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A Thank-You Letter From My Heart To Yours

A Thank You Letter From My Heart to Yours Philippians 1:3-6I wish to read these few verses from Paul's letter to the Philippians. A handful of words, really. But these words are nothing less than the Word of God: "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my...

The Day Jesus… #4: The Day Jesus Wrote In The Sand

The Day Jesus Saved A Wedding The Day Jesus Stopped A Funeral The Day Jesus Tackled A Tsunami The Day Jesus Wrote In The Sand The Day Jesus Wrote In The Sand John 8:1-11I shall be reading from the eighth chapter of the Gospel of John. This is the Word of God: "Then...

The Day Jesus… #3: The Day Jesus Tackled A Tsunami

The Day Jesus Saved A Wedding The Day Jesus Stopped A Funeral The Day Jesus Tackled A Tsunami The Day Jesus Wrote In The Sand The Day Jesus Tackled A Tsunami Mark 4:35-41I wish to read for you these verses from Mark 4. This is the Word of God. That day when evening...

The Day Jesus… #2: The Day Jesus Stopped A Funeral

The Day Jesus Saved A Wedding The Day Jesus Stopped A Funeral The Day Jesus Tackled A Tsunami The Day Jesus Wrote In The Sand The Day Jesus Stopped A Funeral Luke 7:11-17I wish now to read for you these verses from the 7th chapter of the Gospel according to Luke. This...

The Day Jesus… #1: The Day Jesus Saved A Wedding

The Day Jesus Saved A Wedding The Day Jesus Stopped A Funeral The Day Jesus Tackled A Tsunami The Day Jesus Wrote In The Sand The Day Jesus Saved A Wedding John 2:1-11I wish to read for you these verses from John, chapter two. This is the word of God. "On the third...

Why I Believe #7: Why I Believe In The Church … And This Church

Why I Believe In The Incarnation Why I Believe In Angels Why I Believe In The Virgin Birth Why I Believe In Jesus Christ Why I Believe In God Why I Believe The Bible Why I Believe In The Church Why I Believe In Heaven Why I Believe In The Atonement Why I Believe In...

The De-Moralizing Of America Is Demoralizing America

The De-Moralizing Of America Is Demoralizing America Matthew 7:24-29 I wish to read for you these words Jesus delivered in the Sermon on the Mount. This is the Word of God. “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise...

Living Generously #3: All My Begs In One Asking

The Gospels According To The Dead Sea Everything You Thought You Knew About Generosity All My Begs In One Asking Living Generously: All My Begs In One Asking I Timothy 6:3-12I wish to read for you these words from Paul's first letter to Timothy. This is the Word of...

C.S. Lewis: The Choice is Ours

C.S. Lewis: The Choice is Ours October 28, 2014 | Memorial Drive Presbyterian ChurchI'm grateful for the privilege, first of all, of just being able to be a part of this incredible church and then to have the privilege of speaking to you at an ungodly hour in the...

Living Generously #1: The Gospels According To The Dead Sea

The Gospels According To The Dead Sea Everything You Thought You Knew About Generosity All My Begs In One Asking Living Generously: The Gospels According To The Dead Sea Acts 20:25-35The great Apostle Paul is on his way to the city of Rome, where he will be put to...

Heart Cry #7: You Can’t Lose!

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: You Can't Lose! Philippians 4:10-20Paul's...

Heart Cry #6: The Power Of Principle Thinking

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: The Power Of Principle Thinking...

Heart Cry #5: The Best Is Yet To Come

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: The Best Is Yet To Come Philippians...

Heart Cry #4: A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear...

Heart Cry #3: Two Syllables People Will Die For

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: Two Syllables People Will Die For...

Heart Cry #2: Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It...

Heart Cry #1: Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing...

Moses And The Road To The Red Sea

Moses And The Road To The Red Sea Exodus 14:10-16, 21-22 I wish to read for you these verses from Exodus 14. This is the Word of God. “As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out...

King David: A Heart Like God’s #6: Life With A Forward Lean

The Rock Star And His Greatest Hit The Best Thing You Can Be In Life Big Problems Make Big People The Sound Of A Breaking Heart Winning Isn't Everything, But The Will To Win Is Life With A Forward Lean King David: A Heart Like God's: Life With A Forward Lean II Samuel...

King David: A Heart Like God’s #4: The Sound Of A Breaking Heart

The Rock Star And His Greatest Hit The Best Thing You Can Be In Life Big Problems Make Big People The Sound Of A Breaking Heart Winning Isn't Everything, But The Will To Win Is Life With A Forward Lean King David: A Heart Like God's: The Sound Of A Breaking Heart...

