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  • Samson, Part 2: Kryptonite Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Jul 13, 2021
     | 110 views

    We all deal with little pieces of our world that can sap us our strength and immobilize us. Learn how to identify your Kryptonite and how, with God's help, to neutralize it.

    Good morning. Please turn in your Bibles to Judges chapter 14. I think this is going to be our last sermon in this series. Next week, brother Mel Johnson will be filling in while I’m at kids camp. However, there is a whole lot to cover in these three chapters, so if we don’t get to all of it ...read more

  • Samson, Part One: The Eyes Have It Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Jun 26, 2021
     | 234 views

    Before Samson was even born, God was painting a beautiful picture of salvation with his life.

    Samson, Part One: “The Eyes Have It” Judges 13 Good morning! Please open your Bibles to Judges 13. As we move through the book of Judges… we come now to one of the most interesting stories in the Bible… maybe one of the most well-known—Samson. When I say, “Samson,” what do you think of? [hair, ...read more

  • Jephthah: The Dangers Of Designer Dog Faith Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Jun 26, 2021
     | 122 views

    The tragic, awful story of Jephthah shows us what happens when we try to piece together our own version of what it means to follow God.

    Jephthah: The Danger of Designer Dog Faith Judges 10-12 Please open your Bibles to Judges 10. Happy Father’s day. The stereotype with going to church on mothers day and fathers day s that on mother’s day, mothers get built up, and on fathers day, fathers get beat up. But today, I guarantee ...read more

  • Part 4: Gideon V. Midian Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on May 4, 2021
     | 290 views

    For the fourth time, Israel repeats their sin cycle. Why can't they just stay saved?

    [Open with video of opening scene from "The Incredibles," where Mr Incredible says, "No matter how many times you save the world, it always ends up in jeopardy again] How many of you have ever felt like Mr. Incredible from that video? “No matter how many times you save the world, it ...read more

  • Part 3: Listen Up, Boys And Girls (A Call To Lead) Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Apr 27, 2021
     | 413 views

    Deborah and Jael might make you rethink your idea of a woman of godly character.

    [Grateful for JD Greaar's sermon series "Broken Saviors" for much of the outline for this sermon] Good morning. Please turn in your Bibles to Judges 4. I have a friend from my high school youth group named Melissa. She’s brilliant—got her doctorate in English literature, has been a ...read more

  • Love Reigns Over My Past (2 Corinthians 5:15-21) Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Mar 21, 2021
     | 1,177 views

    Jesus’ death and resurrection proves He can rule over everything. Even your biggest mistakes.

    [adapted from Sermon Central’s “Love Reigns” sermon kit] Good morning! Please open your Bibles to 2 Corinthians, chapter 5. We begin a new series this morning called “Love Reigns.” Between now and Easter, we are going to talk about how love reigns over our past, our present, and our future. This ...read more

  • The Last Habit: That All May See Your Progress (1 Tim. 4:10-16) Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Mar 1, 2021
     | 1,022 views

    Concluding our series on spiritual disciplines, we look at the discipline of decision making, and why it matters to live a life of visible holiness.

    The Last Habit: That All May See Your Progress (1 Timothy 4:10-16) Good morning. Please open your Bibles to 1 Timothy 4 Today we are wrapping up our series on developing spiritual disciplines. Next week, Cody will be preaching as part of our DNow weekend, and after that, we will be starting ...read more

  • Habits Of Pruning, Part 3: Withness (Luke 7:36-50) Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Feb 19, 2021
     | 547 views

    Withness is the art of making the person in front of you feel like they are the most important person in the world to you. How are you with that?

    We are coming to the close of our series on cultivating spiritual disciplines. We’ve got two more disciplines to talk about, and next week I will wrap up with what this all means in terms of a life of holiness. So let me just remind you where we’ve been. We are looking at eight habits we can ...read more

  • Habits Of Pruning, Part 2: Fasting (Matthew 6:16-18) Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Feb 13, 2021
     | 994 views

    Fasting is probably the least understood of the spiritual disciplines. But it has the potential to be one of the most rewarding.

    [I am very grateful to SermonCentral contributor Jim Luthy for his sermon "To Fast or Not to Fast." His opening illustration and structure formed the backbone of this sermon.] Good morning. Please open your Bibles to Matthew 6. How many of you are tea drinkers? I know we are in the ...read more

  • Habits Of Pruning, Part 1: Sabbath (Exodus 16) Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Feb 8, 2021
     | 654 views

    Sabbath reminds us that God's got this. And He's got us, too.

    Good morning. Please open your Bibles to Exodus 16. We’re going to look at several scripture passages this morning, but the biggest chunk is going to come from Exodus 16, so you can go ahead and turn there. For the past several weeks we’ve been talking about developing spiritual disciplines. ...read more

  • Habits Of Abiding, Part 2: Community And Accountability Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Feb 8, 2021
     | 739 views

    We don't often think of community as a spiritual discipline. But its one the body of Christ literally can't do without.

    Good morning. Please turn in your Bibles to Romans chapter 15. We are continuing our series on spiritual disciplines. When we started this, I introduced you to this illustration of building a trellis—a framework on which your spiritual life can grow. The trellis helps the plant grow in a healthy ...read more

  • Training Vs. Trying Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Feb 8, 2021
     | 414 views

    We tend to overcomplicate "spiritual maturity." But really maturity just comes down to two things: Can you feed yourself, and are you reproducing?

    Good morning. Please open your Bibles to Hebrews 5. We are starting a new series called “Next Steps.” Appropriate for the beginning of the year, isn’t it? The New Year is always a great time to try to begin a new program or routine or regimen. Nothing wrong with that. There is something about ...read more

  • "a Person's A Person"

    Contributed by James Jackson on Jan 18, 2021
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,552 views

    A sermon for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, based on Psalm 139

    In December of 1948, the newly-formed United Nations met in Paris France to draft what would become the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was just a few years after the end of World War II. Keep in mind that World War II, at least in Europe, was fought to defeat Adolf Hitler. Hitler had ...read more

  • All Things New

    Contributed by James Jackson on Dec 29, 2020
     | 3,066 views

    Good riddance to a tough year, and here's to the promise of a new year, where Jesus can and does make all things new.

    [I am thankful for Charles Spurgeon's New Years Sermon of 1885. Much of the thought of this sermon came from that one.] “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” — Revelation 21: 5 Good morning. Please open your Bibles to Revelation 21. I hope your Christmas was ...read more

  • Rediscover Love Series

    Contributed by James Jackson on Dec 21, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,481 views

    Love breaks down every barrier that divides us. Nothing illustrates that better than the Christmas story itself.

    Rediscover Love 1 John 4:7-16 Good morning. Please turn in your Bibles to 1 John 4. While you are finding 1 John, let me tell you a story. There were once two old farmers. Their farms shared a property line, and for generations their families had lived next to one another. Both farms benefitted ...read more