Making Sense of Tragedy

Making Sense of Tragedy

Making Sense of Tragedy October 8, 2017 On Oct 1, 1997, Justin Safely was a seventh grader at Pearl, Mississippi.  He was waiting for his first class to start, but his choir teacher never arrived.  The class of about 60 students were having a good time goofing off....
The Love of Power or the Power of Love

The Love of Power or the Power of Love

October 1 The Love of Power or the Power of Love? Sermon 8 Mark 10:35-45 In a 2014 interview “60 Minutes” interview, FBI Director James Coney reminded us that we should be thankful that we have a system of checks and balances so that no one individual and no one...
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                                      ...