Michael’s Sermons

 

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?

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

Mark 6:7-13                                                                                                                                                                                                  Let’s Listen Series                                      ...

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...

Where Are We Going?

Let’s Listen Series 2 Chronicles 7:12-22 Once Albert Einstein was going on a train to an out-of-town engagement.  The conductor stopped by to punch his ticket.   The great scientist, preoccupied with his work, with great embarrassment rummaged through his coat...

The Path to Heaven Is Paved With Generosity

Luke 16:19-31 August, 6, 2017 I was shocked when I read that we are exposed to 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements each day, which includes brand labels, print ads, Facebook Ads, Google Ads, commercials, and billboards– anything that calls our attention to a product....

The Power of One

John 6:5-14 July 30, 2017 Hermann and Pauline practiced an old Jewish custom of taking in a needy religious scholar to share the Sabbath meal.  So each Thursday, 21-year-old Max Talmud enjoyed a meal with this couple.  In doing so, Max befriended their ten-year-old...

Look Up and See How Much You Matter to God

July 24, 2017 Colossians 1:15-23 When my younger son Ryan was eleven years old, we woke up at 3:30 on a very cold winter morning.  We dressed warmly and I prepared some hot chocolate.  I found some old blankets and we drove over to our friends’ house. Jacob and his...