Sermons on Mark

DO Share Gifts

Earlier this month, I got a flat tire from a tear in the sidewall.  Without a spare tire in my car (hybrids use that space for a battery), I relied on the next best option.  As I was waiting for Triple A to come and tow my car, there was a parade of generous people who came by happy to share their…

DO Share Time

525, 600 minutes in one year. Is there a way to get more?  Regularly do emails, podcasts, and morning shows suggest ways to maximize your time.  Streamline a process.  Eliminate redundancies and smooth out unnecessary roles and tasks.  Maybe more moments will show up in your day. A time to be born and a time to die.  A time to plant and…

Do Mark

Almost every day, I walk to the bus stop.  In this season of life, two of three children regularly ride the bus.  For any of you who have, do, or will relate to a bus stop, you know it is a nexus of news.  Students are exchanging news.  Parents are sharing news.  Bus drivers have news.  News is to trafficked in. Bus…

Do Good News

The streaming video of this service can be found on Facebook. You will have to copy and paste this link into your browser:        https://www.facebook.com/westgroveumc/videos/1576499385788371/ Do you remember the days of listening to the news at home on the television at a set time? Maybe the 6 o’clock nightly news after dinner or the 7 o’clock news as you were getting…

Do Love with Courage

Swashbuckling pirates, adventure on the high seas, riding the bus to school, making it on time to your appointments, babysitting your grandchild, working a full day at work, sometimes all of those require equal parts courage and abandon. With all truth, I say that in earnest.  I have heard some of the stories of the excitement that can come from the bus,…

DO Love: Gifts from the Sea

As you walk the beach, it is hard to carry much: a pail, maybe the hand of another.  But the beachcomber is most commonly seen up and down shore with little in their hands.  Eyes focused on the sand or shoreline seeking treasure. Often there is a look that is a little out of focused, contemplative or meditative in nature. Beachcombing has…

Do Social Holiness

At one of the first churches I served, a kind parishioner told me if I would only every preach that Jesus loved me and sit down, I would be complete.  And I think that they were earnest.  The challenge with that proposition is that you and I need for ourselves more application answers to the question, so what?  If Jesus loves me,…

Do Sanctifying Grace

I have often said the two most common things a pastor fixes are toilets (I jiggle a lot of chains!) and a limited view of possibilities.  Perhaps, it is the volume of people in a church or the way we act in a church, there is a high percentage of toilet talk and repair in church.  We also find ourselves needing to…