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  • I Am The Resurrection

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Feb 15, 2016
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     | 4,255 views

    A message on Jesus' statement, I Am the Resurrection, from the perspective of the dead stuff in our lives.

    I Am the Resurrection Scripture: John 11:17-43 We are continuing our series on the “I Am” statements that Jesus makes in the gospel of John. If I were to retitle the message this morning, I would likely have called it, “What stinks?!!” Because we’re going to ...read more

  • I Am The Vine

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Feb 15, 2016
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     | 4,887 views

    This message looks at the I AM statement of Jesus that he is the Vine. The message considers the action of the Gardener and the actions of the Branches.

    I Am the Vine (many of the ideas in this message come from various messages at sermon central with the same or similar title, contributed by K. Edward Skidmore, SC Smead, and Douglas Phillips) Scripture: John 15:1-8 This is the seventh of our series on the “I Am” statements of ...read more

  • Be At Peace Series

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Apr 21, 2015
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     | 2,702 views

    How can we preach peace, when we are living in an age of martyrdom? A message focusing on the body of Christ using two stories of the 21 men martyred in Libya for their faith.

    So Send I You Series: Be At Peace Scripture: John 15:18-19; 16:1-2 Twenty-one young men, - the oldest was 42 - forced onto a beach in Libya, and brutally murdered - for no other crime than their faith in Jesus Christ. People of the Cross. Martyred. Saeed Abedini, an American citizen - a ...read more

  • Pressure Points - Playing Favorites

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Nov 17, 2013
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    Sermon preached to coincide with Adult Study on James called Pressure Points.

    Pressure Points - Favoritism/Partiality Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22 I’ve been preaching once a month on the subjects that are coming from the Adult SS Class’s study of James. Last week we talked about temptation - that was at the end of their section. This month, I thought we ...read more

  • Beware Of The "Second" Temptation

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Nov 17, 2013
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     | 2,277 views

    Why do we yield to temptation when things are going well and how do we resist it effectively.

    Beware of the Second Temptation Scripture: Genesis 3:1-13 - message to go with Adult SS Class.... Today we’re going to talk about temptation. And we all know the classic passage of scripture that every pastor has used at least once to preach on temptation. What’s the ...read more

  • Keeping Your Balance - Work Series

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 1, 2013
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    First in a series on keeping our balance in life. Work, Rest and Play are three of the areas we need to keep in balance. This message focuses on why we work and some of the hindrances to keeping work in balance with the rest of life, and the "shift" tha

    Keeping Your Balance - Work Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 Two weeks ago, our guest speaker, Mr. Jon, spoke about balance. Having a balance in our lives of the things that are good and necessary parts of our lives. I want to bounce off of that message. Jon gave the introduction. For ...read more

  • Waiting

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Nov 11, 2012
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     | 3,069 views

    Paul was not giving 21st Century Pastors a liturgy for administering Communion. He was admonishing people who eat together in the name of Jesus to eat with the right Spirit - a spirit of unity.

    Waiting Scripture: 1 Cor. 11:17-34 We were hungry. We had put in a long day at school. We had played hard outside after school. We were called inside by Mom or the porch light going on indicating it was time to come in. We had cleaned up for supper, which in itself was a daunting task, ...read more

  • Noah's Ark - For Adults

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 28, 2012
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     | 13,162 views

    Children enjoy hearing about the animals and the big boat and the rainbow and how God rescued Noah and his family, but really, the story of Noah is a sobering account of divine judgement upon all of humankind, followed by a beautiful expression of God's g

    Noah’s Ark - for Adults Scripture: Genesis 6:1-9:17 Introduction: This week, about Tuesday, I asked Ron what I should preach on today and he said, “Noah, Building the Ark.” So, I thought about that, and then in the evening I read the story of Noah. Noah and the Ark is ...read more

  • The Value Of A Man

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 28, 2012
     | 8,521 views

    The value of a man from God's perspective. Preached on Father's Day.

    The Value of a Man Genesis 18:19 Albert Einstein said, “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” Today, I want to talk to you about the value of a man. That includes Father’s of course. And I’m going to refer to the ...read more

  • Things My Mother Taught Me

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,383 views

    In the wake of my mother's death, I shared 4 of the most important things I believe my mother taught me for Mother's Day.

    Things My Mother Taught Me It’s Mother’s Day. More importantly, it’s Sunday - it’s the Lord’s day. I know pastors who don’t observe these special Sundays by Hallmark. They say they observe scripture, not Hallmark. And while I think there is a careful ...read more

  • In The Temple

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 28, 2012
     | 2,844 views

    The significance of the blind and lame, and the children coming to Jesus "in the temple" in parallel with Matthew's calling to follow Jesus.

    In the Temple Scripture: Matthew 21:1-17 Text: Matthew 21:14-16 I imagine most of you know that when a pastor begins to develop a message, most pastors - at least most that I know - they BEGIN with the text. Before they get into all kinds of commentaries and extra-biblical sources, they ...read more

  • Catch The Vision

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 28, 2012
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    This is the first of three sermons composed directly from Wayne Schmidt's book "Ministry Velocity: The Power for Leadership Momentum." The messages were related to our church's purchase of a new building, moving out of a rented facility.

    Catch the Vision Joshua 1 & 2 The book of Joshua is a book of vision. It’s the story of Israel moving into the Promised Land. And we’re going to focus today on chapter two, but we need to know that three times in the first 9 verses of Joshua 1, God tells Joshua to be strong ...read more

  • Momentum

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 28, 2012
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     | 5,760 views

    This is the second in a series of three sermons taken from Wayne Schmidt's book, "Ministry Velocity: The Power for Leadership Momentum" as it related to us moving from a rented facility toward the purchase of a dedicated worship facility.

    Momentum Scripture: Joshua 3 The momentum is building - no pun intended. Can you feel it? Today, we’re going to talk about momentum. Here’s a definition of momentum from Wikpedia: In classical mechanics, linear momentum or translational momentum is the product of the mass ...read more

  • The Measure Of Success

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 28, 2012
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    This is the third in a three sermon series taken from Wayne Schmidt's book, "Ministry Velocity: The Power for Leadership Momentum" as it related to our church moving from a rented facility into a dedicated worship facility.

    The Measure of Success Scripture: Joshua 4 What is success? When does it happen? When can we say we have been successful? Two weeks ago, we talked about momentum and how momentum is developed by creating a God-focused movement. And if we create among us, a God-focused movement, how do we ...read more

  • The Gift Of Baptism

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Jun 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,263 views

    This message unpacks some of the statements made about baptism and leads the believer, hopefully, to make a clear decision about their own theology of baptism. This message preceded a full immersion, believers' baptism.

    The Gift of Baptism Scripture: Acts 8:26-40 We’re going to consider several passages of scripture today, but this one is the key passage for what I think is the main consideration for today - at least it was for me this week. Today is Baptism Sunday. It’s a very special day in ...read more