Sermon Series:Communion Meditation

Property Brothers

Series: Preacher: Date: June 10, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 11:15-32

A little over twenty years ago—back in the “olden days” when I was the Youth Minister—shortly after the invention of the wheel—back then we had a church member—a young woman—who was a social worker for Montgomery County. As part of her job she worked with teenage boys who lived in two group homes in our […]

The Thanksgiving of Communion

Series: Preacher: Date: November 26, 2017 Scripture Reference: Luke 22:14-20

14 – When the hour came, Jesus and His apostles reclined at the table. 15 – And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 – For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” […]

No Ordinary Meal

Series: Preacher: Date: June 11, 2017 Scripture Reference: Luke 22:14-27

14 – When the hour had come, He reclined AT THE TABLE, and the apostles with Him. 15 – And He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 – for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” […]

The Significance of the Supper

Series: Preacher: Date: March 20, 2017 Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Introduction Who has ever walked the National Mall in Washington, D. C. to look at our national monuments?  If this week’s snow hasn’t affected the blossoms, thousands will be viewing those monuments this week as they enjoy the beauty of the Cherry Blossom Festival.  Those cherry trees began from a gift from Japan in 1912 […]

Mid-Course Corrections

Series: Preacher: Date: October 16, 2016 Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Perhaps my favorite series of books—is C. S. Forrester’s adventures of Horatio Hornblower.  I’ve read every single one—and seen all the BBC movies. Any other Hornblower fans present? One of the cool things about Forrester’s stories is that by reading them you can pick up a thing or two about sailing back in the days […]

The Atrocious Mathematics of Grace

Series: Preacher: Date: June 28, 2015 Scripture Reference: Matthew 20:1-16

For one semester of my college career I majored in accounting—thinking I might make be able to make good money as a CPA. But honestly, I think one of the things that attracted me to this major was a brand new gadget that had just hit the market. It was called a “pocket calculator” and […]

The Foundation for God’s Family

Series: , Preacher: Date: October 22, 2014 Scripture Reference: Hebrews 9:13-20

Introduction For the past couple of months we have been in a series called “Foundations for a Strong Family,” led by our pastor, Mark Adams. Each message has centered on one of God’s Ten – or tender – Commandments, which, when followed, leads to healthy individuals and strong families. We have covered seven of these […]

Memory Tools

Series: Preacher: Date: June 22, 2014 Scripture Reference: Numbers 15:37-41

This week I came across the story of a group of friends who—when they were 30 years old—had a reunion and were discussing where they should go for dinner. Somebody suggested that they meet at the Glowing Embers Restaurant because the waiters and waitresses there are young and energetic. They all agreed and they had […]

All You Want for Christmas

Series: Preacher: Date: December 24, 2008 Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 1:20, Philippians 4:19, Romans 8:32

When I was about six or seven years old I told my parents all I wanted for Christmas that year was something I had seen in the display window of the neighborhood toy store. It was a space station set with dozens of little plastic space men in space suits. Included in the set was […]

Preparing to Share the Lord's Supper

Series: Preacher: Date: October 19, 2008 Scripture Reference: 1 Corinithians 11:27-29

Doing something CORRECTLY almost always requires PREPARATION. Take SURGERY for example. An amazing amount of prep work takes place long before the patient is actually wheeled into the operating room: The operating area itself is cleaned and disinfected thoroughly. All the surgical instruments and bandages that will be required are put into place for easy […]

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