September 8, 2022

Was Queen Elizabeth II a Christian? “Was Queen Elizabeth II a Christian?” is a question that many people have asked as a result of the death of the longest-serving British monarch in history. As queen, she has influenced British and world history. As queen, she is head of the Church of England. Yet, the role is reflective of her position as a monarch. Some will wonder: Was her faith authentic? Did she say that she followed Jesus Christ? How important... Read more

August 16, 2022

Can I Ask You a Question by Preston Condra and Kelly Condra Can I Ask You a Question by Preston Condra and Kelly Condra is an excellent resource for the Christian who wants to engage with other people about their faith in Jesus Christ. The authors share a variety of elements that can help a Christian have confidence in sharing their faith. These elements can help a person share Christ effectively with caring, clarity, and confidence. FEARS ABOUT SHARING THE... Read more

July 7, 2022

What Is the Difference Between Fundamentalist Christianity and Evangelical Christianity? When people hear about a Fundamentalist Christianity and Evangelical Christianity, many think they are the same thing. Yet, Christianity is on a spectrum. Christianity is like the political spectrum. In politics, you move from right to left, you go from conservative, to moderate, to liberal. Democrats are on the left (with the Democrat Socialists being on the far left). Republicans are on the right. There are moderate Republicans. Yet, as... Read more

June 26, 2022

How to Respond to My Former Church-Going Friends How to Respond to My Former Church-Going Friends (1 John 2:18-29) is the fourth sermon in a series about “Engaging with My Spiritual Friends.” Introduction In the latest Gallup Poll,[1] belief in God dipped to 81%, down 6 percentage points from 2017, and the lowest since Gallup first asked the question in 1944. “Belief is typically the last thing to go,” said Ryan Burge, assistant professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University.... Read more

June 19, 2022

The Powerful Influence of a FATHER The Powerful Influence of a FATHER is a sermon from Deuteronomy 6:1-9. Today is Father’s Day. We celebrate the influence of fathers. The word Father is used 352 times in the New Testament. 266 times it is used to describe God. Fathers are important to God, and they are important people. When you reflect on your family, you can see how good and how bad your father influenced you. What is our greatest legacy?... Read more

June 12, 2022

How to Respond to My Spiritual But Not Religious Friends How to Respond to My Spiritual But Not Religious Friends (James 1:26-27) is the third sermon I want to share with you in this series on “How to Engage My Spiritual Friends.” “If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, his religion is useless and he deceives himself. Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and... Read more

June 5, 2022

How to Respond to My Pride-Loving Friends   How to Respond to My Pride-Loving Friends (Luke 6:27-36), is the second in a series of sermons on “How to Engage with My Spiritual Friends.” The point of these sermons is to identify different groups of people, whom you and I have a challenge to build relationships with. In this sermon, let us address our PRIDE-loving friends. June is considered PRIDE month. Introduction The world around us looks to this month as a... Read more

May 22, 2022

How to Respond to My Pro-Choice Friends How to Respond to My Pro-Choice Friends (Psalm 139:13-16), is the first in a series of sermons on “How to Engage with My Spiritual Friends.” This sermon will deal with how to respond to those who are pro-choice and pro-abortion. Over the next couple of months, I am going to share with you a series about how to respond to different groups of people, people who may be different than you and me.... Read more

January 9, 2022

How the Church Can Work Together Like a DREAM Rebuilding God’s People Part 2 Ezra 2:1-70 How the church can work together like a dream is the theme of the second chapter of Ezra. John Maxwell once said: “It takes teamwork to make the dream work.” This is true in any organization, and it is especially true in the church. Let’s repeat that phrase: “it takes teamwork to make the dream work.” I want to share with you how God... Read more

January 2, 2022

How God Stirs a Vision Among His People Rebuilding God’s People Part 1 Ezra 1:1-11 As this church begins a new calendar year, I usually give a sermon that casts a vision for the year. However, this time I decided to go through the book of Ezra. As I was studying to prepare for this series, two clear points came to me. First, the theme of the book is the same theme that this church is experiencing, rebuilding. Second, this... Read more


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