Managing Life’s Challenges

Habakkuk 3:16-19 In 2007, ABC aired “Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy,” which chronicles the inception of Oprah Winfrey’s boarding school for girls in South Africa. In this one-hour special, many of...

Why Faith?

Without faith, it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. – Hebrews 11:6 (NRSV) I remember stumbling onto...

The Sufficiency of Christ (Easter)

“Beware lest any man cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all...

Three Days That Changed the World

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 There are days that alter the course of things. One day divides the student from the graduate, the pupil from the alumnus, and how many countless bridegrooms I have seen perspiring,...

Bringing Forth God’s Best

‘And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger’…….St Luke 2:7a Several years ago I heard a minister announce a sermon title that I...

Giving Birth: Are You Pregnant?

Orator and freedom fighter Frederick Douglass, in one of his passionate speeches about the abolition of slavery said, ‘Where there is no struggle there is no progress.’ Douglass was letting his listeners know that...

Refocus on Your Dream After Your Nightmare

Preaching with Power 2014 preaching by the Rev.Dr. Joseph A. Conner, Sr, an alumnus of The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. His sermon was titled “Refocus on Your Dream...