Sermons from October 2019

Sermons from October 2019

IMMERSED IN THE JORDAN

In 2 Kings 5, verse 14, we read, “So he (Naaman) went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean.” The Jordan River is very significant in Israel’s history. After wandering forty years in the wilderness, the Hebrew people crossed the Jordan into the promised land.…

THE PERSISTENT GOD

I start today with a couple stories today from Great Britain. A few years ago sixty-two-year-old Miriam Hargrave of Yorkshire, England, finally passed her driving test. It was her fortieth attempt. After such persistence you would assume she started driving right away. But after spending so much money on driving lessons she couldn’t afford to buy a car. Maybe it’s just as…

GIVING THANKS IS GOOD FOR YOU

A few years ago Citibank in the U.S. ran television commercials to say “thank you” to its customers. One commercial showed two women in a grocery store. One woman put her hand on the other’s stomach and asked when her baby was due. The woman looks at her and says, “I’m not pregnant.” Oops. The first woman, not knowing what to do, says simply “Thank you.” With this simple…

A MUSTARD SEED OF FAITH

      From Luke 16 we read a story Jesus told about a very rich man named Dives and a very poor man named Lazarus. Dives drove a high-end vehicle, lived in a large house with a pool and hot tub, and wore expensive suits. Lazarus was a street person. Sometimes the police gave him a ride to jail or the Salvation Army for a meal and a night’s stay.…