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Sermons on Faith (Page 2)

Leap of Faith

Two weeks ago, Kathleen got a deal on GroupOn to a place in Grand Rapids called Treetop Adventures; a rope and zip-line obstacle course that’s supposed to be fun for the entire family. It didn’t take me long to discover this is a gross misrepresentation. It’d be more accurate if they renamed the place Phobia Forrest. Imagine an intricate web of ropes…

A Test Of Faith

(Read: 1 Kings 18:20-39) Well, it’s Memorial Weekend. The unofficial kick off of summer. School is almost over, vacation plans are about to begin, and our new worship time is underway. While we still have to wait three more weeks for summer to officially begin, Hollywood is already out in full-force, unleashing the new line up of summer blockbuster movies. Whether you are a fan of…

We Wait With Hope

It’s hard to imagine that Advent is upon us. It seems to have come upon us quickly this year. I don’t know why. It’s not like the stores have had Christmas decorations up since October. While culture is ready for the sentimentality of Christmas, perhaps you are not. For many of us, this time of year is cause for great concern. Presents under…

We’ve Got It All

Have you all seen the movie “Forrest Gump?” It’s a wonderful story of a simple man whose good intentions bless him with many great rewards. As the movie moves through these historical moments of life, Forrest unintentionally finds himself in some difficult and crazy situations. But through them all, he always seems to manage with great success. As a result our hero constantly…

Will the Walls Come Crumbling Down?

Recently my wife’s cousin bought a church in England that she and her husband are going to transform into a summerhouse. This might sound strange, but in world filled with senseless waste, it’s nice to see there is a growing trend of restoring and repurposing old buildings especially ones with unique architectural structure. By their shear beauty and ornateness, churches seem to…

Are You Able

There once was young man who many might say died a death fitting for him. Let’s say his name is Jay. Well Jay’s heart gave out one day because of his reckless lifestyle. The news didn’t come as a shock to anyone…except maybe Jay. His younger brother went to the local church to see if the minister would give Jay a Christian funeral.…

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

(Stand in silence for a moment) Silence. It can be uncomfortable for some, making them feel nervous, anxious, and agitated. For others, it’s a welcomed blessing that is peaceful, calm, and serene. We have a saying in our house, “Silence is golden, except when coming from children. Then you better go check to see what’s broken.” Kathleen and I know that if  the…