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  • God's Extreme Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,652 views

    The story of Hagar and Ishmael provides a backdrop for a discussion of God’s faithfulness to His promises and to His people.

    Text: Genesis 21:1-21 Date: Sunday, June 23, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell You and I live in a society in which it is common for people to look for loopholes. Lawyers look for loopholes in the legal system for the benefit of their clients. Insurance companies specialize in pages ...read more

  • Article #7 - Prevenient Grace Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,734 views

    Seventh in a sixteen-part series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith, this sermon deals with the Wesleyan Doctrine of Prevenient (or Preventing) Grace.

    Article of Faith #7 - Prevenient Grace Date: Sunday, July 11, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell It’s not a simple matter to adjust the Constitution of an entire denomination. We don’t expect that our Articles of Faith could be easily adjusted to fit the changing times. Since God is ...read more

  • Complete Surrender To Christ The King

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 13,760 views

    The story of Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire) forms the backdrop for this sermon on Christ the King Sunday. Are we willing to surrender all of our commitments and allegiences to Christ the King?

    1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy ...read more

  • Article #10 - Entire Sanctification Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,411 views

    Tenth in a sixteen-part series, this sermon looks at the distinctions between Salvation, Sanctification, and Glorification

    Article of Faith #10 - Entire Sanctification Date: Sunday, August 8, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Four-hundred-and-fifty years before Christ walked the earth there lived a philosopher by the name of Zeno. Zeno was best known for his mathematical paradoxes…situations that appear ...read more

  • Article #14 - Divine Healing Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,726 views

    The Church of the Nazarene recognizes the role of science and medicine, but affirms the miraculous power of God to intervene and offer divine healing.

    Article of Faith #14 - Divine Healing Date: Sunday, September 12, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell If you turned on the television last night, you were probably confronted again with images of the terrorist attacks from three years ago. You may have watched some of the coverage, ...read more

  • All For A Bowl Of Red Stew Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 39 ratings
     | 8,555 views

    Like Jacob, we are often tempted to think that we know better than God, and to trade His promises in for a simple bowl of red stew.

    Texts: Genesis 25:19-34; Romans 8:1-11 Date: Sunday, July 14, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell As we approach our scripture text in Genesis 25 this morning, we find that the promise given to Abraham is once again in jeopardy. Isaac has grown and married, but Abraham has passed on ...read more

  • Nearer, My God, To Thee Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 6,660 views

    When we are most in need of a "Close Encounter with the Divine," is when we should look for God to build a ladder to us, that we might experience His grace and guidance.

    Texts: Genesis 28:10-22 Date: Sunday, July 21, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Last week, we watched Esau trade in his birthright for a simple bowl of red stew. Overcome by hunger, he gave into his selfish, deceitful younger brother Jacob and traded the double portion of his ...read more

  • Awaiting The Dream Come True Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 14,827 views

    What happens between The Dream dreamed and The Dream realized? Between the dream and the reality of the dream come true we patiently wait, living our lives, remaining faithful to God and His calling, trusting Him to bring about what He would have us to d

    Texts: Genesis 37:1-28 Date: Sunday, August 11, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell If ever there was someone destined for greatness, it was Joseph. Born the eldest son of the favorite wife of Jacob, Joseph was born to a position of privilege. He was Jacob’s favorite because he had ...read more

  • Feasting At The Table Of Grace Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 7,461 views

    Joseph demonstrated great grace when he invited his brothers to eat with him--the same grace Jesus offered the Canaanite woman, and the same grace He offers you.

    Texts: Genesis 45:1-15 Date: Sunday, August 18, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell When we began our study of Genesis back at the end of May, we learned who the Main Character was. In Genesis chapter 1, we watched as the Author of the play also made Himself known as the ...read more

  • Article #12 - Baptism Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,144 views

    This twelfth sermon in the series uses a question/answer format to explain what the Church of the Nazarene believes about the Sacrament of Baptism.

    Article of Faith #12 - Baptism Date: Sunday, August 29, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell So far in our study on the Articles of Faith, we have looked at the nature of God, His revelation to us through the Incarnation and through Scripture, our sin which separates us from God, God’s ...read more

  • Article #15 - Second Coming Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,413 views

    Fifteenth in a sixteen-part series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith, this sermon looks at our hope in the future coming of Christ.

    Article of Faith #15 - Second Coming of Christ Date: Sunday, September 26, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Today we come to the fifteenth article of faith in the Church of the Nazarene. We’ve been studying together this summer learning about the Nature of God, the nature of our ...read more

  • Created In The Image Of God Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 11,817 views

    Scripture tells us that we were created in the Image of God. What does this mean for us today? How does it affect the way we should live our lives?

    Text: Genesis 1:1-2:4a Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell The opening words of Scripture set the great and mighty stage for the narrative that is about to unfold. Like a playwright designing a set for a play, God invests magnificent amounts of creative talent, ...read more

  • Lead On, O King Eternal Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,778 views

    Where is God when you "can’t believe your ears"? When He is leading you, are you prepared to follow, no matter the cost?

    Texts: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-51, 58-67; Matthew 11:25-30 Date: Sunday, July 7, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell I couldn’t believe my ears. It was the fall of 2000, almost 2 years ago. Melody and I were sitting in the dining room at 471 Old Ocean House Road , with boxes piled all ...read more

  • Standing On The Promises Of God Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 12,106 views

    When the "realities" around us seem to crumble and fall, we must rely upon the "Kingdom Realities" of God’s promises.

    Texts: Genesis 29:15-30 Date: Sunday, July 28, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell The floor I lived on my Freshman year in college was known for pranks. Oh, I didn’t get too involved, playing pranks on other people was never really my idea of a good time, but the guys on Second ...read more

  • Article #16 - Resurrection, Judgment And Destiny Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,155 views

    The final sermon in our series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith, this sermon looks at the future hope of the resurrection of the dead.

    Article of Faith #16 - Resurrection, Judgment, and Destiny Date: Sunday, October 3, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Today we reach the conclusion of our sixteen week study on the Articles of Faith. I know that several of you have enjoyed our study and found it a helpful refresher ...read more