Sermons from December 2005

Sermons from December 2005

Spiritual Role Models, Part 2

For many years the California coast town of Monterey was a pelican’s paradise. As the fishermen cleaned their fish they threw off the leftover parts and they fed these pelicans. The birds, from these gifts of these fishermen, grew fat, lazy, and contented. Eventually, the leftovers of the fish were utilized; they were able to make some product out of them so there were no longer snacks to throw to the pelicans. When this change came, the pelicans, who were…

Spiritual Role Models, Part 1

Years ago in a Nike commercial, Charles Barkley declared, “I am not a role model.” With this commercial Barkley set ablaze a controversy among sports enthusiasts in regards to a question that is still burning: should athletes be viewed as role models? Barkley argued that kids should look up to moms and dads, teachers, and such. He further declared, “I am not a role model. I am a professional basketball player. I am paid to wreak havoc on the court.…