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  • Fight The Good Fight Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Apr 11, 2011
    based on 10 ratings

    This message is designed to encourage us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives and do so in such a way as to bring glory to God.

    Fight The Good Fight Of Faith, 1 Timothy 6:11-16 & 20-21 INTRODUCTION: A. The apostle Paul writes For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph more

  • Measure Our Days

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 21, 2010
    based on 13 ratings

    The purpose of this message is to show us the brevity of life and encourage us to pursue things of everlasting value.

    MEASURE OUR DAYS Psalm 39:4-7 INTRODUCTION: A. What are you planning on doing tomorrow? 1. How about next week? 2. Got plans for next month or even next year? 3. I ask these questions because we are prone to think that life is both predictable and controllable. a. I doubt more

  • God’s Answers Are Always Appropriate Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 21, 2010
    based on 28 ratings

    The purpose of this message is to help us get an understanding that the sovereign God always speaks in such an appropriate manner to give guidance.

    GOD’S ANSWERS ARE ALWAYS APPROPRIATE Habakkuk 2:2-20 INTRODUCTION: A. If you have been here for the last few weeks you know, by now, that Habakkuk is having a rough go of things 1. He has been praying and God has been answering, but not in the way he would have liked a. Judah was more

  • I Don't Understand Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Apr 26, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    This message deals with the Sovereignty of God and the place of faith in living for Him when things don't seem to be going the way we feel they should.

    WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? A SERIES FROM HABAKKUK God, I Don’t Understand Habakkuk 1:2-11 INTRODUCTION: A. Have you watched the news lately? It would seem that things are in terrible shape. 1. Our society is in terrible shape a. Greedy mortgage companies have put our more

  • Our Life For God: For His Glory Or Ours? Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Oct 14, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This message is intended to help us come to the understanding that we are to live for the glory of God and that our future rewards, or lack thereof, are dependent on how we do.

    OUR LIFE FOR GOD: FOR HIS GLORY OR OURS? Colossians 3:23-25 INTRODUCTION: A. Folks, you are here this morning to bring glory to God! 1. That is what life is all about – God’s Glory! 2. I hope you do, but if not don’t worry, hopefully by the end of our time together you more

  • The Prayer For God's Church Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 21, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    To see God inject the essence of this prayer into the church and to encourage His people to seek His will.

    FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST “THE PRAYER FOR GOD’S CHURCH” Colossians 1:9-12 INTRODUCTION: A. Last week we started our study through the letter of Paul to the Colossians 1. Paul began by praising them for their love of Christ 2. He spoke of their faith, love and hope in the gospel 3. more

  • Reasons To Give Thanks Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 21, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    To encourage God’s people to be thankful because He has blessed us greatly in Christ Jesus and He continues to be here with us.

    FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST A MESSAGE SERIES FROM COLOSSIANS Reasons To Give Thanks Colossians 1:12-20 INTRODUCTION: A. Following Paul’s praise of the church at Colosse and his pray for them He expresses an attitude of thankfulness. 1. Now you might think “So what?” 2. Paul has been more

  • The Place Of Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    The message is intended to help us gain a thankful heart and express it to God in everyplace we might find ourselves.

    THE PLACE OF THANKSGIVING 1 Thessalonians 5:18 INTRODUCTION: A. Thanksgiving Day is a distinctive holiday. It doesn’t commemorate a battle or anyone’s birthday or anniversary. It is simply a day set aside to express our nation’s thanks to our nation’s God. 1. In 1789, George Washington more

  • From Vison To Victory: Putting The Pieces Together

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Oct 27, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    This message was given for our "Vision Casting Day." It was meant to encourage us to move forward with God in establishing His vision for His church. The formula "Vision + Faith + Action = Victory was gleaned from Jerry Dunn in a message by that name.

    FROM VISION TO VICTORY - Putting The Pieces Together! Numbers 13-14 and Joshua 6 INTRODUCTION: A. Praise the Lord! 1. The psalmist stated O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. [2] Let the redeemed of the Lord say so…Psa 107:1-2 2. We have more

  • Christian Disciplines: Solitude & Silence

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Sep 22, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    The purpose of this lesson is to expose God’s children to an aspect of spiritual discipline that has been forgotten & encourage us to make it a part of our spiritual lives.

    CHRISTIAN DISCIPLINES – Solitude and Quiet* Matthew 6:6 INTRODUCTION: A. Here I have a 3 minute egg timer, which actually runs about 3minutes and 5 seconds. 1. First thing I want you to do is get a thought about God to think on – got it? 2. When I say go, I will turn the timer over more

  • The Ministry Of A Child Of God Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Aug 31, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    The purpose of this message is to help us understand that the church is to minister to all walks of life and all kinds of people as God gives us the opportunity and to encourage us to reach out to the needy in our communities.

    THE MINISTRY OF A CHILD OF GOD Acts 9:32-43 INTRODUCTION: A. The summer Olympics ended this past week in Beijing, China. 1. And it is natural for the games to be nationalistic – we each root for those who are of our own nation taking pride in those who win a. Who could not shout more

  • The Declaration Of Eternal Independence

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 7, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    This was an Independence Day message. A nation is only as free as its citizens, and if they are in bondage to sin so is the nation. This message is intended to stress the necissity to be set free from sin. Only then shall we be free indeed.

    THE DECLARATION OF ETERNAL INDEPENDENCE John 8:31-36 INTRODUCTION: A. The Pledge of Allegiance B. Many came to the Americas to find freedom but after many years of injustice and indignities brought about by King George the III the colonists had had enough. 1. The citizens of more

  • Do You Smell? Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Sep 5, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    the purpose of this message is to help us realize that our lives are to be dedicated to God – they are to be a living sacrifice to His glory! A sweet smelling odor to God.

    MAKING SENSE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD – SMELL Romans 12:1 Do You Smell? INTRODUCTION: A. I have saved this message on smell for last for a number of reasons 1. I was not sure how much information I might find in my Bible concerning the sense of smell 2. Secondly, I had no idea more

  • What's In A Touch? Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Aug 26, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    The purpose of this messageis to help us understand the importance of our relationship to God through a study of the sense of touch.

  • Taste And See Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Aug 12, 2007
    based on 25 ratings

    This is the third in a 5 part series designed to help us look at our realtionship to God through the perspective of the five senses. The purpose of this message is to encourage believers in our great God and bring them to rejoice in all our Soveriegn Lord

    MAKING SENSE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD – TASTE Psalm 34:8 INTRODUCTION: A. So far in this series on “Making Sense of Our Relationship to God” we have looked at two of the five sense: Hearing and Seeing 1. This morning we are going to be looking at our sense of taste 2. Our more