Watchful Waiting

Watchful Waiting Luke 12:32-40 As you drive south of Lexington, you will more than likely see signs made by Evangelist Dewey Cooper that say: “Jesus is coming, Are you Ready?” I have always wondered if those signs have had any positive effect. Has anyone come to know Jesus because of one of those signs? Has … [Read more…]

What is Enough?

What is Enough? Luke 12.13-21 My grandfather Devine died from lung at home under excellent Hospice care when I was in my mid-20’s. My aunt called when they believed he was at the end of his life and I drove over the Harrodsburg to sit vigil with the family as my grandfather transitioned from this … [Read more…]

Lord Teach Us to Pray

Lord Teach Us to Pray Luke 11:1-13 As you know, 6 of us from Providence returned a week ago from the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Every two years the denomination “assembles” for worship, education, business and fellowship. It is always great to reconnect with old Disciple friends. There are always … [Read more…]

Hospitality

John 1.1-18 My mother-in-law exemplifies hospitality. She not only makes people feel welcome into her home, she makes people feel welcome anywhere that she is – in other people’s homes, in church, in restaurants, at funerals, department stores,  she opens her heart to everyone around her. If you look up the word, “hospitality” in the … [Read more…]

Baptism

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Last Sunday was Epiphany Sunday and I told you that for us, here in the West, it is a remembrance and celebration of the Magi coming with gifts for the Christ child. As the 12th day of Christmas it marks the end of the Christmas season for the church. Epiphany is a … [Read more…]

Let Your Light Shine

I Corinthians 12:1-31 For the next few Sundays we are going to take a little journey through 1Corinthians, Paul’s letter to the church located at Corinth, Greece. A little background will help us. The Apostle Paul was the church’s most successful missionary. He was responsible for the spread of Christianity to Asia Minor and Europe. … [Read more…]

Tough Love

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 This is the second sermon in our I Corinthians series. Last Sunday, we left the Apostle Paul trying to get the church at Corinth to think and live in a new way—Christ’s way. Although he started churches all around the Mediterranean, Paul had a special relationship with this church in Greece. As … [Read more…]

Body and Spirit

1 Cor 15.35-38, 42-50 Some of you have noticed that I teach a lot in my sermons. I am at heart an educator, but there is more to it than that. Historically, Disciples of Christ have been referred to as “the people of The Book.” Now, I have spent my entire life as a Disciple … [Read more…]

Favored One

Luke 1:5-38 Some people think of Lent as a dark time – to repent and journey to Christ’s crucifixion. It IS a time of introspection, a time to take a faith life accounting, a time to get honest with ourselves and with God. It IS a time of stripping away things that separate us from … [Read more…]