Here Comes The Sun

Psalm 130 I want to take you on a journey this morning to an island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The island is a strategic location for the United States Navy as they fight their way toward Japan, and as a part of that effort the navy is off-loading bombs a

Crossing The River: A Metaphor For Proclamation

Again he measured one thousand, and led me through the water; and it was up to the waist. Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross, for the water had risen; it was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be...

Surprise!

Ephesians 2:1-10 I know lady who was in a hurry to get to work. I won't say she was flying low, but the birds were flying a little higher than normal that morning - to keep out of her way! She topped a rise, glanced to her left, and there he sat - John Law. The lead in her foot turned to water. She braked,...

The Sound of Grace

Titus 2:11-14 Titus was a young pastor, shepherding God's flock on the isle of Crete. The church that was entrusted to his care was a church that the Apostle Paul probably planted after his Roman imprisonment narrated in Acts. Because Titus is young and inexperienced, Paul is writing him a letter, which we know...

The Greatest Gift Ever Given

This Christmas sermon takes aim at the Gospel according to Santa Claus, reminding us that the season is not primarily about gifts given and received. Rather, Christmas is about how the love of God was demonstrated when God gave to us the greatest gift ever given: His only begotten Son.

The Gospel According to Zacchaeus

The Gospel According to Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10 In the book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning tells the story of a man who had sinned greatly. His church excommunicated him, and he was forbidden to ever come into the church again. He repented.

Do-It-Yourself Religion

Do-It-Yourself Religion Seventh in a Series (March, 2003 POL) Topic: Grace Author: John A. Huffman, Jr., Pastor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA Title: Do-It-Yourself Religion Text: Galatians 4:31-5:1 In my message today, I will endeavor to articulate one of the most profou

The Joys of Growing Up

The Joys of Growing Up Sixth in a Series (March, 2003 POL) Topic: Grace Author: John A. Huffman, Jr., Pastor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA Title: The Joys of Growing Up Text: Galatians 4:3-5 The Apostle Paul is unrelenting as, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, he co