Category: Denn’s Sermons

“Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, go together like a horse and carriage.”   The song was written by Sammy Cahn in 1955 and recorded by Frank Sinatra.  It was originally used the 1955 television production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”.  Which happens to be the first High School Drama I was in, not the […]

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Some of you are old enough that you recognize the music as the Frank Sinatra song, “Love and Marriage”.  Others who are a little younger simply recognize it as the theme from “Married with Children”, that’s how I think of it.   For those who aren’t familiar, “Married with Children” was a sitcom that aired […]

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Nobody had expected this.   It was only two days ago that the people of Jerusalem had watched as Jesus had been crucified as a heretic and a traitor to Rome.   For three years Jesus had travelled throughout Israel.  Preaching, teaching, healing the sick and feeding the hungry.  He had quieted storms and cast […]

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Nobody had expected this.   It was only five days ago that the people of Jerusalem had welcomed Jesus as their Messiah.   For three years Jesus had travelled throughout Israel.  Preaching, teaching, healing the sick and feeding the hungry.  He had quieted storms and cast out demons.  During that time, he had won the […]

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Everyone enjoys being recognized for the good they have accomplished even if they do the “No really, you don’t have to” thing.  They enjoy being thanked and acknowledged for what they’ve done, maybe not publically but people want to know they have made a difference in their world.  The scripture that dearest to the heart […]

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When people talk about their giving you will often hear them speak about giving to the church or giving to God and sometimes about their gift to Jesus.  And those are all valid expressions.  I do feel that we give to God through the church and that our giving is an expression of love and […]

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If there’s anything more annoying than a preacher who is always bringing money into the mix, it’s one who sneaks money into his messages. One minute he’s talking about love and prayer and then wham the next minute he’s talking about what people give and don’t give and then he has the audacity to draw […]

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Things change, they don’t always stay the same.  And today you are part of change.  For sixteen years April has been “Stewardship Emphasize” month at Cornerstone, or as many like to call it “Money Month.” And you may have noticed that this isn’t April, it’s March and yet here Denn is getting ready to talk […]

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It has all the elements that are needed to define a story as weird.  A cemetery, two violent men, the supernatural and pigs. The day had started with the Sermon on the Mount the morning before and Jesus had taught those that gathered around the basics of his Kingdom.  How to deal with those we […]

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On Tuesday mornings there is a group of a dozen or so men who have been getting together to study the book of Romans.  And early in our study we discovered a weird little part of the letter.  Paul is listing the behaviour of people who are in his words “sinful, wicked people who suppress […]

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