Christian Life: Intimacy with God (Song of Solomon 2:8-17)
This isn't kid's stuff, pablum to be spoon fed by pet preachers to house-broken congregations who have lost their teeth. This is a dark, threatening word.
This Christmas sermon looks at the angels' declaration: "Glory to God in the highest!" What can it mean? Glory does not come from piling up our accomplishments and then standing astride those achievements so all can see us. It comes from seeing the glory of God. Once you have seen it, you are never really the same again.
Temptation: Don't Doubt God's Goodness: A Case Study in Temptation
Problem of Evil: When Good Things Happen to Bad People (Text: Jeremiah 12:1-4; Matthew 5:43-45, 7:7-11)
People wonder why bad things happen in a world that is supposed to be God's world.