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Sermon: Dangerous Hope

This is the sermon I preached at Peakland United Methodist on the first Sunday of Advent. The text was Luke 21:25-28. You can listen on the Podcast app by subscribing here.

Sermon: How Long, O Lord?

A sermon preached at Peakland United Methodist on Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-5 for Children’s Sabbath.

Sermon: I Have Decided

A sermon I preached on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Peakland United Methodist. The texts were Proverbs 1:20-22 and Mark 8:27-38.


Sermon: Christian Education Sunday

Below is my sermon from yesterday, on Christian Education Sunday. It is a sermon in rhyme. As requested, the text is provided as well (though I probably have a few commas in the wrong places). If you use the Podcast app, you can listen by subscribing here. 

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Sermon: Healing

This is the sermon I preached Thursday afternoon at Westminster Canterbury in Lynchburg for their Thursday afternoon Chapel. I used Mark 5:21-43 as my text.  You can also listen on iTunes’ Podcast app. Click here to subscribe.

Sermon: Called to Go

This is the sermon I preached on May 17, 2015 at Peakland United Methodist on Acts 1:1-11. You can also listen on iTunes by clicking here.

Sermon: Cultivating Hope

This is a sermon I preached as part of a 4-night revival at Evington United Methodist in Alta Vista, Virginia. You can download the Ponderings Podcast on iTunes and listen from your podcast app.


Palm Sunday Sermon

After the sermon, Isaiah 50:4-9a was read, and then youth joined me in a dramatic reading called “Things We Thought We Knew” written by Rev. Kerry Greenhill. The scripture and the dramatic reading were the passion part of the service.

Sermon: Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord Sunday is one of my favorites. Probably because it reminds us of the waters of grace, flowing over us, reminding us that God is at work in our lives long before we even know of God. I had the rare occasion of preaching on Baptism of the Lord Sunday a few years ago. Here is the audio.

Sermon: Children of the Light

The sermon I preached at Peakland United Methodist on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

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