Sermons by Jonathan Anderson

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The Flight Attendant

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One day a flight attendant wanted to go on a trip and she was fortunate to receive from her employer a free seat that was available in first class. At no cost to her, she was able to fly to Europe. During the flight an emergency occurred on the airplane that made it so that […]

Political Idolatry

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Six signs that your political involvement could be dangerously close to idolatry: You feel defensive whenever anyone suggests that your political involvement might not be good for you spiritually or beneficial for the work of the church. You use the pronouns “us” and “our” to refer to us as Americans more often than you use them […]

Let’s Die Doing Something

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There was a TV show about a very heavy man who decided to change his life. This man was extremely heavy – he weighted around a thousand pounds. All he did each day was lie in his bed, because that’s all that he could do. He laid in bed all day long just waiting to […]

The Art Collection

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There’s a story about a man who died extremely wealthy. His will was full of art pieces that were very expensive. This man had a son who had died before him, a son whom he loved, and this son would have been his only heir. Soon after the death of the wealthy man a public […]

What’s Next?

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If only we could order life the way we order gourmet coffee. Wouldn’t you love to mix and match the ingredients of your future? “Give me a tall, extra-hot cup of adventure, cut the dangers, with two shots of good health.” “A decaf brew of longevity, please, with a sprinkle of fertility. Go heavy on […]

Heeding The Warnings

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These days people are offended when you warn them.  They would rather have their feelings smoothed over than to avoid the calamity they are about to experience. So, we are offended at the doctor who suggests we need to lose weight; we are offended at the policeman who suggests we endanger human life when we […]

We’re Blessed!

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This article has been making the rounds on social media and I believe that it illustrates an important Biblical truth. More on that later. “Imagine that you were born in 1900. When you’re 14 World War I begins and lasts until you turn 18 years old with 22 million people dead. Shortly after, a global […]

Praise The Lord!

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A man was trying to teach his horse to obey and to stop and start on command. The man was a very religious man, so he came up with a couple of religious statements to use as command words while training his horse. He trained the horse to go on the phrase, “Praise the Lord!” […]

The Old Lumberjack

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There’s a story about an old lumberjack who went to a lumberjack company looking for a job. He sought out the foreman and told him, “I want to work as a lumberjack. I want to chop down some trees.” The foreman responded, “Man, I’m sorry, but you are too old to chop down trees.” The […]

How The Frog (Almost) Crossed The Lake

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There’s an old story about a frog that wanted to cross a lake but he did not have the means to go that distance. So he tried to figure out how to get across the water, and he came up with a brilliant idea. There were two birds nearby and he talked the two birds […]