Category: Sermons

6/17/2018 The Fathers in Our Lives

What is a Father?  That question, while it may be simple, it is not easy, for a Father is many things to many different people.  Fathers are so important, not only in our lives and the lives of others, but…

6/10/2018 A House Divided

A House Divided Mark 3:20-30 On June 16th, 1858 on the steps of the state capitol building in Springfield, Ill. Abraham Lincoln gave one of the greatest speeches in the history of American politics. It was a speech that gave…

6/3/2018 The Christ Within

“The Christ Within” 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Pastor Mark Klaisner   A few years ago, First United Methodist Church in Abilene, Texas, bought a new sign or marquee. The message on the sign could be changed each week. The purpose was…

5/27/2018 Having the Faith to Follow

Sermon: Having the Faith to Follow John 3:1-17   How much faith does it take to follow? How much trust in God must we have? What does it mean to be part of the kingdom? How can we be born…

5/20/2018 Confirmation: I Am the Vine

I AM THE VINE John 15:1-7   One of the important truths of success is the realization that we are connected to something greater than ourselves. In fact, if we seek to be happy and fulfilled in life we must…

5/13/2018 A Salute to the Moms in Our Lives

Sermon: A Salute to the Mom’s In Our Lives Scripture Lesson   John 17:6-19 and Romans 16:13 Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit my mom at her care facility in the Chicagoland area. It has been a very rough year for her,…

May 6, 2018 Falling in Love with God

Falling in Love with God I John 5:1-6 Are you in love with God? In 1 John, the author has a lot to say about the love of God and the way that love changes our lives. We love because…

3/25/2018 The Crucifixion

24 Hours That Changed The World: The Crucifixion Mark 15:21-39   Today, as we continue our journey through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life, we come to what would appear to be the final scene in the story: the…