Sermons by Jonathan Anderson

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All Children Need A Laptop

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This week our nation is mourning the loss of former Secretary of State Colin Powell. As often happens when a celebrity dies, social media has been flooded with posts highlighting information about his personal life, his accolades, his contributions to our society, and personal quotes. I would like to share one of those quotes with […]

The Missing Sponge

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A surgeon was very selective with the people he wanted to work with. It was the first day on the job for a young nurse and the surgeon decided to issue a test. As the young nurse assisted the surgeon during a procedure, she noticed a problem. She said to the surgeon, “You’ve only removed […]

The Glass of Water

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One day a woman went to her minister and informed him that she wouldn’t be attending church services anymore. The minister, who was caught off guard, responded, “But why?” The woman went on to explain her reasoning, “I heard another woman gossiping about another member, a man who is a hypocrite, the song leader is […]

Eight Feet Tall

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There once was a little boy who came to his father and said, “Dad, I’m eight feet tall.” His father looked at him and said, “You can’t be. You’re not eight feet tall.” But the boy insisted, “Yes, I am Dad. I’m eight feet tall. The ruler says that I’m eight feet tall!” The father […]

Holes In The Fence

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There’s a story about a young boy with a very bad temper. The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he had to hammer a nail into their wooden fence. On the first day of this […]

Praise The Lord!

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Maybe you’ve heard the story of the man who was trying to teach his horse to obey and to stop and start on command. Being a very religious man, he came up with a couple of religious statements to use in training his horse. He trained the horse to go forward when he said, “Praise […]

Whole Foods

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Lots of people today are only interested in consuming organic food. They don’t eat other stuff because it’s been sprayed with pesticides. Doctors and the media are both are telling us that the traditional way our food has been grown, in an attempt to grow it quickly and protect it from damage, is resulting in […]

When You Don’t Feel Like It

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We all struggle with spiritual discouragement and lethargy.  Some days our circumstances threaten to overwhelm us, and we struggle just to pray.  Many times, we just don’t feel like doing the things we know we should.  For one reason or another, God sometimes seems far off and unreachable. David faced times like these in his […]

Hello, I Am A Visitor To Your Congregation

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Do you remember that awkward moment when the school principal interrupted class to introduce a new kid? “Good morning, everybody. I want you to meet a new student in your class. She’s from Cleveland. Everyone say hello to Ashley…” Ashley’s new classmates look – and act like – the Cripps and Bloods of Los Angeles […]

Misplaced Notes

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A story is told of a minister who was getting ready a few hours before he had to leave to attend worship one Sunday morning. He was the guest speaker at a nearby congregation, and had been preparing his lesson for weeks. To his dismay, shortly after getting dressed he discovered that he had misplaced […]