Sermons

1/14/18 Called to Serve

Called to Serve by Rev. L. John Gable January 14, 2018 I know many of you get booklists from people, typically in their Christmas letters, offering suggestions of good books to read, or not.  I am going to suggest one to you that I would like for us all to read...

12/24/17 Mary’s Prayer

Mary's Prayer by Rev. L. John Gable December 24, 2017 As familiar as we are with this story it would be relatively easy for us to forget that Mary and Joseph were real people.  In our hearing and telling and retelling of this story we could easily start to think of...

12/17/17 What Child Is This?

What Child is This? by Rev. L. John Gable December 17, 2017 The carol we’ve just sung asks the question, “What child is this?”  Perhaps that is every parent’s question as they gaze down at their newborn infant sleeping soundly in their arms.  Who are you, little one? ...

12/10/17 The Crib and the Cross, part 2

The Crib and the Cross are Made from the Same Wood, part 2 by Rev. L. John Gable December 10, 2017 This past week we looked at Helmut Thielicke’s intriguing quote, rather his profound theological proclamation, that “the crib and the cross are made from the same...

12/3/17 The Crib and the Cross, part 1

The Crib and the Cross are Made from the Same Wood, Part 1 by Rev. L. John Gable December 3, 2017 Generally as we walk through the season of Advent and prepare ourselves for the celebration of the birth of our Lord we spend some time looking at Old Testament...

11/26/17 A Promise, A Prompt and a Prayer of Praise

A Promise, A Prompt and a Prayer of Praise by Rev. L. John Gable November 26, 2017 Have you ever been to a restaurant where you found yourself overwhelmed by the number of menu options?  That is kind of how I felt when Eric asked me to preach at his ordination...

11/12/17 When the Going Gets Tough

When the Going Gets Tough by Rev. L. John Gable November 12, 2017 “If any of you suffer as a Christian do not consider it a disgrace, but glorify God because of this name.” In preparation for this message I reached out to my friend, Dr. Rob Weingartner, the Director...

11/5/17 Irresistible Grace

Irresistible Grace by Rev. L. John Gable November 5, 2017 During the past several weeks we have been discussing the distinctive principles of Reformed theology in recognition and celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and we have admittedly...

10/29/17 Inclusively Exclusive

Inclusively Exclusive by Rev. L. John Gable October 29, 2017 If you have been with us during the past couple of weeks you will recall that we are working our way through the five points of Calvinism in celebration of this the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant...

10/22/17 Who Decides Who Can Be Saved?

Who Decides Who Can Be Saved? by Rev. L. John Gable October 22, 2017 Introduction:  This morning we continue our series on “the five points of Calvinism”.  You will recall that these distinguishing principles of Presbyterian theology form the acronym TULIP.  Last week...

10/15/17 Why Can’t I Be Who I Want to Be?

Why Can't I Be What I Want to Be? by Rev. L. John Gable October 15. 2017 Introduction: As I know you are aware, this year we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, started by Martin Luther when he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the...

9/24/17 What is RIGHT with This Church?

What is RIGHT with This Church? by Rev. L. John Gable September 24, 2017 I grew up in a family that loved to sing together.  Many of my earliest childhood memories are of  us taking  Sunday afternoon car rides with my grandparents, parents and sisters, singing songs...

9/10/17 Your Attendance is Requested

Your Attendance is Requested by Rev. L. John Gable September 10, 2017 Sarah Cummins and Logan Araujo announced their engagement and set their wedding date for July 15.  “Save the date” cards were sent.  Plans for the service were made, the venue for the reception was...

8/27/17 A Season for Growing: Joy and Celebration

A Season for Growing: Joy and Celebration by Rev. L. John Gable August 27, 2017 Does the name Bobby McFerrin mean anything to you?  If that name doesn’t ring a bell, “Don’t worry….Be happy.”  Bobby McFerrin wrote that song, more accurately, he literally invented it in...

7/30/17 A Season for Growing: Witness

A Season for Growing: Witness by Rev. L. John Gable July 30, 2017 As best as I can recall it was July of 1969.  I was between my 7th and 8th grade years in school and I went to the annual Lion’s Club Carnival in our suburb of St. Louis.  That evening I had a...

7/23/17 A Season for Growing: Hospitality

A Season for Growing: Hospitality by Rev. L. John Gable July 23, 2017 In April of 2015 I led a study group from Tab to the Holy Land.  After touring Israel and Palestine half of the group returned home while the other half continued on to Jordan.  I had always wanted...

7/16/17 A Season for Growing: Accountability

A Season for Growing: Accountability by Rev. L. John Gable July 16, 2017 I am not going to suggest that Jesus has favorites.  I wholeheartedly agree with the conviction that He loves each and every one of us as if there was only one of us to love, or as pastor/author...

7/9/17 A Season for Growing: Fellowship

A Season for Growing: Fellowship by Rev. L. John Gable July 9, 2017 About a year and a half ago my sister, Cindy, and her husband, Scott, moved to College Station, Texas, from the small Texas town they had lived in for the better part of 40 years.  The move has been...

7/2/17 A Season for Growing–Devotional Life

My guess is you would not think it unusual or inappropriate if your physician asked you about your physical health and regular routine of exercise, or about your diet, what you eat, how much and how often you eat, whether you eat in a hurry or at a more leisurely...

6/25/17 A Season for Growing–Prayer

A Season for Growing--Prayer by Rev. L. John Gable June 25, 2017 I know you know the song “Summertime and the livin’ is easy”, but I’m not so sure about that.  The people I talk to, particularly young families say, “Summertime and the livin’ is busy”, and when we are...

6/18/17 All That I Have Is Yours

All That I Have is Yours by Rev. L. John Gable June 18, 2016 Jesus was the master story teller and His primary mode of telling was the use of parables and His most famous or familiar parable is the one we read this morning from Luke15.  I could argue that this short...