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  • Strength To Stand Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Dec 9, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,889 views

    God wants you to stand your ground and He will give you everything you need to do so.

    Strength to Stand Ephesians 6:10-13 Intro: In his book, Fuzzy Memories, Jack Handey writes, "There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him. "Then I decided to fight back. I started taking karate lessons, but the instructor ...read more

  • Two Masters, One Heart Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 2,533 views

    Theme: worry as it relates to money. God wants us to trust Him and follow Him rather than trading the gift of relationship for what we can acquire on this earth. God wants us to discover the worry-free treasure of loving and trusting Him.

    Two Masters, One Heart Matthew 6:22-34 Intro: “I have a mountain of credit card debt”, one man told another. “I have lost my job. My car is being repossessed and our house is in foreclosure, but I am not worried about it”, exclaimed his friend. “No, I’ve ...read more

  • The Dog-Life Is Gone! Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 1,958 views

    God’s kingdom will come, but it can only be received by willing hearts. Let’s look at some thoughts about how we can make God’s kingdom more accessible to those around us.

    The Dog-Life is Gone! Matthew 7:6-12 Intro: In the Peanuts comic strip, we find Snoopy thinking to himself: "Yesterday I was a dog. Today I’m a dog. Tomorrow I’ll probably still be a dog. Ohh…there’s so little hope for advancement." Well, there is hope for those who ...read more

  • Staying The Right Course Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,537 views

    Jesus give us directions on how to choose the right path; He gives us a warning concerning who we follow and allow to influence our lives and decisions; and He gives the means by which we can evaluate the leadership of those whom we follow.

    Staying the Right Course Matthew 7:13-20 Intro: Last week we talked about the fact that every human has a free will and cannot be forced (nor can we force others) to accept God’s way of life that He offers freely. When someone tries to force someone to follow a certain path, through ...read more

  • Dads And Discipline

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 2,045 views

    God is the best Father there ever was or will be! Yet He too disciplines His children whom He loves. What is this discipline all about from our heavenly Father? we can learn how to respond correctly and grow effectively in our love and respect for Him!

    Dads and Discipline Hebrews 12:5-13 5 … you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he ...read more

  • Everyone A Missionary

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 4,608 views

    * Personal Prayer: Speaking to God about others (verses 2-4) * Public Proclamation: Speaking to others about God (verses 5-6)

    Everyone a Missionary Colossians 4:2-6 [Mission Impossible Theme Song] Mission: Impossible began as a television series in the late 60’s that chronicled the missions of a team of secret agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). A hallmark of the series shows the team leader ...read more

  • Every Member A Minister

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 3,442 views

    When pastors do what they must do, and people do what they are called to do, according to verses 12-16, our gifts lead to growth in at least six ways as we work as a team.

    Every Member a Minister Ephesians 4:11-16 There was a lady who was visiting a church one Sunday. The sermon seemed to go on forever, and many in the congregation fell asleep. She liked to meet new people so after the service she walked up to a very sleepy looking gentleman, extended her hand ...read more

  • Clean Hands And Pure Hearts Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 3,622 views

    What kind of people will be allowed to enter heaven? Those whose hearts are right with God! Those who have been changed on the inside by their encounters with the living God! Those whose lives reflect the character of Jesus!

    Clean Hands and Pure Hearts Context: Jesus has just warned of false teachers/prophets whose hearts would be revealed by the fruit in their lives. He spoke about the inward life as opposed to outward appearance. 1 Samuel 16:7: “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People ...read more

  • Doing What He Said Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 1,723 views

    Wrap up of Sermon on the Mount series from Matt. 7:24. “…everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Summary of 16 messages from Matthew 5 - 7.

    Doing What He Said Matthew 5-7 – Sermon on the Mount – Living from the Heart Matthew 7:24-29 24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the ...read more

  • Overcoming Spiritual Amnesia

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 2,302 views

    Consider what Jesus did for you on the cross and give Him praise and gratitude for the sacrifice He made for you! And realize that His death was enough to take away your sins and give you life.

    Overcoming Spiritual Amnesia 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 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." ...read more

  • I Can See Clearly Now… Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 3,482 views

    When we lay aside a critical spirit, our vision becomes clearer helping us see God’s plan for us and for those around us.

  • Living With Hope!

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Sep 30, 2015
     | 1,686 views

    “We rest in this hope we’ve been given—the hope that we will live forever with our God—the hope that He proclaimed ages and ages ago (even before time began)” (Titus 1:2, VOICE). The imminent return of Jesus is our blessed hope!

    Living with Hope! 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep ...read more

  • Spirit-Filled Oregonians

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Sep 30, 2015
     | 1,100 views

    Why should someone seek to be filled with the HS? What difference does it really make in a person’s life? Are we supposed to seek something more than forgiveness? Is there more that God wants to do in our lives and through us? Let's look at God's word.

    Spirit-Filled Eastern Oregonians -We focused on the baptism in the Holy Spirit last week, but what difference does it make? Why should someone seek to be filled with the HS? What difference does it really make in a person’s life? Some would say that we are baptized or filled with the HS ...read more

  • Enduring Gratitude

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Sep 30, 2015
     | 3,947 views

    Giving thanks to God must become the ongoing lifestyle of a Christ follower. Giving thanks is a major part of worship. It is a command with many rewards promised to those who have a heart to worship the only true God!

    Enduring Gratitude 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Intro: We speak of the Thanksgiving season, but as our text indicates, it must become the ongoing lifestyle of a Christ follower. Giving thanks is a major part of ...read more

  • The Greatest Of These…

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Sep 30, 2015
     | 1,694 views

    -Love is one of the main themes of Advent. Love comes from God. God Himself is love. Why did God send us a Savior? Love! John 3:16 – For God so loved the world…. Jesus is God’s expression of love to us!

    The Greatest of These… 1. This is love… 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith ...read more