24Jul

Addressing Racism (John 13:31-35)

This week's topic is a particularly difficult one, and one that we rarely choose to discuss, especially among congregations that are not very diverse.  But the fact of the matter is that the church's long history as it pertains to racial equality is not a particularly good one.  Our track record throughout the ages is pretty poor, and it is only in the last fifty years or so that it has improved.  We take on the topic of racism in the world and in the church this week.


Recorded at Hudson UMC on July 19, 2015
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23Jul

How Do We Know? (Matthew 7:13-23)

How do we know that we are saved?  It's a question that comes up often in the heart of every believer, and it's the question that we address this week in our "Deep Questions" sermon series.  Do we have assurance from God of our salvation, and if so, what are the signs that we are saved?  What are the traits of a saved Christian?  If you've ever asked these questions, may you find the answers today in this message.


Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on July 12, 2015
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21Jul

Freedom Isn’t Free (John 8:31-36)

This is a message that was delivered at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, on the day after Independence Day.  We in America take our freedom for granted, and it is only on special days like July 4th and Memorial Day that we remember that our freedom came at a high cost.  Likewise, we as Christians are often ready to embrace our freedom in Christ, without thinking about how much that freedom cost our God.

Recorded at Pitman Grove Camp Meeting on July 5, 2015
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7Jul

After We Die (2 Corinthians 5:1-10)

This week we continue our sermon series Deep Questions - questions that members of the congregation have asked about faith, God, the Bible, and anything else they wanted to know.  Our question this week is about what happens after we die - do we go straight to Heaven, or do we mill around in Limbo waiting for Judgment day?  And is there such a place as Purgatory?  We'll address all of these questions and more.

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on July 5, 2015
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4Jul

Modern-Day Miracles (Luke 17:11-19)

This week we begin a new sermon series based on questions asked by the congregations at Ebenezer and Hudson.  I asked them back in January to ask the tough questions of faith and they responded with fourteen really good and challenging questions, which we will be taking on all Summer long.  This week we look at miracles, and whether God continues to perform miracles even today.  It's an uplifting message with promise.


Recorded at Hudson UMC on June 28, 2015.
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