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Arriving in the Name of the Lord

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Zechariah 9:9 Matthew 21:1-11 Arriving in the Name of the Lord The significance of the events that led up to, and include the resurrection of Jesus Christ, cannot be overemphasized.  Today marks the beginning of Jesus’ final week on earth.  This week is known as “Holy Week.”  It is called Holy because of the astounding […]

A Clean Heart


Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:10-17 “A Clean Heart” As we draw nearer the end of the Lenten season, and before Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week, we have one more Sunday to talk about clean hearts.  It is one of the greatest feelings in the world to know that you are clean in God’s […]


Earl meeting baby Abigail

John 3:14-16 John 3:1-8 “Reborn” Anyone who has witnessed the birth a baby has truly seen a miraculous sight. I was so fortunate to be able to help with the delivery of my 3 children.   I cut the umbilical cords for all of them.   But for the last two: Becky and Scott, each doctor […]

The Decalogue

Ten Commandments Tablets

Exodus 19:1-8 Exodus 20:1-17 “The Decalogue” How many of The Ten Commandments can you name? Put to the test, Americans recalled the 7 ingredients of a McDonald’s Big Mac hamburger and members of TV’s “The Brady Bunch” (that old show) more easily than the Bible’s Ten Commandments.   A survey by Kelton Research found 80 […]

How Valuable is Your Soul?

Earl Preaching (crop)

Romans 5:6-8 Mark 8:34-38 “How Valuable is Your Soul?”   The longest running game show in TV history is The Price is Right, which actually began in 1956, and was revamped in 1972. There have been 8,000 plus episodes in 42 seasons.  People are genuinely interested in the price of things.   Did you know […]

Rend Your Heart, Not Your Garments

Stuhr's Entrance

Psalms 51:11-17 Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 “Rend Your Heart, Not Your Garments” A Catholic priest working in an inner city was walking down an alley one evening on his way home when a young man came down the alley behind him and poked a knife against his back. “Give me your money,” the young man said. […]

The Veiled Gospel

Valentine Flowers

Mark 9:2-9 (Matthew 17:1-9) 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 The Veiled Gospel There was woman I heard about years ago that had been blind for 50 years. “I just can’t believe it!” she gasped as the doctor lifted the bandages from her eyes after her recovery from delicate surgery in an Ontario hospital. She wept for joy when […]

With Wings Like Eagles

Waiting for the flock to arrive

Hebrews 12:1-3 Isaiah 40:28-31 With Wings Like Eagles In the Wizard of Oz, after a long journey towards Emerald City along the yellow brick road, Dorothy and her companions were confronted with a field of poppies and the wicked witch’s sleeping spell. Even with Emerald City within sight, they could not go on. They were […]

By What Authority?

Preaching the Word of God at Charleston Presbyterian

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Matthew 21:23-27 Mark 1:21-28 By What Authority? The captain on the bridge of a large naval vessel saw a light ahead on a collision course. He signaled, “Alter your course 10 degrees south.” The reply came back, “Alter your course 10 degrees north.”  The captain then signaled, “Alter your course 10 degrees south. I […]

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