Sermons by Roger Fankhauser

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Why Bother?

2 Corinthians 5:10   We each make decisions every day – and many times during the day – about what we should do and what we will do. What motivates us? What really matters? These questions impact “routine” decisions, and definitely what we do as a believer. Why bother with my Christian life and decisions […]

The Devil Made Me Do It!

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Matthew 4:1-12 I walked into the service station on the way to Arkansas with my granddaughters. As I walked around while the girls were getting a snack, I heard them cry out. “C’mon Roger. Buy us. You know you want to eat us!” They were the voices of….. coffee nut chocolate M&M’s. And they were […]

“We” Living In A “Me” World

Romans 14:7-8  I’m not duped by the world around me. I am pretty good at sensing the pressures and strategies of the world to influence my life. At least I think so. Or maybe not. Maybe you struggle with this strategy as well. the world uses one key message to get into our head. See […]

Rip Van Winkle

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Philippians 3:20, 2 Corinthians 5:20   Rip Van Winkle went to sleep for 20 years. In the time he slept, the world changed drastically! He “only” slept through the American Revolution, while sleeping on American soil! How did he cope with such change? Now, imagine you fell asleep in February 2001. You woke up last […]

Protect Your Heart

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Hebrews 3:1-15   Do you expect things to always go the way you want, hope, or plan? Probably not. But what do we do when the pressure gets too great, or the pain gets too strong? Sometimes, at least for some of us, we blame God. Maybe not overtly, but inside. We harden our heart; […]

Parting Thoughts

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Colossians 4:7-18  My how time flies! It was a mere decade ago (wow) that Debbie and I moved to Burleson. And now, here we are at my last Sunday as pastor of BBC. Just as Paul often closes his letters with parting thoughts (sometimes encouraging, sometimes warning), so, too, this Sunday I want to share […]

If It Weren’t For People

Colossians 3:18-4:6  It never fails. Sunday, we hear a sermon about getting along with others. And then we get into a fight with our spouse. Or, we get into a “power play” with one of the kids. Or, we dread going in to work Monday because we don’t get along with the boss. And then, […]

New Life!

John 20:1-19 April 12, 2020. Easter Sunday!  Ah, but thanks to Covid-19, we could not meet corporately, only remotely. And while I greatly appreciate that we can provide remote services and all the hard work that is done to prepare them (thanks, Phil!), it’s just not the same. Resurrection Day, aka, Easter, seems like one […]

Put Off, Put On

Colossians 3:1-17  When Debbie and I lived in our house, I would usually mow the lawn on Friday morning. Even though we had a small yard and I mowed and edged early in the day, I still worked up a sweat and got dirty. Then, on Friday evening, we’d often go out to eat. Not […]

Useless Rules and Regulations

Colossians 2:16-23  There’s nothing like settling for second best. Granted, “winning” isn’t everything, but what happens if you are given the best, only to say “no thanks!” I love hamburgers. But, would I take a hamburger instead of a steak, cooked and seasoned perfectly, when the steak is given to me? Not likely! Now, that […]