Sermons

Living Like Christ: Fragrance of Christ

2 Corinthians 2:14-17; Ephesians 5:1-2 I want you to close your eyes and take in the smellthat surrounds you. What does this smell remindyou of? When I was in college my mom would send me carepackages frequently and she would almost alwaysinclude a variety of cookies. It would immediatelyremind me of coming down the stairs…

Living Like Christ: Kindness

Luke 17,18,19 What happens when a frog’s car dies?He needs a jump.If that doesn’t work he has to get it toad. I hate spelling mistakes.You mix up two letters and your whole joke urined. Today we are going to look at several examples of thekindness of Jesus. As we have discussed before, Jesus isthe perfect…

Living Like Christ: Good Works

Ephesians 2:1-10 I like to play chess with old men in the parkthough it’s hard to find 32 of them. I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car. Last week we saw an alphabet soup describing who wewere before Christ gave us our…

Living Like Christ: New Life

Ephesians 4:17-32 Have I told you about my retired friend? He told methis story. Yesterday I was at Costco buying a largebag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Necco, theWonder Dog, which weighs 191 lbs. I was in thecheck-out line when a woman behind me asked if Ihad a dog. What did she…

Living Like Christ: Evangelism

Mark 1:14-15; Mark 6:7-13; Luke 10:1-16 The golfer stood over his tee shot for what seemed like an eternity, looking up, looking down, measuring the distance, and figuring the wind direction and speed. Generally, he was driving his partner nuts. Finally his exasperated partner said, “What is taking you so long? Hit the ball!!”“My wife…

Living Like Christ: Humility

Philippians 2:1-8 After resigning his pastorate to go lead anotherchurch, a pastor was approached by an endearingolder member of the congregation. She wept over thepastor’s decision to leave and said,“Things will never be the same.” The minister tried to console her by saying,“Don’t worry, I’m confident you will get a new pastor who isbetter than…

Living Like Christ: Love

I John 4:7-21 Doctor: I have some bad news and some very bad news.Patient: Well, might as well give me the bad news first.Doctor: The lab called with your test results. They said youhave 24 hours to live.Patient: 24 Hours! That’s terrible! What could be worse?What’s the very bad news?Doctor: I’ve been trying to reach…

Living Like Christ: Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35 Sarah loves wheat – wheat bread, wheat rolls,wheat muffins – she can’t get enough wheat. Theonly problem is that she’s quite allergic to it.Whenever she eats it, she breaks out in a rash. Butdoes that ever stop her? Nope. She’s a real glutenfor punishment. Today we are going to be discussing forgiveness.Our current…

Living Like Christ: Holiness

I Peter 1:13-22 For years, an elderly gentleman could barely hear.Finally, he went to a doctor and was fitted for a setof hearing aids that fully restored his hearing. Amonth later, he had a check up, and the doctorsaid,“Your hearing is perfect. Your family must bereally pleased that you can hear again.” “Oh, I haven’t…