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  • Christ Verses Legalism

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 27, 2018
     | 309 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
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     | 737 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
     | 2,565 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
     | 1,378 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

  • The Good News About Jesus Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 1, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,800 views

    We need to bring the Good News about Jesus to our community.

    THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT CHRIST Text: Col. 1:1-8 Introduction 1. Our world is desperately in need of some good news. Suzanne Jennings wrote this song in 1999: I woke up Monday morning, walked out on the lawn My eyes were barely open, and my mouth began to yawn Picked up the daily paper, ...read more

  • Salty, Shinny And Reflective Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 4, 2018
     | 4,512 views

    An externally focused church makes a difference in the community through good works and living out the Gospel in their daily lives.

    SALTY, SHINNY, AND REFLECTIVE Text: Matthew 5:13-16 Introduction 1. Illustration: What is an Externally Focused Church? It is a church that is "increasingly convinced that effectiveness is not measured by what happens inside the church but rather by the impact the people of the church ...read more

  • Hang In There Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,691 views

    We need to patiently endure as we wait for the soon coming of our Lord Jesus.

    HANG IN THERE! Text: James 5:7-12 Introduction 1. Illustration: Several years ago, an experiment on endurance was conducted at the University of California at Berkeley. The experiment involved placing Norwegian field rats in a tub of water, where they were forced to swim until they grew ...read more

  • Perils Of The Rich And Famous Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Nov 25, 2017
     | 1,381 views

    Anything that we put ahead of God in our life will be destroyed in the end.

    The Perils Of The Rich And Famous Text: James 5:1-6 Introduction 1. "There are people so poor that the only thing they have is money." -- Unknown "He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has." -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) 1. We tend to think that ...read more

  • Planning And The Will Of God Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Nov 10, 2017
     | 3,294 views

    If you want to succeed ask God's what he wants you to do.

    Planning And The Will Of God Text: James 4:13-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: On September 11, Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell watched the television in his boss’ office as a second hijacked airplane slammed into the World Trade Center. The Army officer had no idea that minutes later madmen would ...read more

  • Who's The Judge? Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Nov 3, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,856 views

    Our job is to be concerned with where we are in our relationship with God, and let God worry about others.

    Who's The Judge? Text: James 4:11-12 Introduction 1. Illustration: Whether or not to judge others is a hot topic in the Church today. Most of us would say that we are not the judge of our fellow Christians. However, is that what we are practicing? Do we pass judgment on others without ...read more

  • Drawing Close To God Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Oct 11, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,435 views

    God's desire is for us to desire Him.

    Drawing Close To God Text: James 4:1-10 Introduction 1. Illustration: In 1857 there was a 46 year old man named Jeremiah Lamphere who lived in New York City. Jeremiah loved the Lord tremendously, but he didn’t feel that he could do much for the Lord until he began to feel a burden for the ...read more

  • True Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 21, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,772 views

    Like faith, true wisdom is seen in our actions.

    TRUE WISDOM Text: James 3:13-18 INTRODUCTION 1. Illustration: Have you ever heard the phrase, "Out of the mouth of babes?" Certainly you have. It comes from the simple truth that sometimes it takes a child to reveal lasting wisdom. It seems foolish but it isn’t! For example: · ...read more

  • Faith In Action Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 12, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,522 views

    Don't tell me about your faith, show it to me!

    Faith In Action Text: James 2:14-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: Samuel Bradburn, an ASSOCIATE OF JOHN WESLEY, was highly respected by his friends and used by God as an effective preacher. On one occasion he was in desperate financial need. When Wesley learned of his circumstances, he ...read more

  • Faith That Works Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 12, 2017
     | 3,152 views

    You cannot separate faith from good works; they are interrelated.

    Faith That Works Text: James 2:19-26 Introduction 1. Illustration: Rena was 3 years old when she went to her first baptismal service. It was new for her and a bit mystifying. As events transpired, she looked up at her father with surprise in her eyes, "Daddy, he pushed that guy under the ...read more

  • Taming The Tongue Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 12, 2017
     | 5,282 views

    To become mature follower of Jesus we need to learn to watch what we say.

    TAMING THE TONGUE Text: James 3:1-12 Introduction 1. Piccard and Richard Conniff writes in National Geographic that on January 12, 1997, two Swiss men, Bertrand Piccard and Wim Verstraeten, set out to be the first to CIRCLE THE EARTH in a balloon. Their aircraft was called the Breitling ...read more