Messages from April 2020

Messages from April 2020

How To have success

How to Have SuccessJoshua 1:7-9Sunday, April 26, 2020 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa IntroductionWhen I was a boy, I would sometimes listen to a speaker on the radio that my father recommended. His name was Earl Nightingale and he was a motivational speaker of sorts. The only thing I remember specifically from him was that he was the first person to tell me that I should “plan my work and then work my plan”. It turned out…

What prophecy looks like

What Prophecy Looks LikeSunday, April 19, 2020 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, IowaActs 2:31 “…he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.”Isaiah 44:28 “Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd, and he shall perform all My pleasure, saying to Jerusalem ‘You shall be built,’ and to the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’” • Introduction:Ralph Waldo Emerson, in one of his…

Newness of life – Easter Sunday

Newness of Life Sunday, April 12, 2020  Resurrection Sunday at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Romans 6:4 “Therefore we are buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”   Introduction Today is the anniversary of the Resurrection of Jesus, celebrated by Christians around the world.  Some theologians have interpreted the story of the Resurrection…

A Face Like Flint – Palm Sunday

A Face Like Flint Isaiah 50:4-9; Luke 9:51 April 5, 2020  Palm Sunday at the First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa   Introduction First, a little joke about being stubborn.  It goes like this; Little Josh was brought to Dr Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail.  Finally he sat down, faced…