Sermons from 2016

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Luke 23:33-43

 Luke 23:33-43 The Power Of Christ November 20 2016 Christ The King Sunday Today is one of those days that preachers like myself  have a hard time with.   For one thing, it is the Sunday before Thanksgiving,  so a sermon that calls on us to give thanks to God for His many blessings in our […]

Psalm 91

Psalm 91                                                                                                                                                  Thank God For Veterans                                                                                                                  November 13, 2016     Veterans Celebration                                                                                                                                                      This week has been an important one for us and for our country in many ways.  We went through the democratic process of electing our leaders on Tuesday, and while not everyone is pleased with the outcome, we can know that God is […]

Luke 20:27-38

Luke 20:27-38 Is Your Faith Worth Living For? November 6, 2016             Growing up, I used to love to watch the Road Runner cartoons. Do you remember them?  Wile E. Coyote would always plot to trap the Roadrunner, but he would never succeed. He might rig a huge boulder to drop when the Roadrunner trips […]

Luke 19:1-10

Luke 19:1-10 “Strange Saints” October 30 2016               I am sure that most of you know that tomorrow is October 31 – Halloween.  It’s a day we usually associate with ghosts and goblins, with trick or treaters and witches and vampires, and maybe churches might have carnivals or festivals but we usually associate Halloween […]

Luke 17:5-10

Luke 17:5-10 Serving Does Not Make You A Servant October 2, 2016 Communion I have a question for you today: Do you see yourself as a volunteer, or as a servant?  There’s a big difference between the two. A volunteer can pick and choose when to volunteer to serve, and even whether to volunteer to […]

Luke 16:19-31

Luke 16:19-31 Pay Attention September 25, 2016 “I used to think I was poor,” said one comedian. “Then they told me I wasn’t poor, but that I was needy. Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy, and that I needed to think of myself as deprived. Then they told […]

Luke 16:1-13

Luke 16:1-13 “No Point In Having It If You Don’t Use It!” September 18, 2016             The parable that Jesus told in Luke 16:1-13 of the dishonest manager is difficult for us to understand.  What is Jesus saying here? What does this Parable mean for us? Parables are stories that are intended to teach a […]

Luke 13:10-17

Luke  13:10-17 Who’s Rules? August 21, 2016  We’ve splashed our rules all over the sanctuary walls … So many rules that we don’t have time for dancing … Our graffiti defiling the house of God. God’s graffiti is different: God writes love upon our hearts. Some night, let’s sneak into the sanctuary and paint all […]

Luke 12:49-56

Luke 12:49-56 Decide! August 14, 2016 Our Lord was a Lord who turned things upside down and inside out A man who dined with sinners A man who befriended prostitutes and tax collectors A man who was called a heretic A man who broke the Sabbath rules A man who changed water into wine. And […]

Luke 12:32-40

Luke 12:32-40 Six Important Words August 7, 2016 We hear a lot of words every day. Some words that we hear are full of meaning to us and some seem to be meaningless. Some words that we hear excite us and some bore us. Some words that we hear comfort us and some upset us. […]