Sermon Series:Leadership 101

A Leader’s Work is Never Done

Series: Preacher: Date: July 26, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 13

This week I did some reading concerning the world record when it comes to fires that have burned the longest down through history—and I discovered several long-burning blazes. For example in 2013 there was a compost fire at a recycling center in Berkshire, England that burned for seven months before it was finally extinguished. That’s […]

After We Say “Amen”

Series: Preacher: Date: July 19, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 10:28-39

Some of you may know that this past Tuesday was Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A.  Unlike the other 364 days of the year, Cow Appreciation Day is the one day when you actually want to look like a cow, sort of.  Dressing up as a cow from head to hoof garners a free combo meal.  […]

Amazing Grace!

Series: Preacher: Date: July 12, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 9

In the late 1980’s, the National Park Service noticed that the Lincoln Memorial was slowly crumbling and deteriorating. Everybody say, “Why?” Glad you asked—part of the problem was from water—both rainwater and cleaning water. You see, according to the Associated Press Park Service crews were giving “the great marble statue of Abraham Lincoln and adjacent […]

Steps to Spiritual Renewal

Series: Preacher: Date: July 5, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 7-8

A few years ago my wife, Sue, took a trip to Nairobi, Kenya with Nancy Faulconer to visit Cathie Burke and the women of Amani Ya Ju. Sue was gone 11 days and I decided that while she was away I would tackle a home improvement project that I knew was something she wanted done. […]

This Time It’s Personal!

Series: Preacher: Date: June 14, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 6:1-19

This morning I want us to begin with a little Washington Redskins history. Some of you are old enough to remember when this guy—Hall of Famer George Allen—became coach of the Redskins back in 1971. As he began his coaching stint he basically promised Skins fans the moon. Allen told them in just a few […]

Problem-Solving Leadership

Series: Preacher: Date: June 7, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 5:1-19

This morning I want to begin by showing you a YOUTUBE video—so sit back and enjoy. YOU TUBE STUCK ON AN ESCALATOR– 1:40 We chuckle at this little satire but this is how many people respond to REAL problems. All they know to do is cry out for someone ELSE to save the day.  They […]

Defeating Discouragement

Series: Preacher: Date: May 31, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 4:1-23

1 – When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 – and in the presence of his associatesand the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in […]

Working Well With Others

Series: Preacher: Date: May 24, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 3:1-32

People will do almost anything to make a name for themselves. And one of the most humorous examples of this need for recognition is seen in all the failed attempts by individuals or groups to get their names in the Guinness Book of World Records. For example—The Danish man in this picture tried to set […]

How to Tackle a Tough Job

Series: Preacher: Date: May 17, 2015 Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 2:1-20

How many remember the old sit-com: Home Improvement?  We used to watch it pretty much every week and laugh as Tim the Tool Man Taylor gave his comedic lectures about all his “expertise” in tool knowledge. Well, this morning I want to do a little “Tim the Tool Man” lecture of my own. Don’t worry […]

A Woman’s Worth is Never Done

Series: Preacher: Date: May 10, 2015 Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 1:1-20, 24-28

Superheroes are IN these days—and this is clearly seen in the prevalence of superhero movies. For example, if I count correctly there have been six movies about Superman, seven about Batman, one about Daredevil, two about The Punisher, two about Hulk, four about Spiderman, two about Thor, three about Ironman, and two about Captain America. […]

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