Sermons (Page 3)

Sermons (Page 3)

THE GREATEST GIVER EVER

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11 I thought that since Thanksgiving is coming up this week, you might enjoy some cooking tips and recipes. These particular recipes come from a recipe book put together by children in Mrs. Geraghty’s kindergarten class. I have not personally tried any of these:             Turkey – You cut the…

Questions God Asks

QUESTIONS GOD ASKS: WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? 1 Kings 19:1-13 A man dialed a wrong number and got the following recording: “I am not available right now, but I thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the beep. If I do not return your call, you are one of the changes.” There are times when we just need to make a…

Questions God Asks

QUESTIONS GOD ASKS: IS IT A TIME FOR YOU YOURSELVES TO BE LIVING IN YOUR PANELED HOUSES, WHILE THIS HOUSE REMAINS A RUIN? HAGGAI 1:1-15 The first Sunday in November is always special to me. It is the Sunday in which we are reminded of those who have gone before us into glory. We remember people who have influenced our lives and our faith. We read the names of loved ones…

Questions God Asks: Why Do You Complain, Jacob?

Isaiah 40:27-31; 41:8-10 Today is Reformation Sunday and if you were around last year for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation you may recall the series we did on the five Solas. These are 5 points or convictions of the reformation that are important to our Christian faith. Do you remember…

QUESTIONS GOD ASKS: WHAT IS THAT IN YOUR HAND?

Exodus 4:1-5 Time for a pop quiz! (this can be open book if you like) After having just spent four weeks studying the book of Jonah, do you remember how it ends? It ends abruptly with a question that God asks of Jonah: “Should I not be concerned about the great city of Nineveh?” This got me to…

Bitterness! Jonah 4

This is our fourth and final week looking at the book of Jonah. We have discovered that the story of Jonah is not quite what we learned as a child in Sunday School; we have explored the grown-up version of Jonah. In Sunday School, the story of Jonah I heard was this: Jonah was asked by God to do something, he didn’t do it and so he was punished, God sent a big whale to…

Repent! Jonah 3

Today we are back looking at our friend, Jonah. In Chapter 1 of the book of Jonah, we meet up with this unlikely prophet as he receives instructions from God. “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, ‘Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it.” (1:1-2) Which Jonah flat out does not do. Occasionally God’s prophets will come up…

Rescue! Jonah 2

Last week we began a series on the Book of Jonah. In chapter one, we took a trip with Jonah on a boat headed to Tarshish, which was in the exact opposite direction of where God had sent him. Jonah thought that he could get away from “the presence of the Lord.” Perhaps you have never done such a thing, but I know there have been times when I have run from God. But we know…

Cast Away! Jonah 1

Jonah! We heard this story or at least part of it when we were children. Now that we are grown ups, I think it is a good time for us to look again at this story. Over the next four weeks we will look at this sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, tale of God’s prophet Jonah. While we often hear this called the story of “Jonah and the whale” it is less about a fish and more…