What Kills the Church

(NOTE: the sermons in this series from July 22 – August 5 are lost to time. Sorry.)

We have envisioned various positive scenarios for the future of the church in Dewey, but we must also consider: how would this congregation die, and how can we avoid that fate?

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(Preaching on the future of the church in Dewey. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on August 12, 2018.)

Train Up a Child – Intentionality

It’s so cliched: children are the future of the church. Yet it is true. How does God talk about training children, and why is it so important?

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(Preaching on training children. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on December 10, 2017.)

What Would Jesus Think?

Doing the things that Jesus did is a noble, worthwhile, and holy goal. But actions, thought, and feelings are all intertwined. If we want to truly be “like Christ” we surely need to not only change our actions and feelings, but also our thoughts. What did Jesus think? How did he think? How can we know? And how can we mold our own thought patterns into the “image of the Son”?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on December 4, 2016.)

Election 2016: Do You Believe God is in Control?

These past 8 month have been some of the wildest, most aggressive, and most heated in my memory, and things will not suddenly die down on Wednesday. Ultimately, we must ask: how does God expect me to live out my faith in tumultuous times such as these, and what should be my attitude toward my government and those who may be politically different than myself? Does God even care?

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(Sorry this one got a little echo-y. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on November 6, 2016.)

Preaching Through John – He Must Increase (John 3:22-36)

If anyone had cause to boast, it was John the Baptist, a person foretold in prophecy, born miraculously, and the baptizer of Jesus himself. Yet, it was he who uttered the phrase that should be adopted by every disciple: “He must increase, and I must decrease.” What does this phrase mean, and how can it become effective in our own lives?

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on August 14, 2016.)