Observations From the Cheap Seats

One person's words on God and the world

Giving UP Me: If A Tree Falls In A Forest… Part 6 of our Giving UP Sermon Series

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The scientist in me says, “Of course it would.” But … Continue reading

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Giving UP Forgiveness: Let it Go! – Part 5 of our Giving UP Sermon Series

Our children’s message today focused on Elsa from the movie Frozen and how she felt trapped in a life she was expected to lead.  Only when she let go of … Continue reading

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Giving UP Anonymity: Don’t Tell – Part 4 of our Giving UP sermon series

Ultimately, what is our goal as a Christian? Is it about saving ourselves or is it about saving others? Because if we take seriously Jesus’ command to go out into … Continue reading

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Giving UP Time: Who’s Cheating Who? – Part 3 of our Lenten sermon series

For those of you not in worship, I actually changed the beginning of the sermon and started with this example which is shown on video here. We talked after the … Continue reading

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Giving UP Money: The Wall of STUFF – Part 2 of our Lenten sermon series

I don’t normally watch CSI, but there was this one episode about a woman who collected STUFF. She suffered from a condition called disposophobia or compulsive hoarding, and at the … Continue reading

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Giving UP Giving: The Long Game – Part 1 in our Giving UP Sermon Series

Let me share with you the true story of a guy named Sampson. Sampson wanted to be the “Clinton of Illinois” and set his sights on winning a Senate seat.  … Continue reading

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Shh…Don’t Tell Anybody I’m A Christian – Ash Wednesday Worship

Jerry Seinfeld on the Silver Medal Jerry Seinfeld was on The Tonight Show the other day. He was one of Jimmy Fallon’s first week celebrity guests and he did this … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment
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