Caring for Others Like Jesus Did

Caring for Others Like Jesus Did

John 21:15-19 A few months ago a Baptist church in another state decided to purge their church roll of non-active members. I do not know what criterion they used for deciding who fell into this category, but the church sent a letter out to all the delinquent members...
Who Should We Invite to the Lord’s Table?

Who Should We Invite to the Lord’s Table?

Luke 14:15-23 ABC’s “Shark Tank” is one of the most popular shows on television.  It features a panel of rich business executives and investors called “Sharks,” who listen to pitches from entrepreneurs, inventors, and small business owners who are seeking funding and...
You Can Manage Your Church to Death

You Can Manage Your Church to Death

Mark 6:7-13                                                                                                                                                                                                  Let’s Listen Series                                      ...
Flagship Ministries of the Church – Why We Do What We Do

Flagship Ministries of the Church – Why We Do What We Do

Let’s Listen Series                                                                                                                                                                                    Sermon 3 Acts 16:9-10 In 1988 I was hired as the Minister of...
Listening to the Needs of the Stranger

Listening to the Needs of the Stranger

John 1:14; I Kings 8:28, 41-43 Many years ago, I learned a way to vote where people can vote on a scale of 0 to 5.  It’s called fist to five and here is how it works. Suppose we were voting on whether you believed global warming is a hoax or a scientific reality.   If...