Sermons by Mark Adams

God’s Gift of Jesus is INDESCRIBABLE

Series: Preacher: Date: December 24, 2018 Scripture Reference: John 3:16

Have you ever seen or experienced something that was indescribable—something so beautiful that words fell short? Maybe it was a sunset Or the first time you saw your newborn son or grandchild. Perhaps words failed you the day of your wedding when you looked and saw your bride coming down the aisle. Maybe you couldn’t […]

The Wise Men: The Gospel is Better Than Religion

Series: Preacher: Date: December 23, 2018 Scripture Reference: Matthew 2:1-12

1 – After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem  2 – and asked, “Where is the One Who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star when it rose and have come to worship Him.” 3 – When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, […]

Simeon: Waiting is Worth It!

Series: Preacher: Date: December 16, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 2:22-35

How many of you have children who are having a hard time waiting for Christmas? I mean, they are counting the days—and are fully aware that as of today they only have 9 days to go. How about you older people—do you remember how that felt—how hard it was to wait for the big day? […]

The Shepherd’s Story—Everyone Is Important to God!

Series: Preacher: Date: December 9, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 2:8-18

One of my favorite Christmas Specials—is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”Does anyone else love that one? You may or may not know this, but this particular special has been around A LONG TIME!  In fact, it made its debut on December 9, 1965. That’s 53 years ago TODAY. Here’s some more little-known information. This Charlie Brown […]

Mary—Good News! God Can Use You!

Series: Preacher: Date: December 2, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 1:26-38

I have a confession to make:  I am a “News-a-holic.” I listen to WTOP while I drive around between hospitals—even though they repeat the same news stories over and over again. I watch the news in the morning—and when possible, I watch it in the evening. I have a news app on my phone that […]

Hosea — Experiencing God’s Grace

Series: Preacher: Date: November 25, 2018 Scripture Reference: Hosea 1:1-9; 3:1-3

Do you ever grin—or wince—when you hear the names that some celebrities give to their newborns? They seem to have a real knack when it comes to “creative” baby naming. For example, do you remember when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made headlines after naming their daughter “Apple?” Before that, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis gave […]

“Won’t You Be THEIR Neighbor?”

Series: Preacher: Date: November 18, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 10:25-37

 It’s a beautiful day in your neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor Would you be theirs? Could you be theirs? It’s a neighborly day here in Der-er-wood, a neighborly day in your neighborhood. Would you be theirs? Could you be theirs? They have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you They’ve always […]

Mary Magdalene—The First Easter Sermon

Series: Preacher: Date: November 11, 2018 Scripture Reference: John 20:1-18

1 – Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.  2 – So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the […]

Samson – A Man of Great Strength and Weakness

Series: Preacher: Date: October 28, 2018 Scripture Reference: Judges

When I was a kid—back in the days when they only cost twelve cents, I loved comic books. I remember there was an AD like this on the back of most issues. As you can see, it challenged 97 lb weaklings like myself by claiming we could have a physique like Charles Atlas—and the super-human […]

The Real God is Faithful

Series: Preacher: Date: October 21, 2018 Scripture Reference: Lamentations 3:19-23

In the 1950’s, a professor at Johns Hopkins University named Curt Richter conducted a series of experiments—and like many researchers he used rats as his test subjects. First, Richter took a dozen DOMESTICATED rats, put them into huge jars of water—and basically watched them drown. I know this sounds cruel—but he was trying to discover […]

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