Raising the Dead

Raising the Dead Acts 9:36-42 Ephesians 5:13-20 Listen to Raising the Dead   In the 1989 classic comedy “Weekend at Bernie’s” , Larry Wilson and Richard Parker are two low level employees at an insurance company in New York City. While going over actuary reports Richard discovers that the company is being defrauded millions of […]

From Darkness to Light

FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT ACTS 9:1-19 Listen to From Darkness to Light In the Radio lab episode Black Box, hosts Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, along with producer Molly Webster,  explore the concept of a Black Box.  The show’s description describes a black box as,  “those peculiar spaces where it’s clear what’s going in, we […]

Unstoppable

UNSTOPPABLE ACTS 5:17-31 ROMANS 13. Listen to Unstoppable For the past three NBA season the Oakland, California, Golden State Warriors have been unstoppable in winning NBA championships, ushering in a new dynasty in basketball. As ESPN staff writer Kevin Arnovitz wrote in a June 9, 2018 article, “Before the Hamptons, before light-years ahead, and before […]

Open Up

OPEN UP EASTER SERMON 2019 LUKE 24:3-35 Listen to Open Up So we all come to Christ for different reasons. We are attracted to different things about his character and about the Bible. As for me I came to Christ in college because I wanted to know. I wanted to know if God was real. […]

Real Love

REAL LOVE John 13: 1-20 Listen to Real Love Peter’s reaction to Jesus trying to wash his feet, shows us that though we all say we want love, we are not always ready for the love that Jesus is offering. The world isn’t ready for Real Love. The world isn’t ready for a love that […]

Seeing New Things

SEEING NEW THINGS ISAIAH 43:8-21 1 Peter 5:6-11 Listen To Seeing New Things   Nicholas Negroponte, is the founder of MIT’s Media Lab, and a seer of new things. In 1984 he gave a Technology, Education, and Design (TED) talk Negroponte predicted several technologies that are in common use today, including the smart phone and […]

Vulnerable Warriors

VULNERABLE WARRIORS JOSHUA 5:1-12 COLOSSIANS 2:6-15 1 CORINTHIANS 12-13 Listen To Vulnerable Warriors If we don’t learn from history we are condemned to repeat it. As a history major in college this was one of my favorite sayings. And there is a lot to learn from history that we don’t want to repeat. For example, […]

Seek the Lord

Seek the Lord Isaiah 55:1-8 James 1:1-8 Mark 14:32-38 Listen to Seek the Lord M. Blaine Smith, author of Knowing God’s Will: Finding Guidance For Personal Decisions, tells the story of a friend of his named Brock who was seeking God’s Will for his life. Brock lived in Washington D.C. He had a female friend […]

Thanks For the Music Larry Hall Memorial

THANKS FOR THE MUSIC LARRY HALL MEMORIAL SERVICE ECCLESISASTES 3: 1-8 PSALM 150 John 14 Read Larry Hall’s Obituary Listen to Larry Hall’s Memorial Service In our lives there are songs that linger long after the band stops playing. Songs that get stuck in our heads.  Songs to express our joy. Songs to express our […]

A House of Refuge

A house of refuge Deuteronomy 26:1-11 1 Peter 2:1-12 Listen to A House of Refuge Perhaps at some point in your life you have commissioned the building of a new house or you have done major renovations to your current house or property.  Whether you contract out the work to someone else, do all the […]