We Gather Together (2) — To Learn

Last week, we began a new sermon series entitled, “We Gather Together”, and we’re taking a look at what happens when Christians gather together in the same room.  This morning, we’re going to be in Acts chapter 2.             But first, a quick show of hands – how many of you enjoy going to school? …

We Gather Together (1)

In Acts 20:7, we read, “On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.”             This morning, I want to begin a new sermon series with you entitled, “When We Gather…

A Letter to Mom

I heard recently about a mother who put her son to bed on the night before his fifth birthday. And she was trying to communicate the whole birthday idea to him.  She said, “Kevin, this is the last night that you will be 4 years old.  Do you understand that?”             Kevin was trying to…

Faith Like Abraham (2)

You may think I’m a little strange for this, but I am fascinated by humorous epitaphs that some people have on their tombstone.  All of the following epitaphs that I’m going to share with you are real. Here lays Butch,We planted him raw.He was quick on the trigger,But slow on the draw.   (Silver City, Nevada)…

Faith Like Abraham (1)

            In Jon Bloom’s book “Not By Sight”, he talks about Peter walking on the water.  You remember the story in Matthew 14 where the disciples are rowing across the Sea of Galilee when Jesus comes up to them walking on the water.  And after getting over the shock of seeing him, Peter says, “Lord,…

Knowing God

About 40 years ago, Dan DeHaan was chaplain for the Atlanta Falcons, and he also taught a youth group of about 1000 students at his church.  One night, after delivering one of his messages, Dan was in his office and there were 7 or 8 people lined up outside his office to ask him questions. …

Sowing and Reaping

A lot of the analogies that are used in the New Testament relate in one way or another to farming, which can be a bit difficult for us because most of us aren’t farmers.  But this morning, in 2 Corinthians 9, Paul is going to use a farming illustration that I think we can all…

Grace and Generosity

One of my favorite figures of speech is the oxymoron.  An oxymoron is where two seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side.   Some familiar examples include jumbo shrimp, old news, an original copy, civil war, and some would say government intelligence.             I would add one more to that list.  I believe that a selfish…

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