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  • Attitude Of Gratitude

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Apr 9, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    Why we need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in our daily lives

    Attitude of Gratitude TCF Sermon November 20, 2011 I’d like to start this morning with a little quiz. To avoid embarrassment for anyone but me, I’m going to ask you to keep your answers to this quiz to yourself. But think of how you might answer these questions as we begin this more

  • Your Real Boss

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Sep 23, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    when we do all our work as unto the Lord, we�re working for our real boss - a message on our work and our faith

    Your Real Boss Labor Day at TCF September 6, 2009 I heard a story the other day about a homeless man who walked up to the front door of a big house, and knocked on the door until the owner answered. He said, �Sir, could I please have something to eat? I haven�t had a meal in days.� The more

  • Bigger Better Rattlesnakes

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Aug 27, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    God has an arsenal of tools or weapons at His disposal to mold and shape believers, as well as to draw unbelievers to Himself. This arsenal might even include bigger and better rattlesnakes.

    Bigger Better Rattlesnakes TCF Sermon August 9, 2009 If I asked for a show of hands this morning, and I won’t, but if I did, and I asked how many of you had a loved one, a son or daughter, a father or mother, a brother or sister, or some other family member, or even a close friend, who has more

  • Mary, Jesus First Disciple

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Dec 8, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    We often minimize the importance and impact of Mary, the mother of Jesus, because of fear that honoring and learning from her will lead to idolization, yet we can learn much from this pivotal Biblical figure.

    Mary – Jesus’ First Disciple TCF Sermon December 7, 2008 Mark Lowry, the Christian singer and comedian who wrote the song we just heard, observed that the silence of Jesus’ mother Mary at the cross always amazed him. If he were being crucified in the middle of town, Lowry says, his mother more

  • God's Fellow Workers

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Nov 4, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Christianity is a team sport, and though we fill different roles, we’re all God’s fellow workers

    God’s Fellow Workers TCF Sermon September 14, 2008 When you get your newspaper delivered to your home, is the newspaper carrier the one responsible for the whole thing? If you’re a football player, and you score a touchdown, should you get all the glory? All the credit? If you’re a more

  • Precious In The Sight Of The Lord

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Oct 27, 2008
    based on 13 ratings

    This is the memorial service sermon for Barbara Garrett, delivered October 24, 2008

    Precious In the Sight of the Lord Barbara Garrett Memorial Service October 24, 2008 2 p.m. Death is where the rubber of our earthly lives meets the road of ultimate reality. Death is where we are compelled, even in our grief, to decide what we really believe about ultimate reality. What more

  • Honoring Mom - Mother's Day Sermon

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Sep 6, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    What does it mean to honor our mothers? Does this apply to just young children, and if not, how does it apply to us as adults. A mother’s day sermon.

    Honoring Mom TCF Sermon Mother’s Day May 11, 2008 We’re here this morning, of course, to celebrate moms, and grandmas, and great grandmothers. Sometimes, even grandmas who fill the role of mothers. And of course, any mother loves to remember those days when her children were so incredibly more

  • Me, Myself And I

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Sep 6, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Often unable to distinguish between our wants and our needs, our selfishness rules the day and leads to conflicts and quarrels.

    Me, Myself and I TCF Sermon July 20, 2008 Think for a moment about some of those things that really annoy you. You’re in a line of cars where the road narrows down to a lane. You’ve been inching forward, but there are others, perhaps several others, who zip by you in the outside lane and move more

  • Extreme Makeover - God Edition

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Oct 16, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    God was into extreme makeovers before extreme makeovers were cool - not leaving us how He found us when He saved us.

    Extreme Makeover – God Edition TCF Sermon September 9, 2007 Change is big business on TV these days. TV’s love affair with reality shows has led to many TV programs that have to do with change. You have interior and exterior design programs on TV, that transform an ugly home, or an ugly more

  • Known By Him

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    God knows us intimately, and that knowledge directs our lives for His glory and our good

    Known by Him TCF Sermon May 20, 2007 Let’s start with a little quiz this morning. First, some historical facts. Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb? Ulysses Grant Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? more

  • At The Cross

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on May 3, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    The cross must be in the center of our lives, because it is the power of God in our lives.

    At The Cross TCF Good Friday Sermon April 6, 2007 1 Corinthians 1:17-25 (NIV) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel--not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are more

  • Weak But Strong

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Feb 27, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    It’s the reality that to be strong in the things of God, we must be weak. When we’re in Christ, we’re weak but strong.

    Weak But Strong TCF Sermon February 11, 2007 Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, which in the 1960’s became what is today the missions agency OMF International, knew the secret of strength through weakness. Complimented once by a friend on the impact of the mission, Hudson more

  • Don't Lose Hope

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Feb 27, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    The hope we have in Christ is founded on the hope of salvation - every hope we have for anything finds that hope of salvation as the foundation.

    Don’t Lose Hope TCF Sermon January 7, 2007 Do you ever read the newspaper, or watch the TV news, and find yourself just shaking your head? You read of more bombings in the Middle East, or terrorist attacks someplace in the world. You see a story about someplace like Darfur, Sudan, where more

  • Pondering The Paradox Of Christmas

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Dec 13, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    There are many great truths in the Christian faith that are paradoxes - Mary was the first to ponder the great truth of the incarnation.

    Pondering the Paradox of Christmas (note: this sermon was delivered at Maranatha Christian Fellowship, Nevada, MO) December 10, 2006 Luke 2:8-19 (NIV) 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, more

  • Don't Wanna Be A Pharisee

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Oct 24, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    The Pharisees were a group that wanted holiness in their lives and obedience to God, yet Jesus rebuked them more harshly than any other group. Where did they go wrong? How can we avoid their error?

    Don’t Wanna Be A Pharisee TCF Sermon October 15, 2006 Let me tell you about two groups of people. The first group of people is deeply concerned about holiness. They are students of the Word of God. They are very careful about obedience to God. They take very seriously God’s admonishment to more