Fifth Sunday of Advent Series: A Different Kind of Christmas – Part 5 Text: Matthew 2:1-12 Listen to it HERE  [youtube:=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDfiN0PHEhY] Well, it’s all over. The presents have been wrapped, the songs have been sung, the radio stations have returned to regular programming, and the food has been eaten. All […]

By A Different Road: Sermon Text

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Texts: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10; 1 Samuel 17:3-11, 20-24, 32-50 Listen to it HERE Hi. I’m Joe and I’m an introvert. If this were a 12-step meeting, this is the part where you would say, “Hi, Joe,” then I would launch into my story. It is difficult […]

Facing Giants: Sermon Text

Many church leaders function as if the primary purpose of the church is to grow the church. I seriously question that. I received notification from my denomination (The United Methodist Church) this week that our congregation is supposed to set measurable goals for 2012 in 5 areas of discipleship – […]

The numbers don’t tell the story