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  • C. L. Meredith Funeral

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on May 27, 2021
     | 96 views

    This is the sermon I preached at my father-in-law's funeral.

    C. L. Meredith Funeral Introduction Memory is a gift God has given to us. Over the past few days, we all have chosen to remember this great man. We have reflected on our lives with him. We have cried. We may have recounted some of his legendary fishing stories. We have laughed. We have thought ...read more

  • Graduation 2021

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on May 15, 2021
     | 870 views

    A sermon celebrating and admonishing our graduates. This is a sermon modified from a sermon by Dan Borchert accessed at: https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/graduation-2003-dan-borchert-sermon-on-discipleship-64020

    Graduation Celebration 2021! 2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 3:13-14, Hebrews 12:1-3 How Do I Make It In This World? Introduction Everyone is trying to make it in this world. Some people will go to considerable lengths attempting to find success. An athlete might try taking steroids or ...read more

  • Psalms: When Darkness Is Your Only Friend (Psalms Of Disorientation: Part 3) Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on May 12, 2021
     | 296 views

    The basis of this sermon is a sermon preached by Tim Keller on Psalm 88.

    When Darkness Is My Only Friend Introduction Warning: I want to build your faith, but my first point of this sermon is a real downer. The book of Psalms is filled with desperate prayers. There are personal laments and corporate laments. It is in these that the psalmists express their ...read more

  • Mom, Thanks For All You Do!

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on May 8, 2021
     | 61 views

    Mother's Day 2021.

    Mom, Thanks For All You Do When God Created Mothers... When the Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when an angel appeared and said. "You're taking a lot of time on this one." And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" ...read more

  • Psalms: Songs Of Disorientation (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Apr 28, 2021
     | 148 views

    This sermon begins talking about the Psalms of Disorientation. God does not despise our doubt. He has given us a way to use our doubts to build our faith by praying the psalms of disorientation.

  • Psalms: Psalms Of Orientation 2 Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Apr 21, 2021
     | 105 views

    Psalm 1 and 2 serve as an introduction to the Psalter. This is the third sermon in the Psalms series.

    Psalms: Songs of Orientation 2 Psalm 1 is an introduction to the entire Psalter. It is placed over against Psalm 2 on purpose. Psalm 1 is a "Torah Psalm." The word "torah"' means "instruction." Here it most likely does not have reference to the law of Moses but to ...read more

  • Crossing Jordan

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Apr 17, 2021
     | 695 views

    The Jordan River can represent places of change and transformation in our lives.

    Crossing Jordan Scripture Text: Joshua 3:1-17 Introduction: Jordan represents places of transition in our lives. We can never remain the same. We grow stagnant and live in depression often because we long for "the way it used to be." The writer of Ecclesiastes warns us "Do not ...read more

  • Psalms: Psalms Of Orientation (Songs Of Creation) Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Apr 14, 2021
     | 151 views

    The second sermon in the Psalms series. This sermon talks about four examples of psalms of orientation. It relies heavily on "The Message of the Psalms" by Walter Brueggemann.

    Psalms: Songs of Orientation Introduction: Last week we began exploring the message of the Psalter. We said that the book is a whole and has an overarching message. It is broken down into five books. The first four end with a doxology, praising God. The final (fifth) book within the Psalter is a ...read more

  • Psalms: Introduction Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Apr 7, 2021
     | 248 views

    Introduction to sermon series on Psalms analyzing the Psalter through Walter Brueggemann's model of orientation-disorientation-reorientation. Uses various author's works including "The Messiah in the Psalms" by Daniel Segraves.

    Psalms: Introduction The book of Psalms is widely used as devotional literature. It has been for centuries and millennia. It was the liturgical songbook of Israel. It was the first hymnal of the first church. The psalter is such a part of Western culture that Psalm 23 finds itself in the rap ...read more

  • What Jesus Found At Bethany

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Mar 25, 2021
     | 964 views

    This sermon uses Martha, Mary, and Lazarus as examples of three things that Jesus found in his friends and not in the temple on Palm Sunday.

    What Jesus Found At Bethany Text: Mark 11:1-11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one ...read more

  • It Came From Within: Jealousy Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Mar 17, 2021
     | 332 views

    Sermon in series about the heart based on the book "Enemies of the Heart" by Andy Stanley. In order to overcome jealousy, we must develop the habit of presenting all of our desires to the Lord and celebrating the blessings He bestows on others.

    It Came From Within: Jealousy Each of the enemies of the heart we have talked about in this series has been about debt. Guilt says, "I owe you." Anger says, "You owe me." Greed says, "I owe me." The fourth issue is jealousy and it also is related to debt. Jealousy ...read more

  • It Came From Within: Greed Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Mar 10, 2021
     | 560 views

    This sermon is adapted from Andy Stanley's book "Enemies of the Heart." It is about the idol of greed and how the habit of generosity overthrows it.

    It Came From Within: Greed Introduction Luke 12:15-21 NIV 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” 16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant ...read more

  • It Came From Within: Anger Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Mar 3, 2021
     | 518 views

    This sermon is adapted from Andy Stanley's book Enemies of the Heart. Anger is a prison that can only be escaped by forgiveness.

    It Came From Within: Anger Introduction We have been talking about the enemies of the heart. Jesus said that it is from within the core of our being that all of life's issues flow, the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are four enemies of the heart that can cause blockages that keep us from ...read more

  • It Came From Within: Guilt Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Feb 24, 2021
     | 520 views

    A sermon about the power of confession and restitution to free us from toxic guilt. The concept for this sermon comes from Andy Stanley's book "Enemies of the Heart."

    It Came From Within: Guilt Introduction We often look for things external to ourselves as the causes of our problems. While sociologists and psychologists are correct to point to the ways in which things like our families, religious experiences, neighborhoods, and the like shape who we are there ...read more

  • It Came From Within! Series

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Feb 10, 2021
     | 779 views

    Jesus teaches that the things that defile a person are the things that come from the heart. This sermon offers four habits to be cultivated as means of grace to allow the Spirit room to root out the sin that lurks within our hearts.

    It Came From Within Introduction Growing up spending many days at my grandfather's home we watched television a lot. While I was a child of the 80s, we also watched old films. There were those that put my young mind in suspense with titles like The Creature From the Black Lagoon and It Came ...read more