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  • The Blessing Of Discipline Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,168 views

    This message addresses the blessing that comes to those who as disciples of Christ embrace personal discipline.

    Introduction: Bill Cowher took over as the head football coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992. He quickly showed himself to be a man with a future. In fact, he currently enjoys the longest tenure in the NFL as a head coach with the same team -- which now stands at 14 seasons. Under his guidance ...read more

  • The Discipline Of Meditation Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,402 views

    This message looks at the blessing of meditating on the Word of God.

    Introduction: In 1923 at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, several of the most powerful and wealthy men in the world gathered together for a meeting. These men, if they combined their resources and assets, controlled more money than the U.S. Treasury. In the group were the following: ...read more

  • The Discipline Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,476 views

    This message considers what happens in a believer’s life when he follows Christ’s instruction on prayer.

    Introduction: This morning I want to address the discipline of prayer. I doubt very much if I have to convince many of you of God’s eagerness to grant our requests when they are in keeping with His will (See 1 John 5:14-15). On the other hand, it probably won’t hurt as we all know that there are ...read more

  • The Discipline Of Fasting Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,323 views

    This message looks at what the Scriptures teach us about fasting.

    Introduction: A funny thing happened this week as I was searching through the myriad of resources available to pastors to illustrate key biblical truths and principles such as the priority of fasting, the topic for today’s message. I could hardly find any! I did manage to locate several extended ...read more

  • The Battle Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 89 ratings
     | 23,461 views

    This sermon looks at our adversary, armor and activity in spiritual warfare

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds The Battle of the Church Text: Ephesians 6:10-20 Introduction: True story....A Christian leader was traveling recently by plane. He noticed that the man sitting two seats over was thumbing through some little cards and moving his lips. The man looked to ...read more

  • The Fellowship Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,526 views

    This message looks at how we obtain, lose, restore and sustain fellowship in the body of Christ

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds The Fellowship of the Church Text: 1 John 1:1-10 Introduction: In 1773, the young pastor of a poor church in Wainsgate, England, was called to a large and influential church in London. John Fawcett was a powerful preacher and writer, and these skills had ...read more

  • The Persecution Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 8,030 views

    Persecution is inevitable. Don’t be surprised, silenced or side-tracked by it.

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds Persecution and the Church Text: John 15:17-16:4 Introduction: A trio of old veterans were bragging about the heroic exploits of their ancestors one afternoon down at the VFW Hall. "My great-grandfather at age 13," one declared proudly, "was a drummer boy ...read more

  • The Power Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,929 views

    Where does the power for living as an effective witness for Christ come from? The answer is none other than the Holy Spirit.

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds The Power of the Church Text: Acts 1:1-8 Introduction: On Father’s Day in 1997, Ricardo Enamorado set out on a jet ski from Chicago’s Wilson Avenue Boat Ramp and headed north along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. After traveling several miles north, at ...read more

  • The Unity Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 4,204 views

    This is a message that takes a look at unity, diversity and maturity in the body of Christ.

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds The Unity of the Church Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 Introduction: A man had the misfortune of being stranded on a deserted island. To make the best of it he puts his talents to use and built a small town. Several years later, he was finally rescued when a ...read more

  • The Mission Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Jul 12, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 10,104 views

    The Great Commission is the mission for Christ’s church. It is our task to make disciples of all nations based on the power, plan and presence of Christ.

    Text: Matthew 28:18-20 Introduction: "The church today is raising a whole generation of mules." At least this is the opinion of one person who has assessed the condition of the visible body of Christ. Now before we get too bent out of shape with this comment, you need to know that mules have ...read more

  • The Necessity Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Jul 12, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,448 views

    The Church is absolutely necessary and vital to the triumphant plan of God.

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds The Necessity of the Church Text: Matthew 16:13-20 Introduction: A husband and his wife arose one Sunday morning and the wife dressed for church as the husband sat sipping his coffee. It was just about time to leave when she noticed her husband hadn’t ...read more

  • The Purpose Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Jul 12, 2006
    based on 47 ratings
     | 8,309 views

    What does it mean for the church to walk in a manner worthy of our calling and how do we accomplish this?

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds The Purpose of the Church Text: Ephesians 4:7-16 Introduction: We live in a day and age when it seems that the church is becoming less and less important in our society. Many argue that the greatest challenge the body of Christ faces is not in becoming ...read more

  • The Submission Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Jul 12, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,767 views

    This sermon spells out what our responsibility is to those who govern us.

    Text: 1 Peter 2:13-17 Introduction: Christians make good citizens. We really do! I believe that if America’s leaders understood that our faith obligates us to this, they would encourage men and women to follow Christ. Permit me to share just a few ways that we bless our country: 1. We pay our ...read more

  • What Is Heaven Like? Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on May 10, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,512 views

    This message takes a look at the passages that describe what heaven will be like.

    Glimpsing Eternity: The Hope of Heaven What Will Heaven Be Like? Text: John 14:1-6 Introduction: We’ve heard many stories about what heaven is like. Most of them mention pearly gates and an angel who is standing by to interview those who seek to enter. Perhaps you’ve heard this one. It’s the ...read more

  • What About Our Relationships In Heaven? Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on May 10, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,082 views

    The message addresses the key relationships we will have with others in heaven.

    Glimpsing Eternity: The Hope of Heaven What About Our Relationships in Heaven? Text: Matthew 22:23-32 Introduction: A pastor had asked a deacon to do some rewiring in the sanctuary. The only way to reach it was to enter the attic above the altar and crawl over the ceiling by balancing on the ...read more