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  • Prepare Thyself!

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Mar 15, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    A message about how to prepare to do the job for which we have been called, and how this preparation will get you ready to meet our Savior!

    In LUKE 24, we read the account of Jesus’ last day upon this earth. Please turn in your Bibles to that chapter and keep it there as we will come back and visit it again in a few moments. This passage that we will read only covers a few days, yet so many things happened, it had to have thrown more

  • The Change That Comes With Church Growth

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Mar 10, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    A shorter midweek message that might help other churches in dealing with some of the potential problems they must deal with in growing from a very small to a medium sized church in a short period of time.

    We all have choices in life. Some choices lead us into good times, while others will lead us into bad times. And considering that we are free to make whichever choice we want, we should be very careful and use much wisdom, because most choices, good or bad, have far reaching consequences that we more

  • America - Under New Management

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jan 27, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    A message about how we are called to react to our new government - whether we agree or disagree with them.

    * This message was adapted from, and to a degree copies, Rev. Steve Shepherd’s excellent sermon of January 22, 2009 - "A New Beginning For America". Done with Rev. Shepherd’s permission. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Someone more

  • Let's Make A Deal!

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Sep 22, 2008
    based on 23 ratings

    A message about sin, using the old ’Let’s Make a Deal’ TV show. Text at Communion message will be at

    We all love to take chances, don’t we? Well, I should say that we all love to take chances as long as there is no perceived danger to us. The problem is that we cannot always see the outright danger that exists. For instance, many people love to go to the casinos and gamble a little of more

  • Two Hats

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Aug 12, 2008
    based on 16 ratings

    One hat is a dress hat, the other is a work hat. When we profess to be Christian, we start wearing a hat. But which hat do we choose? Text, audio & Communion message will be placed at

    Someone once asked, ‘What good are cowboys?’ I replied that without cowboys, there would be no cowboy songs or western movies or cowgirls. Have you ever noticed how cowboys seem to have pretty good judgment? Of course, a lot of good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of experience more

  • America: Leader Or Follower?

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jun 23, 2008
    based on 38 ratings

    America has always been the leader in the world because it has always followed God. Is it still the leader, and does that have anything to do with how much it still follows God? Text, audio & communion message at

    America has enjoyed an abundance never before known among nations. And make no mistake; the things we have had were blessings ... blessings from our Heavenly Father. They did not come by man’s hands, nor did they “just happen that way. Since this coming Friday is Independence Day, I think more

  • Stuck On Jesus

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jun 3, 2008
    based on 35 ratings

    This sermon gives details about the adhesive protein called ’Laminin’ that holds our body’s cellular structure together. That protein molecule is in the shape of the cross. Audio, text, communion message will be at

    (Links to all photos are at bottom of last page) I should begin by telling you that this is not one of my regular sermons. It is a teaching sermon, but what it teaches is primarily the concept of God’s greatness. The focal point of this sermon is to show you how powerful and how magnanimous more

  • Be A Doer

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on May 27, 2008
    based on 44 ratings

    A sermon outlining the steps involved in being a "doer of the word." Text / audio / communion message will be at

    Today, we will be reading from the book of JAMES. So if you want to open your Bibles to James, chapter 1, we will begin in a few minutes. The book of JAMES was written about 48 years after Jesus ascended back into Heaven. And even though there were several men by the name of ‘James’ at more

  • Being Real For God

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Apr 30, 2008
    based on 17 ratings

    A message about what it takes to reall experience God in our lives. EXODUS 33. Text, audio, & communion meditation at

    When electricity became available in remote rural areas, one woman went to great trouble and expense to have electricity installed in her home. A few months after the power was turned on; the power company noticed that the home didn’t use very much power. Fearing that there was a problem they more

  • A Hope & A Future

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Mar 26, 2008
    based on 56 ratings

    A message of how we will always have troubles, as surely as sparks fly upwards, but it isn’t because of any lack of faith. And God promises He will never leave us. Audio, text, and communion message will be at

    There was a Wendy’s commercial somewhere back around 1970. In that commercial, this little old lady goes into one of the competitors hamburger joints and gets a hamburger. When they give it to her, it has two big buns and a little tiny piece of hamburger. She looks at the man and with a very more

  • The Same, Only Different

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Mar 5, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    A sermon showing the similarities and the differences between John the Baptist and his cousin Jesus. Text, audio, and communion meditation will be placed at

    MATTHEW 3:1-3a ‘In those days, John the Baptist came preaching in the Desert of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah.’ Beginning in VERSE 4-6 ‘John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair and he had a more

  • A Goat Named Shrek

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    Christians can do great things - through the One who was sent to save us. But first ...... (Text, audio, and Communion meditation will be placed at

    We look for heroes today, and we only find them in comic books, but there used to be a real hero. He lived a long time ago. His name was Jesus, and He led a very action-packed life. Jesus had just healed a man in a cemetery from being demon possessed, and then when he got home, there was a more

  • Love

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 24 ratings

    A 5-point sermon about the different types of love in our lives - from romantic, to parent-child, to the love of God. Text, audio, and communion message will be at

    As humans, our emotions can vary widely throughout a whole range of subjects. Valentines day is this coming Thursday, so today I want to focus in on love. We are capable of feelings several types of love, and each type has its own focus and intensity. There is an old saying concerning love. more

  • Focus

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 15 ratings

    A message about: 1- the need to refocus 2- what we need to refocus on and 3- how to refocus. Text, audio, and communion message will be place at

    Why is it that a medium powered laser can cut through metal in a matter of seconds, but the world’s most powerful spotlight only makes that metal warm? Would you believe the answer lies in unity? Let me explain. The laser light is described simply as a bunch of excited molecules with more

  • Vision

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jan 29, 2008
    based on 34 ratings

    A sermon dealing with a Godly vision; what it is, how to obtain it, and how to use it. Sermon text, audio, and communion meditation will be placed at

    Vision is a funny thing. Some people have it; some people don’t have it; and some people just think they have it. And those who think they have it always seem to try and run the show for everyone else. I am reminded of a story I heard about an elders meeting at the church one evening. more