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  • What Kind Of Leaders? Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,973 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

  • Transformed And Passionate Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 16, 2008
     | 2,028 views

    Second in a series on our church’s vision; this one also addresses the issue of being passionate Christians, using Peter as an illustration of how Christ builds passion in us as followers.

    Series: Our Vision Sermon Title: Transformed and Passionate Don’t you just love this 2+ year election cycle? I heard on the news the Canadians are going to manage to have a national parliamentary election, start to finish, in 36 days! Wow. There’s a topic that keeps coming up ad nauseam -- ...read more

  • A Heart Like God's Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 9, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,198 views

    4th and final in series on Jonah.

    A Heart Like God’s Jonah 4:1-11 C. S. Lewis wrote, We are all.…under construction. Naturally, there’s unfinished lumber showing here and there -- protruding nails and unsightly scaffolding -- but it’s still clear that a work is in progress, that the Builder has committed Himself to bringing ...read more

  • Choosing The Best Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 8, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,412 views

    First in a series of four messages on our church’s vision statement; this deals with our vision to "develop authentic, passionate Christians"; using Luke 10:38-42 and John 12:1-8, passages about Mary, I draw lessons from her passion to know Christ and wor

    Our Vision: Choosing the Best Luke 10:38-42; John 12:1-8 The story of the basset hound appeared in Tacoma, Washington newspaper. The dog’s name was Tattoo. The reporter wrote, “Tattoo didn’t plan on going for a run that evening, but when his owner accidentally shut the poor dog’s leash in ...read more

  • God's Runaway Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 8, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,683 views

    First of four message from the book of Jonah

    God’s Runaway Jonah 1:1-17 Ever run away from home? I did more than once -- in my mind at least. I was maybe 5 or 6 at the time. And I played with the idea a lot. There was a problem, though -- when you live in Western Kansas like I did, you have a long way to go before you reach ...read more

  • How A Runaway Prays Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 8, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,681 views

    2nd Message in a series from the book of Jonah.

    Series: Jonah, God’s Runaway How a Runaway Prays Jonah 1:17--2:10 Dennis the Menace was always one of my favorite cartoon characters. Of course, I was never like him!! One classic cartoon showed him sitting in his little rocker, facing the corner, his usual place of punishment. He says ...read more

  • I'll Go, But I Won't Like It! Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 8, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,760 views

    3rd in a series on Jonah.

    Jonah: God’s Runaway I’ll go but I won’t like it Jonah 3:1-4:4 A young high school football player realized his size and ability would restrict his chances of playing, so he decided to try out as a punter. His team happened to be one that punted the football a bunch, so he figured ...read more

  • Christ, His Body And You Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Aug 25, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,754 views

    2nd in a series on Romans 12; this message deals with the connection believers have to Christ and the Church, and the unique capacities each is given in order to serve the Church.

    Trinity Baptist Church August 17, 2008 Combating Complacency Christ, His Body and You Romans 12:3-8 There was a Danish philosopher named Kierkegaard whose writings are weighty and tough to read. But that deep thinker one time told a simple parable that ...read more

  • Authentic Love Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Aug 25, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,398 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

  • Determined Devotion Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Aug 25, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 7,826 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

  • The Deposed King Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,792 views

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

    Trinity Baptist Church July 20, 2008 Portrait of a Politician The Deposed King 1 Samuel 15-31 In tough economic times maybe you’re thinking about polishing your resume and applying for a different job. If you find yourself looking, let me give you a little help. ...read more

  • The Lyin' King Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,712 views

    3rd in a series on King Saul, "Portrait of a Politician" -- looking at Saul’s failed leadership.

    Trinity Baptist Church July 13, 2008 Portrait of a Politician The Lyin’ King 1 Samuel 15:1-34 Norman Schwarzkopf called leadership a potent combination of strategy and character. But, then he said -- if you have to be without one, be without strategy. It would seem that far too ...read more

  • The Arrogant King Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,061 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

  • The Substitute King Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jun 23, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,701 views

    First in a series on the life and reign of Saul. This message deals with the results of Israel demanding a King, and of God giving them what they request.

    Trinity Baptist Church June 22, 2008 Series: Portrait of a Politician Title: The Substitute King 1 Samuel 8:1-22 I don’t know much about Samuel Clements -- Mark Twain -- when it comes to his faith. But he said something once which was dead on. He said, ...read more

  • Resurrection Reality

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,612 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