Devotion Preached Sept 2011 MP3

I preached the Sunday evening devotion before the congregation on Sept. 5. My text for the devotion was “For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37 ESV). To provide context for the verse I read Luke 1:26 – 38 which is quoted below. I offered threes points of consideration: 1) God’s actions, 2) Mary’s reaction and 3) Our response and then closed by offering some application. Something sorta funny happened concerning the translation I used. Read the text and I’ll comment afterward. 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town …keep reading »


February 2011 Devotion MP3

Isaiah 49:3 He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor. (NIV) (ESV – in whom I will be glorified)” I.Introduction A. The focus of tonight’s devotion is on Isaiah 49:3. 1. What did God teach and how did it affect His people then? 2. How do we understand this verse today? 3. What can you take home tonight from this verse? II. Body A. What did God teach and how did it affect His people then? 1. God’s servant will restore Israel and be glorified in His servant. 2. God was bringing …keep reading »

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My Recent Sermon On James 3:7-8

Last Thursday night I got a call from a friend at a somewhat unusual time around 5:30 pm. It was a friend named Kevin Griggs who pastors a local church a few cities north of me. Due to unexpected events he asked if I could fill his pulpit that Sunday. We spoke the next morning to confirm that he did, in fact, need me to preach Sunday. So, I had less than two days to prepare a sermon. So I just bought one for a small, one-time fee of $50. I’m just kidding! You’ll know I’m kidding if you listen. …keep reading »


September 2010 Devotion MP3

Theme: No one but Jesus can tame the tongue, which is evil and full of poison. I. Introduction “Tonight we’re going to look at taming the tongue. We will be in James chapter 3, which explains how no one can tame their own tongue. We will see the root of the tongue’s true problem and how only Jesus can solve this problem. Open your Bibles to James 3:7-8, pew Bible page #855.  “James 3:7-8  7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, 8 but no man can …keep reading »

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August 2010 Devotion MP3

This is a short devotion I gave on Malachi 3:3-4 during our evening worship service on August 1, 2010. I tried a little different approach in this devotion. Below is my rough outline. Critiques welcomed and encouraged! I. Introduction


July Devotion MP3

This is a short devotion I gave on Ezekiel 36:25-26 during our evening worship service on July 25, 2010. Below is my rough outline. Critiques welcomed and encouraged! Ezekiel 36:25-26 (Correlating with the morning sermon: Be Born Again – John 3:1-21) I. Introduction


March Devotion MP3

This is a devotion I gave at our evening service on March 7. The first 1.5 minutes did not get recorded so I added it myself. The change in audio can be heard on the recording. It is interesting how different it was trying to recreate this short intro sitting at my computer versus being in the pulpit. Again, I want to acknowledge the appreciation I have for those who preach weekly. It is not an easy task and it is not a light task to handle the word of God as such. As always, critiques welcome.

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August Devotion MP3

I gave this devotional for our Sunday evening service on August 16. My previous devotion was the evening of April 5 if you’d like to listen. My text for this devotion was Isaiah 24:23 The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders, gloriously. (NIV) I hope this is edifying to those who listen. I would love to hear any feedback whether encouraging or constructive.


April Devotion MP3

My pastor said something I found funny while introducing me.  He mentioned that I was a blogger.  I was still too nervous at that point to comment. Below is a recording of the devotion I gave that I wrote about yesterday.  I hope it’s edifying.  If not, then shoot the messenger (me) because the message of the Gospel was clearly given to us. Any feedback whether positive or constructive is appreciated.