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  • Reacting To The Problem Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,385 views

    A look at the Prayer life of Nehemiah using the ACTS Acrostic to prayer.

    Introduction: Covey rocks in the jar illustration Read Scripture/Pray Background: devastating breakdown of God’s dwelling place. (1) Recognize Purpose Statement: Once we recognize a problem, then we must react to the problem Review the context of the prayer I. Before you pray, pray (v. 4) ...read more

  • Getting Into Action Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,351 views

    Part four of a series on solving problems God’s way. This is a particularly good series for pastor’s/leaders instituting change within a congregation.

    Introduction: New Coke Read Scripture/Pray Background: Nehemiah is headed into unfamiliar territory-four months and 8000 mi. Purpose Statement: to be effective change agents for God it is essential that we... I. Use the authority given you (v. 9) A. Nehemiah went forth in the Kings Name 1. ...read more

  • What Kind Of Church Should We Be?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,139 views

    A sermon that looks into a Biblical model of what a church should look like.

    Introduction: Would you rather be a goose or an eagle? Read Scripture/Pray Background: Church directly after Pentecost @ about 120 Purpose Statement: If we are to be a Biblical church then we must… I. Be Devoted (v. 42) A. To the Word 1. Apostle’s teaching was foundation of the NT 2. Note ...read more

  • Life On The Rock

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,067 views

    A look at Peter’s doctrinal exposition on the person and the work of Christ in the life of a believer.

    Introduction: My visit to the Rock (Alcatraz)contra THE ROCK CHRIST JESUS. READ SCRIPTURE/PRAY I. Build your faith upon the cornerstone of the Church – The Lord Jesus Christ (v. 4, 6) A. It’s a supernatural stone 1. It’s not about buildings for God B. It’s a select stone (v. 4) 1. Stone is ...read more

  • Are You Pressing Or Dragging?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,283 views

    A sermon calling us to Christ-likeness

    Introduction: Fastest Dog Illustration Read Scripture/Pray Purpose Statement: Christlikeness is our goal, therefore... I. Don’t Ever Quit Trying (v. 12a, b) A. This should serve as a note of encouragement to the genuine 1. The old bumper sticker – Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven 2. ...read more

  • Let's Get Real

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,826 views

    A sermon about being truthful with God.

    Introduction: Rabbit Misunderstanding Read Scripture/Pray Background: David finds himself in the midst of persecution Purpose Statement: Because Dark Days Do Come... I. Admit Where You’re At (vs. 1-2) A. David feels abandoned by God 1. He’s been suffering for a long time, crying out to ...read more

  • Counteracting Problems Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,236 views

    Part three of a message based in Nehemiah on problem solving among God’s people.

    Introduction: Weather Balloons Read/Pray Background: Not walls – spiritual condition, Recognizing (1), Reacting Proposition Statement: In order to counteract a problem we must... I. Be Prepared for service (vs. 11-3) A. God is no respector of persons 1. He was a butler 2. He was the man of ...read more

  • The Source Of Our Joy: Part Ii Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,344 views

    A very doctrinally based sermon on Paul’s view of Sanctification and Justification.

    Introduction: Martin Luther’s thunderstorm promise, constantly going to his bishop to confess his sins, if ever there could have been monk being saved by monkery it would have been Luther Read Scripture/Pray Background: Paul’s concern that we will fall back into the sin of self-righteousness and ...read more

  • You're Valuable In The Here And Now

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 20, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,000 views

    A sermon about God uses all ages of people to accomplish his purposes.

    The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. NIV Introduction: Grandma and Grandpa illustration Read Scripture/Pray Background: Proverbs wise truths of life from a father to his son Purpose Statement: It is important that we recognize the value of... I) Youth to ...read more

  • Am I Repeating Myself? Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 20, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,283 views

    This is a sermon about the importance of finding your source of joy in Christ and Christ alone.

    Introduction: A Preacher’s Verse – 1 Peter 1:12-14, I don’t mind repeating myself because Peter did, and so did Paul as we see today. READ SCRIPTURE/PRAY Background: Paul’s shifting from giving us Godly examples to follow to warning us about falling prey to false teachings which will certainly ...read more

  • No Fear! Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 20, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,329 views

    Don’t let fear stop your joy in the Lord Jesus.

    Introduction: Colors illustration Read Scripture/Pray Background: Paul switches from his status to theirs – perhaps they’ll have to go on without him. Purpose Statement: In The face of trials... I. Be worthy (v. 27) A. This is central 1. Act like the new creation that you are 2. Importance ...read more

  • Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 20, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,870 views

    This is part of a series through Nehemiah. The entire series is about godly steps for rebuilding godly structures.

    Introduction: Vietnam wall Illustration Read Scripture/PRAY Background: Addressing problems, becoming change agents Purpose Statement: As we go about the task of problem solving... I. Don’t Be Overwhelmed By the Size of the Task A. Note the state of the Decay 1. situations in our own life 2. ...read more

  • Satisfaction Guarenteed

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 16, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 2,088 views

    This is a sermon that addresses God’s general invitation.

    Introduction: 29 Palms illustration READ SCRIPTURE Background: Messianic passage 49:1-57:21 Isaiah 52-53 (Messiah’s atonement). Isaiah 54 (Israel’s restoration). Isaiah 55 (the great invitation). REDEMPTION ► SPREAD TO ALL ► INVITATION GOES OUT Proposition: True ...read more

  • Hoping For Godly Sorrow

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 16, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,287 views

    This sermon is about the need for genuine repentence in the heart of every Christian.

    INTRODUCTION: Condit/Clinton sex scandal READ/PRAY Scripture Introduction (Ante-theme): Paul’s sorrowful letter. 2nd of at least 4 letters. Send Titus as a follow up. Proposition: Because Godly sorrow leads to repentance our counseling must cause Godly sorrow. I. Counseling that causes Godly ...read more

  • Broken Up Over Broken Walls?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 16, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,278 views

    This is the first in a series through the book of Nehemiah. It is both an introduction to Nehemiah and a sermon on developing a heart that mirrors the heart of God.

    INTRO: Rock in the road/ Edmund Burke quote READ SCRIPTURE/PRAY Background: Divided Kingdom, Evil rulers, prophets warnings, 722 BC Assyrians raid Israel (North), 605 Nebby invades Judah (south) as prophesied by Isaiah – Story told in Daniel 586 Babylon (Nebby) come back Jerusalem - Ezekiel 539 ...read more