Category: Writings of the people


Bob Keller: A Memorial Day Sermon

A sermon preached by Bob Keller on May 25, 2008 based upon 1Corinthians 4:1 – 5. Earlier, David read to us from Paul’s first letter to the Church in Corinth. Why was the letter needed? First, a little background about this fair city. It was a large and very prosperous city established by the Greeks, […]


Bob Keller: An After Christmas Sermon

A sermon preached on December 29, 2013 and based on Luke 2:22-35 Gustavo Guttiérrez, a Peruvian-born professor at Notre Dame, said: The Son of God was born into a little people, a nation of little importance by comparison with the great powers of the time. Furthermore, he took flesh among the poor in a marginal […]



A sermon preached by Bob Keller May 26, 2013, Memorial Day weekend, based upon John 14: 15 – 21. Have you ever had to make a difficult decision?  Not one of those life-changing decisions, but one of those that just has you vacillating back and forth, back and forth.  You know – rye or whole […]



A sermon preached by Bob Keller on April 15, 2012 based on Acts 4: 32 – 35. I’m certainly a layman, but I have this overwhelming desire to lend a hand when Pastor Jeff asks for some well-deserved time off.  So, before I realize what I’m getting into, again, I say “yes,” thinking that, since […]


Always Going Forwards

January 1, 2012 A sermon preached by Bob Keller on January 1st, 2012 based on Galatians 4: 4 – 7. Here we stand at the beginning of another New Year.  Last night Connie and I took down the calendar in the kitchen that marked 2011 for us.  Now here’s something remarkable about that calendar:  it […]


Are You Ready?

A sermon preached by Bob Keller on December 11th, 2011, the third Sunday in Advant, based upon Luke 1: 47 – 55. Are you ready? No, not for one of those tremendously inspiring sermons that I so often deliver.  C’mon.  You had to have been asked by now – are you ready for Christmas? Forget […]


The Great Commandment

A sermon preached by Bob Keller on October 23rd, 2011 based upon Matthew 22: 34 – 46. A few weeks ago, Pastor Jeff came to me and told me that he would be out of town this weekend to officiate at the wedding of Lorretta and Ian Crawford’s daughter.  I agreed, of course, and looked […]


Solomon’s Request

A sermon preached by Bob Keller on July 24, 2011, based upon Kings 3: 5 – 12. Francoise Sagan said, “I like men to behave like men – strong and childish.” I, much like Solomon, am a child in the same sense that Solomon used the word in the scripture that David just read for […]