• Joel Smith

    Contributing sermons since Jun 24, 2008
Joel's church

Wellspring Community Church
Thomasville, North Carolina 27360

About Joel
  • Education: BA - UNCG MDiv - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Charlotte
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  • Lessons Learned From The Village Atheist

    Contributed on May 25, 2015

    Atheism has its reasons. This sermon examines the circumstances which contribute to the illogical choice for atheism.

    Lessons Learned from the Village Atheist (Open with image of Christopher Hitchens) Can you identify the man on the screen? This is the famous or infamous Christopher Hitchens. He died on December 15th of last year. Hitchens was a gifted writer who notably transitioned from early Marxist more

  • Navigating The Waves Of Doubt

    Contributed on May 25, 2015

    A little doubt will do you good if you learn to navigate its waves.

    Navigating the Waves of Doubt John 20:24-31 This morning I want to introduce an idea to you that is so counterintuitive, you won’t believe me when I first tell you. I’m going to talk to you about doubt today and you’re going to doubt the truthfulness of my main point. Here more

  • Somewhere Between Quack And Quisling

    Contributed on May 25, 2015

    Somewhere between quack and quisling is the remnant. Strive to be among that number.

    Somewhere Between Quack and Quisling Ezra 9 and 10 Before we read Ezra 9 and 10 let's back up and get a broad overview of what happened to the Jews up to this point. I'm going to back up and then go slightly ahead because it will matter when we consider Ezra's response to God: 605 BC - more

  • Hell

    Contributed on Apr 16, 2011
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    Hell is the eternal, conscious, tormenting state of existence of those separated from God.

    The summer of my seventh year I attended a Vacation Bible School at Grace Baptist Church in Tyro, North Carolina. My family attended a United Methodist Church in the neighboring community and this VBS was quite similar to what I was used to: games; sugar wafers; cherry Kool-Aid; flannel-graph; I more

  • Resisting Thought Assault

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2009
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    God created you for a calling, but you’re going to have to fight for it.

    When I read this Paul’s final teaching in the book of Ephesians. It reminds me of George C. Scott in that classic movie “Patton.” He’s standing in front of an enormous American flag rallying the men to fight the battle before them during WW II. In he utters one of the best lines I’ve ever heard more

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