Sermons from July 2020

God Is Not A Dumb, Rich Uncle

Text:  Matthew 6:5-8, 7:7-11 This section of Matthew has the largest collection of Jesus’ teachings on prayer.  In my younger years, my prayers were an attempt to bring God up to date on what was going on with me, and to intercede for all the   people in my life and around the world who needed help.  Gradually, I came to realize that God was really, really smart and already knew what I was saying.  In fact, God knew what I…

Choose Now

Text:  Matthew 9:9-13 Our text today is the call of Matthew to be a disciple and the theme is “the power and consequences of one decision.”  Just say the words “I do” in the right place and you’ll find yourself married or in the army.  One decision. I had an uncle Bill who lied about his age to join the Navy during WWII.  By the time the Navy discovered this, he was on a destroyer in the South Pacific and…

Our Building Project

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.…

Breakfast With Jesus

Sunday            07-05-20                 5th Sunday After Pentecost Text:          John 21:4-17 This weekend we are celebrating the 4th of July.  Because of pandemic restrictions, this year’s celebrations will be more subdued but this holiday will always be associated with Patriotism and with good food, friends, and family.   My family has always had its family reunion on the 4th and during the time we lived in New York, I belonged to a flying club.  So every 4th of July, we would fly…