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  • Faithful Unto Death Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 29, 2011
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    Part 2 of 7 in our summer series exploring the letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. Today's message takes a deeper look at the testimony of the church at Smyrna.

    INTRODUCTION: The majority of Americans know very little about SUFFERING for the FAITH. The letter to the church at Smyrna is a reminder that God does not simply offer His ADVICE. God offers His COMPANIONSHIP. about Smyrna... Only one of the seven cities still in existence (modern Izmir, ...read more

  • Dangerous Times Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 29, 2011
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    Part 3 of 7 in our summer series exploring the letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. This message takes a deeper look at the church at Pergamum.

    OPENING: 3 middling churches - not bad/great - mid road. ea has faithful remnant w dec infl INTRODUCTION: The majority of American churches are not lacking for MORAL and SPIRITUAL instruction. We are lacking in our ability (note typo) to remain UNCONTAMINATED by the world as a church family. ...read more

  • The Tragedy Of Tolerance Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 29, 2011
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     | 2,908 views

    Part 4 of 7 in our summer series exploring the letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. Today's message examines the letter to the Church at Thyatira.

    Longest of 7 letters... written to church in smallest & prob least imp town. READ TEXT OPENING: What do you value? Americans values... individual freedom... a choice in education... the family... privacy... different in other cultures... INTRODUCTION: The values of GOD are not the values ...read more

  • A Comfortable Church Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 29, 2011
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     | 1,941 views

    Part 5 of 7 in our summer series exploring the letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. Today's message examines the letter to the Church at Sardis.

    INTRODUCTION: Churches today are filled with people of all ages who assume the church exists primarily to HELP them. Consequently, most churches are concerned only with those who attend being “OKAY”. I. Christ’s CONNECTION with the Comfortable Church (v 1a) II. The ...read more

  • Hold On! Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 29, 2011
     | 3,526 views

    Part 6 of 7 in our summer series exploring the letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. Today's message examines the letter to the Church at Philadelphia.

    Opening: On the top of your notes... How many doors are in this room/sanctuary portion of the building? Don’t turn and count... just take a guess... write it down. (WB ~ 20/NR ~ 12). How do you know that? I’m told ppl who are bored w/ sermons count all types of things... pews... ...read more

  • Lukewarm Living Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 29, 2011
     | 2,951 views

    Part 7 of 7 in our summer series exploring the letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. Today's final message in the series examines the letter to the Church at Laodicea.

    OPENING: Approach text with humility bc parts of our text VERY familiar. Pray today is that familiarity will not lead us to contentment. BC I believe God has a WORD for each of us today! READ REVELATION 3:14-22. BACKGROUND: Laodicea was located in the Lycus River Valley. Really was a ...read more

  • Remember When? Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 29, 2011
     | 2,484 views

    Part 1 of 7 in our summer series exploring the letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. This message takes a deeper look at the testimony of the church at Ephesus.

    OPENING: Remember When? examples INTRODUCTION: There is not a PAUSE BUTTON in relationships. Our spiritual heath either strengthens or weakens DAILY. I. The PATTERN of the letters is planned. (Rev 2-3) • 1:20 7 lampstands are 7 churches, actual churches... but they are no more ...read more

  • A Changed Church Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
     | 2,669 views

    Imagine the transformation in a community when the Church embraces Jesus' call toward giving to the needy out of the overflow of our hearts. Today's message explores Matthew 6:1-4.

    A Changed Church • Matthew 6:1, 2-4 OPENING ILLUSTRATION: Acts 4… In today’s world, charity is practiced on a wide scale and is thought often times to be the natural product of the intrinsic goodness of the human spirit… or in light of the New Age concept of Karma ...read more

  • The Practice Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
     | 2,621 views

    Today's passage provides the context for what we know as the Lord’s Prayer. A Google search for the word “prayer” generates approximately 82,400,000 results. Let’s explore what Jesus reveals in Matthew 6 regarding the Practice of Prayer.

    The Practice of Prayer • Matthew 6:1, 5-8 • April 24/25 As we cont. in our Behind Closed Doors Series, we come today to the passage which provides the context for what we know as the Lord’s Prayer (series after Mother’s Day). Prayer is an exhaustive topic. There is an ...read more

  • Secret Of Satisfaction Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
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     | 2,435 views

    We live in a world filled with distractions which scream for our attention. Unknowingly these can diminish our desperation for God. Today we explore Matthew 6:1, 16-18, and the warning of Jesus to fast behind closed doors.

    The Secret of Satisfaction • Matthew 6:1, 16-18 Introduction: We live in a world filled with DISTRACTIONS which scream for our attention. Unknowingly these can diminish our DESPERATION for God. I. Fasting is an UNFAMILIAR PATTERN. • Jesus expresses expectation that His ...read more

  • For His Glory Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
     | 2,569 views

    The first of five messages exploring the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6. Today's message, For His Glory, takes a look at the first petition, "Our Father in heaven hallowed be your name."

    For His Glory • Matthew 6:9 • May 15-16, 2010 Introduction: The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most WELL-KNOWN prayers of Christianity. Many believe this model prayer provides the appropriate FORMULA for WHAT we should prayer. However, Jesus models for us the appropriate ...read more

  • Etchings Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
     | 2,177 views

    The second of five messages exploring the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6. Today's message, Etchings, takes a look at the 2nd & 3rd petitions, "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

    ETCHINGS • Matthew 6:10 • May 22 & 23, 2010 READ MATTHEW 6:9-15. ILLUSTRATION OF ETCH-A-SKETCH… Introduction: Every follower of Christ must WRESTLE with the TENSION between earth and heaven. Jesus reveals that His kingdom and His will must be ETCHED in our hearts. If you ...read more

  • Daily Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
     | 2,822 views

    Message 3 of 5 exploring the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6. Today's message, "Daily", takes a look at the petition, "Give us this day our daily bread."

    Daily • Matthew 6:11 • May 29 & 30, 2010 OPENING: Introduction: This single verse is a greater CHALLENGE than many realize. A careful study of the Scriptures unveils God’s promises to meet our NEEDS day by day. 3 Foundational Life Principles Principle 1: God is READY ...read more

  • Forgiven People Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
     | 1,858 views

    This is the final message in our series exploring the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6 and the challenge to not only experience God's forgiveness but also to extend it.

    Forgiven People • Matthew 6:12-15 INTRODUCTION: As FOOD is to the BODY (v 11), FORGIVENESS is to the SOUL. The tragedy is that many are living MALNOURISHED lives. EX. Malnutrition… Tendency to hold grudges… THREE FUNDAMENTALS OF FORGIVENESS I. I NEED God’s ...read more

  • The Difficulty Of Divorce Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Apr 6, 2010
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     | 1,943 views

    The fourth message in a 7-Part Series, Shift - A New Way of Thinking. Today's challenging message from Matthew 5:31-32 explores Jesus' teaching on divorce.

    The Difficulty of Divorce (Matt 5:31-32; 19:1-12; Deut 24:1-4) VIDEO… The difficulty of divorce – it has a ripple effect – all of us have been impacted in some way… difficult to experience… difficult to discuss… its difficult outside the church… ...read more