Category: Sermons

Be The Change

Self-fulfilling prophecies can be deadly. If you haven’t heard the term before, A self-fulfilling prophecy is a belief or expectation that an individual holds about a future event that manifests because the individual holds it.[1]  It’s scary, but sometimes we create our own reality. … Continue Reading “Be The Change”

Eight Hot Dogs

How well do you deal with change? If you’re George Banks…not very well. George’s daughter is getting married.  That alone is enough to trigger the panic that overcomes people going through change, but because it happens so suddenly George is REALLY out of sorts. … Continue Reading “Eight Hot Dogs”

Still Small Voice

My mom once said I had the best hearing in the world. What she actually said was I had the best “selective” hearing in the world.  If my parents were talking about something that interested me –movies, going out to dinner, Disneyland – I… Continue Reading “Still Small Voice”

No Room

Scotty didn’t get enough credit. There would be no Captain Kirk or Mister Spock or Bones if not for the man we know as “the miracle worker” – Chief Engineer, Montgomery Scott.  One of the few “red shirts” who never died.  If you were… Continue Reading “No Room”

Jesus Is A Fluffy Bunny

Unconditional surrender. Two words you don’t want to hear if you are on the losing end of a battle.  Unconditional surrender means you will give up without any guarantee of safety.  You are completely at the mercy of whoever you’re surrendering to.  And that… Continue Reading “Jesus Is A Fluffy Bunny”

Milk…It Does A Body Good

Milk…It does a body good. I have believed that phrase whole-heartedly my entire life.  But I learned that as you get older, the benefits of milk aren’t so obvious.  The New York Times posted an article asking the question, “does milk do a body… Continue Reading “Milk…It Does A Body Good”

The Spectre of Lost Potential

God doesn’t have a plan for your life. Give that a moment to sink in because I’m guessing more than one of you wants to push back on that notion right away.  It probably runs counter to some of the very ideas you hold… Continue Reading “The Spectre of Lost Potential”

The Lasting Power of Casserole

What do you think of when you hear the word “church?” If you’re like most of us, you probably think of a white building with a steeple on top with a cross towering high overhead.  You might think about stained glass windows or pews… Continue Reading “The Lasting Power of Casserole”

Equal in All Things

23 Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that… Continue Reading “Equal in All Things”

We Are The Church Together

Just a note: This was the sermon given to our congregation on the final day of worship in the First UMC building.  The members of First UMC are going to worship with their sister church, Palm UMC in Dinuba beginning Oct 5 and so… Continue Reading “We Are The Church Together”