Sermons from September 2017

Sermons from September 2017

Relentless

As we continue our series, This Is the Life, I invite you to open your Bible to James 1:13-18. Temptation is relentless.  Here we are at church in worship on the Lord’s Day, and how many temptations have we faced already?  In the few short hours you’ve been up and about today … Some of you have said or done something you regret—a harsh word, an angry glare, maybe you’ve…

Happy Trials to You

You may not have felt it often, but you’ve felt it some.  You’re in your happy place: Wading along the shore of the beach as gentle waves lap against your ankles. Or maybe it’s camping in the mountains, breathing that clean, crisp air. Or maybe it’s rocking your just asleep newborn in the middle of a quiet night. Or maybe it’s sitting in the deer stand as the sun comes…

Dangerous Plunge

During one of my high school summers I worked the night shift at Ken’s Pizza in Branson.  We closed around 11:00.  It was close to midnight before we got things cleaned up for the next day.  The night manager, David, had a boat.  So several times that summer, some of us would leave the pizza place, drive out to Table Rock Lake, take his boat to an island, camp there, and…