Category Archives: sermons

Lent devotions: Jesus the Christ – Mark 6 v 13

Mark 6:13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them. The word ‘Christ’ means ‘the Anointed One’ and it was meant to signify that Jesus was specially chosen, divinely honored, and majestically exalted … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily devotions: Prisoner for Christ

Our government is concerned about torturing terrorists over here, but what about human rights abuses taking place against Christians in China? Click on Podcast version here Deuteronomy 26:6 But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, putting us to … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Prison Wall

Isaiah 61:1b He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners… Podcast version here: I didn’t know it at the time, but my name and telephone number … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon – Mark 1:4-11 – That’s My Boy!

Psalm 29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.   When Psalm 29 was written, it took place during the Bronze Age, when human understanding about physics, nature, and the climate was very … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Homily

I can remember it as if it were yesterday. It was Christmas Eve, 1968 and I was an eleven year old boy – yes, I am 51 – and I was captivated by the Apollo 8 team, whose dangerous and … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: High School Antics

Lectionary Passge: Matthew 22:34-46 35,36 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”   When I was a boy, our family lived a hundred yards away … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Clearing the Way

God helps us to overcome obstacles and can clear the way ahead in our lives, so that we may serve Him fully and faithfully. A short reflection on Isaiah 57 v 14.   Podcast version here   They’ve been working … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: A Holy Helper – John 14:15-21

Yesterday, we held an elders’ retreat here at the church. We’re working on a few important ideas about how to strengthen our church’s commitment to Christ, His Kingdom, and His ministry in this part of Knoxville. It was an important … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Hearing His Voice John 10:1-10

Someone broke into a car in our neighborhood last week. It happened during the day when the subdivision was empty and quiet. The thieves broke the lock and stole some important items out of the car. No one heard or … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Dream Maker

The first time that I came across Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was through a BBC documentary that I happened to be watching one Sunday night. I was a teenager then, so it must have been about five years after … Continue reading

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