Messages from February 2021

Messages from February 2021

God Our Savior

God Our SaviorSunday, February 28, 2021Titus 3:5 “…not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,…” Introduction: You don’t have to…you get to…Look at all the good works mentioned in this letterI remember some friends in Spokane, Washington who always encouraged their friends to do good by considering the opportunity to do something good something to cherish. “You don’t ‘have to”,…

From Life to Life

From Life to LifeFebruary 14, 2021 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa2 Kings 2:1-12 Introduction: upon meeting someone importantThis time, ten years ago, I was working as a chaplaincy resident at a large hospital in Toledo, Ohio. One of the most embarrassing moments that whole year was when I was asked to attend a meeting with top level doctors, administrators and nurses with a family who lost someone recently at the hospital. During the course of the meeting,…

Why Jesus Came

Why Jesus CameHebrews 2:17 “Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.”Sunday, February 7, 2021 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Introduction: Mark Twain toward the end of his life wrote a story, The Mysterious Stranger in which the ending has people awaiting word from an angel about forgiveness for…