Spoken messagesOctober 13, 2011
I suppose every "preacher" who has prepared weekly messages (sermons) and thought that what he said was sometimes worthwhile has wondered what to do with the written scripts or notes used for speaking. Mine were stacked in the back of a drawer for close to twenty years. Recently, after deciding to read them myself one last time before trashing them, I discovered that what I was learning or being reminded of was enough reason for keeping many of them.
They are grouped into topical categories, with dates intermixed from the years 1987-1989 at Lynden, Washington, and 1989-1992 at Buhler, Kansas. This listing will give anyone interested a sense of the topics which occupied my attention, and enable anyone near here to look at the written notes or scripts if they desire.
l.Jesus on Trial. Matthew 26,27
2.Leading into Galilee. Matthew 26,28
3.Jesus Reinstates Peter. John 21
4.Encouraged by the Holy Spirit. Acts
5.Forgive as God Forgave You.
6.Who is my Neighbor? Luke 10
7.All Scripture is God-Breathed. II
8.Saving Live by Losing it. Mark 8:35
9.Have the Attitude of Jesus.
10.God will Complete his Work.(New
Year) Philippians 1:1-11
11.The Pharisee and the Tax Collector.
12.Speaking the Truth in Love.
13.Who Can be Against us? Romans 8:31
14.Nothing is too Hard for God.
15.Why God Sent His Son. John 3:16
16.Come to me you who are Weary and
Burdened.(funeral message) Matthew 11
17.The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
18.My Grace is Sufficient for you. II
19.Doors Closed and Opened. Acts
20.Not Ashamed of the Gospel.(first
message in Kansas) Romans 1:16,17
21.It is I Myself. (“Easter”) Luke
22.Raised with Christ. Colossians 2,3
23.A Pearl of Great Value. Luke 9,
24.Evidence of the Grace of God. Acts
25.Follow Me. John 1
26.Faith is Being Sure and Certain.
27.God Makes Things Grow. I
28.Abba, Father. John l8, Galatians
29.Live by the Spirit. Galatians 3,4,5
30.Jesus—Lord or Caboose
(graduation). Matthew 7
31.The Most Important Commandment.
Deuteronomy 6, Mark 12
32.The Second Greatest Commandment.
Leviticus 19, Matthew 22, Romans 13
33.Take my Yoke upon you. Matthew 11
34.Treasures in Heaven. (end of year)
35.The Identity and Mission of Jesus.
36.Resolutely Setting out for
Jerusalem. Luke 9
37.Recognizing God's Coming. (“Palm”
Sunday) Matthew 21, Luke 19
38.His Incomparably Great Power.
(“Easter”) Luke 24, Ephesians 1
39.You Must be Born Again. (new year,
new beginning) John 3
40.Saved—When? Ephesians 1
41.Do Not be Afraid. Revelation 1
42.Building on the Foundation. I
43.Walking by Faith. Matthew 14
44.I am the Lord's Servant. (Mary) Luke
45.Dismiss Your Servant in Peace.
(Simeon) Luke 2
46.All are under Sin. Romans 3
47.Immanuel—God with us. Isaiah 7,8
48.Give Him the Name Jesus. Matthew 1
49 I am the Bread of Life. John 6
50.In Remembrance of Jesus. Luke 22
51.Members of God's Household.
52.United and Separated. Mark 9,
53.Bread without Yeast. Exodus 12, I
54.The Foundation Already Laid. I
55.Do Not Let Your Hearts be Troubled.
(before 1991 war) John 13,14
56.The Meaning of Baptism.
57.Baptism with Water. (mode)
58.Supper with the Lord. Luke 17,22,
59.He is the Head of the Body.
60.We, who are Many, are One Body. I
61.Overseers, Elders, Pastors, and
62.The Apostles and Elders, your
Brothers. Acts 15
63.Leaders in the Church. I
The Fruits of the Spirit
64.Keep in Step with the Spirit.
65.The Fruit of the Spirit—Joy.
74.Christian Calling and Occupation
75.Perspectives on Health and Healing.
Mark 10, I Corinthians 2
76.When you Fast. Matthew 6
77.Do not Swear at All. Matthew 5
78.Children of the Father. (economics,
79.Who is the Faithful and Wise
Servant?(talents parable, stewardship, usury)
80.Lending to Enemies. (usury) Matthew
5, Luke 6
81.Reflections on the Closing of a
82.Trying to Understand Adversity.
Luke 13, John 9
83.When God Speaks. (Kansas tornado)
84.The Detestable Ways of the Nations.
(occult) Deuteronomy 18
Parents and Children
85.The Hearts of Parents and Children.
86.A Heritage from the Lord.
Deuteronomy 6, Psalm 127
87.Mothers and Fathers, or Generic
Parents? Genesis 1,2, Titus 2
88.Continue in What you have Learned.
(youth) II Timothy 1,3
89-93.Boast in the Lord. (self-esteem,
self-image) Romans 3, I Corinthians 1, et.al.
”Church and State “, two
94.Do not be Yoked Together with
95.Is Civil Government becoming an
96.Suffering Servant. (nonviolence)
97.King of Kings. (political
98.Blessed is the Nation whose God is
the LORD. Psalm 33
99.Responding to Evil.
100,10l. Soldiers and Kings. I Samuel
8, Romans 12,13
102.Overcome Evil with Good. Romans
103.A Banner for the Nations. (flags)
Exodus 17, Isaiah 11
104.You are not to be Like That. Luke
105.We Preach Christ Crucified. (symbol
of the cross)
106.The Kingdom of God. Matthew
9,10,12, Ephesians 6
107.The Kingdom of Satan. Luke 4, Acts
4, Ephesians 2,6
108.Choose whom you will Serve. Joshua
109.By what Authority. (church and
state) Luke 10, Acts 4
110.You do not Belong to the World.
(“society”) John 15,17, II Corinthians 6,7, II Peter 2
111.The Future—Better of Worse?
112.Who are God's People?
113.Who are our Enemies?
114.Who is Chief Commander? (beginning
of 1991 war). I Samuel 8
Judaism and Gentiles
116.Unity Restored. Genesis 11 et.al.
117.The Mystery of Christ. Ephesians
118-121.Paul's Previous Way of Life.
122.The Account of Terah. (call of
Abraham) Genesis 11,12
123.The Account of Ishmael Genesis 16
124.The Covenant of Circumcision.
125.Our God Reigns. Book of Esther.
126.How Long O Lord. (Psalm of Lament)
127.Funeral Meditation. Psalm 23
128.Be Still and Know that I am God.
129.Cast your Cares on the Lord. Psalm
130.Numbering our Days Aright. Psalm
131.Establish the Work of our Hands.
132.Exalt the Lord Our God. (Psalm of
Praise) Psalm 99
133.Meet Him with Thanksgiving. Psalm
134.Let us Rejoice and be Glad. Psalm
135.His Love Endures Forever. Psalm
136.Praise the Lord. (“Hallelujah”)
137.The Lion Roars and Thunders. Amos
138.A Difficult Love Relationship.
139.Salvation Comes from the Lord.
140.The Kingdom will be the Lord's.
141.The Lord Dwells in Zion. Joel
142.Micah of Moresheth.
143.An Oracle Concerning Nineveh.
144.The Righteous will Live by His
145.The Lord is Mighty to Save.
146.Give Careful Thought to your Ways.
147.Words of Encouragement. Zechariah
148.A Disappointed Father. Malachi