Top 10 Ways to Improve Other People

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho June 3, 2018 Exodus 20:1-21 Last week, we were introduced to Moses, encountering God in a burning bush. His curiosity led to answering God’s call to lead God’s people out of slavery and into the Promised Land. We jumped over a lot of excitement, so…

The Curiosity of Call

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church on May 27, 2018 Exodus 3:1-17 Today we begin a sermon series about Moses. We will only hit some highlights (and a few lowlights). If you don’t know much about Moses, other than that he looked a lot like Charlton Heston, I hope it will inspire you to…

The Speed of Trust

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church Sept 14, 2014 Exodus 14:19-31 I’m sure there are many interesting parts of this story, but I confess I had a hard time focusing on anything after this sentence: “The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar…

Gift of Sabbath

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church on June 28, 2014 (This was at our Saturday Evening Sabbath Service. We’ll be doing this, instead of Sunday worship, the last week of each month.) Exodus 18:13-27 Thank you for being here tonight. I truly am grateful for your willingness to try something very different. I know…

Girl Problems

This is one of my contributions to the Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual 2014. Exodus 1:8 to 2:10 I wonder if Pharaoh ever had second thoughts about killing the Hebrew peoples’ boy babies instead of their girl babies. Because if you read this story, the men aren’t much of a problem. They are slaves. They are…