Cross and Flame - Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame).

Sermons by Sandra Minor

The Soul Feast

Psalm 63:1 As I listened for the message from the Lord, I found a song in the hymnal that was the perfect introductory prayer.  But as the sermon took shape, the words of that song seemed to fit better as the spiritual segue from one part of the sermon points to the others.  It’s amazing…

COURTING THE ENEMY

John 10:1-10; Judges 16; Hebrews 11:32 Courting the enemy is perhaps a strange sermon title for communion Sunday but I am reminded too often that sometimes we go through the routine and fail to acknowledge the sacredness of the act itself.  It has little impact on us.  It is merely first Sunday again. As I read…

Am I a Witness to the Resurrection?

Acts 1:14a; 22-32 The Testimony of the ancients Luke tells of King David’s testimony to the resurrection of Jesus was based on a promise made to him by God that one of his descendants would sit on the throne. In Romans 1:1-3, we see that Jesus is of the House of David according to the…

DID I DO THAT?

I John 1: 5 – 10 “God is light and in Him there is no darkness.”  I have entitled this sermon “Did I Do That?”  If you recognize that little phrase, you will see that it came from Steve Urkle and it is said in this manner, “Did I do that?”  Steve was always doing…

Saturated in Christ

Saturated in Christ

Psalm 133:1-3 Introduction There is a story told by Pastor E.V. Hill that some eggs were hatching and one little chick stuck its head out, looked around and said “Nope, I am not coming out.” As other eggs cracked and the other little chicks stuck their heads out, they pecked until the eggs shell was…

One Bread, One Body

One Bread, One Body

1 Corinthians 10:16-18 (Read Psalm 107) Introduction We are privileged to read a portion of this first letter written to the church at Corinth by the Apostle Paul. The preface to this passage speaks of the children of Israel who had a history of taking on the ways of the world around them and forgetting…

Broke but not Empty

Broke But Not Empty

Introduction We find ourselves at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple.  It is 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon and Jewish community is gathering for prayer service.  As is his custom, a lame man lies at the gate begging for money. This day his life will change because of two men of God with no money…

Rise up and stand firm

Rise up and Stand firm

Introduction We assume Paul wrote this letter to the church at Ephesus but there is scholarship that has sought to prove otherwise.  It is not a letter written to correct some wrong that was done or to defend himself or his teaching.  It is a letter of encouragement on how to live in an alien…

God Gives the Increase

God Gives the Increase

Introduction We are called to be co-laborers with Christ. This relationship requires us to know and trust God through Christ.  We die to ourselves as we take on more of Christ.  We learn of his ways in order the carry out our charge the way he wants.  Sometimes get in the way and try to…

Kingdom Investment

Kingdom Investment

Matthew is one of the synoptic gospels meaning this book is like Mark and Luke but he writes about kingdom matters.  This chapter contains 3 parables about various aspects of the gifts and talents given for the uplifting of the kingdom on earth.  Sometimes people lost sight of the fact that all is given to…