Sermons from October 2016

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Peter’s Dream of Righteousness


Jesus shared some of his excitement about what the church would become in the words, “The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Peter shared some of his excitement about what the church would become in his letters. What would it be like for us to catch the excitement of what the Spirit is […]

House to House Evangelism


Our sermon this Sabbath details how God transforms a passionate big-talker into a compassionate God-talker. The results are astounding. New Testament history was made the day Peter let God change him from a protagonist to an evangelist. Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16, Pentecost mentioned in Exodus 23, Exodus 24, Leviticus 16, Numbers 28, and Deuteronomy 16. […]

Proud Critic


Holding the torch high for the sake of truth is an amazing responsibility which carries with it certain risks. Millions of people have given their lives while doing so. We call them martyrs. But for those who remain alive, the task of truth-telling can also be risky. Sometimes, those who tell the truth can become […]

Courageous Like Peter


When we think of the lowest of cowardice in Bible stories we think of Peter denying that he knew Jesus. When we think of the best of courage in the Bible there is Peter, again at the top of the list. How does one go from the poster child of cowardice to the model of […]



I was a classic Mr. goody-two-shoes who was selfish, arrogant, boastful, two-faced, disrespectful, and addicted to power. But I thought I was the teacher’s pet who was almost perfect, loyal, & courageous.  NOT! In 50 days I became humble, teachable, loveable, prayerful, loyal, devoted, and Spirit-filled. I finally knew who I was.  There was no […]