Category Archives: Sermon

Lost Love (Revelation 2:1-7)

Someone wisely commented that the opposite of love is not hate, but apathy. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Jesus told a parable about seeds sprouting up … Continue reading

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7 Letters for 7 Churches (Revelation 1:1-20)

Last Sunday, while eating lunch, I received a message from someone who watched last week’s sermon online. From the message, I gathered that somehow, he was listening to my sermon, while sitting in his megachurch, listening to that pastor’s sermon. … Continue reading

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Your Kingdom Come (Matthew 6:9-13)

When I was teaching Sociology at Nashville State Community College, every semester, during the topic of globalization, I would say (somewhat sarcastically) that you can go anywhere in the world, and in any major city, you will find a McDonalds. … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis

(NOTE: This is a sermon I preached on Thursday, July 27, 2017 for Empowerment Church during their Summer Revival Series. It is a sermon to the Church in the United States). ________________________________ In her book, The Great Emergence (2008), religion … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Court (Luke 22:63-23:25)

A Kangaroo Court is a mock court where a guilty verdict is predetermined. It is a court characterized by irresponsible and unauthorized proceedings. But where did the phrase, kangaroo court, originate? No one knows for sure. But one thing most … Continue reading

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A Bad Day Made Worse by Betrayal (Luke 22:39-65)

  “He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, … Continue reading

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Called to Serve (Luke 22:7-30)

My favorite job in college was as a carpenter’s helper. My boss was a great guy, highly skilled, and willing to teach me everything he knew. But there was one problem; I didn’t want to be a carpenter. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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