2007

From the files:

I can't tell you how many times I've planned my life, set my securities, tried to settle down, only to have the foundations shaken, the plans torn to shreds and the future become uncertain.  When I ask "Why?" the Lord says patiently--Howard, how many times do I need to remind you--this world is not your home, you are just a passing thru.  Your treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue.  Trust me.  I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.




   Howard preaching Easter Sunday at
        St. Paul UMC, Louisville, KY

Sermons

January 7, 2007

Radical Love In a Risky World

     Radical Love Is Godly

     Luke 3:21-23; I John 4:7-8 Text Document 


January 14, 2007

Radical Love In a Risky World

     Radical Love is Risky

     Luke 6:27-36 Text Document 


January 21, 2007 

Radical Love In a Risky World

     Radical Love is Truthful

     Ephesians 4:14-16 Text Document 


January 28, 2007

Radical Love In a Risky World

     Radical Love is Forgiving

     Luke 7:36-50 Text Document 


February 4, 2007 

Radical Love in a Risky World

     Radical Love is Reconciling

     Matthew 18:15-19 Text Document 


February 11, 2007   

Radical Love in a Risky World

     Radical Love at Home

     Luke 15:11-32 Text Document 


Feburary 18, 2007 

Radical Love in a Risky World

     Radical Love in the Neighborhood

     Luke 10:25-37 Text Document 


February 25, 2007

Questioning Our Values

     Kingdom Values According to Jesus

     Luke 4:14-21 Text Document 


March 4, 2007 

Questioning Our Values

     Rethinking Our Riches

     Luke 6:20-26 Text Document 


March 11, 2007   

Questioning Our Values

     Reviewing Our Hungers

     Luke 6:20-26 Text Document 


March 18, 2007   

Questioning Our Core Values

     Reassessing Our Laughter

     Luke 6:20-26 Text Document 


April 1, 2007   

Questioning Our Core Values

     Jesus’ Trail of Tears

     Luke 19:41-44 Text Document 


April 8, 2007    

An Invitation to Christian Discipleship

     Follow Me

     Luke 24:1-12, Matthew 4:18-20 Text Document 


April 15, 2007

An Invitation to Christian Discipleship

     Follow Your Calling

     Luke 2:4-52 Text Document 


April 22, 2007    

An Invitation to Christian Discipleship

     Follow Your Questions

     John 20:24-29 Text Document 


April 29, 2007

An Invitation to Christian Discipleship

     Follow Your Mission

     Matthew 28:16-20 Text Document 


May 6, 2007 

An Invitation to Christian Discipleship

      Follow Your Failures

     John 21:15-19 Text Document 


May 13, 2007

An Invitation to Christian Discipleship

     Follow Your Mentors

     John 14:23-29 Text Document 


May 20, 2007 

An Invitation to Christian Discipleship

     Follow Your Changes

     John 16:4-15 Text Document 


May 27, 2007

Pentecost Sunday

     On Finding Pentecostal Power

     Acts 2:17-21 Text Document 


June 3, 2007 

     We Believe In The Trinity

     John 17:20-26 Text Document 


June 24, 2007

     Finding Common Ground

     Galatians 3:23-29 Text Document 


July 22, 2007

Winning The War Over Daily Life

     Winning The War Over Worry

     Luke 12:22-31 Text Document 


July 29, 2007

Winning The War Over Daily Life

     Winning The War Over Stuff

     Luke 12:13-21 Text Document 


August 5, 2007

Winning The War Over Daily Life

     Winning The War Over Fear

     Luke 12:1-7  Text Document 


August 12, 2007

Real Faith For Real People

     Is God For Real

     Acts 17:22-28 Text Document 


August 19, 2007  

Real Faith For Real People

     If Everybody's Okay, What's The Problem

     I John 1:5-2:2 Text Document 


August 26, 2008

Real Faith For Real People

     Could We Start Again, Please?

     John 3:1-8, 16-17 Text Document 


September 2, 2007

Real Faith For Real People

     Am I In Shape Spiritually?

     I Timothy 4:7-12 Text Document 


September 9, 2007

Real Faith For Real People

     Does Love Really Make the World Go Round?

     I John 4:15-21 Text Document 


September 16, 2007

Real Faith For Real People

     Why Should I Read The Bible?

     II Timothy 3:14-17 Text Document 


September 23, 2007

Real Faith For Real People

     Why Am I So Lonely?

     Acts 2:42-47 Text Document 


September 30, 2007

Real Faith For Real People

     Am I My Brother's Keeper?

     Matthew 25:31-46 Text Document 


October 7, 2007

Real Faith For Real People

     Why Not Meet In The Middle?

     I Peter 3:8-15 Text Document 


October 14, 2007

Real Faith For Real People

     When We Get Where We're Going, Where Will We Be?

     II Timothy 4:6-8 Text Document 


October 21, 2007

Stewardship:  Discover This Word and Love It!

     Stewardship of the Earth

     Psalm 8 Text Document 


October 28, 2007

Stewardship:  Discover This Word and Love It!

     Stewardship of All

     Matthew 26:6-12 Text Document 


November 4, 2007

Stewardship: Discover This Word and Love It!

     Stewardsip of the Gospel

     1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Text Document 


November 11, 2007

Stewardship:  Discover This Word and Love It!

     Stewardship of the Church

     Acts 20:25-35 Text Document 


November 18, 2007

     Praising God All The Way Home

     Psalm 150 Text Document 


December 2, 2007

     Where There's Hope, There's Life

     Isaiah 2:1-5 Text Document 


Decemeber 9, 2007

     On Your Mark, Get Set, HOPE!

     Isaiah 11:1-10 Text Document 


December 16, 2007

     Hope That Hangs In There

     Isaiah 35:1-10 Text Document 


December 23, 2007

     Hope That God Is Nearby

     Isaiah 7:10-16 Text Document 


December 30, 2007

     Led To Follow

     Matthew 2:1-12 Text Document