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  • Hope

    Contributed by James Chandler on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 4,861 views

    This message deals with the source and power of hope in our lives.

    I can remember as a young boy saying prayer for the family one Thanksgiving meal. In my prayer I included the phrase, "Dear God, I sure hope the Oakland Raiders make it to the Superbowl." I learned that wasn’t really appropriate. As I grew, I also learned that real hope is not the kind of hope I ...read more

  • Jesus And Candy Canes Series

    Contributed by James Chandler on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,462 views

    This message uses a simple candy cane to communicate the gospel and shows how a symbol like this can be used to evangelize others.

    According to legend there was a candy maker who wanted to invent a candy that was a witness to Christ. First of all, he used a hard candy because Christ is the rock of ages. This hard candy was shaped so that it would resemble a “J” for Jesus or, turned upside down, a shepherd’s staff. He made it ...read more

  • Leadership Series

    Contributed by James Chandler on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 3,851 views

    First in a series looking at how Christ has built His house, the Church

    The House That Jesus Built. Leadership Matthew 16:24 24Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Leaders: A.) Know it all starts with attitude. Before God can use a Christian as a leader, the ...read more

  • Real Worship Series

    Contributed by James Chandler on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 76 ratings
     | 4,357 views

    This is the third sermon in the series "Making The Church Great." It focuses on the role of each Christian to contribute to worship in the church.

    Making the church great. Real Worship. Psalm 95 1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD ; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all ...read more

  • I Pledge Allegiance To The Bible

    Contributed by James Chandler on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 8,295 views

    We had an evening dedicated to "God’s Word." We had special music, the Pledge to the Bible, and a devotional.

    On a Sunday night, we had seven different people each get up and share their favorite Bible verse, and what that verse means to their lives. Then I shared the following devotional. I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and will make it a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path, ...read more

  • The Heart Of Jesus' Prayer

    Contributed by James Chandler on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 196 ratings
     | 14,296 views

    The things that were closest to Jesus in his prayes ought to be the things closest to us.

    The Lords Prayer John 17 I was driving the other day with my family when a car cut me off. I pulled out to go around him. As I sped up so did he. Faster and faster we both accelerated. Finally I put on the brakes so I could let him go. AS I slowed down, so did he. Now I was furious. I ...read more

  • Reaching The Summit

    Contributed by James Chandler on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,117 views

    Salvation is not a destination but a journey that will take us to the summit of the mountain.

    The Summit of Salvation Salvation is not a destination but a journey. Salvation does not bring us to immersion to leave us. Salvation takes us on a journey that will takes up places we have never been. See things we have never seen. Reach heights we have never reached. I was on the ...read more

  • Godliness And Contentment

    Contributed by James Chandler on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 4,128 views

    Two important ingredients in the life of the Christian are godliness and contentment. This sermon will challenge us to take on both in our lives.

    Two ingredients of a Healthy Christian I can remember one day while my wife was at work I decided to make brownies for my two boys who were 5 and 2 years old. I tried to get all the right ingredients ready and discovered I had no cooking oil for the pan. I searched through the cupboard and ...read more

  • Independence Day

    Contributed by James Chandler on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 3,600 views

    God wants us to be free in Christ. This sermon shows how he wants us to experience true freedom.

    Independance Day On the 4th of July, my family went to a drive in movie theater. We saw the movie "Finding Nemo". The movie was about a little fish named Nemo who swam too close to a boat. He was captured by a scuba diver and put in a fish tank in the office of a dentist. The whole movie ...read more

  • Foundation Of The Church

    Contributed by James Chandler on Jul 2, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 776 views

    10 Foundational Beliefs of the Peebles Church of Christ. A sermon I delivered on a Friend Day.

    Jim Chandler Peebles Church of Christ. What is the Church of Christ built on? The Peebles Church of Christ is built on 10 foundational beliefs. 1. The Bible is true. (2nd Timothy 3:16-17) We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word to the world. The Bible is God ...read more

  • What Does Your Church Believe?

    Contributed by James Chandler on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 945 views

    The church is not a building, or a service, but a group of believers gathered in Christ’s name.

    What is the church? The Perfect Church If you should find the perfect church Without one fault or smear, For goodness sake! Don’t join that church; You’d spoil the atmosphere. If you should find the perfect church Where all anxieties cease Then pass it by, lest joining it You’d mar ...read more

  • In Jesus' Name

    Contributed by James Chandler on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,382 views

    We pray in Jesus’ name...what else should we do in Jesus’ name?

    In Jesus Name We Play Colossians 3:17 It started as a slip up during a prayer before a church softball game. The minister was leading everyone in prayer. As he closed in prayer he accidently said, "In Jesus’ name we play." That phrase caught on and soon others were praying before softball ...read more

  • Parable Of The Three Baseball Fans

    Contributed by James Chandler on May 19, 2003
    based on 126 ratings
     | 11,433 views

    This is a parable that I created to illustrate the different types of people responding to Christ.

    The Parable of the Three Baseball Fans I Corinthians 9:24-27 NOTE: Before I entered the auditorium, I changed into a baseball uniform. As the organist played and the people sang “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” I entered the auditorium and walked up on stage. I loved seeing the surprised ...read more

  • When Disaster Strikes

    Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 21, 2003
    based on 275 ratings
     | 13,562 views

    This message based around the story of Lazarus will share five essential principles to making it though difficult times in our lives!

    When Disaster Strikes John 11:1-45 The following was written by Jack Jordan newspaper editor recording the events of April 3, 1974. An uneasiness nagged at me as I checked over proofs for the next day’s paper. It was Wednesday, April 3, 1974 about 4 o’clock on a gray afternoon. More than ...read more

  • Expressions Of Love

    Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 114 ratings
     | 2,660 views

    Jesus shows us in the Last Supper and in the Garden, four wonderful expressions of love.

    As I recited from memory the following scripture, I also washed the feet of a male teen on stage for dramatic effect. It added greatly to the message. John 13 1It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved ...read more