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  • A Small Circle Of Friends: Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 15, 2018
     | 77 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
     | 488 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
     | 264 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
     | 145 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
     | 912 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
     | 960 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
     | 1,170 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 2 ratings
     | 1,546 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
     | 2,971 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
     | 2,269 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
     | 2,492 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
     | 5,468 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
     | 3,976 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
     | 1,818 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
     | 4,003 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