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  • What Does Jesus Want Us To Remember?

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Sep 11, 2011
    based on 20 ratings
     | 12,279 views

    The phrase "in remembrance of me" is familiar to Christians everywhere. It is carved into most communion tables or altars. It's repeated as often as our churches observe the Lord’s Supper. But what does this phrase mean?

    Text: For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the ...read more

  • More Than A Taker Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Jun 28, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,483 views

    You and I live in a world where each person wants to take and to accumulate. But Jesus came into the world to give, to sacrifice and to provide more than we can ever need.

    Introduction: PAGE ONE: TROUBLE IN THE WORD 1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more ...read more

  • More Than Questions Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Jun 28, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,866 views

    I want more than doubts and questions.

    Me (my dilemma or question) I have a confession to make this morning. Recently when the State Police announced they would no longer grant a 7 mph cushion when clocking speeds on the highways, I was frustrated. I slowed down a little in order to keep my speed at the limit, but I didn’t like ...read more

  • More Than My Agenda Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Jun 28, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,959 views

    I want more than my agenda and plan for my life.

    Me (my dilemma or question) One Sunday morning, an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn-out old hat and an ...read more

  • More Than The Cloak Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on May 2, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,072 views

    Many people settle for the cloak of respectable religion. They claim to believe what everyone else believes – no more and no less. But Jesus came to call us into a growing relationship with him.

    Me (my dilemma or question / Key Question) In a recent NCAA cross-country championship held in Riverside, California, 123 of the 128 runners missed a turn. One competitor, Mike Delcavo, stayed on the 10,000 meter course and began waving for fellow runners to follow him. Delcavo was able to ...read more

  • More Than A Spectator Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on May 2, 2011
     | 3,793 views

    It’s really easy to hang out on the fringe of the crowd around Jesus. You could settle for being a spectator merely watching Jesus work in and through others. Or you can experience an exciting life of significance as you follow Jesus and see him work in

    Series Introduction/Review: If you are ready for more than a casual relationship with Jesus, he is ready too. If you want a relationship with God based on a true change of heart and a lifetime of becoming more like Jesus, then God is ready to give it to you. 1. TROUBLE in World A British pastor ...read more

  • Trust Above Your Circumstances

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Apr 22, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,507 views

    Our faith tends to rise and fall based on our circumstances. The more pain we feel the more doubt we express. But Jesus, even as he died on the cross, rose about his feelings of abandonment and entrusted his spirit into the Father’s care.

    Introduction: I saw an article recently entitled, “God’s Friday.” That makes far more sense to me than “Good Friday.” There is nothing good about what happened to Jesus in and around Jerusalem about 2000 years ago. 1. Jesus’ Circumstances • Satan and ...read more

  • For Her Life He Died Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Apr 18, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,487 views

    Telling people God loves you seems tired and pointless. Most of our friends and neighbors act as though that's his job. I have to respect the doubters who say it's arrogant to believe a Supreme Being would care about us. They get it. The idea that God

    Series Introduction & Review: We’ve been going to Jesus’ cross as we work our way to Easter Sunday’s celebration of his resurrection because it is the essence of our gospel message. His death is the central idea of our faith. So far, we’ve found that Jesus’ death on ...read more

  • Ruined Sinners To Reclaim Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Apr 15, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,499 views

    Most Americans tend to believe a relationship with God is primarily about going to heaven when you die. They think that all good people will go to heaven. But the truth is that your relationship with God in this life will determine your destination in th

    Introduction: In her book The God Who Hung on the Cross, journalist Ellen Vaughn retells a gripping story of how the Gospel came to a small village in Cambodia. In September 1999, Pastor Tuy Seng (not his real name) traveled to Kampong Thom Province in northern Cambodia. Throughout that isolated ...read more

  • A Copy Lord Of Thine Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Apr 5, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,622 views

    Sometimes you may feel like there's no hope of ever enjoying life again, but God’s grace provides more than enough life and blessings for you and for all people. There is hope and restoration because of Jesus' death on the cross.

    Series Introduction: We are counting down to Easter. It’s the highest day in the church year. However, there is only one way to arrive at the empty tomb of Easter Sunday. We need to travel to Jesus’ cross. As we look at the cross and the blessings Jesus made possible by his death, ...read more

  • Demands My Soul, My Life, My All Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Apr 5, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,082 views

    Human beings have a strong tendency to live life in their own individual ways. We bristle at the idea of anyone – even God telling us how to live. But when we see Jesus' obedience on the cross it can motivate us to obey God.

    Introduction: C. S. Lewis is probably best known today as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia because that series of children’s books have been made into movies. Lewis wrote many other books, including one entitled, Mere Christianity. In that book he tries to explain and “defend ...read more

  • For Crimes That I Have Done Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,286 views

    So many people are under the impression that there are simply no negative consequences for their sins. But our sins deserve judgment and punishment. Jesus took that punishment for us on the cross when he suffered and died.

    Text: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (Amplified Bible) with my adaptations 13Behold, My Servant shall deal wisely and shall prosper; He shall be exalted and extolled and shall stand very high. 14[For many the Servant of God became an object of horror; many were astonished at Him.] His face and His whole ...read more

  • We Will Not Fear Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 15, 2011
     | 1,429 views

    Jesus died on the cross to defeat Satan and to set us free to live for God.

    Series Introduction: We are counting down to Easter. It’s the highest day in the church year. However, there is only one way to arrive at the empty tomb of Easter Sunday. We need to travel to Jesus’ cross. We are discovering the blessings we receive because Jesus died on the cross. ...read more

  • Redemption For A Worthless Slave Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,707 views

    The only way to the Empty Tomb goes to the Cross where Jesus died. This is the first in a series on what Jesus did for us when he died. (Theories of the Atonement)

    Series Introduction: Today we start the countdown to Easter. That’s the highest day in the church year. However, there is only one way to arrive at the empty tomb of Easter Sunday. Like Jesus we need to travel to the cross. For the next 8 weeks we will discover the blessings or benefits ...read more

  • K. P. Duty

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Feb 28, 2011
     | 1,085 views

    This message provides guidelines to help singles maintain the purity of their thoughts and sex lives.

    Text: Genesis 38 - 39 Title: K. P. Duty Topic: Christian Living Theme: Living in Sexual Purity My purpose is to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness calling God’s people in my care to keep themselves pure sexually by the grace of God. REPENTANCE POINT {paradigm shifts or changes in our ...read more