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  • Hope For The Fallen Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Aug 13, 2018
     | 65 views

    Peter's denial of Jesus gives us the perfect example of how a person who falls can be forgiven and start over.

    Introduction: A. The year was 1779. 1. He was a loyal patriot, a prosperous businessman, a natural leader and an obvious choice to be captain of the Connecticut State Militia. 2. He proved to be a good military leader. 3. He received much praise and acclaim, but when Congress created five ...read more

  • Nowhere Else To Go Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 30, 2018
     | 2,289 views

    Just like Peter learned, there really isn't anywhere else to go and no one else to go to, other than Jesus.

    A. As you are well aware, we live in a day that can be described as an age of pluralism. 1. Pluralism has many meanings, but one meaning has to do with there being many different options from which we can choose. 2. Just like there are many channel choices in cable television (200 or 300 or ...read more

  • Peter Learns To Serve Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 30, 2018
     | 496 views

    When Jesus washed Peter's feet, he learned that he needed cleansing and that he needed to become a servant like Jesus.

    Introduction: A. In the opening monologue of the movie Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks’ character recalls his mother’s words about shoes: “My mama always said you could learn a lot from other people’s shoes; where they been…(Pointing to the shoes of the woman sitting next to him on the bench). Those look ...read more

  • That Sounds Fishy! Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 16, 2018
     | 1,120 views

    There was a lot for Peter and for us to learn from the fish with a coin in its mouth!

    Introduction: A. You’ve probably heard the phrase “That Sounds Fishy,” haven’t you? 1. I got to wondering where that phrase came from and I wondered if it came from the outrageous fish stories that fisherman like to tell. 2. So, I did a little research and discovered that it actually originated ...read more

  • We Have Seen His Glory Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 9, 2018
     | 553 views

    God's glory can be seen and experienced through worshiping and serving.

    Introduction: A. Have you ever had a “Mountain Top” Experience? 1. “Mountain Top” Experiences are those moments in our lives when we feel God’s presence in a glorious and powerful way - in a way we don’t experience every day. 2. Perhaps for you, one of those moments came when you were in a ...read more

  • Etiquette For Edification

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 2, 2018
     | 387 views

    Here are some things we can do to make church worship gatherings more up-building.

    Introduction: A. We are taking a break this week from our sermon series on the life of Peter. 1. Today’s sermon is going to be one of the more unique sermons I have ever shared with you. 2. This sermon is going to be very topical and practical. 3. Rather than preaching on a chapter or ...read more

  • The Devil In Blue Jeans Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 2, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,698 views

    In this episode from the life of Peter, we learn how to avoid being used by Satan to stop the progress of God's kingdom.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a minister who parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. 1. So he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: “I have circled the block 100 times. If I don't park here, I'll ...read more

  • Who Is Jesus? Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 18, 2018
     | 2,220 views

    With God's help Peter answered the most important question that all of us must answer - Who is Jesus?

    Introduction: A. One day a crowded airline flight was canceled. 1. There was a single gate agent at the desk who was responsible for rebooking the long line of inconvenienced and irritated travelers. 2. Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk and slapped his ticket down on the ...read more

  • To Walk On Water, You Must Get Out Of The Boat Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 12, 2018
     | 5,356 views

    The Christian life is supposed to be an adventure in which we walk by faith and step into the unknown. But we can't do that if our lack of faith keeps us in the boat.

    Introduction: A. Once there was a tourist who was taking a tour of biblical sites, when he came to a beach on the Sea of Galilee, he saw a boat and a sign advertising, “FREE BOAT RIDE TO THE EXACT PLACE WHERE JESUS AND PETER WALKED ON WATER!!!” 1. He boarded the boat and enjoyed the ride to the ...read more

  • First Lessons In The Master's College Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 4, 2018
     | 1,258 views

    Soon after Peter's call to follow Jesus he was taught three very important first lessons in discipleship.

    Introduction: A. Once there was a school teacher who had injured his back and had to wear a plastic brace around the upper part of his body. 1. The brace fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. 2. On the first day of school, with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned ...read more

  • The Call To Follow Jesus Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 29, 2018
     | 3,199 views

    The call to follow Jesus includes acceptance, obedience, and the willingness to become fishers of men and women.

    Introduction: A. Let’s begin today’s sermon with a story from the Reader’s Digest. 1. As you know, hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. 2. One student nurse tells the story of arriving at a hospital room to transport a discharged patient. 3. When she ...read more

  • You Will Be Called Peter Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 22, 2018
     | 1,241 views

    This sermon begins a series on the life of Peter. This sermon gives a brief background and looks at Peter's first encounter with Jesus when Jesus gives him a new name.

    Introduction: A. We begin today’s sermon and sermon series with a poem written by Myra Brooks Welch in 1921. 1. I was first introduced to this poem by Avon Malone, a professor at Harding University, and preacher at the Highway Church of Christ, where I worked part-time as a youth minister while I ...read more

  • The Secret Of Contentment Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Apr 9, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,481 views

    In this last section of Philippians, Paul shared the secret of contentment that he discovered.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a wealthy Englishman who came downstairs one morning and heard his cook saying to herself, “Oh, if I only had a five-pound note, I would be so content with that!” 1. The wealthy Englishman, quickly considered the matter, and wanting to see the woman ...read more

  • What Are You Thinking? Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 26, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,154 views

    What we think about is so important, because what we think is what we become. Here in Philippians 4:8-9, Paul tells us what kinds of good things we should think about.

    Introduction: A. Whenever I got into trouble as a boy, which happened once in a while, my mother would ask me: “What were you thinking?” 1. Can you guess what my favorite answer was? “I don’t know.” 2. Truth is: most of the time I wasn’t thinking, or at least I wasn’t thinking clearly ...read more

  • Our Survival Kit Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 12, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,826 views

    In this section of Philippians, Paul points them toward three important Christ-like characteristics that are vital for us to survive and to thrive.

    Introduction: A. Let’s imagine for a moment that your airplane has gone down in the middle of the ocean. 1. You find yourself floating in a life raft designed for survival. 2. You immediately and frantically search for the survival kit that is usually provided in a life raft, and you are ...read more