Category Archives: Sermon Illustrations

The Providences of 1776

I’ve made a personal “tradition” of reading David McCullough’s 1776 on the 4th of July  for the last couple of years. The book is a marvelous retelling of this pivotal year in the story of America. A repeated theme that … Continue reading

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“Our Assurance of Glory” (I Corinthians 15:1-4 sermon Easter 2020)

Easter 2020                            “Our Assurance of Glory” Last week I mentioned Charles Lindbergh’s historic trans-Atlantic flight to Paris in 1927. Not long after he landed, Lindbergh visited nearby … Continue reading

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“Defective Discipleship” (Matthew 26:58 sermon)

Several times in recent weeks I have mentioned Martin Luther, the German Reformer of the 1500’s. After he brought the authority of the Bible, and salvation by grace through faith, back to the forefront of Christianity, he was not satisfied … Continue reading

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“Becoming An Acts 1:8 Church” (Acts 1:8 sermon)

(Preached at First Baptist Church, Angleton, TX Missions Conference   1/19/20) In the 1800’s Hudson Taylor was called by God to go to China, where he spent 51 years as a missionary and founded the Inland China Mission, which ended up … Continue reading

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“The Christ of Christmas: His Humanity” (John 1:14 sermon)

Several years ago, the President of Ursuline College made headlines when she decided to move into the women’s dorm at the college. So many college professors and administrators are accused of living in their academic “ivory towers,” far removed from … Continue reading

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“The Christ of Christmas: His Deity” (John 1:1-3 sermon)

A couple of years ago the Nativity Scene in St. Albans, West Virginia got national attention. The scene was notable, because it included a stable, some sheep, camels & a donkey, and even some “visitors” – wise men – and … Continue reading

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“The Ark Of Our Salvation” (I Peter 3:18-22 sermon)

In 1913 there was a great flood in Brazoria County. The three rivers: the Brazos, the Colorado, and the San Bernard, all virtually became one, and the entire countryside was flooded. The streets of Angleton were covered in 3 to … Continue reading

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“God’s Rules For Christian Conduct” (I Peter 3:8-12 sermon)

When George Washington was a little boy, he copied out a document with the title: “110 Rules of Civility,” which was a common school assignment in his day. Because we have Washington’s copy in his own hand, it has become … Continue reading

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“Returning To The Shepherd” (I Peter 2:25 sermon)

I saw the cutest video this week: a farmer in Wales (United Kingdom) had his whole flock of about 250 sheep get out of the field they were supposed to be in, and they went into another field, which they … Continue reading

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“In His Steps: When We Suffer” (I Peter 2:19-23 sermon)

Cheryl & I love to read and watch the old Agatha Christie detective stories, so last year we each read her autodbiography. In it Mrs. Christie tells of a teacher at her girls school growing up. She said she couldn’t … Continue reading

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