Sermons

September 19, 2021 – The End of Wisdom

1 Kings 11:1-13; Luke 11:29-36 September 19, 2021 Solomon’s demise does not have to be ours This week in the life of Solomon has taught me something.  I know I look like some old man, but you may be surprised to hear that my wife is actually older.  One of you...

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September 12, 2021 – To Be a Temple

1 Peter 2:1-10; Deuteronomy 29:10-15 September 12, 2021 (Wilck’s Lake) How can we be more Temply? I suppose you can call me a “blockhead” after reading this passage.  You might even biblically be able to get away with saying the preacher is “thick as a brick,” if we...

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September 5, 2021 – Surely a Temple

1 Kings 8:1-11, 22-30, 41-43; Mark 15:33-38 September 5, 2021 What does the Temple mean? This Sunday I thought I would diverge a bit from my current series and talk about everyone’s favorite temple – Shirley Temple.  Get the sermon title now?  I do like a little word...

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August 29, 2021 – Wisdom Is as Wisdom Does

James 1:1-12; 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 August 29, 2021 How we can be wiser people I’m not sure it is a goal for my life to be considered a wise guy or not.  So many connotations there – I could be a smart Alec or a mafia informant or something more like Solomon, all...

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August 22, 2021 – How to Break a King’s Heart

I apologize for not recording the reading of the psalm. Psalm 111; 2 Samuel 18:5-15, 31-19:1 August 22, 2021 • Being honest in body, mind, and spirit Last week we went to a difficult place with King David. We walked with him into his violence with Uriah and Bathsheba....

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August 15, 2021 – The Fruit of Our Sin

2 Samuel 11:26-12:14; Psalm 51:1-12 August 15, 2021 The Wreckage of Human Evil Today is all about heartache.  You have suffered and lost.  I have suffered and lost.  Every character in this story has suffered and lost.  You could even argue that God has suffered and...

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August 8, 2021 – The Abdication of the Good

Psalm 14; 2 Samuel 11:1-15 August 8, 2021 The Abuse of Power   Today is all about the abuse of power.  As you might well imagine, that can occur anywhere, even in the church. Back when I was looking for my first church, I was approached by one church (actually in...

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August 1, 2021 – But God Does Not

  Psalm 89:20-37; 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Farmville Presbyterian Church August 1, 2021 God cannot be Housed   When was the last time you heard one of our all-time favorite fairy tales, the Three Little Pigs?  For some of you, it might have been a great, long while,...

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