Sermons

January 18, 2015 — “Listen to the Ticking Clock,” I Corinthians 7:29-31

Listen to the Ticking Clock I Corinthians 7:29-31 Sunday, January 18, 2015 An aunt and uncle of mine were among the first people that I knew to buy a VCR back in the mid1980s.  To put it mildly, they were excited about this new technology and quite proud of their purchase.  What I remember most about that experience was the first time that my uncle decided to record an event.  He is a huge Alabama football fan and his first foray into the world of capturing a live event on tape was an Alabama game against the University of Georgia.  It was a big game as I recall with both teams highly...

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January 11, 2015 — “Trust the Affirming Voice,” Mark 1:4-11

Trust the Affirming Voice Mark 1:4-11 Sunday, January 11, 2015 I am a fan of North Carolina author James Dodson’s book Final Rounds. If you like golf, a good sports story or a tear jerker about fathers and sons it is a great book to read. Final Rounds is the heart-warming story of Dodson’s own relationship with his father. When his dad learns that he has terminal cancer and that he is in the last stages of life, Dodson decides that they need to go on one final trip together. Since many of their most memorable moments in life have been spent on the golf course, Dodson decides to take his dad...

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January 4, 2015 — “The Importance of Following Stars,” – Matthew 2:1-12

The Importance of Following Stars Matthew 2:1-12 January 4, 2015 On January 24, 1848, James Marshall found gold at a place called Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. As many of you know, that moment in American history started what has become known as the California Gold Rush, which would last from the time of Marshall’s discovery for 7 years until 1855. Over that period of time, people from all over the world descended on California in search of gold and their own personal fortune. They literally dropped everything and refocused their lives and their futures on what was happening in the...

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December 21, 2014 — “Christmas Decorations,” Luke 1:46-56

Christmas Decorations Luke 1:46-56 December 21, 2014 Back in March of 1944 on 1,400 acres of land in Conyers, Georgia, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit was established. Still today, some 70 years later, the Monastery remains the home of 48 monks. Each day begins for these 48 monks at 4am as they gather in the chapel of the Monastery for prayer and worship. As the day continues, they will gather in the chapel six times with the last time of prayer and worship being at 7:30pm in the evening. Each time they gather, there is a grand stain glass window that occupies the space above the altar and...

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December 14, 2014 — “Christmas Lights,” John 1:1-14

Christmas Lights John 1:1-14; 1920 December 14, 2014 On December 22, 1882,at the Fifth Avenue home of Edward Johnson in New York City, the history of Christmas in America changed forever. Johnson worked for inventor Thomas Edison. Two years early, also during the Christmas season, Edison had demonstrated for all to see the first working strand of electric lights when he displayed them outside of his Menlo Park, New Jersey home. Two years later, Johnson developed a novel idea by tweaking the Edison invention of a strand of electric lights. For Christmas that year, he had a special strand of...

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December 7, 2014 — “Three Gifts: Our Christmas Offering”

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