christ. We have been studying the gospel of Luke and I decided to use the text for the week, but changed my message in light of the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut.   He began to tell the people this parable: “A […]

Living in a Dangerous World

July 22, 2012

A Sermon Based on Luke 13:31-35 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I […]

A Sermon on Jesus and Nonviolence

May 17, 2012

Here is an excellent sermon from my good friend, Matthew Dowling, on Jesus and nonviolence based upon Matt. 5:38-48. Matthew is a former Marine who is now working on his MDiv at Oklahoma Christian University. He is a great student of the word who offers some wonderful insights into the text. Nonviolence is a controversial […]

A People in Transition

May 13, 2012

A Sermon Based on Ezekiel 8:1-6 “In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in may house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord God fell upon me there. I looked, and there was a figure that looked like […]

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