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  • Membership Matters Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 12, 2019
     | 363 views

    Along with the privileges of membership in the body of Christ are many responsibilities. In order to have a growing and strong church, we must have every member doing their part.

    A. The American Express Credit Card Company had an ad campaign slogan for 10 years, from 1987 to 1996 called “Membership has its privileges.” 1. That was certainly true for American Express credit card holders. 2. What I want us to realize is that membership in the family of God, the Church, has ...read more

  • Obey The Gospel

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 6, 2019
     | 792 views

    How does a person become a Christian? When is the moment when they move from being lost to being saved? What is the Gospel? How does a person "obey the gospel"?

    A. I want to start with a true story: Jorge Rodriquez was new to our country and did not speak English. 1. He had no lawyer the day he appeared in court for hitting a parked car while driving drunk. 2. He went before the judge with what he thought was his “trump card.” 3. Rodriquez approached ...read more

  • A Matter Of Interpretation Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 25, 2019
     | 337 views

    The Bible is the amazing word of God, but it is not always easy to understand or apply the Bible. God wants us to correctly handle His word, and so we must learn how to interpret it and apply it to our lives.

    Introduction: A. How many of you used to enjoy Jay Leno’s “Headlines” segment on the Tonight Show? 1. Let’s begin with some actual headlines collected from newspapers that are rather ambiguous. 2. It’s clear what the writer was trying to say, but in each case there is a humorous interpretation of ...read more

  • The Place And Purpose Of The Bible Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 18, 2019
     | 545 views

    In this sermon, we explore questions like: how and when was the canon of the Bible put together, what is biblical authority, and how do we know that the Bible is the Word of God?

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a collector of rare books who encountered a man and began to talk about books. 1. The man told the collector that he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box and he mentioned that “Guten-somebody-or-other” had printed the ...read more

  • Restoring The Heart Of New Testament Christianity Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 12, 2019
     | 1,537 views

    Just as it is important to restore the forms of NT Christianity, it is also important to restore the heart of NT Christianity. And at the heart of NT Christianity is discipleship.

    Introduction: A. I like the story told of the preacher and song leader who didn’t like each other very much and refused to cooperate with each other. 1. One week the preacher preached on commitment, and how they should get moving forward. a. Following the sermon, the song leader led the song, “I ...read more

  • Learning What Counts (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 8, 2019
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     | 697 views

    Paul had been trying to be righteous through works, and learned that he needed to approach God in a different way.

    Introduction: A. In April of 1988, the evening news told the story of a photographer who was a skydiver. 1. This skydiving photographer had jumped from a plane along with numerous other skydivers and filmed the group as they fell. 2. The film clip, taken by the skydiving photographer that was shown ...read more

  • Christians Only Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 4, 2019
     | 952 views

    The goal to be simple, New Testament Christians and to strive to be like the New Testament church is something that will lead to Christian unity and pleases God.

    Introduction: A. I like the story told of the man who was shipwrecked on a beautiful, deserted South Pacific island. 1. Five years later, he was discovered by a passing naval ship. 2. Upon their arrival at the shore the rescue party was met by the shipwreck survivor. 3. He said, “I'm so glad ...read more

  • Blueprint: God's Plan For The Church Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 28, 2019
     | 903 views

    Does it matter what a church teaches or are all doctrines about God, the church and the Christian life equally true? If all doctrines are equally true, then why did the Apostle Paul write to churches and individuals warning them to beware of false teachers and false teaching?

    Today’s sermon begins a series of lessons that I plan to deliver in the first part of 2019. 1. I’ve titled the series “Blueprint: God’s Plan for the Church.” 2. As I mentioned two weeks ago, there is always a need to return to the basics and strengthen the foundation, and that is something we will ...read more

  • Reaching Upward, Inward And Outward

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 14, 2019
     | 2,850 views

    In this sermon, I present our congregation's theme for the year. We want to focus on growing our relationship with God, our relationships in the church, and our outreach to the world.

    Introduction: A. Once there was a football team who had never won a game. 1. So one day before practice the coach decided to have a talk with them. 2. He told them, “Boys, our offense is bad, our defense is horrible, and our special teams are the worst I have ever seen, so today we are going back ...read more

  • The God Of Me Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 7, 2019
     | 399 views

    After discussing the god of me, this sermon explores how two biblical people finally found in God what they had previously been looking for in the wrong places.

    A. One cold evening during the holiday season, a little boy was standing out in front of a store begging. 1. The little child had no shoes on and his clothes were mere rags. 2. A woman passing by saw the little boy and could read the longing in his dark eyes. 3. She took the child by the hand ...read more

  • Sunday: Fun Day Or Son Day?

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 31, 2018
     | 669 views

    The Sunday gathering of Christians for worship and fellowship is so important. In this sermon, we are challenged to make the Lord's Day a high priority in obedience to God.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of two men who were fishing one Sunday morning and when the fish weren’t biting they began to feel guilty about skipping church. 1. One man said, “I guess I should have gone to church rather than gone fishing.” 2. The other man replied, “Well, I couldn’t have gone ...read more

  • The God Of Family Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 17, 2018
     | 944 views

    In this sermon, we explore how family can become an idol and how we can keep this from happening.

    A. One day a Sunday School teacher was trying to drive home the importance of family life. 1. She illustrated her point by referring to the commandment “honor your mother and father.” 2. Then she added, “Now that we know God’s command for how we are to treat our parents, can any of you tell me a ...read more

  • The God Of Romance Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 11, 2018
     | 362 views

    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

  • The God Of Money Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 3, 2018
     | 479 views

    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

  • Thanksliving

    Contributed by David Owens on Nov 26, 2018
     | 705 views

    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