2006

Wes, Caleb, and Howard fishing at Perry Park, KY, 2003

From the files: 

 I got out of my chair of self pity long enough this week to take my grandson fishing.  He got a rod and reel for this 4th birthday, and of course being the genius that he is- he immediately mastered the art of casting.  As I sat in that little john boat with my son and grandson beside me-- seeing the deer on the shore, and the ducks on the lake through the eyes of a four year old, I took a deep breath and thought "This is a life that really matters."  --Then I thought how my father-in-law had taught my son and me to fish on that same little lake--how we had often sat along the shore discussing the riddles of life. - That is what I mean by bearing fruit. 

 

Sermons

January 1, 2006

Angelic Messages For Our Time

     Get Up and Go

     Matthew 2:13-18 Text Document 


January 8, 2006

Christians at the Roundtable of World Religions

     Why Am I a Christian?

     Mark 1:4-11 Text Document


January 15, 2006

Christians at the Roundtable of World Religions

     What Can Christians Learn From Jews?

     Genesis 12:1-3 Romans 11:25-29 Text Document


January 22, 2006

Christians at the Roundtable of World Religions

     What Can Christians Learn from Muslims?

     Genesis 21:0-20 Text Document


January 29, 2006

Christians at the Roundtable of World Religions

     What Can Christians Learn from Hindus?

     Ephesians 2:1-10 Text Document


February 5, 2006

Christians at the Roundtable of World Religions  

     What Can Christians Learn from Buddhists?

     Romans 8:18, 28 Text Document 


February 12, 2006

Christ Himself Is Christianity

     The Compassionate Christ

     Mark 1:40-45 Text Document 


February 19, 2006

Christ Himself is Christianity

     The Forgiving Christ

     Mark 2:1-12 Text Document


February 26, 2006

Christ Himself is Christianity

     The Exalted Christ

     Mark 9: 2-10 Text Document 


March 1, 2006

Extreme Spiritual Makeover

     From Laziness to Passion

     Revelation, Ps 3:14-22, 51:1 Text Document 


March 5, 2006

Extreme Spiritual Makeover

     From Pride to Humility

     Luke 18:9-14 Text Document 


March 12, 2006

Extreme Spiritual Makeover

     From Greed to Generosity

     Mark 10:17-27 Text Document


March 19, 2006

Extreme Spiritual Makeover

     From Envy to Gratitude

     Matthew 20:1-16 Text Document


March 26, 2006

Extreme Spiritual Makeover

     From Lust to Love

     I Corinthians 13 Text Document


April 2, 2006

Extreme Spiritual Makeover

     From Hunger to Satisfaction

     Mark 6:30-44 Text Document 


April 9, 2006

Extreme Spiritual Makeover

     From Anger to Courage

     Mark 11:1-11 Text Document 


April 16, 2006

The Power Points of Life

     The Power to Rise Again

     Mark 16:1-8 Text Document


April 23, 2006

The Power Points of Life

     The Power to Belong

     ACTS 4:32-35 Text Document 


April 30, 2006

The Power Points of Life

     The Power to Make a Difference

     Acts 16:1-5 Text Document 


May 7, 2006

The Power Points of Life

     The Power to Begin Again

     Acts 3:12-19 Text Document


May 14, 2006

The Power Points of Life

     The Power to Be Saved

     Acts 4:5-12 Text Document 


May 21, 2006

The Power Points of Life

     The Power to Do Good

     Acts 10:34-38, 44-48 Text Document


May 28, 2006

The Power Points of Life

     The Power to Look Up

     Luke 24: 44-53 Text Document


June 4, 2006

Heroes of the Faith

     Ezekiel:  The Problem of Dry Bones

     Ezekiel 37:1-10 Text Document


June 18, 2006

Heroes of the Faith

     David:  The Problem of Family

     II Samuel 18:28-33 Text Document 


June 25, 2006

Heroes of the Faith

     Ruth:  The Problem of Grief

     Ruth 1:1-8, 16-18 Text Document


July 2, 2006

Heroes of the Faith

     Amos: The Problem of Justice

     Amos 5:18-24 Text Document 


July 9, 2006

Heroes of the Faith

     Jonah: The Problem of Mercy

     Jonah 4: 1-11 Text Document 


July 23, 2006

Heroes of the Faith

     Daniel:  The Problem of Power

     Daniel 6: 10-16 Text Document


July 30, 2006

Heroes of the Faith

     Habakkuk: The Problem of Evil

     Habakkuk 1:1-4; 3:17-18 Text Document 


August 6, 2006

Heroes of the Faith

     Esther:  The Problem of Opportunity

     Esther 4:11-17 Text Document


August 13, 2006

Doing What Disciples Do

     Follow

     Mark 1:14-20 Text Document


August 27, 2006

Doing What Disciples Do

     Worship

     Hebrews 10:19-25 Text Document 


September 3, 2006

Doing What Disciples Do

     Work

     1 Corinthians 3:9-15 Text Document 


September 10, 2006

Doing What Disciples Do

     Love

     John 15:9-17 Text Document


September 17, 2006

Doing What Disciples Do

     Pray

     Matthew 6:5-13 Text Document 


September 24, 2006

Doing What Disciples Do

     Join

     Acts 11:19-26 Text Document 


October 15, 2006

How to Strike It "Rich"!

     Encountering Incomparable Riches

     Ephesians 2:4-10 Text Document


October 29, 2006

How to Strike It "Rich"!

     Make Disciples Intentionally

     Matthew 28:16-20 Text Document


November 5, 2006

How to Strike It "Rich"!

     Serve the Poor Compassionately

     Matthew 25:31-46 Text Document


 

November 12, 2006

How to Strike It "Rich"!
    

     Develop Leaders Humbly

     Colossians 3:12-17 Text Document

 


 

November 19, 2006

How to Strike It "Rich"!

     Reaching Up-Reaching Out

     Matthew 6:19-24 Text Document


November 26, 2006

How to Strike It "Rich"!

     The Lord of All

Revelation 1:4b-8 Text Document 


December 10, 2006

The Road to Bethlehem

     The Road of Peace

     Isaiah 9:2-7 Text Document


December 17, 2006

The Road to Bethlehem

     The Road of Joy

     Philippians 4:4-7 Text Document


December 24, 2006

The Road to Bethlehem

     The Road Home

     Luke 2:1-20 Text Document


December 31, 2006

The Road to Bethlehem

     The New Road

     Matthew 2:1-12 Text Document