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  • Turn Around

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Jan 29, 2015
     | 2,476 views

    The need for and meaning of repentance

    Before I moved to Oregon I use to consider myself a fisherman. I got my license each year and spent many afternoons and days off with a string in the Walker River or Lee Vining Creek. One of the few times I fished here was in my first few years and I went out to the Sandy near Troutdale. Steelhead ...read more

  • Real Authority

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Jan 29, 2015
     | 2,098 views

    How does Christ's authority differ from the various authorities we face each day

  • Determining One's Loyalty

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Apr 13, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,793 views

    Easter visitation to the disciples tests ones loyalty while Acts demonstrates it in public

    T he Best Picture in 1981 went to a little recognized film called Chariots of Fire. It chronicled two British runners, Eric Liddell, a devote Christian and Harold Abrams who were to run in the 1924 Olympics held in Paris. Liddell refuses to run his race because it is to be held on Sunday and his ...read more

  • Did You Get The Memo? Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Apr 13, 2010
     | 2,065 views

    Palm Sunday is the opportunity to prepare for Holy Week and the emotional roller-coaster it involves

    A great story from a couple of years ago was reported by Robert Bazell of NBC News. After an attempted IED attack near Tikrit the hospital at Camp Speicher was down to 10% of its blood supply. Brian Suam, was first in line to donate blood when the call went out. His blood was going to be used for ...read more

  • The Strange Way Of Freedom Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Apr 13, 2010
     | 1,495 views

    Relationships and mutual submission is what brings about freedom rather than captivity.

    I f you've served in the armed forces you attended a multi-week camp even which was meant to acquaint you with a new way of living your life. This new way of life included, as Sgt. Hulka so elaborately said in the movie Stripes, " I'm gonna teach every last one of you how to eat, sleep, walk, ...read more

  • Running Toward The Kingdom Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Jan 27, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,350 views

    Our journey of following Christ has it's shares of uphill grinds and downhill free-wheeling. The key is knowing how to deal with both of these times

    After I-80 replaced old highway 40 over Donner Pass the trip to Reno from our house got a bit easier. It easily cut the time in half but it also made for some interesting driving strategies for those on the drive. Do you remember those 1965 VW's bugs? When we drove Donner pass with one the bug ...read more

  • Signs Of Life Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Jan 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,880 views

    One does not look for signs of death but signs of life. That is true when we look for spiritual life as well. One of the "Great Buts" of the Bible. Vvv. 1-5

    As late as 5 pm Wednesday a 5-year-old boy named Monley was pulled alive from a collapsed Haitian home on Wednesday, eight days after the earthquake.1 In addition rescue workers heard a faint tapping from the Hotel Montana but it ceased following the after-shock. Nicholas Reader, spokesman for the ...read more

  • Great Affirmations In A Day Of Denial Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Jan 12, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,250 views

    Our world is a denying, divisive place but Christ is God's great affirmation of love to us

    Division, dogmatism and denial seem to be hallmarks of our culture, including the church. We don't have to look far to see it either. Turn on talk radio and you'll here diatribe after diatribe. Products and pharmaceutical make a promise instant health or beauty. Spiritual gurus, self-help writers ...read more

  • Hope For A New Year

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Jan 4, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,367 views

    Facing a new year we can learn from how the Magi visited Jesus

    It is disheartening when someone you’ve respected in their chosen field ends up being nothing more than a lost soul. John Antrobus, a playwright and author, shared a Christmas he spent with Peter Sellers in a December 27 article. He got a call in 1977 inviting him to come over Christmas Day. During ...read more

  • Courageous Faith Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Dec 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,716 views

    Using the GRINCH as an acronym the "C" is for the courage of Joseph who took on God’s call to protect God’s son, Jesus

    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in a Christmas message wrote, “During the Christmas rush two men were standing on Fifth Avenue at 57th Street in New York City, waiting for a red light. One of them was irritated by the traffic. ‘This town is totally disorganized,’ he growled. ‘Look at this traffic! ...read more

  • Generosity For A Selfish Age Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Dec 8, 2009
     | 1,787 views

    God’s answer to growing our hearts three sizes larger is to live for Christ and one way we do this is to give generously, hilariously to others

    Wheaton College, outside of Chicago, is home to The Billy Graham Center. It houses an auditorium, classrooms, and a museum containing priceless artifacts. A fire burned part of the room in 2004 sending thick black smoke visible four miles away. When the alarm sounded some immediately evacuated ...read more

  • Redeeming One’s Life From Meh! Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Dec 8, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,332 views

    Growing our hearts three sizes larger takes not only giving but a redemptive type of giving. It seeks the best for others and is carried out with a sense of rejoicing

    A few of you understand the sermon title but some will be mystified by the word "meh". Is there someone who would like to try to define it for us? It is a slang term that communicates an attitude of apathy or indifference toward something. My favorite definition is that meh is a verbal shrug. What ...read more

  • Harvesting God's Joy Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 17, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,429 views

    Our Joy is full when we obey Christ and we do that by remaining growing through Him

    Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant at age 9. She faced a life on anti-rejection drugs like every other transplant patient. Nine months later, however, her red blood cells were being attacked by her own white blood cells. It was as if her body was treating them as if they were an invader. ...read more

  • Prayer 101 Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,161 views

    General discussion on the nature of Prayer and introduction into the series

    One cannot escape any number of jokes and misunderstandings when it comes to the concept of prayer. Most of us have heard about the child who believed God’s name was Harold because each week they prayed, "Our Father who art in heaven, Harold be thy name". Likewise, there is the story of the ...read more

  • Who's Your Daddy Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 10, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,608 views

    What does it mean to call God our Heavenly FATHER

    Anyone ever seen the original The Parent Trap with Hayle Mills done in 1961? Have you seen the remake from 1998? In the remake Lindsay Lohan plays the twins and Dennis Quaid is the father. If you know the story then you’ll remember that identical twins, separated at birth by their parent’s divorce ...read more