Posts made in November, 2012

“Great Service”

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 in Pastors' Blog

The following message is based on Mark 10:35-45 and covers the topic of pride and service within the Christian life.  It was preached at the Palm Schwenkfelder Church in Palm, PA on  October 21, 2012 for Schwenkfelder Ministerium Pulpit Exchange. How do we define “greatness?”  With any word, there is often the world’s definition, then the Bible’s definition.  According to Webster’s, greatness is defined as chief or preeminent over others —often used in titles.  We witness people striving for greatness and notoriety on such popular shows as “American Idol,” “Britain’s Got Talent,” and “The...

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A New Identity

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 in Pastors' Blog

The following message is based on Ephesians 4.17-24 and deals with the change of lifestyle that a Christian encounters by grace through faith.  It was preached at the Central Schwenkfelder Church on Reformation Sunday, October 28, 2012 The United States Marshall Service operates what some of us know as the Witness Protection Program.  In this program, the Marshall Service would go to great lengths to protect valuable witnesses to key federal trials in the United States.  The Marshall Service would do everything from changing the person’s name to granting them a new place to live to giving...

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