Sermons by Dan Gulley

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Minister and Elder

A Heavenly Crown on the Cheap?

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An old story tells about squirrels overrunning three churches in town. The leaders of the first church, after much prayer, decided the little creatures, pesky though they were, were predetermined to be there. They reasoned there was no way they could or should fight against God’s will. The leaders of the second church decided they […]

The Power of Encouragement!

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The story of swimmer Eric Moussambani is nothing short of remarkable. The 22-year-old from Equatorial Guinea competed in the 100 meter freestyle swimming event at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. Here’s what’s remarkable — he had only learned to swim the past January before the Olympics that summer of 2000! By special invitation […]

Perpetuate the Pattern!

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Holmes Osborne said, “Tell the truth, even if they look at you funny.” Words from the apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 1:13-14 get “funny looks” from some people when they are preached these days. In that Bible passage the apostle urged Timothy, “Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, […]

Where Will You Be After This?

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Robert Orben grabbed my ears with these entertaining but sobering words: “Don’t smoke too much, eat too much or work too much.  We’re all on the road to the grave, but there’s no need to be in the passing lane.” It’s hard not to be in the passing lane these days. The world is in […]

Are You a Shameless Christian?

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I love the story about the little girl who told her mother after Bible class, “My teacher is Jesus’ grandmother.” When the mother asked the little girl how she knew that she replied with all seriousness, “Because she talks about him all the time.” Grandparents are the most shameless people on earth! They stand ready […]

Leading Cheers Even Though in Chains!

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Someone has observed an optimist is a person who tells you to cheer up – especially when things are going his / her way. In 2 Timothy chapter one the irrepressible apostle Paul is telling his younger preaching friend Timothy to cheer up. Like a leaky tire, Timothy’s faith is apparently in danger of slowly […]

Guarding the Treasure Committed to the Church!

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A quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln powerfully reminds us falsehood has gone high tech’ – “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it.” Lies and deceit were around long before the internet began to pump them out. It began in the Garden of Eden […]

Are You In God’s Way?

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    Sometimes the answer to seemingly complex questions is really rather simple. Consider the case    of the 2nd grade Sunday school teacher who had been telling a class of little boys about crowns of glory and heavenly rewards for people who faithfully obey God’s word and do His will. Now tell me,” the […]

It May Be Bad, But It Could Be Worse!

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Question: “What do you call a turkey on the day after thanksgiving?” Answer: “Lucky.” I guess so!    Turkeys find life to be especially dangerous at Thanksgiving time every year! The website www.vox.com posted on Nov.10 that this year (2021), “An estimated 46 million turkeys are eaten each year in the United States, and nearly 9 […]

Money Matters!

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A young man became interested in and then married a young lady because he’d heard that her father owned a bank and that the banker’s health was failing. But it turned out that it was the bank that was failing! Do you think money matters? The truth is money does matter to practically all of […]