Sermon Series:Evangelism 101

Occupied Territory

Series: Preacher: Date: September 2, 2012 Scripture Reference: Luke 8:26-39

This morning I want to begin my sermon by showing you a clip from one of my favorite movies. I’m referring to the second installment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Two Towers. As I’m sure you know this movie is based on the books of J. R. R. Tolkein—books that illustrate that […]

Rich Man, Poor Man

Series: Preacher: Date: August 26, 2012 Scripture Reference: Luke 19:1-10

This week I read a story about a local fitness center that was offering $1,000 to anyone who could demonstrate that they were stronger than the owner of the place. Here’s how it worked. The owner—who was himself a real muscle man—would squeeze a lemon in his bare hands until all the juice ran into […]

Peter’s Healing

Series: Preacher: Date: August 19, 2012 Scripture Reference: Acts 10:34-43

In his new book, Cast of Characters Lost and Found, Max Lucado writes: Tourists travel to Molokai—a ruby on the pearl necklace of the Hawaiian Islands—for its quiet charm, gently breezes, and soft surf. But Father Damien came for a different reason. He came to help people die. He came to Molokai because leprosy came […]

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Series: Preacher: Date: August 12, 2012 Scripture Reference: Mark 2:2-12

On Friday, June 29th of this year, Sue and I enjoyed dinner in the home of Carl and Lora Conner and several other Redland friends. The occasion was Ann Eubanks’ birthday. We left the Connor’s house about 10PM—at almost the same moment that the now infamous Derecho storm hit—and I remember how odd that it […]

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