A man was traveling on a ship when it sank in the ocean. He managed to survive, and made a small raft of some of the ship’s cargo and eventually drifted to a deserted island. He built a little shelter and lived on what little food he had been able to salvage from the wreckage. Time after time he had attempted unsuccessfully to attract the attention of a passing ship. Click on 20170709 Life gives you lemons Joseph to read/download this sermon.
Is heaven for real?
In the movie Heaven is for Real, filmmakers invite us to consider that question.
The movie is based on the book by the same name, where Todd Burpo tells the story of his son Colton’s self-proclaimed visit to heaven.
Colton was three when a ruptured appendix sent him to the hospital. The doctors work on him and things get pretty bad while he is in surgery, and they tell his parents to expect the worse. Click on 20170219 Heaven is for Real to read/download the sermon.
It was July, and a pastor was brand new to her church. After the service, everyone agreed she had preached an excellent sermon. The next week, she preached again, and a few people noticed that her sermon sounded a little bit like her first sermon. The third week, several people noticed that this week’s sermon sounded just like the last two. Finally by the fourth week, everyone was convinced that the pastor had preached the exact same sermon all month long.
The people were concerned and someone brought it up to the new pastor. “Why on earth do you keep giving the same message?” Click 20170212 LOVE to read the rest,
In 1981, Harold Kushner wrote a book called “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.”1 Kushner was writing an answer to his own personal tragic story. His son Aaron was diagnosed with a rare life robbing, early aging disease when he was three, and he died two days after his 14th birthday.
Aaron’s illness and death caused a crisis of faith for Kushner, who was a rabbi and a man of God. So he wrote this book, for people “who have been hurt by life.” He wanted to help them find a faith that could help get them through their troubles… instead of faith making things worse. Click 20170205 When bad things happen to download/read the sermon..
On Friday, the International Holocaust Day of remembrance, the entire world paused to remember those who were murdered during the Nazi regime in World War II in Germany and Eastern Europe. Click 20170129 Welcoming the Immigrant to download/read the sermon.