Michael’s Sermons

 

What Keeps You Up at Night?

Psalms 77 July 16, 2017 When our son John was being recruited by the Marines, I met one of his recruiters in Albany, Georgia.  He discovered I was a pastor and he extended to me a unique invitation. He said, “Each year we take a group of educators to tour Parris...

Fish Bait Theology

July 9, 2017 Genesis 3:1-7 Dr. Michael Helms Growing up in the country, one of my favorite times of the summer occurred when the catalpa (kə-ˈtal-pə) sphinx moth laid eggs on the leaves of the catalpa trees. My grandfather had two catalpa trees in the cow pasture.  I...

When You Are Wounded

Matthew 18:15-20 June 25, 2017 Two ladies from the same church used the same hair stylist.  Like so many of us, these ladies were creatures of habit.  Each had a standing appointment down at Barbara’s Boutique, one at 10:00 and the other at 10:30 every Saturday...

Lighten Your Burdens

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 June 18, 2017 I grew up in the country in South Alabama.  As a boy, I had to use my imagination to entertain myself.  The nearest boy my age was a couple miles down the road. I built a fort out of branches I sawed in the woods. I made my wagon...

Living in Jesus’ Neighborhood

Living in Jesus’ Neighborhood Matt 9:9-13 June 11, 2017 In 1969 this nation was still coming to grips with the changes associated with the Civil Rights Movement and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister with a televised children’s program...

When You See a Memorial

Joshua 4:5-7 May 28, 2017 A Memorial Day Sermon Mike Baker was the last man in Barbour County, Alabama drafted into the Vietnam War.  He is my second cousin.  Before he went off to war, I spent some time with him at church and at his house.  When I started going to...

Should We Pray Like Hannah?

Should We Pray Like Hannah? Mother’s Day 1 Samuel 1:1-17 How many of you have ever been desperate for help, so you decided that praying was a good idea?  We all petitioned God for help, especially when we get in trouble.  As the saying goes, there are no atheists in...

Should We Pray Like Nehemiah?

Should We Pray Like Nehemiah? Nehemiah 1:1-11 The year was around 445 B.C. The King of Babylon had defeated Israel and most of the Jews were exiled in Babylon. Back in Jerusalem, the walls and the gates to the Holy City were destroyed. Many years later, Persia...