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  • A Mother's Heart

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Aug 11, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 14,077 views

    A Mother’s love and faith as a model for us of what God is like and how her influence helps us in our walk with Christ.

    A Junior High science teacher lectured on the properties of magnets for an entire class. The next day he gave his students a quiz. The first question read like this: "My name begins with an "M," has six letters, and I pick things up. What am I?" Half the kids in the class wrote, "Mother." That ...read more

  • The Priority Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Aug 11, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,227 views

    Faith is a reasonable and necessary priority for us before we kick the bucket.

    For those of you who weren’t able to make it last week because of the lovely weather we had, we began a series called, "Your Bucket List." Which I borrowed from a movie which came out about a year ago called The Bucket List. In the movie two very different men, one a wealthy business man, the ...read more

  • The Priority Of Family Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Aug 11, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,217 views

    God’s second priority for us is our relationship with family (physical and spiritual). God desires for us to be reconcilers with those in our family, both in our relationship and in our relationship with God.

    For those who may be joining us for the first time this year, we’ve been in a series called, "Your Bucket List." Which I borrowed from a movie which came out about a year ago called The Bucket List. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a great movie about two very different men, one a wealthy business ...read more

  • The Priority Of Friendship Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Aug 11, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,797 views

    God’s priority is for us to invest our lives into others, being a source of Good News

    During the course of our series, "Your Bucket List," we have been looking at the things we need to do, or the things we need to prioritize in our life before we "kick the bucket." The Bible says our life here on earth is but a breath, our days are like a passing shadow (Ps. 39:5; 144:4). In ...read more

  • Honoring Your Father

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Aug 11, 2009
     | 3,221 views

    The importance of a dad in their child’s faith development and the need to honor one’s father for their influence in raising you.

    BluefishTV.com video "Thanks Dad" Is anyone willing to share what you learned from your dad? What do we Learn from our Fathers? One of my most vivid memories growing up was when we would go camping and my dad would have me pick up our campsite and he would tell me to ’leave it better than ...read more

  • Remaining Faithful To God When He Feels Far Away

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 16, 2009
    based on 12 ratings
     | 6,388 views

    Advent sermon reflecting the life of Zechariah and Elizabeth and the need to keep the faith when it appaers our prayers are not being answered.

    A mother was commenting one time about her children when they were little. She would always remind them on Christmas morning that it is Jesus’ birthday and he only received 3 gifts so don’t be disappointed in what lies under the tree. Then they all opened their presents. That next Sunday, while ...read more

  • Faith Which Finds God's Favor

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 16, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,894 views

    Using Mary response to the angel to demonstrate how faith is both what we believe to be true as well as our actions.

    Last week we looked at keeping the faith in the midst of disappointments and difficult circumstances, when it seems like God is far away. This past Monday my devotions took me to Psalm 77, which was written by a man, Asaph (one of several music leaders whose job it was to sing before the Lord in ...read more

  • Setting Priorities In Life Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 16, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,988 views

    Using the movie, The Bucket List, as a platform for setting our priorities in life and living by them.

    [Give everybody a yellow pad of paper to take notes, and collect the pads in buckets at the end of the service. Have people put their bucket list in buckets anonymously so we can read them over the next few weeks.] Setting Priorities in Life -- What Really Matters -- Living Life on ...read more

  • Give Thanks In All Circumstances

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 15, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,732 views

    Giving thanks to GOd even when the events in our life don’t seem to warrent it.

    Over the last couple weeks we have looked at two things which have caused some people concern and possibly even worry. First, we talked about the election, some people are really excited while others are concerned over the changes in leadership in our government. The Bible reminds us we are to ...read more

  • Are You Ready?

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 15, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,130 views

    Being ready for the return of Christ. The parables of Jesus in Matthew 25 give us a model for being ready. First Sunday of Advent, Year B

    It’s hard to believe that Christmas season is upon us again. The craziness has begun. I was reading in the paper the other day that a Wal-Mart employee out in New York was killed by injuries sustained while trying to prevent a mob from entering the store at 5 am the Friday after Christmas. A ...read more

  • Building An Expressway To God

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 15, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,710 views

    There is good news for those how feel far away from God right now. Preparing for the coming of Christ through repentance. Second Sunday in Advent, year B.

    [Preview the Isaiah reading with a description of what Isaiah is writing to. Isaiah wrote hundreds of years before Jesus at a time when his people, God’s people, were threatened by destruction from a foreign nation. God saved them, but the warning from Isaiah and other prophets of that time was ...read more

  • Don't Panic - Trust God Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 2, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,805 views

    With the economic recession are we worrying or trusting in God? A sermon to remind people to trust in God by faith that he will provide if we put him first.

    You don’t have to read the Wall Street Journal to realize our economy is in crisis mode right now. Over the course of the first ten days of the month of October, the Dow Jones Industrial average dropped 2380 points, or 22%. From a little over a year ago (Oct. 8th, 2007) the DJI is down almost ...read more

  • In God We Trust Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 2, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,231 views

    Addressing the need to turn to God, not a political candidate to solve the problems in our nation.

    I recently read an article, actually a series of articles in Newsweek magazine subtitled, “The Scary Challenges Facing the Next President on Day One.” There’s no question we are in a difficult time, the plummeting stock market, a world economy in recession, job loss, and new jobs are evaporating ...read more

  • Connecting Together Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Feb 12, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,282 views

    Adapted sermon of Rick Warren on the need for being in true Biblical fellowship with one another.

    Today, we are beginning the third week of our 40 Days of Community, that’s day 15 for those who are doing the daily devotions. We are continuing to explore what God’s purpose is for us here on earth, which we have said is to love Him, and love others the way he does. That’s what we are here for. ...read more

  • Better Together Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Feb 12, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,555 views

    This adapted sermon of Rick Warren challenges us to participate in the 40 Days of Community and join a small group.

    What on earth are WE here for? That’s really the question we are asking over these 40 Days of Community. God has placed us here on this earth, in this place, and at this time for a reason, for a purpose. We are not here by accident. We are part of God’s plan. God’s #1 reason for bringing us on ...read more