Christ is Preeminent in and over Creation

“To look at the window . . .as I did that first day . . . to look out at this kind of creation and not believe in God is to me impossible.”—John Glenn, speaking about his view of the Earth from the space shuttle Discovery To think of creation when summer is upon usContinue reading “Christ is Preeminent in and over Creation”

How are You Spending the Summer?

The following message deals with that which Christians must remember, the basics of our faith found in the Apostles’ Creed, The Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer.  It was preached on Memorial Day, May 26, 2013 This weekend marks a highly anticipated time in the life of Americans, the Memorial Day weekend.  Memorial Day is aContinue reading “How are You Spending the Summer?”

“Why We Are, the Way We Are.”

The following sermon is based on Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-13; and Galatians 5:16-26.  It introduces the Holy Spirit as the One who enables us to live the Christian life.  This message was preached on Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012 A number of miles from the Los Angeles basin there is a river.  The river has been dammed up by man,Continue reading ““Why We Are, the Way We Are.””

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”

“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”