Sermons by Roger Fankhauser

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They’ll Know We Are Christians…

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John 13:21-38  I remember as a young person singing the then-popular chorus, “And they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” Some of you reading this now have the song stuck in your brain (You’re welcome). What do you think – is it true? And the answer is….

Clean Feet, Round 2

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John 13:1-21  The kids love to play with the water hose and the sprinkler in the front yard. But, as all good things must come to an end, so too, must playing in the sprinkler. No matter how careful they were when they were done, they’d have grass or mud on their feet by the […]

Clean Feet, Round 1

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John 13:1-21  The scene changes. For 3 years or more, Jesus has walked the countryside of Israel. Antagonism towards Him by the Pharisees reached fever pitch. Now, with only a few hours left with His disciples, what would he do? He first reminds them about true leadership.

Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Hebrews 12:1-3  Another year has come and gone. Another New Year’s Day is upon us. Have you stopped to look back at what God has done in and through you this last year? What would you like God to do this next year?

Telling The Story

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Luke 1:3-2:38  I’ve read a few “page turners” in the past. The story gripped me enough that I kept saying, “just one more chapter… just one more chapter.” Before I knew it, the day was over, and I had finished the book! But then if someone asked me about the book, it wouldn’t be enough to […]

What’s In A Name?

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Matthew 1:1-16  Some people are fascinated with their personal genealogy. Who are their ancestors? Where did they live? What did they do? Of course, many of us hope our genealogy reveals someone famous in our past. Sometimes, though, we’re surprised with a stinker or two in our past! Matthew starts with a section that I’ll bet most of […]

In The Light

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John 12:34-50  Christmas lights are popping up all over. I saw a story on the news of a home with so many lights and such loud music that the neighbors complained! And many of you know about Clark Griswald’s lights on HIS home! I enjoy Christmas lights (on other people’s homes), but Christmas is less […]

Planting Wheat

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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!

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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

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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! […]