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  • Practice Makes Perfect Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 15, 2019
     | 91 views

    As Christians we need to practice righteousness and not sin.

    PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Text: 1 Jn. 3:4-10 Introduction 1. Illustration: There were two doctors with the same name who lived a few doors apart. One doctor was a Christian and a lay preacher; the other doctor made no profession of faith. One night a rather sick person, who was also a ...read more

  • Anticipating Christ's Return

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 9, 2019
     | 79 views

    The second coming of Christ gives us hope for eternity and encouragement to live holy here and now.

    ANTICIPATING CHRIST'S RETURN Text: 1 Jn 2:28-3:3 Introduction 1. Illustration: Biblical prophecy provides some of the greatest encouragement and hope available to us today. Just as the Old Testament is saturated with prophecies concerning Christ’s first advent, so both testaments are filled ...read more

  • Who Do You Love Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 1, 2019
     | 334 views

    Beloved we cannot love the world and still love Christ. It has to be one or the other, because like oil and water they do not mix.

    Who Do You Love Text: 1 Jn. 2:15-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: 2. Beloved we cannot love the world and still love Christ. It has to be one or the other, because like oil and water they do not mix. 3. 2 Corinthians 6:17 (NKJV) 17 Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says ...read more

  • Telling The Truth From A Lie Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 1, 2019
     | 286 views

    There are those today, both outside, and unfortunately, inside the church, that are functioning like computer viruses. Through false teaching and unbiblical belief they are destroying the church.

    TELLING TRUTH FROM A LIE Text: 1 John 2:18-27 Introduction 1. Illustration: I remember hearing about computer viruses. Could a computer catch a germ? I then learned that computer viruses were often malicious programs, developed by evil-doers, to destroy computers. They are often downloaded ...read more

  • The Trial Of Sin Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Oct 31, 2018
     | 421 views

    If we admit our sin, and confess it to God, we will be forgiven.

    THE TRIAL OF SIN Text: 1 Jn. 1:8-2:2 Introduction 1. Illustration: Kay Arthur, a Christian author, put it this way. If you tolerate sin in your life, that sin will not only take you farther than you wanted to go, it will keep you longer than you wanted to stay and it will cost you more than you ...read more

  • A Small Circle Of Friends: Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 15, 2018
     | 590 views

    If we are going to accomplish anything in this life it will take the help of our friends.

    A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: PART 1 Text: Col. 4:7-11 Introduction 1. "And Someone died for all your friends but even better yet He lives again. And if this song does not make sense to you, I hope His Spirit slips on through, He loves you. He loves you, He loves you" (A Song For A Small Circle ...read more

  • Two Essential Elements Of A New Testament Church Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jul 25, 2018
     | 1,811 views

    Two essential elements to a New Testament church are prayer and personal evangelism.

    TWO ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO A NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH Text: Col. 4:2-6 Introduction 1. Illustration: Canadian preacher, theologian, and founder of the Christian Missionary Allaince, A. B. Simpson, had this to say, "Prayer is the link that connects us with God. It is the bridge that spans ...read more

  • Family Matters Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jul 25, 2018
     | 1,191 views

    It's time to turn the family back to Jesus.

    FAMILY MATTERS Text: Col. 3:18-21 Introduction 1. Illustration: When a national random sample of 1,000 adults was asked about the morality of eight family-related behaviors, large majorities of the public claimed that five of those behaviors are acceptable either because they are "morally ...read more

  • Integrity At Work Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jul 25, 2018
     | 528 views

    We need to work as if we were working for Jesus.

    Integrity At Work Text: Col. 3:22-4:1 Introduction 1. Illustration: Quote: Francis Bacon: It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them strong; Not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; Not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; Not what we ...read more

  • Getting A New Wardrobe Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 28, 2018
     | 2,527 views

    Let's clothe ourselves with things that never go out of style.

    GETTING A NEW WARDROBE PART 2 Text: Col. 3:12-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: Fashion is made to become unfashionable. 2. Fashion is kind of like the weather in Ohio; if you don't like stick around a few minuets it will change! 3. Recently Tina and I were having a conversation with our ...read more

  • Getting A New Wardrobe Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 5, 2018
     | 2,181 views

    We need to take off our old life and put on our new one.

    Getting A New Wardrobe Text: Col. 3:5-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: Ten months ago, I had a life changing even; I had bariatric surgery. As of today I have lost 133 lbs. As a result, I have had to have an entirely new wardrobe (several times). I can't wear the clothes I used to wear, ...read more

  • Christ Verses Legalism

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 27, 2018
     | 1,524 views

    Christ has not only set us free from sin, but he has also set us free from religious rules and regulations.

    CHRIST VERSES LEGALISM Text: Col. 2:16-19 Introduction 1. Illustration: "What must I forsake?" a young man asked. "Colored clothes for one thing. Get rid of everything in your wardrobe that is not white. Stop sleeping on a soft pillow. Sell your musical instruments and don't eat any more ...read more

  • Wrestling In Prayer

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 13, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,421 views

    Proposition: Effective prayer is characterized by earnestness, ferverency and energy.

    WRESTLING IN PRAYER Text: Col. 2:1-5 Introduction 1. Illustration: During the dark days of the American Revolution, when the Continental Army had experienced several setbacks, a farmer who lived near the battlefield approached Washington's camp unheard. Suddenly his ears caught an earnest voice ...read more

  • A Ride Fit For A King

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Mar 22, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,535 views

    Jesus wants to be the most important thing in your life.

    A RIDE FIT FOR A KING Text: Matt. 21:1-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: There was a Pastor's son who came to him and asked if he could use his Dad's car. His dad looked at the young man and said, "I'll let you use the car if you complete these three requirements. First, get your grades up. ...read more

  • A Pastor's Prayer Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 21, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,294 views

    As your Pastor I pray that you would know God more, and be strengthened in your faith.

    A Pastor's Prayer Text: Col. 1:9-14 Introduction 1. Illustration: What do we know about the shepherd's life? It's a full time commitment. Sheep are helpless to defend themselves against attack from their natural enemies: lions, bears, wolves, hyenas and foxes which can come in both the day and ...read more