Sermons by Dan Gulley

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Minister and Elder

Musing on GOATs!

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Want to hear a couple of goat jokes. Q: What do you call a baby goat that’s been sleeping? A: A kid-napper. Q: What’s a goat’s favorite drink? A: Goat-arade. Q: What do you get when you cross a rabbit and a goat? A: A hare in your milk. Enough you say?! Okay. Then let’s consider this. Language and idioms change. You may recall hearing a person […]

Don’t Be Duped By The Devil!

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Deception has been a powerful part of warfare even since the Trojan Horse. During the days of America’s Civil Cavaryman General Nathan Bedford Forrest attained near legendary status for his ability to “hoodwink” (deceive!)Union commanders. So much so that Northern commander William T. Sherman referred to him as “that devil Forrest.” A publication called Today […]

When “Mum” Must Not Be The Word!

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Have you ever asked someone to “keep a secret” and they responded with the phrase, “Mum’s the word”? Human nature being what it is, it’s hard to “keep” a secret, secret! Ben Franklin noted, “Three people may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” But I digress. According to Wikipedia, “mum” is an […]

Sermons That Improve a King’s Life – or Anyone Else’s!

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Two men talked about a preacher they both knew. The first man said, “He’s such a great speaker. I’d rather hear him speak than eat.” The second man agreed – “Me , too. I’ve sat at the table with him and heard him eat.” In Acts 25:22 King Agrippa told the Roman governor Festus, “I would like […]

Can You Bless America?

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America is getting older.  On Sunday, July 4, 2021 she celebrated her 245th birthday!  Our  Presidents often verbalize the three-word prayer, “God bless America.” We should all desire God’s blessing, but there is much more involved in Him doing that than simply saying, “God bless America.” Like, for instance, being willing to bless God through an obedient faith […]

Faithful Fathers, Stay in the Fight!

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Fathers, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the challenges that come with being a Christian daddy in contemporary American culture? Maybe you feel like comedian Jim Gafffigan who expressed it this way – “Most of the time I feel  totally unqualified to be a parent. I call those times being awake.” Loud and relentless voices have distorted and devalued the role of […]

Love, Labor, and a Little Liver!

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What do love, labor, and a little liver have in common? Keep reading! In early December, 1989, doctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center performed, the first liver transplant ever done in the United States using a living donor. Teresa Smith, a 29 year old Texas school teacher, underwent surgery to donate approximately one-third of her liver […]

An Unbreakable Bond!

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Walter Isaacson writes that on July 2, 1776 in Philadelphia, PA, at the signing of the parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock declared to his fellow delegates to the Continental Congress, “There must be no pulling different ways. We must all hang together.” Isaacson adds that according to early American historian John […]

Don’t Shut Off – Or Up!

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Somebody observed that preachers ought to be as smart as the average washing machine – after it spins dry it shuts off automatically. Ever heard a preacher who kept “spinning”after he was dry? I have – and sometimes I was hearing myself! But when it comes to the preaching of the gospel, we must not […]

Choices Still Matter!

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What choice do I have?” All kinds! Whether buying a car or cookies or crackers or clothing, Americans daily have a plethora of choices. For decades preachers have told people to go to the “church of your choice.” Now choices are endless in religion and moral lifestyles. Millions are absolutely sure nobody can be absolutely […]