Close To My Heart

Local pastors and others tell us what’s “Close To My Heart”
  • Two Umbrellas
    Dr. John C. Friedman
    Pastor, Forest Park United Methodist Church
    Two Umbrellas
    In his book, What About Tomorrow?, Dr. J. Wallace Hamilton, tells a story about a Baptist minister, Dr. Gordon Torgerson, who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean one summer. Dr. Torgerson noticed a man sitting in a deck chair reading the Bible. He sat down beside…
  • I’m Just Not Convicted About Those Things
    Eddie Pitts
    Pastor, Springfield Community Church
    I’m Just Not Convicted About Those Things
    In my opening statement I would like to ask the following questions, could it be that the old is past and the new has arrived? Has the calendar itself, turned the page into the new millennium where it seems that nothing is wrong? Have we lost sight of the message of the cross and the ...

My Favorite Stories

Local pastors tell us their “Favorite Stories”
  • A Valuable Lesson From The Moon & Stars
    William & Donna Pfeffer, Pastors
    The Tabernacle
    A Valuable Lesson From The Moon & Stars
    When I was a young boy I loved to lay outside a gaze at the moon and stars. I was fascinated by the movement of them and longed to get a closure look. When I was older I had the opportunity to purchase a telescope. I soon discovered that in order for the me to ...
  • Rolled Up Magazine Vs. 85 Pound, Rabid Bullbat
    Dr. Wade Rinehart
    First Choice Physical Therapy
    Rolled Up Magazine Vs. 85 Pound, Rabid Bullbat
    It was a steamy summer morning and I had just arrived at my therapy clinic. I was getting a cup of coffee in our breakroom when I was summoned to the front office to help exterminate, what I thought was, a very scary and potentially deadly vermin. One of my office managers scurried to the ...

Testimony/God Stories

Local pastors and business men and women tell us their “Testimony/God Stories”
  • My Favorite God Story
    Dr. Wade Rinehart
    First Choice Physical Therapy
    My Favorite God Story
    In 1999, the Physical Therapy market was so saturated that it was very difficult to find a job. I was a new graduate, married, and had a whole lot of money in school loan debt. I tried to make a deal with God stating that I would work for him if he would help me ...
  • God is Everywhere
    John P. Moneyham
    John P. Moneyham, P.A.
    God is Everywhere
    Christians are often asked where they have seen God at work recently. I see God everywhere-in nature, in other people and even in technology in which God has given humans the mental capacity to use in amazing ways. Some people believe God does not reveal himself as He did in Biblical…

Difficult Questions Answered

Local pastors and business men and women answer “Difficult Questions”

Last Sermons

Local pastors answer “If this was the very last sermon I would ever preach…”
  • The Last Word
    Billy Fox, Pastor
    Former Director of Pathways Ministries for The Rescue Mission
    The Last Word
    My last Word is the message I’ve shared in many ways over nearly 30 years of Rescue Mission ministry. I pray I’ll speak through His Spirit to the Churches. Matthew 25:31 – 46 “Unto the Least of These”…
  • What will happen to your soul when you die?
    Rev. Fr. Wesley Tetsuji Kan, Pastor
    Redemption Lutheran Church
    What will happen to your soul when you die?
    I must confess: what follows does not heed the given instructions. It is supposed to be different from the hundreds I’ve delivered in the past but Lutheran pastors are taught to preach every sermon as if it is his last. Perhaps the question should be, “what sermon would you preach if it is…