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  • Holding A Grudge

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 11, 2018
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    People are hurt by those who hold grudges instead of following the will of God.

    Holding A Grudge Mark 6: 14 – 29 Intro: A Judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce. He asked, “What are the grounds for your divorce?” She replied, “About 4 acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by.” “No,” he said, “I mean more

  • Two By Two

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 10, 2018

    The responses to the message of Christ Jesus and the amazement of Jesus at unbelief and belief.

    2 By 2 Mark 6: 1 – 13 Intro: Two little boys were on their way home after attending Sunday school where the lesson had been about the devil. One boy asked the other, “What do you think about this “devil thing”? The other boy responded, “You know how Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the more

  • Touch

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 22, 2018
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    Jesus can "touch" our lives and make us whole

    Touch Mark 5: 21 – 43 Intro: “How can you claim to have all these injuries?” asked the insurance company’s lawyer. “According to the police report, you said you were not hurt.” The New Yorker. “After the accident I was lying on the road in a lot of pain, and I heard someone say the horse had more

  • Fear

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 21, 2018

    Satan stops at nothing to make us think that God doesn't exist or doesn't care.

    Fear Mark 4:35- 41 Introduction: 2003 in Paris with Jennifer at Eiffel tower. --- Level 1, Level 2. Another GLASS ELEVATOR! Clung to pole in center listening to my heart pounding. Wasn’t afraid. I WAS TERRIFIED!! What are you afraid of? I. VS. 35 “Let us go across to the other more

  • Umbrella Faith

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 11, 2018

    Man plants the seeds of the kingdom and God causes the growth.

    Umbrella Faith Mark 4:26 – 34 Intro: PASTOR: “There is nothing we can do but pray for rain. Go home, pray, believe and come back next Sunday ready to thank God for sending rain. NEXT SUNDAY PASTOR: “We can’t worship today because you do not believe.” MEMBER:”Pastor, we prayed and we do more

  • Carefully Taught

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 6, 2018

    Racism, materialism, and all the other "isms" in our experience must be taught.

    Carefully Taught Mark 3: 20 - 35 Intro: 1949 – South Pacific – song that nearly derailed the debut of the musical. “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear. You’ve got to be taught from year to year. It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear. You’ve got to be carefully taught. more

  • As I Have Loved You

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 2, 2015

    A sermon for Maundy Thursday based on the Words of Institution.

    I Corinthians 11: 23 – 26 As I Have Loved You Intro: Some time ago there was a television commercial that ended with, “Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven.” That is especially true of bread. Nothing smells as wonderful as bread baking in the oven. In more

  • Sheep Or Goats

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 23, 2014

    We judge people by their outward appearance. God judges us by what we have done for "the least of these.l"

    Sheep or Goat – Matthew 25:31-46 Intro: Raise your hand if you would: Like to loose 20 pounds. Like to be taller? Like to be seen as a prize Persian when you are really an old alley cat. Perhaps you know someone who thinks they are a prize poodle when they are really just a more

  • A.w.o.l.

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 2, 2014

    We are called by Christ to be telling of the saving love of Christ Jesus not locked away in our beautiful sanctuaries singing choruses to the sound of drums and guitars.

    Luke 24: 44 – 53 / A.W.O.L. Intro: Why is it was necessary to take subjects like history, algebra, geometry or chemistry. --- “It will open your mind to other things. It will broaden your horizons.” I. The events of the recent past had the minds of the disciples working more

  • Then You Will Know

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 2, 2014

    We will only know the true love of Christ when we love everyone without qualifications attached.

    John 14: 15 – 24 / Then You Will Know Intro: The Beatles were asked to come up with a song containing a simple message to be understood by all nationalities. "All You Need Is Love" is a song written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was first performed by The Beatles more

  • Being One

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 8, 2013

    Sermon for the 7th Sunday of Easter, the Festival of the Christian Home (Mother's Day), Year C, 2013

    John 17: 20 - 26 / Being One Intro: I begin this morning with 4 questions. I want you to raise your hand if you know the answers: 1) What is my full name? 2) Can you name any school that I have attended? 3) What is my favorite color? 4) What is my favorite book of the Bible? Now, I more

  • Keeping The Word

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 2, 2013

    Sermon for the 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C, 2013

    John 14: 23 – 39 Keeping The Word Intro: According to legend, a desert wanderer discovered a spring of cool, crystal-clear water. It tasted so good, he filled a leather container with the precious liquid so he could bring it to the king. After a long journey, he presented his gift to more

  • Love One Another

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 25, 2013
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    Sermon for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C, 2013

    Love One Another – John 13: 31 - 35 Intro: In 1993 Tina Turner released a song titled, “What’s Love Got To Do With it.” “What’s love got to do, got to do with it. What’s love but a second hand emotion. What’s love got to do, got to do with it? more

  • Tell Us Plainly

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 19, 2013

    Sermon for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Year C, 2013

    John 10: 22 – 30 / Tell Us Plainly Intro: Many people know the story of Hansel and Gretel who wandered into the woods and found a house built of bread and covered with cakes and candies. Because they were starving, they began to eat the house. Suddenly a woman came creeping out and they more

  • Do You Love Me?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 11, 2013
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    Sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C, 2013

    John 21: 1 – 19 / Do You Love Me? Intro: Each person has been asked at least one of these questions by someone who has some “feelings” for them: Do you love me? Why do you love me? Or How much do you love me? If we were able to ask Jesus that question, he might answer: more