A Summer Sermon: Trusting God in Your Wilderness

Rain, Steam, and Speed

It is hot all over. The other day we were in my SUV and my wife asked me if I had the "seat warmer" turned on! In the most desolate days, we need refreshment of some kind. In this post, I hope to offer the refreshment of trust. TRUST is “Confidence Continue Reading

God Can Repair Broken Daddies: A Father’s Day Message

Father's Day is a day to remember that God made dads. And when they break, and they can and often do, only He can fix them. 2 Samuel 18:24-19.2; Proverbs 17:6; Ephesians 6:1-4The Bible is very practical and plain, sometimes disturbingly so. Like in the Continue Reading

Let Us Wake Before We Die: Saying Your Prayers on Easter Sunday

And so it is Easter. We read from the familiar passages, but may the Lord of life come upon us in a surprisingly new way this year! Listen as if for the first time for the inerrant,infallible Word of the living God! But as you listen, it is this Continue Reading

God’s Remedy for Broken Daddies: A Father’s Day Message

Father's Day is a day to remember that God made dads. And when they break, and they can and often do, only He can fix them.2 Samuel 18:24-19.2; Proverbs 17:6; Ephesians 6:1-4The Bible is very practical and plain, sometimes disturbingly so. Like in the Continue Reading

Save the Date

One blushes at the term "inauguration," especially in the political season we find ourselves in right now! But that is the term. And we are humbled to share this and ask for Christ's glory and others' good as this date approaches. I pray it will be a Continue Reading

Little Girl Arise! How Jesus Ministers to Women Today

I offer this sermon, preached on a Mother's Day Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, as "sermon fodder" for preachers as well as for devotional reading for all.   Mark 5.22-43 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, Continue Reading

Longing to Believe: An Advent Sermon (Genesis 15.1-6; Luke 1.46-55)

Existentialist Jean-Paul Satre may have been speaking for many in today’s world, when he wrote about the human being possessing a desire to be satisfied and fulfilled, but nothing in this world being able to fill the bill. So we settle for a “Happy Continue Reading

Thanksgiving: The Essential Ingredient to True Christian Worship

A Thanksgiving Day Sermon based on Psalm 100 (especially verses 3 and 4) This sermon was originally preached at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, TN on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2005. It is offered here to assist other pastors in reflecting on Continue Reading

Holiness

A Sermon on Romans 6.1-2, 12-18, 22-23 preached at First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN on November 18, 2007 Introduction to the Reading Since I have been with you, God has called me to preach much about the truth of salvation by grace alone Continue Reading

The God Who Calls

A Sermon from Exodus 3.10-12 Preached on October 27, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee Introduction to the Reading We return to Exodus Chapter three. And today we consider the Call of Moses and how that call relates to our Continue Reading