King David: A Heart Like God’s #3: Big Problems Make Big People

The Rock Star And His Greatest Hit The Best Thing You Can Be In Life Big Problems Make Big People The Sound Of A Breaking Heart Winning Isn't Everything, But The Will To Win Is Life With A Forward Lean King David: A Heart Like God's: Big Problems Make Big People I...

Sticking Your Toe Into A Sea Of Joy

Believe It Or Not Eyes Cleansed By Tears See More Clearly Sticking Your Toe Into A Sea Of Joy Jesus Died Of A Broken Heart The Man Who Came Last The Day The King Cried An Easter Symphony In Four Movements Sticking Your Toe Into A Sea Of Joy Psalm 16:1-11Can you...

Faces and Places Around The Cross #7: The Empty Tomb

Gethsemane The Roman Barracks Simon Of Cyrene Mary: The Mother Of Jesus Unknown Soldier Jerusalem: The Triumphant Entry The Empty Tomb Faces and Places Around The Cross: The Empty Tomb John 20:3-8I wish to read these words written by John, but they are the Word of...

Faces and Places Around The Cross #5: Unknown Soldier

Gethsemane The Roman Barracks Simon Of Cyrene Mary: The Mother Of Jesus Unknown Soldier Jerusalem: The Triumphant Entry The Empty Tomb Faces and Places Around The Cross: Unknown Soldier Mark 15:33-39This is from the Gospel according to Mark. But this is the Word of...

Faces and Places Around The Cross #4: Mary: The Mother Of Jesus

Gethsemane The Roman Barracks Simon Of Cyrene Mary: The Mother Of Jesus Unknown Soldier Jerusalem: The Triumphant Entry The Empty Tomb Faces and Places Around The Cross: Mary: The Mother Of Jesus John 19:25-27I wish to read from the 19th chapter of the Gospel...

Faces and Places Around The Cross #3: Simon Of Cyrene

Gethsemane The Roman Barracks Simon Of Cyrene Mary: The Mother Of Jesus Unknown Soldier Jerusalem: The Triumphant Entry The Empty Tomb Faces and Places Around The Cross: Simon Of Cyrene Mark 15:21-24Reading from the Gospel according to Mark. This is the Word of God....

Faces and Places Around The Cross #2: The Roman Barracks

Gethsemane The Roman Barracks Simon Of Cyrene Mary: The Mother Of Jesus Unknown Soldier Jerusalem: The Triumphant Entry The Empty Tomb Faces and Places Around The Cross: The Roman Barracks Matthew 27:17-31 This from the Gospel according to Matthew, and this is the...

Faces and Places Around The Cross #1: Gethsemane

Gethsemane The Roman Barracks Simon Of Cyrene Mary: The Mother Of Jesus Unknown Soldier Jerusalem: The Triumphant Entry The Empty Tomb Faces and Places Around The Cross: Gethsemane Mark 14:32-42Mark chapter 14, beginning at verse 32. This is the Word of God. “They...

A Faith That Sings #7: The Cross: Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone?

From Crib To Cross To Crown When The Waters Are Deep Jesus Is Coming Soon - Look Busy! Night Is When The Stars Shine The Greatest Storyteller's Greatest Story The Greatest Songwriter's Greatest Song The Cross: Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone? A Faith That Sings: The...

A Faith That Sings #6: The Greatest Songwriter’s Greatest Song

From Crib To Cross To Crown When The Waters Are Deep Jesus Is Coming Soon - Look Busy! Night Is When The Stars Shine The Greatest Storyteller's Greatest Story The Greatest Songwriter's Greatest Song The Cross: Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone? A Faith That Sings: The...

A Faith That Sings #5: The Greatest Storyteller’s Greatest Story

From Crib To Cross To Crown When The Waters Are Deep Jesus Is Coming Soon - Look Busy! Night Is When The Stars Shine The Greatest Storyteller's Greatest Story The Greatest Songwriter's Greatest Song The Cross: Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone? A Faith That Sings: The...

A Faith That Sings #4: Night Is When The Stars Shine

From Crib To Cross To Crown When The Waters Are Deep Jesus Is Coming Soon - Look Busy! Night Is When The Stars Shine The Greatest Storyteller's Greatest Story The Greatest Songwriter's Greatest Song The Cross: Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone? A Faith That Sings:...

A Faith That Sings #3: Jesus Is Coming Soon – Look Busy!

From Crib To Cross To Crown When The Waters Are Deep Jesus Is Coming Soon - Look Busy! Night Is When The Stars Shine The Greatest Storyteller's Greatest Story The Greatest Songwriter's Greatest Song The Cross: Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone? A Faith That Sings:...

A Faith That Sings #2: When The Waters Are Deep

From Crib To Cross To Crown When The Waters Are Deep Jesus Is Coming Soon - Look Busy! Night Is When The Stars Shine The Greatest Storyteller's Greatest Story The Greatest Songwriter's Greatest Song The Cross: Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone? A Faith That Sings:...

