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  • Jesus And Giving Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Nov 11, 2020
     | 118 views

    Today we will turn to examine what Jesus had to say about giving. And we will ask what giving looked like to Jesus. The passage in Luke 14:15-33 is considered one of the "Hard Sayings of Jesus". And indeed, it takes a bit of explanation to make sense of it.

    Jesus and Giving Text: Luke 14:15-33 Luke 14:25-33 (NIV) 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my ...read more

  • The Burial Of Jesus

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Feb 10, 2020
     | 996 views

    John 19:31-42 deals with the transition from the cross to the tomb. Two groups are involved here: the Roman soldiers, and two friendly Jewish leaders who have come to believe in Jesus as the promised Messiah.

    The Burial of Jesus: John 19:31-42 Intro: Everything about the arrest, trials, beatings, death, and burial of Jesus was a continuous departure from proper protocols and basic fairness. The only reason this worked is that Jesus permitted all of it to happen to him because he willingly laid down his ...read more

  • Jesus Before Pilate

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Feb 1, 2020
     | 1,171 views

    After Jesus' arrest he was taken to various Jewish and Roman courts. This message centers on Jesus standing before Pilate the Roman Procurator and deals with text from John 19:1-16.

    Jesus before Pilate John 19:1-16 Intro: On the night of Jesus' arrest he was taken back and forth from various Jewish courts to Roman courts and in between he was mocked by soldiers, and beaten within an inch of his life. All this was done before Jesus was taken to Golgotha to be crucified. ...read more

  • Whom Are You Seeking?

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jan 6, 2020
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     | 1,578 views

    When the mob came to arrest Jesus, he asked them, "Whom are you seeking?" That is a question Jesus is still asking us today.

    Whom are you seeking? Text. John 18:1-4 Intro: The 18th chapter of John begins a transition from the events of the Last Supper recorded in John chapters 13-17, to the events concerning Jesus’ arrest and trials before his Crucifixion. At this point Jesus’ men are confused and perplexed. Having just ...read more

  • God's Will For Us

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jan 6, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,540 views

    We often think of God's will as something that will involve doing difficult or complicated things. Our text gives us three simple things we can do to be living in God's will every day.

    God’s Will for Us 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Preached at Church of God December 2019 INTRODUCTION: We all share a faith in the God who made us, and saved us, and who has a plan for each of us. Because of that we often ask ourselves how can I do God’s will? We ask, what is God’s will for my life? ...read more

  • Living Hope Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,206 views

    The first message in this series encourages Christians to have hope in spite of present suffering, because of future glory, and to maintain hope as we live out our lives. The text for this message is First Peter chapter 1

    Living Hope (1 Peter chapter 1) INTRODUCTION: This is the first sermon in a series of messages from First and Second Peter. As you might guess, the writer of 1 Peter is PETER. Peter was one of the 12 apostles, and more than that, he was part of the inner circle with James and John. The ...read more

  • Elders And Youngers Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
     | 3,525 views

    First Peter 5 speaks to elders and youngers revealing the calling, the attitude and the reward promised to both groups.

    Elders and Youngers (1 Peter 5) CHCC – November 2, 2014 INTRODUCTION: At the end of Peter’s first letter to the churches, he gives specific instructions to the elders and the "youngers." For that day and age, we could generally assume elders might be folks over 30 and ...read more

  • Standing Firm Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
     | 4,439 views

    2 Peter 2 deals with false teachers who's destiny is destruction, who's actions are depraved, and who's words are deceitful.

    Standing Firm (2 Peter 2) CHCC – November 16, 2014 INTRODUCTION: Have you ever known someone who was pulled into some sort of pseudo-Christian Cult? Most of us have, and we know how completely deceived … even brainwashed … people can be. It is a frightening fact ...read more

  • God So Loved That He Gave

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
     | 2,718 views

    Because God gave so freely to us, in turn we give lovingly, generously, and sacrificially. A Christmas message with a stewardship emphasis.

    God so Loved that He Gave Christmas Sermon John 3:16; Ephesians 5:1 INTRODUCTION: Merry Christmas! How many of you have finished your Christmas shopping? Gift-giving is probably the first thing we think about as we see Christmas coming. Some folks think its lots of fun … others, ...read more

  • The Message And The Response Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
     | 4,484 views

    Acts 17 reveals some of the places to which Paul traveled during his second missionary journey. It focuses on Paul's preaching on Mars Hill.

    The Message and the Response (Road trip with Paul) Acts 17 INTRODUCTION: Today we’re looking at Acts 17 which puts us in the middle of Paul’s 2nd of 3 missionary Road Trips that are described in the book of Acts. The book of Acts covers the first 30 years since the Church was ...read more

  • Purity In The Church, The World, And The Home Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
     | 3,950 views

    First Corinthians chapters 5-7 speak about purity, especially sexual purity in the Church, the world, and in the home.

    Purity in the Church, the World, and the Home 1 Corinthians 5-7 INTRODUCTION: Today we’ll spend some time looking at chapters 5 – 7 of Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church. On first read, these chapters may seem unrelated. Chapters 5 & 6 deal with guidelines for ...read more

  • Road Tests For Freedom Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,551 views

    First Corinthians chapters 8-10 give us 3 road tests to use so we don't misuse our freedoms. Love is better than knowledge. Rewards are more important than our rights. And Obedience is better than over-confidence.

    Road Tests for Freedom (1 Corinthians 8-10) INTRODUCTION: We’re in a series called Road Trip with Paul and today we’re looking at a part of a letter Paul wrote to the church at Corinth. Paul had spent about a year and a half in Corinth, establishing a church in that thriving ...read more

  • Resting On The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
     | 4,941 views

    An Easter message about resurrection based on First Corinthians 15. Because of the resurrection we have a new identity, a new purpose, and a new hope.

    Resting on the Resurrection (Easter Sermon) 1 Corinthians 15 INTRODUCTION: What do you think is the most important event in world history? A lot of Christians might say the Birth of Christ. Our calendar is based on Christ’s birth … and Christmas is our biggest celebration. ...read more

  • Seek Peace Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
     | 5,005 views

    Chapter 3 of First Peter shows how to seek peace, in the home, in the church, and in the world.

  • A Mission Church With A Missionary Vision Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,074 views

    From Acts 13 we learn about the young church in Antioch that sent out Paul and Barnabas to share the gospel with others.