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Contributed on Dec 11, 2018
In this sermon, we explore how the god of Romance encourages us to put a special love relationship on the throne of our life that only belongs to God.
A. One day and older couple was sitting in their front porch rockers watching the beautiful sunset and reminiscing about “the good old days.” 1. At one point, Grandma turned to Grandpa and said, “Honey, do you remember when we first started dating and you used to just casually reach over and take ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2018
In this sermon, we look at two people in the Bible who were serving the god of money, and are challenged with how to put money in its proper place.
A. Today we return to our sermon series called “Counterfeit Gods – Defeating the Idols that Battle for Our Hearts.” 1. In this series, we have been learning that anything in life, even good things, can be turned into gods when they take the place in our lives that only belongs to the One True ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2018
In this sermon, we investigate the what, why, when and how of being thankful.
Introduction: A. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with family, food, and fun! We did! 1. How many of you ladies or gentleman cooked the turkey for last Thursday? 2. Was it anyone’s first attempt at cooking a turkey? 3. I hope your experience wasn’t like Helen Hayes’ first ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2018
The god of success does not offer lasting meaning and purpose, but when we give our lives to God and are saved by grace, we have peace as we look forward to hearing Jesus' words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."
A. Welcome to Friend Day, if you are visiting with us, we consider you an honored guest and hope that your experience here with us today is encouraging, inspiring, and helpful. 1. Today’s sermon is the sixth sermon in our series called “Counterfeit Gods – Defeating the Idols that Battle for Our ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2018
In this sermon, we try to examine the way the god of entertainment tries to pull us away from God the Father.
A. How many of you have seen the 2005 romantic comedy called Fever Pitch? 1. It is a funny story about a guy who is a Boston Red Sox fanatic. 2. Here’s an interesting tidbit that you might not have known: Fever Pitch was actually first released outside the United States and Canada with the title ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 18, 2011
HEED THE COMMANDS In July of 1976, Israeli commandos made a daring raid at an airport in Uganda, in which 103 Jewish hostages were freed. In less than 15 minutes, the soldiers had killed all 7 of the kidnappers and set the captives free. As successful as the rescue was, however, three of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2011
ENGAGING GOD'S POWER Spiritual growth and success is a partnership with God. Paul captured this idea in Philippians 2:12-13, where he wrote: "continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." We ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2010
Do you remember Jesus’ radical prescription for avoiding temptation? In Matthew 5:27-30, He suggested that we should cut out or cut off whatever it is that leads us into sin. In the news this week was the story of Hartford, CT resident Jonathan Metz, a single man, who lived alone, who while ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2010
The story is told of a 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. 1. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. 2. The boy was doing well, but he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2009
RAWLINS KEPT U.S. GRANT ON HIS HORSE Ulysses S. Grant was a 4 star general of the union forces during the Civil War and became the 18th President of the United States. John A. Rawlins was Grant’s friend and fellow general, who became Grant’s chief of staff. During the Civil War, no one was ...read more