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More is Never Enough: 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19

Preached at the Lighthouse Mission (3/19/10) and Bellingham Covenant Church (3/21/10) Introduction: Today I’m going to speak to you on a famous passage. It is also a famously misquoted passage. Many of us have heard someone say, “Money is the root of all evil!” But that is not what the passage says. This text is […]

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For Unto Us a Child is Born – Isaiah 9:1-7

Below are the notes for the sermon I preached at Bellingham Covenant Church on November 29, 2009 – the first Sunday of Advent. As I was just beginning to prepare this sermon, I bought and started to read Darrell Johnson’s book The Glory of Preaching. Handily enough, the book included a sample outline of this […]

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The Bible as Story

Here are the notes for the sermon I delivered today at Bellingham Covenant Church. Again, these are just the notes, so they may seem cryptic at times. (Hebrews 1:1-2, Acts 17:22-33) Intro: This short sermon series (three weeks) draws on the book “The Blue Parakeet” by Scot McKnight. The title comes from a bird that […]

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“A New Kind of Normal” – Loneliness

I preached this sermon yesterday at my church. It was a difficult one to write. I think this is because it was more topical instead of being based on a single Bible passage. That made it harder for me to decide what to put in and leave out. In the end, I may have put […]