“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark!” Revelation 21:10-22:5 Sixth Sunday of Easter May 5, 2013 First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN Morning, guys. So, I wanted to ask you all: are you afraid of the dark? When I was your age, my Mom and Dad had a nighlight in my room, because I was scared of... Continue Reading →
A sermon from Good Shepherd Sunday 2006. “On Pastors and Pastures” John 10:11-18, Psalm 23 May 7, 2006 Lake Harriet Christian Church Minneapolis, MN I have to “blame” our Associate Minister, Tammy Rottschaefer for this sermon. For a while she has commented on the problem with parts of the church today in that we don't... Continue Reading →
There were these two guys walking down the road from Jerusalem. They were going to village named Emmaus. Jesus had risen from the dead and decided to join his friends, but he didn’t tell them who he was and his friends didn’t recognize him at first. They’re kind of sad that Jesus had died and now it was the third day when he said he would rise from the dead. His body is gone from the tomb and they don’t know where it went.
Okay, you probably didn't expect a pastor to use the word “sucks” in a sermon. You also probably didn't expect that I would say that being a minister is not always a bed of roses. However it's true. Being a pastor at times is exciting, but sometimes: yeah, it sucks.
On this upcoming Second Sunday of Easter, I wanted to share this sermon I preached back in 2006. It dealt a bit with some of the struggles of church planting and relating that to the fear of the disciples in the locked room. Here's a snippet:You know, I’ve learned something about starting a church: it’s... Continue Reading →
I usually post my sermons soon after I preach them, but for some reason I didn't post this one last year. I filled in for the pastor at Plymouth Creek Christian Church in Plymouth, MN. Part of the reason I share this now is that I want to tell part of the ongoing story of... Continue Reading →