Sermons by Mark Adams

The Shepherd’s Story—Everyone Is Important to God!

Series: Preacher: Date: December 9, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 2:8-18

One of my favorite Christmas Specials—is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”Does anyone else love that one? You may or may not know this, but this particular special has been around A LONG TIME!  In fact, it made its debut on December 9, 1965. That’s 53 years ago TODAY. Here’s some more little-known information. This Charlie Brown […]

Mary—Good News! God Can Use You!

Series: Preacher: Date: December 2, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 1:26-38

I have a confession to make:  I am a “News-a-holic.” I listen to WTOP while I drive around between hospitals—even though they repeat the same news stories over and over again. I watch the news in the morning—and when possible, I watch it in the evening. I have a news app on my phone that […]

Hosea — Experiencing God’s Grace

Series: Preacher: Date: November 25, 2018 Scripture Reference: Hosea 1:1-9; 3:1-3

Do you ever grin—or wince—when you hear the names that some celebrities give to their newborns? They seem to have a real knack when it comes to “creative” baby naming. For example, do you remember when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made headlines after naming their daughter “Apple?” Before that, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis gave […]

“Won’t You Be THEIR Neighbor?”

Series: Preacher: Date: November 18, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 10:25-37

 It’s a beautiful day in your neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor Would you be theirs? Could you be theirs? It’s a neighborly day here in Der-er-wood, a neighborly day in your neighborhood. Would you be theirs? Could you be theirs? They have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you They’ve always […]

Mary Magdalene—The First Easter Sermon

Series: Preacher: Date: November 11, 2018 Scripture Reference: John 20:1-18

1 – Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.  2 – So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the […]

Samson – A Man of Great Strength and Weakness

Series: Preacher: Date: October 28, 2018 Scripture Reference: Judges

When I was a kid—back in the days when they only cost twelve cents, I loved comic books. I remember there was an AD like this on the back of most issues. As you can see, it challenged 97 lb weaklings like myself by claiming we could have a physique like Charles Atlas—and the super-human […]

The Real God is Faithful

Series: Preacher: Date: October 21, 2018 Scripture Reference: Lamentations 3:19-23

In the 1950’s, a professor at Johns Hopkins University named Curt Richter conducted a series of experiments—and like many researchers he used rats as his test subjects. First, Richter took a dozen DOMESTICATED rats, put them into huge jars of water—and basically watched them drown. I know this sounds cruel—but he was trying to discover […]

The Real God is Just

Series: Preacher: Date: October 8, 2018 Scripture Reference: Psalm 73

1 – Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. 2 – But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. 3 – For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 – They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. […]

The REAL God is Wise

Series: Preacher: Date: September 30, 2018 Scripture Reference: Various

As you know my mom went to be with the Lord in July—and for the past couple months my siblings and I have been going through her house to get it ready to sell. If you’ve buried a parent then you know what it’s like to go through all the piles of pictures. Those stacks […]

The Real God is Sovereign

Series: Preacher: Date: September 16, 2018 Scripture Reference: Various

Gerald Gardner was a TV writer, best known for writing the scripts for two of my favorite TV shows when I was growing up—The Monkees and Get Smart. In 1962, Gardner got the idea of taking news photos of U.S. Presidents and adding humorous dialog in the form of speech bubbles that supposedly showed what they were saying […]

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