Sermon AUDIO -28 minutes
(First 2 minutes is audio of movie clip from TV series called PARENTHOOD. Father is reflecting with one of his daughters and saying “HAVE I BEEN A GOOD FATHER?” to which Pastor Dan refers in message).
Complete Transcription Below: Teaser #1 – HOW DO WE MEASURE SUCCESS AS PARENTS?
I would suggest that most parents measure their success through their kids’ success. Most parents will say, “Well if my kids are successful at SCHOOL, or my kids are successful at their RELATIONSHIPS, or SPORTS, or COLLEGE, if they have a successful CAREER , if they have a successful MARRIAGE… or are KIND, or HONEST, or HARDWORKING, or CHIVALROUS or GENEROUS… most parents would say “well then we must’ve been successful“.
But I want you to consider another benchmark for success: SOMEDAY, if not already, YOUR CHILDREN WILL HEAR ABOUT OR READ ABOUT THAT THE BIBLE DESCRIBES GOD LIKE A PARENT. And how you have acted around your children will either encourage, help their ability to understand the character of God and to have a relationship with Him… or how you have acted as a parent will hurt their ability to understand the character of God and to have a relationship with Him.
Teaser #2 – If we are ever going to have any HOPE of showing our children or our grandchildren or other children in our lives an accurate picture of WHO GOD IS with our life, then we need to make sure that WE have an ACCURATE PICTURE OF WHO GOD IS.
Are you hurting, suffering or going through a loss (or know someone who is)?
Even if you’re not, I hope you will join me in this weekly journey. I’ve met a wonderful man who is truly the BEST “teacher” I’ve ever encountered: he’s authentic, he is REAL, honest, intelligent and in touch with his listeners — he is concise and easy to understand.
So… whether you’re ambivalent, totally turned OFF, or turned ON to what the Bible has to say about LIFE, you will be both informed and enlightened. You’ve nothing to lose except 30 minutes of time each week. This is the first of a series on the Book of James.
Faith On Trial – Pastor Dan Borgelt James 1:1-18
He opened with this Bruce Almighty movie clip:
“God is Mean”
Bruce (Jim Carrey) was just a normal guy, trying to work his way up from newscaster to news anchor at WKBW News. In this clip he has just found out that his slimy coworker Evan has manipulated the boss and weaseled his way into a promotion that Bruce had been working hard to earn. On a live telecast, Bruce loses his cool, and then loses his job later that day as a result of his on-air tantrum. That’s where this clip picks up.
THIS IS PASTOR DAN BORGELT’S FIRST MESSAGE AS PASTOR OF KIRKMONT PRESBYTERIAN. He had one prior sermon in December 2014 “Man’s Chief End” delivered on December 14, 2015 for Congregation approval
Pastor Dan’s previous sermons at Riverside Church
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Then FILTER by Dan Borgelt (The T.U.L.I.P Series was superb… changed it to B.A.C.O.N. 🙂 )
AUDIO – Matthew 18:21-35 I’M DEBT FREE! – Free to Forgive
Pastor Dan – Transcription “Well Good Morning.” (loud response)
Some of you perhaps have heard of a man named Dave Ramsey–a Christian man who’s nationally known for his personal, financial advice that he gives people… and he specializes in helping people GET OUT OF DEBT… get out from underneath the burden and the weight of financial debt… and the neat thing is he does it according to Biblical principles.