Sermons

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...

6/4/17 Under New Management

Under New Management by Rev. L. John Gable June 4, 2017 We have all seen signs hanging in restaurants or hotels or businesses which say, “Under New Management”.  Those signs announce that something has changed; that there is new leadership, perhaps a new direction;...

5/28/17 Now That You’re Home

Now That You're Home by Rev. L. John Gable May 28, 2017 If you were with us last week you will remember, I hope, (although I have been teased that no one remembers what I say past Wednesday, so I am putting you to the test) that we talked about heaven, and you may...

5/21/17 You’re Not Home Yet

You're Not Home Yet by Rev. L. John Gable May 21, 2017 Did you hear the one about the man who died and went to heaven?  You probably have, and you could likely fill in that introduction with any one of a dozen different jokes, most having something to do with golf, or...

5/14/17 Commanded to Love

Commanded to Love by Rev. L. John Gable May 15, 2017 Our lesson from John’s Gospel is part of the last, extended time and teaching that Jesus had with His disciples.  According to John’s telling, after the Last Supper but before His arrest, Jesus gave this final...

4/30/17 The Architecture of Worship

The Architecture of Worship by Rev. L. John Gable April 30, 2017 At various junctures in the narrative of the Old Testament the leader of the people, whether it be Moses or Joshua or another, would instruct the people to build a mound of rocks as a perpetual marker...

4/16/17 But

But by Rev. L. John Gable April 16, 2017 I don’t know how many times I have read the Easter story in each of the four Gospels, but I noticed something this year in Luke’s telling that I have never noticed before.  The whole Easter story, which means the whole Gospel...

4/9/17 Come Join the Parade

Come Join the Parade by Rev. L. John Gable April 9, 2017 On the church calendar this Sunday before Easter is given two designations: Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday, which means each year we have to decide which it will be for us.  We generally refer to it as Palm...

4/2/17 An Exchange of Kingdoms

An Exchange of Kingdoms (The Tool for Moving Mountains) by Rev. Oscar Clavel April 2, 2017 When I was in grade school I remember reading the Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, the story about an older brother, who as an adult, reflects on the struggles and regrets of his...

3/26/17 One for All

One for All by Rev. L. John Gable March 26, 2017 On March 13, 1964, Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was stabbed to death outside her apartment complex in the New York City borough of Queens.  The story caught national attention, not because of the particular nature or...

3/19/17 Life Together

Life Together by Rev. L. John Gable March 19, 2017 If you were to ask me who my best friend is, not counting Kris, she is in a class all to herself, my impulsive answer would be JP.  JP and I met at a mutual friend’s birthday party when we were in elementary school...