Sermons from June 2005

Sermons from June 2005

Pride and Punishment

Former heavy weight boxer, James “Quick” Tillis, is a cowboy from Oklahoma who fought out of Chicago in the early 1980’s. He still remembers his first day in the “Windy City” after arriving from Tulsa. He said, “I got off the bus with two cardboard suitcases under my arms in downtown Chicago.” He says, “I stopped right in front of the Sears Tower. I put my suitcases down.” He says, “I looked at the Tower and I said to myself,…

The Prayer Meeting

Ephesians 6:11-12 tells us, Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood… That is often where we think it is, but it is not. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood; but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, against the spiritual forces of evil and of the Heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the…

The Power of Encouragement

We all need encouragement in order to grow as followers of Jesus Christ. A life devoid of encouragement is like a plant without water. The plant fails to flower and bear fruit. Its leaves begin to droop and grow yellow, and finally, it withers and dies altogether. When a corporate accountant committed suicide, an effort was made to find out why. The company’s books were examined and no shortage was found. Everything seemed to be in order. Nothing could be…