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Central Christian Church
O'Fallon Illinois , 62269
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  • John: Clearing The Path For Christ

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2013
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    This sermon looks at the ministry of John the Baptist and talks about how we need to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ.

    AM sermon preached at Central Christian Church December 5, 2010 Christmas Begins With Christ sermon series #1 John: Clearing the Path for Christ Show sermon series slide---slide #1 as I’m heading up to the stage. Once I’m on stage show slide #2 sermon title slide Imagine this ...read more

  • “scandalous Love”

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2013
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    3rd in series challenging people to make Christmas more about what Jesus wants and less about what we want. Some thoughts are drawn from Mike Slaughter's book

    AM sermon preached at Central Christian Church December 15, 2013 A Different Kind of Christmas sermon series “Scandalous Love” A couple of nights back Lori and I went to watch Lanee in her school’s Christmas program. Lori commented on the way how the last time we had ...read more

  • “giving Up On Perfect”

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2013
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    2nd sermon in series in which I challenge people to evaluate how they typically observe Christmas with the hope they will seek to make it more about Jesus and less about us. I draw some thoughts from Mike Slaughter's book "Christmas is not your birthday"

    AM Sermon preached at Central Christian Church December 8, 2013 A Different Kind of Christmas sermon series Message 2 “Giving Up on Perfect” Christmas. For most of us the word, “Christmas,” overflows with meaning and memories. The thought, “Christmas is ...read more

  • “expect The Unexpected”

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2013
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    This is the first message in a series aimed at getting people to re-evaluate how they observe Christmas. I've drawn some ideas from Mike Slaughter's book "Christmas Is Not Your Birthday."

    AM Sermon preached at Central Christian Church December 1, 2013 A Different Kind of Christmas sermon series Message 1 “Expect the Unexpected” Okay so I went to the store Wednesday evening to pick up a few things we were wanting to have in our Thanksgiving dinner and when I ...read more

  • Lessons From The Wisemen's Journey

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2013
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    This sermon looks at the journey of the wise men and draws life lessons from it.

    AM Sermon preached at Central Christian Church December 30, 2012 Take the Christmas Journey sermon series Message #4 based on Matthew 2 story of wisemen A few nights back I was listening to the forecast on TV when the weatherman said that there was a beautiful ring around the full moon. ...read more

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  • Her Husband Had Skillfully Amassed A ...

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2008
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    Her husband had skillfully amassed a multi-million dollar fortune. When her husband learned that he was dying he asked only one thing of her---he told her the entire fortune is yours but please do this one thing, have a will drawn up. He said something to the effect----Since we have no children ...read more

  • All He Ever Really Wanted In Life Was More. He ...

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2008
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    All he ever really wanted in life was more. He wanted more money, so he parlayed inherited wealth into a billion-dollar pile of assets. He wanted more fame, so he broke into the Hollywood scene and soon became a filmmaker and star. He wanted more sensual pleasures, so he paid handsome sums to ...read more

  • Lying Is So Ingrained In Our Culture That We've ...

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2008
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    Lying is so ingrained in our culture that we’ve come to joke about some of the more common lies. Doug Mushrow has written an article titled “19 Great American Lies.” Here are a few of the classics: [SLIDE] 1. The check is in the mail… [SLIDE] 2. Your table will be ready in a few ...read more

  • So Did You Hear The Story About The Sunday ...

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2008
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    So did you hear the story about the Sunday School teacher who was teaching on the 8th Commandment and trying to illustrate that it’s wrong to steal? “all right children, here’s another example,” she said. “If I were to pull a man’s wallet out of his pocket and take all the money in it, what would ...read more

  • Lastly And Perhaps Most Importantly This 8th ...

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2008
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    Lastly and perhaps most importantly this 8th commandment encourages us to become generous persons. I love the story of the IRS auditor who was talking with a minister on the phone---He asked, “Now this Joe Smith that I’m talking about…does he attend your church?” “Yes, he does,” the preached ...read more