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  • What Kind Of Leaders? Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,997 views

    The third in a series on our church’s vision statement -- this one dealing with the area of "developing reproducing leaders" -- leaders who are servants.

    Our Vision: What kind of leaders? Luke 22:14-27 Warren Bennis teaches and writes and is a keen observer of American culture. Over a decade ago, he wrote, "Leadership is a word on everyone’s lips. The young fight against it. Police seek it. Experts claim it. Artists spurn it. Scholars want it. ...read more

  • Determined Devotion Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Aug 25, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 7,889 views

    First of a series of three messages on Romans 12. This message deals with the call to offer ourselves wholly to Christ.

    Trinity Baptist Church August 10, 2008 Combating Complacency Determined Devotion Romans 12:1, 2 Did you hear about the college students who wanted to form a new organization on their campus? They called it the “Apathy Club”? Their “Apathy Club” wasn’t going to be like any ...read more

  • Authentic Love Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Aug 25, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,427 views

    3rd and last in a series on Romans 12. This message addresses the call and the ways believers are to authentically loving other believers and unbelievers.

    Trinity Baptist Church August 24, 2008 Combating complacency Authentic Love Romans 12:9-21 Some of you remember that once upon a time I was -- sort of a hippie. It was during college -- Patty and I both attended K-State. My second Summer in college ...read more

  • The Arrogant King Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,121 views

    2nd in a series on King Saul, "Portrait of a Politician" -- looking at Saul’s failed leadership.

    June 29, 2008 Portrait of a Politician The Arrogant King 1 Samuel 13:5-15 Robert Clinton has studied and written a great deal about leadership. Clinton has come to the conclusion that over 70% of leaders don’t finish well. For Christian leaders, he offers six factors that contribute to ...read more

  • Resurrection Reality

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,661 views

    Easter sermon based on Christ raising Lazarus from death.

    Trinity Baptist Church Easter, March 23, 2008 Resurrection Reality John 11:1-46 (Opening Illustration and material from Ray Pritchard) When Barry Grunow left for work that Friday morning, he had no idea he’d never return home. It was the last day of school at Lake Worth Community Middle ...read more

  • God's Open Doors Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Mar 10, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,128 views

    God opens doors as we pray and act with wisdom and grace toward unbelievers.

    Trinity Baptist Church March 9, 2008 Against the Tide God�s Open Doors Colossians 4:2-6 This week I read about a new book which has been on best-seller lists recently. The book was written by a pastor and his wife -- its title is Thirty Days to Live. Apparently it examines the ...read more

  • Godliness, Manhood And Leadership, Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Mar 5, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 9,984 views

    From a conference for college-age men on what it means to be a man, God’s man and God’s leader.

    Godliness, Manhood and Leadership As men, we’re in crisis. The crisis we experience is deeper and more pervasive than probably any of us realize. It’s a crisis which impacts us first as males -- then it shifts – and it twists and troubles relationships with others, especially with women. ...read more

  • Godliness, Manhood And Leadership, Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Mar 5, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,110 views

    Second message from a conference for college-age men on what it means to be a man, God’s man and God’s leader.

    Part 2 (Evening session) This morning we talked about our predicament as men; primarily we centered on two issues. One issue is what we face because of our inheritance from Adam in the sin nature and Adam’s abdication. The other is a bunch of cultural baggage from which we have an extremely ...read more

  • Looking Forward Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Aug 2, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,367 views

    The second of a two part series at the beginning of the New Year; this one, regarding what can we give ourselves to as a new year dawns.

    Trinity Baptist Church January 14, 2007 Looking forward (Psalm 39:4-6) (Played “Resolve” video from www.sermonspice.com) That video addresses it: a year begins and many of us get -- temporarily -- motivated to set goals, make promises or lay out new directions. Some of those actually ...read more

  • A Bold Request Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 2, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 6,962 views

    Third in a four-part series from Ruth. Ruth in faith requests that Boaz take her as his wife. She models for us the sort of risks God will ask us to take if we press out in faith, knowing His character.

    Trinity Baptist Church June 24, 2007 Ruth: God redeems A bold request Ruth 3:1-18 Marriage proposals come in all shapes and varieties. From the stories I’ve heard, many proposals don’t happen soon enough for one or the other person in the relationship! I have to admit -- ...read more

  • The Road Home Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 2, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,995 views

    First in a four-part series on the book of Ruth; from chapter 1, the faithlessness of Elimilech and Naomi and the faithful, loyal pledge of Ruth.

    Trinity Baptist Church June 10, 2007 Ruth: God redeems The Road Home Ruth 1:1-22 Chuck Swindoll describes how -- several decades ago -- Atlantic codfish were transported from the coast to the middle of the US. The shippers had problems at first. Their early freezing methods left ...read more

  • Hope Rekindled Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 2, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,792 views

    Second in a four-part series on the book of Ruth; from chapter 2, the kindness of God is revealed in Ruth’s and Boaz’ actions and hope is rekindled for Naomi as God provides.

    Trinity Baptist Church June 17, 2007 Ruth: God redeems Hope Rekindled! Ruth 2:1-24 Someone wrote, "Anytime you get to know another person, you’ll likely discover something. Invariably, people are marked by two kinds of past experiences -- both of them from earlier relationships. The two ...read more

  • The Best Is Yet To Come Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 2, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,313 views

    Final in a four-part series from Ruth. Boaz fulfills his promise to redeem Ruth and illustrates Christ’s redemption of us.

    Trinity Baptist Church July 1, 2007 Ruth: God Redeems The best is yet to come Ruth 4:1-22 I love a good read. And I really like stories with good endings. The book of Ruth gives us both. We’ve seen what a great piece of drama it is. Ruth is one of the Bible’s shorter books -- it only ...read more

  • Experiencing Generosity

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Apr 3, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,251 views

    I attended a conference sponsored by the Generous Giving organization and our Baptist General Conference. This is the second message I delivered after that conference, this one based on 2 Corinthians 9. I borrowed the significantly from Jim Cunningham’s

    Trinity Baptist Church April 1, 2007 Experiencing Generosity 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 (the introduction and part of first segment was borrowed from Jim Cunningham’s message: "Not in Polite Company") In our culture, there are some things we just don’t discuss with others ...read more

  • A Look Back Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jan 8, 2007
    based on 62 ratings
     | 35,505 views

    First of a two part series at the beginning of the new year. Three questions to ask ourselves about how we’ve been doing spiritually -- a "New Year’s check up" on the status quo.

    Trinity Baptist Church January 7, 2006 A Look Back Psalm 39:4-6 Patty and I joined a gym a while back. There’s something different about this one. You don’t just join and then show up and begin working out on your own. Early in your membership, you have an ...read more