Category Archives: Sermons

Summaries, Ideas, or audio files of my sermons.

Living Generously

The story of the Rich Young Man (or the Rich Young Ruler) in Matthew 19:16-22 is always a difficult passage. People ask me if Jesus really meant for the young man to sell everything before following him. Honestly, I ask … Continue reading

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Fight Club: The Battle to be Present

At Hope and Magnolia Churches, we’ve been in a series called Fight Club where we are looking at the battles that we all face. This past Sunday, we looked at the battle to be present in our relationships with one … Continue reading

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Awkward Family Christmas: Rahab’s Faith

At Hope and Magnolia churches, we began a new series called “Awkward Family Christmas.” On the Sunday’s leading up to Christmas, we’ll be looking at some of the people in Jesus’ genealogy found in Matthew 1 and consider the “awkward” … Continue reading

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Awkward Family Christmas: Pt. 1

Yesterday, at Hope and Magnolia churches, we began a new series called “Awkward Family Christmas.” On the Sunday’s leading up to Christmas, we’ll be looking at some of the people in Jesus’ genealogy found in Matthew 1 and consider the … Continue reading

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The Power of Small Things

We are in week two of our series At The Movies at Hope Church and Magnolia United Methodist Church. Each week we are looking at a movie as a parable that can open up dialogue to teach us something about ourselves … Continue reading

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Sentness: Safe Places

We are in a series called Sentness which is based off of the book by the same name. You can go to hopedover.com/#/media to listen to sermons (when they record). Below is my manuscript which is written to help me preach- … Continue reading

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Parables of Jesus: The Good Samaritan

    Around ten years ago, I read Tom Brokaw’s book “The Greatest Generation” about the stories and lives of the men and women who served in World War II. It was a captivating book. What really struck me about … Continue reading

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