Sermons by Alan Smith

Developing a Healthy Self-Esteem

            I heard a story years ago about a ticket agent who worked for United Airlines in Denver.  On this occasion, weather had caused one of their flights to be canceled, and this one agent was having to rebook a long line of inconvenienced travelers.             There was one angry passenger who pushed his way…

All Things to All People

            Years ago, there was a lawsuit brought against a doctor who passed the scene of an auto accident without stopping to render medical assistance.  One of the people in that accident died from a loss of blood, so the dead man’s family then sued the doctor who was seen passing by.  The court actually…

A New Beginning

            As I do research for my sermons, I often come across different polls that are taken on a variety of religious topics, and some of the results of those polls I find rather disturbing.  It can be discouraging to see what people around us actually think about God or Jesus or moral issues.  But…

Here I Am! Send Me

            I thought I’d start off this morning by sharing with you some interesting trivia.  As you know, most people in this country answer the phone by saying, “Hello”, but it wasn’t always that way.  When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, he expected people to say “Ahoy!” when they answered the phone. That was…

The Lord Will Provide

            Most of you have had the opportunity to meet our grandson Eric who lives in Tennessee.  He’s in the 6th grade this year and is doing well, but when he started kindergarten, there was a little bit of concern on our part about how he would do in school, because intellectually, he is well-advanced,…

How to Overcome Worry

            You all probably know that Howard Hughes was one of the richest men who ever lived.  Over the course of his lifetime, he accumulated billions of dollars.  And you would think that someone with that kind of money would live a life of tranquility — you picture him sitting by the pool, sipping drinks…

Habakkuk (1) — Where Are You, God?

            Last Sunday, we completed our study of the gospel of John.  This morning, we begin a new study that will take us through the next couple of weeks.  If you have your Bibles, turn with me to the book of Habakkuk.  This may be a book that you aren’t very familiar with, so. by…