Sermons by Jonathan Anderson

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The Guide

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We had decided to float the Flint River as one of our summer camp activities.  The formula would include 25 or so people and roughly 10-12 canoes.  Add into the fact that my track record with water craft includes two very serious boat wrecks…and I decided to ask for a guide.  My “go to” on […]

His Scars

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One day a man was out with his wife and they got caught in a terrible hailstorm. This storm was massive! The hail was as large as baseballs. Under the torrent coming against them, the man realized that his wife would be severely hurt if he didn’t do something. He quickly slung himself over his […]

When You Die, Don’t Worry About Your Body

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Your relatives and the funeral staff will take care of it. They will take your body out of the house and deliver you to the funeral home of your family’s choice. They will take off your clothes, wash your body, and dress you up. They will even apply makeup to make you look presentable. Many […]

Raise Our Kids In Church

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I heard someone say a few days ago, “See, that just goes to show you that you can raise your kids in church all you want to, but…” and it literally shattered my heart. All because that kid had made a mistake. All because that kid’s sin was brought to light. Let me just tell […]

The Nobel Peace Prize

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A Swedish physicist named Alfred Nobel created dynamite in 1866. Mr. Nobel had great intensions when he created dynamite. He wanted to create an explosive that could move rock to allow people to build roads, remove difficult obstacles and even tear down old buildings. His goal was to create a force so powerful that it […]

Turn The Other Cheek

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“In this time in my life, in this moment, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world.” “I want to be an ambassador of that kind of love and care and concern.” “I’m being called on in my life to love people and to protect people […]

Jesus Was…and IS

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A student sent this to me and asked me for my response: “Jesus was a radical, nonviolent, revolutionary who hung around with lepers, [prostitutes] and crooks, wasn’t American and never spoke English; was anti-wealth, anti-death penalty, anti-public prayer (cf. Matthew 6:5); but was never anti-gay, never mentioned abortion or birth control, never called the poor […]

Hand Him The Ball!

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Spiritual rest is the concept of a person being able to trust in what God is doing in our lives, rather than on relying on ourselves. If a quarterback receives the ball from the center, the defensive line then presses in on him, trying hard to sack him behind the line of scrimmage. But if […]

The Stranger

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“A few months before I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small Tennessee town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few […]

You’re Better Off

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You’re better off complaining about the world as you watch it through your 55″ Roku TV. You’re better off complaining about leaders. After all, everything you hear about those powerful world leaders comes from what some guy at the gas station heard from someone else (and how could Bob at the Shell ever be wrong?) […]