Peace – Prayer – Joy – Love

Sermons on Church (Page 3)

You Are Invited

On our refrigerator sits an invitation to the Montcalm Community College Foundation Scholarship Celebration. Inside the card it politely states, “You are cordially invited to attend this special celebration to honor the donors and the recipients.” I am both humbled and proud to say I am neither a donor nor a recipient. The invitation was addressed to my wife, Kathleen, whose academic achievements are…

Joy in Philippi. Joy in Humility.

For many of you it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn the Apostle Paul patterned his life after Jesus. Yes, he was “a rebel, an outlaw, a renegade, and a sanctified troublemaker,” as Mark Driscoll so aptly describes. Paul was also single, homeless, lived by other’s welfare and charity, and was hated so much by the religious and political elites that he…

Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone?

In this wonderfully dark and cryptic passage in Mark, Jesus tells his disciples two very important things. 1) Don’t be a stumbling block especially to the young believers. But instead 2.) be the salt of the earth. The reading also talks of hell. Or what the original Greek text refers to as Gehenna…the garbage dump outside Jerusalem. While we should not overlook…

Who or What You Know

Reading: Prov. 3:1-12; 2 Timothy 3:10-17 In a recent article in Relevant magazine, there was a report done on Millennials that I found rather interesting. Get this, the magazine reports that even though this generation has grown up texting, binge watching and gaming on a variety of digital devices, Millennials fail miserably at applying their tech knowledge in the modern workplace. The…

Every Life Matters

Readings: James 2:1-18; Mark 7:24-30 (Opening Story) It’s not unusual for this church to help people who walk in off the streets looking for financial assistance or spiritual care. Even if their visits disrupt us from doing the other church duties, we try to take the time to help them as we are able. For a while, there was one person who would…