Recent Sermons

May 28, 2017 – Acts 1.6-14

When we got to Charleston on our mission trip two weeks ago, we were given the name and address of the person whose house we would be repairing. It’s actually a little unusual that we would be given a name. Normally it’s just the address, because it’s rare that anyone is living in the house. […]

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May 14, 2017 – John 14.1-14

In high school, I became a huge fan of contemporary Christian music. I listened to all of them – dc talk, Audio Adrenaline, Jars of Clay, Point of Grace, and especially Stephen Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith. My senior year of high school, I was introduced to a musician I had not heard of […]

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May 7, 2017 – John 10.1-10

The disclaimer to my opening story is that it is about a fence, when the gospel reading mentions a gate. But I couldn’t think of a story about a gate, specifically, so I had to settle for fence. Close enough, I hope you’ll agree. My previous job prior to coming to Timberlake was pastor/developer for […]

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April 30, 2017 – Luke 24.13-16, 28-35

Long ago the CYF and I were headed up 29 from Danville. I think we had been to Emerald Point water park in Greensboro that day. Somewhere along the way, maybe around Gretna, a car pulled onto the highway just ahead of us. We went around a curve or two, and it was gone! It […]

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April 23, 2017 – John 20.19-31

I recently did a little reading about the Higgs boson. I’m sure you want to know why. Partly, it’s because I had heard of this thing, and I had heard it called the “God particle,” so that description piqued my interest. After my not so extensive research and reading, I think I sort of kind […]

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Palm Sunday – April 9, 2017 – Matthew 21.1-11

Today is an odd day. It is called Palm slash Passion Sunday, because somehow it is supposed to cover both Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the events leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection. The problem is the church calendar tries to follow the biblical story, which says the triumphal entry took place a […]

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April 2, 2017 – John 11.38-44

“In the beginning was the Word,” capital “W”, “and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was […]

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March 26, 2017 – Psalm 23

Last weekend Helen Beth and I were at Emerald Isle with our gang of North Carolina friends. It’s an interesting and diverse group. There are a couple of other preachers, a guy who made a bunch of money selling medical billing systems, a guy who works for that company, a social worker, someone who was […]

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March 19, 2017 – John 4.5-26

When I was in seminary, my friends and I always hung out in the same place when we weren’t in class or in our apartments – the coffee pot. That is a little bit of an exaggeration, but we would hang out NEAR the coffee pot. We had a gathering area that was called, ironically […]

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