Following the Cross

Mark 8:31-38 (NRSV) Before I get into the sermon I would like to share with you just a little background on the Gospel of Mark.  It is believed that this gospel was written closest to the time of Jesus’ life.  It was probably written by a disciple of Peter…at the very...

A Prophet Without Honor

Matthew 13:54-58 (NRSV) This morning, I’m beginning a Lenten series of sermons leading up to Easter on the more radical side of Jesus and his ministry. “Radical” is one of those words that immediately gets our attention and usually makes us uncomfortable. We hear it,...

On Being Uncomfortable

Second Corinthians 5:20 – 6:10 (CEB) One time, when Pam and I were in Florida on vacation we went to Burnt Store Presbyterian church for worship. This is the church Pam’s mother attends. After the service, we joined a bible study class and ended up having a wonderful...

The Greatest of These

First Corinthians 13:1-13 (CEB) In 1977 David Kuzminski was walking down a path in the Georgia woods when looking ahead he saw a puddle of water. He did what most of us would do. He started to walk around it, but as he did he was suddenly attacked. Stunned by surprise...

#5: The Hope in You

#5: “Always be prepared to give an account of the hope that is within you.” (First Peter 3:15) Look for where the love, energy and life are flowing and focus on that. And recognize excuses for what they are: a sign of insufficient commitment. Be people of hope,...