The Reason for Hope

The following message is based on Matthew 28:1-10 and was delivered at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, Pennsylvania on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 Hope.  It is a powerful word.  It’s something that many people look for, yet many live without.  Or they put their hope in places or people that prove faulty.  Tomas Schreiner,Continue reading “The Reason for Hope”

A Matter of Life and Death

The following message is based on John 11:17-45, and deals with the identity of Jesus.  It was delievered at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA on March 8, 2012 This morning, we begin our second message in the study of contrasts in the gospel of John.  Our first was from John 1 and the presentationContinue reading “A Matter of Life and Death”

“Directionally Challenged” by Rev. David W. McKinley

The following message was based on John 8:21-30 and was delivered on March 18, 2012 at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA INTRODUCTION Have you heard of the terms: “directionally challenged?” It is someone who has difficulty determining right from left; someone who often confuses directions, and prefers visual aids; someone who has greatContinue reading ““Directionally Challenged” by Rev. David W. McKinley”

The Process of Spiritual Growth

The following message is based on 1 Peter 2:1-10, on the subject of the importance of Bible study and prayer. It was delievered at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA on January 22, 2012. Someone remarked at the last Church Council meeting that the daffodils on our grounds were beginning to pop up. WhatContinue reading “The Process of Spiritual Growth”

“Our Vision: To Glorify God”

The following message is based on 1 Corinthians 10:23-33 and was delivered at the Central Schwenkfeder Church in Worcester, PA on Sunday, January 8, 2012 Planning ahead; charting a course; expressing a direction. These are all healthy actions for individuals as well as any organization. Maybe that is why we make New Year’s resolutions? ItContinue reading ““Our Vision: To Glorify God””

All’s Well That Ends Well

The following message is based on Ruth 4:1-17 and was delivered at the Central Schwenkfelder Church of Worcester, PA on December 4, 2011 You have heard the statement: “All’s well that ends well.” It can mean that the end justifies the means. Unfortunately, some use this quip as a justification for unethical behavior. It mayContinue reading “All’s Well That Ends Well”

“A Testimony of Faithfulness”

The following message is based on Isaiah 46:1-10. It was delievered on the Day of Remembrance, September 25, 2011 at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA. Today is a special day in the life of the Schwenkfelder Church. It is known as the Day of Remembrance. This holiday is usually celebrated the Sunday closestContinue reading ““A Testimony of Faithfulness””

Thinking About His Work

The following sermon was based on Matthew 22:34-40 and 28:18-20.  It was written in order to present Central Church’s  mission and our vision.  This message was delievered at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA on Labor Day, September 4, 2011 Everyone anticipates Labor Day weekend with great joy.  Who does enjoy a little time off.  Labor Day weekendContinue reading “Thinking About His Work”

Why I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins

The following message was presented at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA on Sunday, July 17, 2011 Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich announced that he would pardon Michael Austin who “served 27 years for a crime he did not commit.”Austin had been convicted of killing a convenience store security guard in a 1974 robbery. Records fromContinue reading “Why I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins”