Some Thoughts on Grief, Loss and Adversity

One of my favorite psalms is Psalm 121.  It says: “I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, heContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Grief, Loss and Adversity”

“The Ascension: a Hopeful Lesson”

This message is based on Acts 1:1-11 and 1 John 1:1-3.  It was preached at the Central Schwenkfelder Church on  June 5, 2011 A movement leader’s death benefits His organization?  How could that be?  How could the retirement of a star player be a benefit to a team?  Throughout history, one could argue that this isContinue reading ““The Ascension: a Hopeful Lesson””

“The Only Begotten Son, Our Lord”

This message is based on John 3:10-21 and was given at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, Pennsylvania on May 15, 2011 On Monday, June 11th, 2001 convicted Oklahoma City Bomber, Timothy McVeigh was executed at a Federal Prison inTerre Haute, Indiana. McVeigh issued a final statement in which he identified himself with the wordsContinue reading ““The Only Begotten Son, Our Lord””

The Inestimable Value of Life

This message is based on Genesis 2:18-25 and was delivered at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA on May 8, 2011.  The subject of life is an interesting one, especially with the events of the past week.  As we got word of Osama Bin Laden’s death, many were celebrating the termination of this massContinue reading “The Inestimable Value of Life”

“An Order of Events”

This message is based on 2 Thessalonians 2 and concerns the signs which lead to Jesus’ Second Coming.  It was preached at the Central Schwenkfelder Church on March 27, 2011.    Today, we had the pleasure of honoring Dottie Heebner and Ann Lightle.  Ann has served as our 2nd grade Sunday School teacher for close toContinue reading ““An Order of Events””

Patience and Faith Go Hand in Hand

This message is based on 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 and preached at the Central Schwenkfelder Church on March 20, 2011. I’m sure that a fair amount of us have been reading up on the situation in Japan.  Last week, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the east coast, which caused a Tsunami which took the livesContinue reading “Patience and Faith Go Hand in Hand”

“The Greatest Reprise”

The following sermon is taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 and was preached at the Central Schwenkfelder Church on February 20, 2011. It deals with the subject of Christ’s Second Coming. A reprise is defined as a repetition, a return to the first subject or theme. You may remember this word from your favorite albums, whichContinue reading ““The Greatest Reprise””

“The Right Use of a Great Gift” from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

The following message was preached at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA on February 13, 2011. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to the Philadelphia Car Show. While there, my sons and I walked around, admiring the Chevrolet Camaros and Corvettes. They also sat on a BMW motorcycle, the closestContinue reading ““The Right Use of a Great Gift” from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8”