A Faith That Sings #1: From Crib To Cross To Crown

From Crib To Cross To Crown When The Waters Are Deep Jesus Is Coming Soon - Look Busy! Night Is When The Stars Shine The Greatest Storyteller's Greatest Story The Greatest Songwriter's Greatest Song The Cross: Stumbling Block Or Stepping Stone? A Faith That Sings:...

The Story We Thought We Knew #6: The Family We Love To Know

The Story We Should Know The Father We Wish We Knew The King We Wish We Never Knew The Wise Men We Ought To Know The Christ We Can Know The Family We Love To Know The Story We Thought We Knew: The Family We Love To Know Luke 2:25-40Pray with me, please. Give me Jesus,...

The Story We Thought We Knew #5: The Christ We Can Know

The Story We Should Know The Father We Wish We Knew The King We Wish We Never Knew The Wise Men We Ought To Know The Christ We Can Know The Family We Love To Know The Story We Thought We Knew: The Christ We Can Know Luke 2:1-7The birth of Jesus according to Luke. This...

The Story We Thought We Knew #4: The Wise Men We Ought To Know

The Story We Should Know The Father We Wish We Knew The King We Wish We Never Knew The Wise Men We Ought To Know The Christ We Can Know The Family We Love To Know The Story We Thought We Knew: The Wise Men We Ought To Know Matthew 2:1-12I wish to read for you from the...

The Story We Thought We Knew #3: The King We Wish We Never Knew

The Story We Should Know The Father We Wish We Knew The King We Wish We Never Knew The Wise Men We Ought To Know The Christ We Can Know The Family We Love To Know The Story We Thought We Knew: The King We Wish We Never Knew December 15, 2013 | Memorial Drive...

The Story We Thought We Knew #2: The Father We Wish We Knew

The Story We Should Know The Father We Wish We Knew The King We Wish We Never Knew The Wise Men We Ought To Know The Christ We Can Know The Family We Love To Know The Story We Thought We Knew: The Father We Wish We Knew Matthew 1:18-25I wish to read for you just a...

Encounters With Christ #7: The Beast Who Became Beautiful

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Woman Christ Complimented The Odds Are In Our Favor The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Man Who Died Twice The Beast Who Became Beautiful Encounters With Christ: The Beast Who Became Beautiful...

Encounters With Christ #6: The Man Who Died Twice

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Woman Christ Complimented The Odds Are In Our Favor The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Man Who Died Twice The Beast Who Became Beautiful Encounters With Christ: The Man Who Died Twice John...

The Church Is Always Asking For Money: True Or False?

The Church Is Always Asking For Money: True Or False? Matthew 6:19-21 I wish to read for you from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, just a handful of words from the lips of Jesus. But these few words are nothing less than the Word of God. "Do not store up...

When Is It O.K. To Be O.T.T.?

When Is It O.K. To Be O.T.T.? John 12:1-7 Personal word, please, before I preach. Let me remind you that the elders of our church have called all of us at MDPC to engage in a day of fasting and prayer. That will begin after the evening meal on Tuesday of this week,...

Spiritual Arson: Setting The World On Fire For Christ

Spiritual Arson: Setting The World On Fire For Christ Luke 12:49-50 I wish now to focus your attention upon Luke 12. These words of Jesus are the Word of God. “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled. But I have a baptism to...

Tithing Is A Selfish Thing To Do

Tithing Is A Selfish Thing To Do Malachi 3:8-10I'm about to read for you these words from the Old Testament prophet, Malachi. This is the Word of God. "’Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, “How do we rob you?” In tithes and offerings. You are under a...

Encounters With Christ #5: The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Woman Christ Complimented The Odds Are In Our Favor The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Man Who Died Twice The Beast Who Became Beautiful Encounters With Christ: The Man Locked In A Prison...

Credo: Why I Believe What I Believe

Credo: Why I Believe What I Believe October 1, 2013 | Memorial Drive Presbyterian ChurchThank you. I suppose that you can figure out that I have not yet figured out how to retire. I keep trying, and it just doesn't work. But I'm willing to leave that in The Lord's...

Encounters With Christ #4: The Odds Are In Our Favor

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Woman Christ Complimented The Odds Are In Our Favor The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Man Who Died Twice The Beast Who Became Beautiful Encounters With Christ: The Odds Are In Our Favor II...

Encounters With Christ #3: The Woman Christ Complimented

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Woman Christ Complimented The Odds Are In Our Favor The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Man Who Died Twice The Beast Who Became Beautiful Encounters With Christ: The Woman Christ Complimented...

