Joel 2:23-32, Luke 18:9-14 Prophets can say outrageous things, especially what appears to be the end of the world. We are not truly convinced that we want to hear the message of prophets. We usually kill prophets or ignore them. In Joel, there’s been a locust invasion and it looks like the end of the […]
Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14:4-5; Luke 18:1-8 “Your word, O Lord, is sweeter than honey,” says the Psalmist. But not in our world. In our world, words are not sweet. Sometimes it is necessary for us to use words that cry out against injustice — fighting words. “I still believe that standing up for the […]
Luke 17:11-21, 2 Kings 5:1-14 Keep your eyes on Jesus because Jesus did not come to spread smugness, but to seek and to save. Where is Jesus? He is walking along the border – an area infested with social deviants. Along come ten lepers, shuffling along the border, loud, dirty, unclean. Nine of the lepers […]
2 Timothy 4:1-8 The dictionary defines valedictory as a farewell address or oration. Rev. Middleton looks back over his 69 years of preaching and shares some of his feelings about his observations.
1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 Godliness and greediness are slippery because we are not at all sure if we are one or the other. At times, we are a mixture of both. How do we manage in a world based on an economy of greed to be a godly people? After all, we are called […]
The Pastoral Epistles were written so that “you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God.” Paul calls out two Christians who are behaving badly. Hymenaeus, in particular, has swerved from the truth by claiming that “the resurrection has already taken place.” He has been mad shipwreck of his faith, and […]
The sermon is based on the love story of Hosea for his unfaithful wife. Dr. Ladd speaks of God’s sacrificial love for us and how we can respond to that love.
Rev. Melanie McNiff, is President and CEO of Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service.
Rev. Kennedy holds a Master of Divinity Degree in New Testament Greek and Homiletics. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in American History and Speech, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Rhetoric. Rev. Kennedy recently retired from First Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio where he served for 13 years as Senior Pastor. We welcome him as […]
Rev. Dr. Rex Rogers is a mentor, a coach and an encourager. He has led support groups for pastors, brought life to churches and helped others become ministers throughout his over 30 years of pastoral experience in small and multi-staff churches. Dr. Rogers received his Masters and Doctorate from Northern Seminary, where his emphasis was […]