Sermon Series:The Story

Rebuilding the Walls

Series: Preacher: Date: February 17, 2013 Scripture Reference: Ezra 7; Nehemiah 1-2, 4, 6-8; Malachi 1-4

Nehemiah 8:1 – Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded Israel. 2 – So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the […]

The Queen of Beauty and Courage

Series: Preacher: Date: February 10, 2013 Scripture Reference: Esther 1-9

A couple years ago, with the help of Carl and Lora Conner, Sue and I learned a new card game. It’s called “Hand and Foot.”  Do we have any “hand and foot” players here today? The thing I like about this new card game is that it takes just enough brain power to make it […]

The Return Home

Series: Preacher: Date: February 3, 2013 Scripture Reference: Ezra 1-6; Haggai 1-2; Zechariah 1; 8

   1 – In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the Word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshuason of Jehozadak, the high priest: 2 – This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people […]

Daniel in Exile

Series: Preacher: Date: January 27, 2013 Scripture Reference: Daniel 1-3,6, Jeremiah 29-31

1 – In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 – And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple […]

The Kingdom’s Fall

Series: Preacher: Date: January 20, 2013 Scripture Reference: Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV) This is the Word of the Lord, thanks be to God. Good morning it’s great to have our Dominican Republic (D.R.) Mission […]

Portrait of The Messiah

Series: Preacher: Date: December 24, 2012, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Scripture Reference: Isaiah 3; 6; 13-14; 49; 53

This week I read about a French criminologist in the 1880’s named Alphonse Bertillon who worked in a Paris police station as a records clerk. Over the years Bertillon became convinced that an accurate description of a suspect could help police avoid cases of mistaken identity and also find and arrest the actual perpetrator of […]

The Beginning of the End

Series: Preacher: Date: December 23, 2012 Scripture Reference: 2nd Kings 17-19; Isaiah 3; 6; 13-14; 49; 53

2 Chronicles 31:21-32:1 – “This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly.  And so he prospered. […]

God’s Messengers

Series: Preacher: Date: December 16, 2012 Scripture Reference: 1 Kings 17-19; 2 Kings 2; 4; 6; Hosea 4-5; 8-9; 14; Amos 1; 3-5; 9

Have you ever noticed how many warning signs and warning labels there are these days? We see them on food products and personal hygiene items. We hear them on advertisements for prescription drugs. They’re everywhere and in my opinion many of them go a bit overboard. This week found out that I’m not the only […]

A Kingdom Torn in Two

Series: Preacher: Date: December 9, 2012 Scripture Reference: 1 Kings 12-16

As most of you know, like my father before me, I got my Masters Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. I have lots of wonderful memories of the things I learned while I was on that campus and one is from my very first semester there. Shortly after I moved […]

The King Who Had It All

Series: Preacher: Date: December 2, 2012 Scripture Reference: 1 Kings 1-8; 10-11; 2 Chronicles 5-7; Proverbs 1-3; 6; 20-21

Whenever a passenger plane crashes, it makes the news.  We all stay tuned to get the details, because a lot of us fly and when one of those airliners goes down, we want to know why. Specifically, we want to know what went wrong in the hope that the next time we get in one […]

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