Sermons

2/18/18 I’d Rather See a Sermon

I'd Rather See a Sermon by Rev. L. John Gable February 18, 2018 If you have been following along with us you know that we are making our way through Paul’s letter to the Romans and today, as we continue in chapter 2, we see that he hasn’t yet run out of things to say...

2/4/18 Living the Lie

Living the Lie by Rev. L. John Gable February 4, 2018 I have gotten very positive response to our study of Romans thus far, and I appreciate that, but as you might remember me saying, we will be touching on some tough topics and have to do some hard sledding...

1/28/18 A Glossary of Faith

A Glossary of Faith by Rev. L. John Gable January 28, 2018 We are now in the third week of our study of Romans and we are finally getting to the meat of what has only been hinted at thus far.  Recall, the Apostle Paul is writing to a church he did not plant, so needs...

1/21/18 First Things First

First Things First by Rev. L. John Gable January 21, 2018 Whenever I start a new book I am always interested in the opening sentence.  Obviously the author has a story to tell, often times a very long story, so how to begin?  “It was the best of times; it was the...

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...