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  • How Much Does Christmas Really Cost

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 17, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,725 views

    A sermon about how much it cost Jesus to be in a redemptive relationship with us and how we should pay the same costs to be in quality relationships with others.

    Each year PNC Wealth Management calculates the cost of buying all 364 items repeated in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The financial services company tracks the items - including gold rings (up big), swans (more expensive than you think) and maids a-milking (at minimum wage) ...read more

  • The Partner Of Parenthood

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Jun 12, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,785 views

    Ways the church can partner with parents in the responsibility of raising children.

    THE PARTNER OF PARENTHOOD Some names are interesting because we easily recognize them without knowing anything about them except the name. Some such names are of places. For example, everyone has heard of “Timbuktu.” But do you realize that is the name of an actual town in the West ...read more

  • Knowin' Where You Are Goin'

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on May 2, 2012
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,273 views

    This sermon begins with an affirmation of absolute truth then focuses on three absolute promises Jesus shared in in John 14

    KNOWNIN’ WHERE YOU ARE GOIN’ (I began this sermon by flipping a coin several times asking folks to guess if the result would be heads or tails. After several tosses, only a few people had been right ever time.) There is much in this world that is uncertain and unpredictable. ...read more

  • A Soldiers Story

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Mar 19, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 11,268 views

    A narrative story from the perspective of the Centurion at the Cross of Jesus

    "With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!” Mark 15:37-39 NIV Some days are just ...read more

  • Simon Of Cyrene - The Unexpected Cross

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Mar 12, 2012
    based on 13 ratings
     | 26,040 views

    This is a narrative sermon that shares a story about Simon of Cyrene. Several points of observation are at the end of the message. Rightfully utilized, the "story telling" methodology is an effective format for communication.

    THE UNEXPECTED CROSS (Sermons2012: Simon of Cyrene Narrative) 3/11/2012 a.m. Mark 15:21 A theologian said the cross of Jesus is like a diamond because the more angles you can look at it the greater your appreciation. Over the next two weeks we are going to look at the cross from different ...read more

  • Principles Of Multiplication

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 31, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 12,778 views

    A sermon based on the story of the fishes and the loaves, noting principles about the way Jesus multiplies things in our world.

    PRINCIPLES OF MULTIPLICATION School days, school days. Dear old golden rule days Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic. Taught to the tune of the hickory stick We do not use hickory sticks in schools today. But school was not that way when Gus Edwards and Will D. Cobb composed that little ...read more

  • Occupying Bethlehem (With Love)

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 31, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,195 views

    A sermon about the significance of simple occupation by Jesus into our world.

    OCCUPYING BETHLEHEM (WITH LOVE) Matthew 1:22-23 One of the things for which this year will be remembered is the power of occupation. The power of letting your presence be known and your existence be felt. Beginning last January, Time magazine details 27 different points of occupation ...read more

  • Jesus What A Friend For Sinners

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 31, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,115 views

    A narrative about the calling of Matthew. At the end of the narrative several observations are made about Jesus' calling to our lives

    JESUS WHAT A FRIEND FOR SINNERS Matthew 9:9-13 Who would have thought it? Anybody but him. He's the last to come to mind.3 Who is the least likely person you can imagine who would become a Christian? Or who would be one among the least likely to follow Jesus. Can you see him? There he ...read more

  • "Why Are We Here?

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 31, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,703 views

    Jesus wants Christians to be together like a shepherd wants his sheep to reside in flocks. This message reflects on why Christians should share in community with one another.

    WHY ARE WE HERE? Luke 15:1-7 • A chaplain accompanied a volunteer militia led by Benjamin Franklin back in 1756. To defend the Pennsylvania colony against Indian attacks, Franklin led his recruits in the building of a fort in the Blue Mountain region. Once established inside the wall, the ...read more

  • Are There Weeds In Your Garden?

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,609 views

    This sermon features truths from Jesus’ Parable of the Weeds

    ARE THERE WEEDS IN YOUR GARDEN? Anyone who has ever gardened or landscaped knows the battle with weeds. You don’t plant them. You don’t encourage them. You don’t want them. But there they are. But, literally, they go with the territory And you have to deal with them. Weed and Feed ...read more

  • Friending Jesus

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,282 views

    Qualities in the Unique Names of Jesus described in Isaiah 9:6

    FRIENDING JESUS Caitlin Shaw wanted to do what a lot of us have done: set up a profile on the Facebook social network. But since Shaw was her married name, the thought some old friends might not recognize her without her married name. So she decided to include it. Therein began the problem. ...read more

  • Things Disease Cannot Touch

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,014 views

    A sermon preached for "Pink in the Pew Sunday" recognizing Cancer Awareness

    THINGS DISEASE CANNOT TOUCH (Sermons2011/Things Disease Cannot Touch) NCBC 5/1/2011 Mark 5;24b-34 Pink in the Pew Sunday Storms left us with lots of stories this week. Cancer leaves everyone with a story. Introduce you to my Aunt Millie. She was full of life and laughter. We spent ...read more

  • At (@) The Name Of Jesus

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,539 views

    Characteristics of Jesus that we can associate with His name.

    AT (@) THE NAME OF JESUS Philippians 2:5-11 We can only imagine how carefully God chose those who would be the earthly parents of His son…the ones who would do for this most holy child what all parents do for their children: feed them, clothe them, protect them. Yet one of the most ...read more

  • Making Healthy Harmony

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,793 views

    Qualities needed to get along with others, especially within our church families.

    MAKING HEALTY HARMONY 1 Peter 3:8-12 In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy says to Snoopy: “There are times when you really bug me, but I must admit there are also times when I feel like giving you a big hug.” Snoopy replies: “That’s the way I am . . . huggable and ...read more

  • A Royal Wedding

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,859 views

    This is a narrative sermon that tells the story of Ruth and Boaz.

    A ROYAL WEDDING Mother’s Day is typically a time to emphasize and celebrate not just motherhood, but home and family. And the surrounding weeks are also popular seasons for weddings. With the storms of last week, the Royal Wedding of William and Kate did not get as much local ...read more