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  • Four Signs Of The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 22, 2022
     | 234 views

    Just as the 120 disciples did, we need to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Four Signs of the Spirit Text: Acts 2:1-4 Introduction 1. Illustration: Without Pentecost the Christ even – life, death, and the resurrection of Jesus - remains imprisoned in history as something to remember, think about and reflect on. The Spirit of Jesus comes to dwell within us, so that we can ...read more

  • Second Work Of Grace Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 8, 2022
     | 165 views

    If God wants to give you a gift, know that it is a good gift (it’s nothing to be afraid of), and if this second work of grace is going to make you a witness for Jesus, then use it for his glory.

    A SECOND WORK OF GRACE Text: Acts 1:4-11 Introduction 1. This series through the Book of Acts I am entitling “The Blueprint for the New Testament Church,” I believe it is God’s guidebook for what a New Testament Church should be. In other words, if we want what they got, we need to do what they ...read more

  • United In Prayer Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 8, 2022
     | 203 views

    If we are going to be a NT church, we need to be a praying church.

    United In Prayer Text: Acts 1:12-26 Introduction 1. Illustration: In the 1850s, the United States was in a weak spiritual state, as people were preoccupied with concern for material things. In 1857 a quiet forty-six-year-old businessman, Jeremiah Lanphier, felt led to start a noon-time weekly ...read more

  • The Story Of Dr. Luke Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on May 4, 2022
     | 229 views

    From Dr. Luke we learn to be faithful and resourceful in all we do to build the Kingdom of God.

    THE STORY OF DR. LUKE Text: Col. 4:14, Luke 1:1-4, Acts 1:1-4, 2 Tim. 4:11 Introduction 1. Illustration: When our daughter-in-law, Emily, graduated from nursing school I told her, “Welcome to the family business!” You see, my mother was head nurse in the nursery at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, ...read more

  • Personal Appearance Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 20, 2022
     | 688 views

    Spending time with Jesus everyday gives us the spiritual energy to face anything our day may throw at us.

    PERSONAL APPEARANCE Text: Lk. 24:35-49 Introduction 1. Illustration: It has been my great pleasure over the years to meet many of my heroes. I’ve met some famous preachers like Jim Cymbala and Alistar Begg. But my favorite of course was meeting my guitar hero Phil Keaggy. His band the Glass Harp ...read more

  • Outdone By A Brick Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 6, 2022
     | 589 views

    When we worship, we need to give God everything we have to give.

    OUTDONE BY A BRICK Text: Lk. 19:28-40 Introduction 1. Illustration: It was Palm Sunday but because of a sore throat, 5-year-old Sammy stayed home from church with a babysitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm branches. Sammy inquired as to what they were for. ...read more

  • Jesus' Heart For The Lost Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Mar 23, 2022
     | 528 views

    Like Jesus, we need to have a passion to reach the lost.

    Jesus’ Heart For The Lost Text: Lk. 19:41-44 Introduction 1. Illustration: Charles Spurgeon may have been the most evangelistic preachers to ever walk the earth. His heart hurt for lost people like no other preacher that I have read. Listen to what he said about hell: "If sinners be damned, ...read more

  • Jesus' Mission

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Mar 17, 2022
     | 400 views

    As Christians, we are called to continue the mission of Jesus.

    JESUS’ MISSION Text: Lk. 19:1-10 Introduction 1. Illustration: “Our mission as Christians is to conform our lives evermore to Jesus as the model of our lives” (Pope Francis) 2. If we take this to heart, then Jesus’ mission becomes our mission. 3. What was Jesus’ mission? a. He Came for ...read more

  • Predictions About Jesus

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Mar 17, 2022
     | 360 views

    The world needs to come to grips with the full extent of God’s love.

    PREDICTIONS ABOUT JESUS Text: Lk. 18:31-34 Introduction 1. Illustration: There was a time when skeptics claimed that the prophecies in Isaiah 53 were too detailed, too specific, too accurate to be mere coincidence. I agreed. But then the skeptics argued that the ONLY logical explanation was that ...read more

  • The Battle In Christ Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Mar 17, 2022
     | 406 views

    We are engaged in a spiritual battle, and we must hold our ground at all costs.

    The Battle in Christ Text: Eph. 6:10-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: Video clip from the movie "Gettysburg." Scene 28. Key phrase, "We've got to hold it!" 2. It is fitting that this text, which may be one of the richest texts in all the New Testament, occurs at the end ...read more

  • Living By The Spirit's Power Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 16, 2022
     | 737 views

    If we are going to be the people God is calling us to be we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Living By the Spirit’s Power Text: Eph. 5:15-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: “The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes.” (John Nelson Darby) 2. A major section of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians deals with living as God’s holy people who are imitating our God and ...read more

  • Living In The Light Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 16, 2022
     | 925 views

    As children of God, we need to let our light shine for everyone to see.

    Living In the Light Text: Eph. 5:1-14 Introduction 1. Have you ever noticed what often happens when a light burns out? Many times, when a light is turned on for the last time it produces a sudden burst of light (even burning brighter than it normally does) until the element burns into darkness. A ...read more

  • Radically Changed Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 2, 2022
     | 565 views

    As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to stick out of the crowd and be radically changed.

    RADICALLY CHANGED Text: Eph. 4:17-32 Introduction 1. Jesus Christ is Lord & God's still on the throne There's power in the blood & I'm saved to the bone The devil comes against me, he's gonna feel some pain I can bind him, bruise him, cast him out by the power of ...read more

  • The Maturity Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 19, 2022
     | 558 views

    It is necessary for us to grow in our faith so that we can fight the battle against Satan.

    The Maturity of the Church Text: Eph. 4:7-16 Introduction 1. Illustration: There are no short cuts to maturity. It takes years for us to grow to adulthood, and it takes a full season for fruit to mature and ripen. The same is true for the fruit of the Spirit. The development of Christlike ...read more

  • Unity Of The Body Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 19, 2022
     | 572 views

    A wise Christian leader once said, "In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity [love]." For any church to succeed there must be unity.

    Unity In the Body Text: Eph. 4:1-6 Introduction 1. Illustration: There can be union without unity: tie two cats together by their tails and throw them over a clothesline. There you will have union, but certainly not unity! 2. A wise Christian leader once said, "In essentials, unity; in ...read more