“Life that Really Is Life”

I Timothy 6:6-19 “Life that Really Is Life” Introduction It has been said that games that are competitive are good for you because they build character. Is competition, the desire to be better, to do better, to look better than others, good? Do we make better grades or play better sports or do better in business or find ourselves held … Read More

“First of All”

I Timothy 2:1-7 “First of All” Introduction This is a sermon on prayer.  What is there to tell you about prayer?  Most of you believe in prayer.  You know you should pray.  Many of you actually spend a good bit of time in prayer.  So what kind of instruction do you need? Paul must have known that Timothy, the young … Read More

“For the Fallen”

I Timothy 1:12-17 “For the Fallen” Introduction In one of Elie Wiesel’s books, there is a wonderful yet troubling story of a man who lives in Europe during the Second World War.  This man is a Jew living in a community where the Nazis have invaded.  He is very devoted to God, but he is also a bit on the … Read More

“God’s Work”

Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 “God’s Work” Introduction It is Labor Day weekend, a weekend when many celebrate the gift of work and the meaning and benefits it brings into our lives by taking an extra day off from work. I used to write sermons for the Sunday of Labor Day weekend on the topic of meaningful work and how … Read More