Encounters With Christ #2: The Somebody Who Became Nobody

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Woman Christ Complimented The Odds Are In Our Favor The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Man Who Died Twice The Beast Who Became Beautiful Encounters With Christ: The Somebody Who Became Nobody...

Encounters With Christ #1: The Nobody Who Became Somebody

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Woman Christ Complimented The Odds Are In Our Favor The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Man Who Died Twice The Beast Who Became Beautiful Encounters With Christ: The Nobody Who Became Somebody...

What Christ Says to MDPC #7: Don’t Settle For Less Than The Best

Don't Forsake Your First Love Don't Fail To Be Faithful Don't Water Down The Message Don't Give Out, Give In, Or Give Up Don't Be Christian In Name Only Don't Miss Your Opportunity! Don't Settle For Less Than The Best What Christ Says to MDPC: Don't Settle For Less...

What Christ Says to MDPC #6: Don’t Miss Your Opportunity!

Don't Forsake Your First Love Don't Fail To Be Faithful Don't Water Down The Message Don't Give Out, Give In, Or Give Up Don't Be Christian In Name Only Don't Miss Your Opportunity! Don't Settle For Less Than The Best What Christ Says to MDPC: Don't Miss Your...

What Christ Says to MDPC #5: Don’t Be Christian In Name Only

Don't Forsake Your First Love Don't Fail To Be Faithful Don't Water Down The Message Don't Give Out, Give In, Or Give Up Don't Be Christian In Name Only Don't Miss Your Opportunity! Don't Settle For Less Than The Best What Christ Says to MDPC: Don't Be Christian In...

What Christ Says to MDPC #4: Don’t Give Out, Give In, Or Give Up

Don't Forsake Your First Love Don't Fail To Be Faithful Don't Water Down The Message Don't Give Out, Give In, Or Give Up Don't Be Christian In Name Only Don't Miss Your Opportunity! Don't Settle For Less Than The Best What Christ Says to MDPC: Don't Give Out, Give In,...

What Christ Says to MDPC #3: Don’t Water Down The Message

Don't Forsake Your First Love Don't Fail To Be Faithful Don't Water Down The Message Don't Give Out, Give In, Or Give Up Don't Be Christian In Name Only Don't Miss Your Opportunity! Don't Settle For Less Than The Best What Christ Says to MDPC: Don't Water Down The...

What Christ Says to MDPC #2: Don’t Fail To Be Faithful

Don't Forsake Your First Love Don't Fail To Be Faithful Don't Water Down The Message Don't Give Out, Give In, Or Give Up Don't Be Christian In Name Only Don't Miss Your Opportunity! Don't Settle For Less Than The Best What Christ Says to MDPC: Don't Fail To Be...

What Christ Says to MDPC #1: Don’t Forsake Your First Love

Don't Forsake Your First Love Don't Fail To Be Faithful Don't Water Down The Message Don't Give Out, Give In, Or Give Up Don't Be Christian In Name Only Don't Miss Your Opportunity! Don't Settle For Less Than The Best What Christ Says to MDPC: Don't Forsake Your First...

My Sacred Journey

My Sacred Journey July 7, 2013 | Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church | Romans 1:8-17I wish now to read for you these words from Paul's letter to the Romans, the first chapter. This is the Word of God: "First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because...

Have You Met Jesus? #2: The Somebody Who Became Nobody

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Men Who Crashed The Party The Man Who Put Christ First The Man Who Was Both Saint And Sinner The Woman Christ Complimented Have You Met Jesus?: The Somebody Who...

Have You Met Jesus? #1: The Nobody Who Became Somebody

The Nobody Who Became Somebody The Somebody Who Became Nobody The Man Locked In A Prison Without Bars The Men Who Crashed The Party The Man Who Put Christ First The Man Who Was Both Saint And Sinner The Woman Christ Complimented Have You Met Jesus?: The Nobody Who...

A Commitment That Can Stand The Heat

A Commitment That Can Stand The Heat Daniel 3:13-25I wish to thank you for the incredible honor you give me in allowing me to follow in the footsteps of the great Dave Peterson and for allowing me the great joy of being able to serve Christ in this church which stands...

Christmas In The Carols #13: I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Joy To The World Hark, The Herald Angels Sing We Three Kings Of Orient Are O Little Town Of Bethlehem Away In The Manger What Child Is This? O Come All Ye Faithful There's A Song In The Air Angels From The Realms Of Glory It Came Upon A Midnight Clear The First Noel...

Christmas In The Carols #1: Joy To The World

Joy To The World Hark, The Herald Angels Sing We Three Kings Of Orient Are O Little Town Of Bethlehem Away In The Manger What Child Is This? O Come All Ye Faithful There's A Song In The Air Angels From The Realms Of Glory It Came Upon A Midnight Clear The First Noel...