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  • A Godly Mother

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Apr 25, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    Mothers have a very special place in our society. They set the tone for the home and the family. You have probably heard the saying “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” The Bible holds the role of motherhood in high esteem. Women such as Sarah, Ra

    INTRODUCTION, I found some interesting facts about mothers as I was preparing my message this week. • According to the Census Bureau, 71% of America’s women, age 18 and over are mothers. • The average mother has 2.7 children. • In 2008, 5.5 million dollars was spent on more

  • The Importance Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Sep 9, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    Prayer is one of God’s greatest gifts to his people yet it is often reduced to blessings at meals and praying for our health and the health of our family and friends. Someone has said, “Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only wh

    Play Video “I Prayer from Blue Fish” How is your prayer Life? How often do you pray? Why do you pray? Questions like these force us to examine our prayer life. If you are like most people you wish you could be better at communicating with God. Prayer is one of God’s greatest more

  • Power With Purpose Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Aug 17, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    As we continue our series this morning on the Life of Jesus, I want us to focus on the miraculous power of Jesus by looking at one of his miracles of healing. By looking at his miracles of healing, we discover why Jesus is a distinctive messiah worth foll

    Read Mark 1:29-34, then Play Video from movie Leap of Faith “Bring in the Flock “ What a contrast - There is a great deal of difference from the way Jesus performed miracles and in the way people perceive miracles happening today. Just as the video demonstrated, our world is full of more

  • Remember Who You Are Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Aug 7, 2010

    Distinct… Someone who is distinguishable from all others; or having a special quality, style or attractiveness. I believe God wants us to recapture our distinctiveness, to remember who we are as God’s people. To help us remember who we are, one needs to l

    I want to begin this morning by playing a word association game. I am going to name a famous person; you tell me what they are known for… Oprah Bill Gates Lady Ga-Ga Abraham Lincoln Tiger Woods Jesus Christ Each one of these people is famous for something. There is something they do more

  • Remember Who You Are To Obey Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Aug 7, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    As we continue our series through Mark, I want us to see why it is important to allow Jesus to have authority over your decisions, your possessions and your life. For if we are going to be the “little Christ”; it will be because we recognize the authority

    Authority – The power or right to control, judge or prohibit the actions of others. Authority – A person or group having power. Authority – An expert in a particular field. Authority – The ability to influence or control others. These are just a few of the definitions more

  • Remember What We Are To Do Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Aug 7, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus does not just call us to recognize him or to know him intellectually. Jesus expects us to do something with the knowledge of him. In Mark’s gospel we quickly discover what he expects us to do for Him

    A Country Church was having their annual revival meeting. On the first night the preacher preached a message about repentance and the need to return to the Lord. At the altar call, a man came down the aisle saying “Fill me Lord, Fill Me”. The next night the preacher challenged the more

  • I Will Be Focused Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Feb 11, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Success is marked by different people at different times in your life, I received an article this week stating that a person making less then $25k a year believes that success is having an income of $100k, while those making $100k believe success is havin

    Introduction: Have you ever won a prize? Maybe it was at a county fair or a sweepstakes. Maybe it was a door prize at a party, maybe it was a prize from McDonald’s monopoly or maybe you found a discarded lottery ticket – because after all Christians trust God not the Powerball! There is a more

  • I Will Be Compassionate Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Jan 17, 2009
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    Would you characterize your vision as 20/20 or do you need a little help to see things clearly. Today I want us to focus on what do you see? We are in a new series titled “I Will” we are looking at 4 resolutions we should consider if we are going to ple

    Introduction: (Play Video – Open Your Eyes) How is your vision? Would you characterize your vision as 20/20 or do you need a little help to see things clearly. Ophthalmologists tell us it is normal for our eyesight to start to become weak as we enter our forties. By the time we are in our more

  • I Will Be Faithful Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Jan 12, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Have you thought about the future of our church? It is amazing how we make plans everyday for events that are at times far off with no thought about what may happen. Charles Kettering said “We should all be concerned about the future – because we will hav

    At the beginning of our worship service we recognized 9 of the 13 the children born in 2008 to members of our church family. As I look at those children I see incredible potential. They will experience more changes in their life time than we can ever imagine. It is possible by the time they become more

  • I Will Be Loving Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Jan 12, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Today I want to challenge you to look at one of the most common commands of the Bible “Love one Another” Yes, it is common, but at times it seems to difficult to follow. While we are often nice to our guests and we enjoy being with those who are close to

    Chuck Colson in his book; THE BODY, tells of an interesting incident at the Emmanuel Baptist Church outside of Boston Ma. The headline read: It was the Right Hook that Got Him. In what could be called a power struggle between the minister and the deacon board turned out to be a disaster from which more

  • I Have Forgiven You Already Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Jun 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The need for mercy is great, Jesus points out the need for mercy in the beatitudes found in the sermon on the mount

  • I Will Be The First To Stop Fighting Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on May 26, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    The Seventh beatitude calls us to be peacemakers. Jesus has called us to a special mission to help make peace or restore people back to a sound relationships, first with one another and ultimately with God himself. The peace Jesus speaks of has nothing

  • I Want To Do Right Always Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Mar 25, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Who has not heard of the “Whopper” or a Baconator! When it comes to food, we do not want to become hungry. Moreover, if we do become hungry our body lets us know it – THE GROWL and we are off to the fridge, looking in the cabinets or diving into the cooki

    Introduction: No matter how you cut it, 72 ounces is 4 1/2 pounds. That is a lot of meat. In an upscale steakhouse chain, a 4 1/2 pound steak would cost you around $200. At The Big Texan, in Amarillo, TX, it is absolutely free; If you can eat it in an hour. While everyone else in the restaurant more

  • I Respect You Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Mar 18, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    In the greatest sermon ever preached, Jesus focused on the two greatest commands of scripture. To love God and to love others – it is in these two relationships we find our fulfillment and our purpose. In the beatitudes, Jesus helps us discover how we are

  • I Am Sorry Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Feb 27, 2008

    In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus used 8 phrases to help us live in community. These 8 phrases when used properly will strengthen our relationships with one another as we strive to please God. Today we will look at the second beatitude and learn what it m

    Introduction: Frank and Edna had been married for 40 years and so there children surprised them with a party to celebrate their marriage. The night was filled with laughter, good friends and memories. Later that evening Frank and Edna got back to their house and they began to go through the cards more