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  • Mike Cleveland

    Contributing sermons since Sep 27, 2007
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Ohio Valley Church
Medina, Ohio 44258
330-421-0551

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  • What I want on my tombstone: God-exalting, Christ-centered, Joy-filled
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  • Jesus Died That We Might Live

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2009
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    The Good Shepherd Laid Down His Life for the Sheep.

    John 10. In March of 2004 a group of people on an expedition in Israel came up to a cave, and discovered the mangled body of a man dressed as a shepherd. His half-eaten body was lying across the mouth of the cave, and as they were examining things they began to hear the bleating of sheep inside the ...read more

  • Jesus Is The Good Shepherd

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2009
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    The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

    John 10. Once there was a tourist walking on the back roads of Israel when up ahead of him he saw 2 shepherds, each with his own flock of sheep, and they came together in the road and began talking. As they talked together their sheep began to intermingle, until it looked like one big flock. The ...read more

  • Jesus Christ Purchased Eternal Life For Us

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2008
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    The greatest benefit we have from Jesus’ death is our eternal life.

    John 8. John Griffith lived in Oklahoma in 1929 and lost all he had in the stock market crash. So he moved to Mississippi where he took a job as bridge tender for a R/R trestle. One day his 8 year-old son, Greg, spent the day with him at work. A ship came through and John opened up the draw bridge. ...read more

  • Adapted By God

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
     | 1,359 views

    Jesus Christ paid the price for our adoption into the family of God.

    In 1985 John and Martha Laughlin were informed that they were unable to have children, and yet they so longed for little ones that they began saving money to adopt a child. Over time they had decided on a child from Russia, had been over once to visit and choose the child, a 3-month old baby boy ...read more

  • Jesus Frees Us

    Contributed on Dec 14, 2008
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    Jesus sets us free from the curse of the Law, from the guilt of sin, and from the kingdom of Satan.

    John 8. I want us to consider a question together this morning. The question is this: what is the main mission of the Messiah? Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? Well we get some help from Jesus very first sermon where He reads from Isaiah 61 saying, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because ...read more

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  • Sheep Alive

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
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    Sheep Alive In 1972, a shepherd had brought his sheep into a walled-off, enclosed area for the night, and he had just gone to sleep when he heard a commotion. He quickly rushed over to where the sound was coming from and to his horror he discovered that a wolf was in the process of dragging off ...read more

  • Spiritual Pica's Disease

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2008
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    SPIRITUAL PICA'S DISEASE We're all born with spiritual Pica’s Disease. Pica is the craving to eat what is not edible. When my wife was a nurse, she had a patient who had Pica. It is diagnosed when a person craves to eat things that are not considered food; they crave things such as wood ...read more

  • In John 6:40 Jesus Says, "For My Father's Will Is ...

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2008
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    In John 6:40 Jesus says, “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” But wait a minute, there is something within every person that prevents us from looking to Jesus. It is the belief that ...read more

  • I Used To Fly Small Planes, Cessnas And Pipers, ...

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
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    I used to fly small planes, Cessnas and Pipers, single engine and multi-engine, and I would give flight instruction to people who wanted to learn flying and I would also do what is called “bank runs” where we would fly cancelled checks to various places throughout the country. We would fly ...read more

  • Cassie Was In The School Library Reading Her ...

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
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    Cassie was in the school library reading her Bible when two young killers burst in. According to witnesses, one of the killers pointed his gun at Cassie and asked, do you believe in God?" Cassie answered, "Yes, I believe in God." "Why?" the gunman asked. Cassie did not have a chance to respond; the ...read more