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  • Who Is Jesus? Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 18, 2018
     | 200 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
     | 916 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
     | 402 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
     | 947 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
     | 529 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
     | 3,211 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
     | 2,798 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
     | 3,017 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

  • We Can Work It Out Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 5, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,279 views

    As we look at Paul's instructions for Euodia and Syntyche and how they can get along, we also can learn about how to get along with others and how to help others get along with each other.

    Introduction: A. Let’s start today’s sermon with an old poem I really like called “The Perfect Church” I think that I shall never see, A Church that’s all it ought to be; A Church whose members never stray, Beyond the Strait and Narrow way; A Church that has no empty pews, Whose Preacher never ...read more

  • Where Is Your Citizenship? Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 28, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,458 views

    Are we more impacted by our earthly citizenship or our heavenly citizenship? God wants us to be dwellers on earth but controlled by heaven.

    Introduction: A. I read the story of a senior citizen who was driving down the highway when his cellphone rang through his Bluetooth car audio system. 1. He pushed the button and answered the phone, it was his wife. 2. The elderly man’s wife urgently warned him, saying, “I just heard on the ...read more

  • Pressing Toward The Prize Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 29, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,882 views

    In this sermon, we discover how Paul was able to finish the Christian race.

    Introduction: A. One day the devil gathered all his demons together to review their work. 1. The first demon reported, “I let loose the wild beasts of the desert on a caravan of Christians and their bones are now bleaching in the sand.” a. The devil replied, “What good was that? Now they are ...read more

  • Learning What Counts (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 22, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,008 views

    In contrast to the works righteousness that Paul had been striving for before he became a Christian, Paul embraced the faith righteousness that comes through the grace of God by faith in Jesus.

    Introduction: A. When life goes well for people who do not know the Lord they feel elated. 1. When hard times come they sink into despair. 2. But true joy enables us to rise above the rolling waves of circumstance. 3. Joy comes from a consistent relationship with Jesus Christ. 4. When our ...read more

  • God Has A Dream

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 15, 2018
     | 1,983 views

    God's dream for the church is that it is made up of people of all kinds who love each other and for the church to teach the world how to live together in harmony.

    “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are equal.” 1. With those words, Abraham Lincoln changed the course of history. B. Fast forward 100 years to a sweltering August day in ...read more

  • 10 New Year's Resolutions From Solomon, The Wise Man

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 1, 2018
     | 3,112 views

    Proverbs 3 offers a number of good principles for the New Year.

    Introduction: A. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I pray that together we have a blessed New Year. B. I thought you might enjoy learning the history of the “Baby New Year.” 1. Britannica.com reports that the original “Baby New Year” was born in ancient Greece. 2. It was their custom to ...read more

  • A Priceless Pair Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 18, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,181 views

    Paul wrote some very encouraging things about Timothy and Epaphroditus that offer us excellent examples to follow.

    Introduction: A. One day a man went to the doctor because he was concerned about his lessening level of energy. 1. He told his doctor that he wasn't able to do all the things around the house that he used to do. 2. When the examination was complete, the man said to the doctor, “Now, Doc, I can ...read more