2005

Howard with Confirmand, Brandon Carpenter

 From the files: 

In all things, God is at work.  I believe that with all my being.  So I get up each day and talk to my Lord, and say something like "Lord, I am weak but you are strong.  Sometimes it's even hard for me to hang on.  But O Lord, I don't want to let this trouble go to waste.  Redeem it by your grace.  Fill it with your mercy.  Work it and weave it, mold it and make it for the good of others and the glory of God.  Help me carry on.

 

 

Sermons

January 9, 2005

The Quest for Christian Values 

     Honoring God in a Pluralistic Society

     Mark 12:28-34 Text Document 


January 15, 2005

The Quest for Christian Values

     Loving Our Enemies, Christian or Crazy?

     Matthew 5:43-47 Text Document


January 23, 2005

The Quest for Christian Values

     Sexual Ethics for the 21st Century

     John 8:1-11 Text Document 


 February 6, 2005

The Quest for Christian Values

     Valuing Life Without Playing God

     John 10:1-16 Text Document


February 13, 2005

The Jesus I Want to Know

     The Joyful Provider

     John 2:1-11 Text Document 


 February 20, 2005

 The Jesus I Want to Know

     The Wise Teacher

     John 3:1-10, 16 Text Document


February 27, 2005

The Jesus I Want to Know

     The Loving Friend

     John 4:1-15 Text Document 


March 6, 2005

The Jesus I Want to Know

     The Gentle Healer

     John 9:1-11 Text Document 


March 13, 2005

The Jesus I Want to Know

     The Resurrection and the Life

     John 11:32-44 Text Document 


March 20, 2005

The Jesus I Want to Know

     The Humble King

     John 12:12-19 Text Document 


March 27, 2005

Living on the Easter Side of Life

Colossians 3:1-4 Text Document 


April 3, 2005

How to Handle Suffering: Studies in 1 Peter

     How to Handle Suffering: By Faith

     1 Peter 1:3-9 Text Document 


April 10, 2005

How to Handle Suffering: Studies in 1 Peter

     How to Handle Suffering: By Believing

     1 Peter 1:17-23 Text Document


April 24, 2005

How to Handle Suffering: Studies in 1 Peter

     How to Handle Suffering: By Enduring

     1 Peter 2:19-25 Text Document


May 1, 2005

How to Handle Suffering: Studies in 1 Peter

     How to Handle Suffering: By Belonging

     1 Peter 2:2-10 Text Document 


May 8, 2005

How to Handle Suffering: Studies in 1 Peter

     How to Handle Suffering: By Humbly Doing Good

     1 Peter 5:6-11 Text Document 


May 15, 2005

What Makes a Church?  Studies in Acts

     What Makes a Church: Hot Air or Holy Spirit?

     Acts 2:1-13 Text Document


May 29, 2005

What Makes a Church? Studies in Acts

     What Makes a Church: Marketing or Discipling?

     Acts 2:42-47 Text Document 


June 12, 2005

 What Makes a Church? Studies in Acts

     What Makes a Church: Conversion or Credentialing?

     Acts 9:1-5, 10-12 Text Document 


June 19, 2005

What Makes a Church? Studies in Acts

     What Makes a Church: Males or Females?

     Acts 18:18-19, 24-26 Text Document 


June 26, 2005

What Makes a Church? Studies in Acts

     What Makes a Church: Greed or Gospel?

     Acts 8:9-13, 18-24 Text Document 


July 3, 2005

Stepping Forward to a Better LIfe

     Keeping Company with the Weary

     Matthew 11:25-30 Text Document 


 July 10, 2005

Stepping Forward to a Better LIfe

     Loosening Up for Better Production

     Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Text Document 


July 24, 2005

Stepping Forward to a Better LIfe

     Making the Most of Small Beginnings

     Matthew 13:31-35 Text Document 


July 31, 2005

Stepping Forward to a Better LIfe

     Finding Plenty in the Midst of Scarcity

     Matthew 14:13-21 Text Document 


August 7, 2005

Stepping Forward to a Better Life

     Facing Our Fears with Faith

     Matthew 14:22-33


 August 14, 2005

Go Light Your World

     This Little Light of Mine

     Matthew 5:14-16 Text Document 


August 21, 2005

Go Light Your World

     Brightening the Corner Where We Are

     1 John 1:5-10 Text Document


August 28, 2005

Go Light Your World

     Lighting Up Your Neighborhood

     Acts 13:44-49 Text Document 


September 4, 2005

Go Light Your World

     Work for the Night is Coming

     John 9:1-5 Text Document 


September 11, 2005

Go Light Your World

     Fanning the Flames of Family

     Ephesians 5:8-10 Text Document 


September 18, 2005

Go Light Your World

     Embracing Christ- The Light of the World

     John 8:12-20 Text Document 


September 25, 2005

Go Light Your World

     A Thousand Points of Light

     Isaiah 60:1-3, 18-22 Text Document 


October 2, 2005

The Broken Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 11:17-26 Text Document 


October 9, 2005

Finding Our Place in the Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:12-20 Text Document 


October 23, 2005

Sharing God's Blessings: Giving in Gratitude

     Sharing God's Blessings

     Matthew 5:1-12 Text Document 


October 30, 2005

Sharing God's Blessings: Giving in Gratitude

     Living in Gratitude

     Matthew 5:1-12 Text Document


November 6, 2005

Sharing God's Blessings: Giving in Gratitude

     Rejoicing in God's Saints

     Philippians 1:1-6 Text Document 


November 13, 2005

Sharing God's Blessings: Giving in Gratitude

     Giving Our Gratitude

     Philippians 4:10-20 Text Document


November 20, 2005

Sharing God's Blessings: Giving in Gratitude

     Priaising Our Savior

     Philippians 3:7-11 Text Document 


November 27, 2005

Angelic Messages for Our Time

     Hark

     Mark 13:24-37 Text Document 


December 4, 2005

Angelic Messages for Our Time

     Be Silent

     Luke 1:11-20 Text Document 


December 11, 2005

Angelic Messages for Our Time

     Reconsider

     Matthew 1:18-25 Text Document


December 17, 2005

Angelic Messages for Our Time

     Surprise

     Luke 1:26-28 Text Document 


December 24, 2005

Angelic Messages for Our Time

     Come and See

      Luke 2:1-20 Text Document