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  • Is Marriage That Important

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Aug 14, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    A sermon which deals with certain issues regarding the Marriage Amendment and same-sex marriages.

    I want to talk to you this morning about a topic that is sensitive to me, and is sensitive to a lot of you. As a warning, this sermon is rated PG—we are going to deal with some fairly sensitive issues, and I want to let you know that if you have children upstairs with us, we do have a children’s more

  • God Uses Imperfect People

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jun 19, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    From the book of Judges, we see the story of Ehud and how God uses imperfect people (like you and I) to accomplish his purposes.

    Now, this is not a true story—mind you, but an apocryphal writing in which the pope in medieval times was persuaded by some of his more conservative advisors to endure no longer the presence of Jews in the very heart and core of world Christianity. The Jews of Rome were evicted from their homes by more

  • The Importance Of Fathers

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jun 19, 2004
    based on 414 ratings

    A Father’s Day sermon dealing with three areas in which fathers are extremely important, as we wage war for our children against an ungodly society.

    The father of five children had won a toy at a raffle. He called his kids together to ask which of them should have the present. "Who is the most obedient?" he asked. "Who never talks back to mother? Who does everything she says?" Five small voices answered in unison. "Okay, dad, you get the more

  • Who Killed Jesus?

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Mar 6, 2004
    based on 47 ratings

    Dealing with the movie, "The Passion of the Christ", it deals with the question of who was really responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion.

    Today, I want to ask the question—who killed Jesus Christ? The answer is important, maybe more important than you realize. You see, there has been a lot of anti-Semitism because of the story of the passion, and there has been a lot of blame assessed to the Jewish people. In three days, a movie more

  • What To Do While We Are Waiting Pt. 2

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jan 17, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    This is the second in a two-part series on what God’s plan is for us while we wait for Christ’s return.

    I think I’ve told you this before, but a pastor asked a class of Sunday School children, "Who broke down the wall of Jericho?" A boy answered, "Not me, sir!" The pastor was noticeably upset and turned to the Sunday School teacher, "Is this typical?" She replied, "Pastor, the boy is a trusted and more

  • What To Do While We Are Waiting? Pt. 1

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jan 17, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    A two-part series on discovering what God would have us do while we wait for His return.

    I want to begin this morning by asking you a question: do you know what you are supposed to be doing? The question is simple enough—it’s a yes or no answer. But the implications of that answer range far beyond that. Ask a little child what he or she wants to be when they grow up, and they’ll more

  • Finishing Strong Series

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    Part 2 of a 2 part series on Philippians 3. This sermon deals with the importance of forgetting the past and pressing on.

    GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS FOR A PASTOR Good News: You baptized seven people today in the river. Bad News: You lost two of them in the swift current. Good News: The Women’s Guild voted to send you a get-well card. Bad News: The vote passed 31-30. Good News: The Elder Board accepted your job more

  • Where Does Your Pride Come From? Series

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    Part 1 in a 2 part series on Philippians 3. This series deals with considering everything loss compared to knowing Jesus Christ

    Where does your pride come from? Thursday night we had our bowling league—EXPLAIN—175 avg, most improved player—26 pins ALL PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS MEANT NOTHING THAT NIGHT. The 10th hole at Stone Hedge--$5,000. Yesterday, I registered for classes—smart, getting a degree… Where should we get our more

  • Are You Stuck In The Past? Series

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 47 ratings

    Part one in a two part series on a vision for the future for the church. This particular sermon deals with those who long for the "good old days" for some reason or another.

    I hope that all of you have had a happy new year. And I hope that you’ve all made your New Year’s Resolutions, and that you’ve all kept them up to this point. She may have missed the point of New Year’s Resolutions. With an eagerness to make some changes in the area of financial habits, the lady more

  • What Kind Of Spirit?

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Dec 1, 2003
    based on 5 ratings

    This is a sermon dealing with the issue of fear in a believer’s life, understanding that God did not give us a spirit of fear.

    I want to turn in your Bibles to 2 Timothy 1. I want to read to you this morning the verse that we are going to focus our time on this morning—READ IT and PRAY. I want to tell you about someone I know, and his name is Roddy. Roddy went to BBC, and he didn’t always abide by the rules. In fact, more

  • The Innkeeper

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Dec 1, 2003
    based on 48 ratings

    The third in a series on The Three People Missed at Christmas. This focuses on a personage of the innkeeper, who was so close to the Savior, but missed the boat.

    Have you ever missed the boat? Have you ever gotten so wrapped up in things that you have missed out on the main reason for doing what you do? The rich industrialist from the North was horrified to find the southern fisherman lying lazily beside his boat, smoking a pipe. "Why aren’t you out more

  • Why Should I Be Thankful

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Nov 25, 2003
    based on 64 ratings

    A one-shot sermon dealing with the question of why we should be thankful in the bad times of life.

    An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that evolution had created. "What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!", he said to himself. As he was walking along the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. When he turned to see what the casue more

  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Nov 11, 2003
    based on 30 ratings

    This sermon is based on the realities of life and heaven, interacting with Mitch Albom’s book, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven".

    (Please note, there are times when I refer to the book and quote it. Due to copywrite laws, I have just referred to the page number.) Influence. When I say that word, what comes to mind? Three lobbyists in Washington, D.C. were debating how to determine their degree of power with the White more

  • Dealing With Discouragement

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Sep 21, 2003
    based on 159 ratings

    Looking at the life of Elijah, this sermons examines how we can overcome discouragement in our lives

    A little girl had been trying for months to learn the art of tying her shoes. She finally grasped the knack and was able to do it by herself. Her parents expected the child to be delighted, but were surprised by her disappointment. Her father asked why she was crying. She sobbed, "I just learned more

  • The Power Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Sep 21, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    The Third in a series of three sermons dealing with the hurts in life and how God expects us to handle them.

    Things that you hope you don’t hear while you are being operated on: Better save that; we’ll need it for the autopsy. Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that? Ya’ know ... there’s big money in kidneys ... and this guy’s got two of ’em. That’s cool! Now can you make his leg more