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  • Diagnosing The Check Engine Light Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Feb 4, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 18,481 views

    Mutual accountability is important to the life and health of the individual and to the life and health of the church. How do we handle the difficult task of mutual accountability? And how can it help us grow as followers of Jesus?

    Diagnosing the Check Engine Light Introduction It is probably the most annoying sight in my car. No, I’m not talking about trash on the floorboard or the rust on the wheel wells. I’m talking about a check engine light. And I am talking about a check engine light that stays ...read more

  • The Speciality Tool Of Spiritual Growth Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Jan 31, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,219 views

    Using Nehemiah as an example, this is a message on the purpose of fasting and appropriate times to use this very special tool.

    Introduction It happened when I was rummaging through my dad’s tool box. Let me back up a moment to explain. As a child I would often “borrow” my dad’s tools without permission. And it wasn’t usually to use them for their intended purpose. You see, I had a very ...read more

  • A Spiritual Resolution Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Jan 30, 2014
    based on 5 ratings
     | 15,563 views

    This message sets the tone for why we need to grow in maturity as followers of Jesus. It is not just something for leaders and new believers. We are all called to grow. That spiritual maturing is marked by the phrase, "More and more."

    Scripture Reading: Galatians 5:13-23 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as ...read more

  • The Power Tool Of Spiritual Growth Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Jan 30, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 13,922 views

    Prayer can be a powerful tool to help us grow spiritually. What does a powerful prayer look like? Is there a right and a wrong way to pray?

    The Power Tool of Growth Review: Today, I want to remind you of our theme verse for this series of messages. This theme verse outlines what a spiritually mature Christian looks like. Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, ...read more

  • We Three Kings Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Jan 2, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,923 views

    At Christmas we all hope to either find or give the perfect gift. But if there was a present under the tree with Jesus' name on it, what would that look like? What would it contain?

    Introduction Now that the gifts are unwrapped; now that the family has come and gone, now that Christmas is over, did you get the perfect gift? When I was child, that seemed like the ultimate question. Each year I hoped I would get that top present on my wish list. And when I shopped for ...read more

  • Do You Hear What I Hear? (A Not So Silent Night) Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Dec 31, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,497 views

    Christmas is a noisy time of year. How do we handle the noise that surrounds Christmas?

    Introduction It happens almost every year just after Christmas and New Years are over. I have what some people have labeled the post Holiday crash. When the hectic pace of the holidays gives way to silence, I crash. And truth be told the Christmas season is always hectic. There are so ...read more

  • Im Dreaming Of A White Christmas Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Dec 17, 2013
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,541 views

    Discovering a deeper meaning of Christmas through some popular melodies we hear played during the Christmas season.

    Series Introduction What songs do you have stuck in your head this season? What Christmas songs do you find yourself humming each day? What is your favorite? Christmas seems to be a special time for music and song. In fact, for some people, the season doesn’t seem right until they hear ...read more

  • Alien Ambassaor Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Dec 12, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 37,368 views

    Being in the world can feel like an alien experience. Do we hide under sheets and hope not be detected? Do we marshal our forces in order to "not be part of the world"? Or does Jesus mean more when he says, "Be in the world, but not of it."

    Introduction It was a favorite movie of mine when I was a kid. I can remember it being the first movie I cried during. The movie was E.T. If you have seen the movie (or even if you haven’t) there are some classic scenes that will be remembered. Elliot cutting his finger and ...read more

  • The Universal Gift Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Dec 3, 2013
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,662 views

    In a culture where tolerance is the highest virtue and where sincere belief is the only thing important to faith, are Christians too exclusive in believing that Jesus is the only way to eternal life? What does that salvation look like?

    Introduction I have a confession I need to make. I have owned my cell phone for a little more than a year now. In that time, I have lost my charging cord five times. Now don’t blame me. I think it’s possible that charging a phone soon causes the cord to fade into the ...read more

  • Misplaced Wealth Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Nov 27, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 13,551 views

    How should American's handle our wealth? Should those who are wealthy feel guilty about special vacations and favorite hobbies. Should we sell everything if we want to be real follower of Jesus?

    Intro Today, we talk about something that requires wisdom and diligence to handle correctly. It is something we have all held in our hands at one time or another. It has the power for good, but it also has the power to destroy. Despite its power, it is something we all need. I’m talking ...read more

  • The Crutch Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Nov 21, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,443 views

    Is Christianity a crutch for the weak minded and naive? How should Christians respond to the criticism?

    I wonder if you have heard this statement. It goes something like this. “Christianity is only for those who are weak; it only offers consolation to life’s losers.” Have you heard it or seen this criticism? Just watch TV or go see a movie sometime. The world often portrays ...read more

  • Living By The Spirit Not The Spirits Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Nov 21, 2013
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,544 views

    In a world where alcohol is so prevalent at parties and social gatherings, how should we as Christians react? Is it okay to have a drink every now and then?

    Introduction A few months ago, I was checking my email. And I got this message from a young friend who forwarded a message from a friend who serves in the military. The girl serving in the military had a question that was causing her a great deal of burden. Let me read you the email. ...read more

  • My Gay Neighbor Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Nov 6, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,451 views

    There are few issues more polarizing than homosexuality. How should the church respond to criticism lobbied by the LGBT community. How do we approach our gay neighbor?

    My Gay Neighbor Introduction Today’s topic is a difficult one. In fact, there are few topics that can be more divisive in our culture than the subject of homosexuality. People on both sides of the subject are passionate about their opinions. The debate has reached fever pitch recently ...read more

  • A Fresh Model Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Nov 9, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,873 views

    Prayer seems to be a struggle for many people. It can seem stale and lifeless. But is also seems that Jesus KNEW how to pray. So what can we learn from his teaching to his disicles about refreshing our prayer life?

    Series Introduction There’s a well known hymn that starts off with these words. Sweet Hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer that calls me from a world of care…. It is a well known hymn for many people. The idea of the hymn is that prayer is sweet. And the words encourage us ...read more

  • Kicking The Family Cat Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Sep 6, 2012
    based on 17 ratings
     | 7,798 views

    Sometimes we have bad days and often bad feelings transfer from one person to the next. How do we deal with that as people called by God?

    Introduction Zig Ziglar tells a story of a successful big city business man named Mr. B. who ends up being late to work one day because of traffic. In the process he misses an important phone call. Irritated at traffic, Mr. B. calls in one of his managers into his office and yells at him about ...read more