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  • The Freedom To Disappoint Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Feb 18, 2018
     | 315 views

    If we are to be faithful disciples of Christ, and follow His example, we must be willing to disappoint others.

    Good morning! I’d like to jump right in, and begin this morning with a precious promise, one that comes directly from Christ: “28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you ...read more

  • Pulling Back The Curtain

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jan 2, 2017
     | 2,083 views

    A New Year's sermon to encourage us that God is in control of the year that is past, and the year that is to come.

    Intro: In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a small town banker who is driven to the brink of suicide by the prospect of financial ruin and disgrace. He is convinced that his life has been a failure, and that it would have been better if he had never ...read more

  • The Priest We Need

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 16, 2016
     | 2,316 views

    Jesus is our eternal high priest, superior to the Levitical priests of the Old Covenant.

    In the recent Oscar-nominated film, “Bridge of Spies,” Tom Hanks portrays James Donovan, an American lawyer who is recruited during the Cold War to defend accused Soviet spy Rudolf Abel on charges of espionage, and who was later approached to negotiate with the Soviet Union over the ...read more

  • The Greatest Of These

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Feb 16, 2014
     | 4,193 views

    Unless done in love, all of our work and sacrifice will be for nothing. How can we maintain a motivation of love?

    When you heard today’s text being read, you could be forgiven for wondering if you had inadvertently wandered into a wedding. Because the reading of chapter thirteen of Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has become as much a fixture of marriage ceremonies as unity candles, ...read more

  • Nullification

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 10, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,567 views

    Seek a genuine heart relationship with God, and not the superficial religion of the Pharisees.

    Nullification – Mark 7:1-23 This morning, I’d like to invite you to look into chapter seven of Mark’s gospel with me, and to consider what God may want to say to you from this portion of his word. But before I begin, I’d like to explain something. You may have noticed that I’m wearing jeans this ...read more

  • Entertaining Angels (Hospitality)

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jul 7, 2003
    based on 116 ratings
     | 16,068 views

    Hospitality isn’t just an admirable social skill; It’s essential for anyone who follows Christ. When we show kindness to outsiders, we reflect the character of God.

    This morning, I’d like to talk about hospitality. Now, I realize that, being the Fourth of July weekend, you might have been expecting a sermon on a patriotic theme, something like "freedom", or "sacrifice", or "the faith of our founding fathers". So, to connect my topic with the holiday, I’ll ...read more

  • Grow Up And Be Like A Child!

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jul 2, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 12,556 views

    As we mature in Christ, we will necessarily become more like little children.

    Several mornings this week, I stationed myself on the sidewalk in front of the church to welcome the children as they arrived for Vacation Bible School. I loved seeing them troop up the front steps, clutching their dimes and quarters for the offering. Sometimes, I would sneak up in the balcony ...read more

  • Spring Cleaning

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jun 25, 2003
    based on 97 ratings
     | 18,168 views

    Over time, our lives tend to fill up with the clutter and debris of sin. How to prevent that from happening, and how to conduct "spring cleaning" when it does.

    All physical systems, over time, accumulate debris. It’s an unfortunate fact of life. They get cluttered, and clogged, and congested, and that hinders the operation of the system. Let me give you some random examples. As we age, plaque tends to build up in our veins and arteries, which gradually ...read more

  • Honoring Fathers

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jun 18, 2003
    based on 60 ratings
     | 7,509 views

    What children owe their fathers. What children need from their fathers.

    Today, as you know, is Father’s Day. It may surprise you to learn that Father’s Day is not a Christian holiday. By that, I mean it’s not recognized as one of the special days of the Christian Year which have been celebrated by the church for centuries, such as Christmas, or Easter, or Pentecost. ...read more

  • Praying At Midnight

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 90 ratings
     | 11,995 views

    We must pray as those who are desperate for bread.

    Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to call someone for help in the middle of the night, at a time when you knew they would be fast asleep in bed? Perhaps a medical emergency of some kind – your wife is going into labor, or your husband is having chest pains and you need to drive ...read more

  • Spiritual Renewal

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 118 ratings
     | 25,298 views

    We all need spiritual renewal from time to time. Where does it come from?

    My text this morning comes from the book of Isaiah, chapter forty, verses 28 through 31: "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength ...read more

  • From Passover To Easter

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 23, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 5,555 views

    The feast of Passover foreshadowed Easter in several important ways.

    There are many kinds of sermons. One is the kind you hear from ministers on Sunday mornings. Another is what Saint Francis of Assisi was referring to, when he said, "Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words." Saint Francis, who lived in the thirteenth century, understood that those ...read more

  • Send Us A Different Messiah!

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 2,249 views

    The crowds shouting "Hosanna!" soon were shouting "Crucify Him!" What accounts for their sudden change of heart?

    We are assembled here this morning, as millions of other Christians are assembled in other churches all over the world, to commemorate our Lord’s entry into Jerusalem at the close of his earthly ministry, almost two thousand years ago. We share this celebration, not only with our brothers and ...read more

  • Jesus Christ - Master Military Strategist

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,552 views

    We need to trust Christ’s "war plan", even when it seems the battle is going against us.

    Over the past couple of weeks, since the war in Iraq began, we have been subjected to a barrage of television commentators expressing their views on the conduct of the war. Every channel has their own set of talking heads – retired generals arguing about whether we have enough troops and tanks on ...read more

  • A Failed Church?

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 17, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 2,193 views

    God’s view of "failure" vs. the world’s view.

    This morning, I’d like to offer some thoughts on where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we go from here. I don’t claim that this is a comprehensive summary of our history as a church; nor do I present this as the final, authoritative word on what we’ve suffered and accomplished. For one ...read more