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  • The Good News About Jesus Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 1, 2018
     | 668 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
     | 2,303 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
     | 1,534 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
     | 782 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
     | 2,298 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
     | 1,031 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
     | 4,637 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
     | 2,206 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
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     | 5,439 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
     | 2,428 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
     | 3,867 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

  • Racism Is Sin Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 17, 2017
     | 1,474 views

    We must love regardless of a person's race, creed or socio-economic status.

    Racism Is A Sin Text: James 2:8-13 Introduction 1. Illustration: I heard about an African-American who tried to attend a church. Sadly, the church wouldn’t even let him attend a service. The pastor said, "You just need to pray about it." About three weeks later the pastor saw him and ...read more

  • No Place In The Church Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 9, 2017
     | 1,689 views

    In God's kingdom color doesn't matter, so we should see Christians of all races as our brothers and sisters.

    No Place In The Church Text: James 2:1-7 Introduction 1. Illustration: Prejudice is a disease of the mind that affects the heart. Prejudice is, literally, a pre-formed opinion, usually unfavorable, based on insufficient knowledge, irrational feelings or inaccurate stereotypes. We are all ...read more

  • Acting And Doing Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jul 20, 2017
     | 4,244 views

    The Bible is our instruction manual so we must read it and put it into practice.

    Acting And Doing Text: James 1:21-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: Several years ago, when Melissa and Daniel were todlers, we bought a new bookcase for our living room. It was one of those one that come in a box and you have to take out all the parts and put it together. It comes with ...read more

  • Two Ears One Mouth Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jul 17, 2017
     | 2,841 views

    We should be willing to truly listen before we speak.

    Two Ears One Mouth Text: James 1:19-20 Introduction 1. Admittedly we all have trouble listening. Maybe we are watching our favorite TV program, and our husband or wife is talking to us about something that is important to them. As they talk, we may mumble, "Hmm", "Yeah", and "Uh ...read more