Spiritual Food for a Hungry World

"They need not depart; give ye them to eat." - Matthew 14:16 Some folks do not believe in miracles. I do. A denial of miracles is a denial of the virgin birth of Jesus. The Christian religion stands or falls...

The Ministry of Suffering

"Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of His servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God." " —Isa. 50:10 T...

Proclamation of the Church

When my granddaughter Kariss comes to stay at our house, she usually wants doughnuts for breakfast. I am not supposed to buy any doughnuts for myself, but I can hardly say no when Kariss looks at me and says, "Poppy, I want to get some doughnuts." So like a good grandfather, I take her up the

The Point of Preaching

Bill Cosby has created much laughter with his show "Kids Say the Darndest Things." The program is built around the funny responses that children often make in conversation with him. Their candidness, simplicity, bluntness, honesty, and mostly their childlike naiveté make the show most amusi

My Big Fat Greek Bible

My Big Fat Greek Bible 2 Corinthians 5:17 In the text Paul is speaking and says, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come." It is obvious that I have already seen the movie My Big Fat Greek W

A Life Worth Living: Sermons on the 23rd Psalm

Title: Living with Faith Text: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1) Introduction: Dr. Charles Allen, beloved Methodist minister, tells the story of a friend who came to see him one day. His friend was nervous, tense, and he had literally worried himself sick. The man's physician had suggested that he see his minister. They talked for awhile, and then Allen took a pad of paper from his desk drawer. "If you went to see a doctor, he would give you a prescription, and that's what I want to do," Allen said. "Take the prescription exactly as I write it. Five times a day for seven days I want you to read prayerfully and carefully the twenty-third psalm. When you awaken, before each meal and at bedtime, read the psalm." Charles Allen says that in a week his friend returned literally a different person.