Sermons from November 2017

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Planting Wheat


John 12:12-33  The Palouse Country of Eastern Washington is covered with wheat fields as far as you can see. Just before the harvest, you see a scene similar to what Katherine Bates, the author of “America the Beautiful”  had in mind when she wrote, “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain.” The […]

Enthusiastic Thanksgiving!


Psalm 95  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s not as commercialized as the others, although many ignore its historical roots. But for God’s people, “Thanksgiving” is more than a holiday celebrated one Thursday each year! It’s a celebration of God. I like the reminder that Thanksgiving gives us about being people of thanks. 

Giving Her Best


John 12:1-8  I managed the computer systems for Phoenix Seminary for several years. We had a small office, so we only had about a dozen computers on the network. One day, the Director of Development (aka, the person who raised funds for the school) came to me excitedly. “This person donated a computer to the seminary! […]

I Am The Resurrection And The Life


John 11:1-5, 17-32  The miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead was a family affair. His two sisters, Mary and Martha, were in mourning at the loss of their brother. Jesus used the circumstances to teach them about who He was – something crucial for us today!