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”

Our Church’s TLC

The following message was preached at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA on January 23, 2011, taken from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12    What is meant by the acrostic TLC?  What do these letters stand for?  When we speak of TLC, it stands for “Tender Loving Care.”  Solicitous and compassionate care, as in: “These houseplants sure haveContinue reading “Our Church’s TLC”

Some Musings on Summer Travel

I just returned from some time out west.  I visited a sister of mine who I hadn’t seen in a while.  I also experienced such places as Cripple Creek and Canon City, CO.  Afterwards, we flew to CA and stayed with family in Los Angeles.  While there, we enjoyed the Reagan National Library and Museum in Simi Valley, asContinue reading “Some Musings on Summer Travel”

National Day of Prayer

Father in Heaven, we come to You today with thankful hearts on this National Day of Prayer. On this occasion, we thank You for the education we have and the educational opportunities all around us- for ourselves and for our children. Your word tells us in the book of Proverbs that “the beginning of wisdomContinue reading “National Day of Prayer”

Prayer at PA House of Representatives

On Monday, April 26, 2010, I had the pleasure of giving the opening prayer at the afternoon session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  Mr. Matthew Bradford invited me.  It was a great experience.  Mr. Frank Ianuzzi gave me a personal tour of this majestic national landmark, dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.  TheContinue reading “Prayer at PA House of Representatives”