Is There Hope for World Peace

Matthew 24:3-13, Revelation 21:1-7   I received an interesting Christmas card from a dear friend, a retired Air Force General. On the front was a white dove with an olive branch in its beak, hovering above the world. Inside the card were these words: "Peace on earth." Beside t

Not Bad, Just Too Busy

At Christmas-time, it is so easy to get caught up in a month-long frenzy of buying, rushing, decorating, and partying. The danger is that in the midst of all the busyness, buying, and partying, we will miss the real meaning of Christmas. Just like the Bethlehem innkeeper. This sermon offers six suggestions for getting back in touch with the reason for the season.

From Worry To Trust

Matthew 6:25-34 Perhaps the finest golf coach America ever produced was the late Harvey Penick of Texas. He wrote the Little Red Book which is sort of the "golfer's Bible." Mr. Penick said that most golfers do not think on the golf course; they just worry. "Worrying is

Coping With Grief

Job 40:1-5, 42:1-6 Sometimes when I am with groups of children, I say to them, "If you could ask God any question, what would you ask Him?" Children raise questions like these: Why do dogs chase cats? Where does the sky end? Who does God's job when he is on vacation? Is it true that my f

Jesus the Trouble-Maker

John 2:13-22 Recently we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Quite properly we hailed him as a latter-day prophet to America, a drum-major for justice, a visionary whose dream still inspires us. But I am old enough to remember our attitude toward Dr. King while he was alive. He was ...