Sermons from April 2018

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It’s For Your Own Good


John 15:26-16:11  Parents frequently use that line. “Eat your broccoli… it’s for your own good.” Of course, sometimes it is more serious, “Yes the shot will hurt, but it’s for your own good.” Or, “I know the dentist isn’t fun, and it might even hurt. But it’s for your own good.” As a child I […]

Living In The World


Romans 12:1-2; 1 John 2:15-16  I was fishing for redfish in some unique water. It was salty enough that we caught redfish, a saltwater fish, but it was also fresh enough that we occasionally caught a large-mouthed bass, a freshwater fish. We were at a place near where fresh water flowed into the bay and formed […]

In This Corner: The World!

John 15:18-25  In a boxing match, the opponents are both announced before the actual fight begins: “In this corner….” Whether we acknowledge it or not, believers – and particularly those actively practicing their faith (aka, disciples) – are engaged in such a match. However, we do not have a physical opponent. Our fight is with a […]

Why We Celebrate This Day

John 19:17-18, 28-30, 20:1-10  No surprise. This Sunday, we celebrate the risen Savior. Nothing matters more than Christ’s resurrection, for without it, as Paul says, “our faith is worthless; we are still in our sins” and, “if we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.” (1 Corinthians […]