Sermons by Jonathan Anderson

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The Secret to the Good Life

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The widest river in the world is not the Mississippi, Amazon, or Nile. The widest river on earth is a body of water called If Only. Throngs of people stand on its banks and cast longing eyes over the waters. They long to cross but can’t seem to find the ferry. They are convinced the If […]

“Patience Is Better Than Pride”

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Maybe you’ve heard the story about the couple who went to the airport to catch their flight. When they arrived at the gate, they were told by an agent to wait to board. So, they made their way to a spot in the waiting area and took a seat. They were put to the side […]

The Law of Gravity

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You don’t have to like the law of gravity, but it is in your best interest to respect it. You don’t have to prefer it, but it’s not going to change for you. It is a law of nature. It is a divine law, not a negotiated law. You may say, “Gravity, you are not […]

Biblical Lessons Learned from Children

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In 2014 Alex Woodward preached a lesson at the Gassaway congregation entitled, “Biblical Lessons Learned from Children.” In this lesson, he contrasted our at times stagnant faith with the unashamed, eager, and enthusiastic faith of the children who we often share pews with. Here are a few of his points: -Sing loud enough for the […]

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 […]