Sermons by Dan Gulley

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Minister and Elder

Money – Somthing To Muse On!

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Let’s talk about money. Sometimes people say money is the root of all evil, but the Bible never does. More on that in a moment. Further, the Bible never says being materially poor is somehow inherently better than not being poor – unless, that is, we are talking about people who are “poor in spirit.” […]

Hoodwinking Preachers Out To Fleece the Sheep?

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Most people, or at least a lot of people, know that “fleece” is “the wooly covering of a sheep.” Research reveals as far back as the 1570’s the literal sense of “fleecing” was “to strip a sheep of fleece.” Fleecing a sheep leaves it more vulnerable to the elements, in a sense “stealing” the coat […]

What would Jesus Say to the Powerball Jackpot Winners?

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Will money make you happy? Arnold Schwarzenegger answers, “Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.” On Monday night, October 4, 2021 a single ticket sold in the Morro Bay area of California won the $699.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot after matching […]

From Goo To You By Way of the Zoo?

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Early American Benjamin Franklin once made this terse irrefutable observation: – “The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but still ‘tis nonsense.” There may be no topic about which more learned nonsense is spoken and written than the origin of the cosmos and everything in it, including you and me! […]

Keeping the Church on the Right Track!

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An old story tells about a train preparing to depart a large railroad station. Looking at the ticket of the first passenger, the conductor remarked, “Sir, I think you’re on the wrong train.” Surprised, the passenger replied, “But the ticket agent assured me this was my train.” After a polite argument, the conductor decided to […]

Elders Who Serve Well!

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Good, qualified spiritual leaders are hard to find. Perfect spiritual leaders are impossible to find. Except, of course, Jesus Christ, who was “without sin” (Hebrews 4:15) and who “committed no sin” (1 Peter 1:22). Save Jesus, God’s word declares every other accountable person to be guilty (Romans 3:10, 19, 23 * 1 John 1:8, 10). Even the most spiritual, […]

Widows (and Widowers), God Needs You, Too!

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Brother Marlin Connely, Jr. was a faithful and forceful gospel preacher. I heard him preach a number of sermons and classes at Freed Haredeman University over the years. He died on April   10, 2020 a few days shy of 85 years old. Brother Connelly was a powerful preacher and skillful expositor of Scripture. Besides teaching […]

What Is Your Silent Sermon Saying?

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An old story set in a time long gone stresses an ever-relevant truth about the need for Christians to “let their light shine.” A man was killed one night at a railroad crossing. His family sued the railroad, claiming negligence on the part of the watchman. When the trial came, the watchman was called to […]

Holy Hunger!

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When was the last time you said or heard somebody say, “Let’s get something to eat – I’m starving”? Exactly what does that mean? One thing you can be sure it doesn’t mean for millions of middle-class-income and upper-income Americans – it doesn’t mean we are suffering severely from lack of eating. Some of us […]

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 […]