Category: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons

13
Aug

A sermon: Faith and Doubt

A sermon preached on August 12, 2007, based upon Luke 12:22 – 34 and Hebrew 11:1 – 3; 8 – 16, entitled, “Faith and Doubt.” As is often the case, when I reached adolescence I became less and less interested in going to church.  I couldn’t see much of a connection between my life in […]

05
Aug

A sermon: Blessing or Burden

The sermon I preached this morning, August 5, 2007 based upon Luke 12: 13 – 21. When I step back and look at my life, I realize I have a great deal for which to be thankful. I have a wife and children and friends and a church that love me. I am in relatively […]

15
Jul

Sermon: Compassion

 A sermon preached on July 15, 2007 based upon Luke 10:25 – 37, entitled “Compassion.” If you’ve been listening to me preach for a while you may know that this Bible story is one of my favorites.  Anybody who reads the Bible and calls themselves a Christian has certain passages with which they interpret the […]

02
Jul

Living a Jesus Life (Luke 9:51 – 62)

During his ministry, Jesus made it clear he wasn’t  about creating a one person show.  Even as he was involved in personally ministering to the crowds — healing and teaching about the kingdom of God —  he was also quite intentional about making disciples.   He called persons who would go into the world imitating his […]

24
Jun

This morning’s sermon

A sermon preached on June 24, 2007 based upon Galatians 3:23 – 29 and Luke 8:26 – 39, on the occasion of the baptism of Andrew Paul Schnetzer.   I had lunch with Bart Routhier this past week, the twenty year old sailor from our church family who was home on leave.  For a year now […]

03
Jun

Another sermon: “Big Questions”

A sermon preached on June 3, 2007, based upon Psalm 8, entitled, “Big Questions.” Life is filled with what I would call “little” questions, such as:        What will I have for supper?        What is the freezing temperature of water?        Where can I get a good price on a big screen t.v.?         […]

27
May

Weird Stuff: A Pentecost Sermon

A sermon preached on May 27, 2007 entitled, “Weird Stuff”, based on Acts 2:1 – 21.  This being Memorial Day Weekend, I’d like to begin my sermon by reading an account of a young soldier who nearly died in Vietnam, as it is recorded in the book, Transformed By the Light, by Dr. Melvin Morse. […]

23
May

State of Grace

A sermon I preached this past Sunday, May 20, 2007 based upon Acts 16, entitled “State of Grace.”. Pema Chodron in her book, The Places That Scare You, tells how she was given an essential teaching for life when she was only six years old. She was walking down the street feeling unloved, lonely and […]