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  • Pleasing God Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 28, 2017
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     | 4,195 views

    We please God when we make pleasing Him a priority.

    Title: Pleasing God Text: I Thessalonians 2:1-12 Introduction The Apostle Paul was a gutsy guy. He did not hesitate to encourage people to imitate his life. He often said, “follow my example” or “imitate me.” • Therefore I urge you to imitate me. II Corinthians 4:16 • Dear brothers and ...read more

  • Things That Are True And What They Mean Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 23, 2017
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     | 2,592 views

    The church exists for the glory of God and the good of others.

    Title: Things That Are True and What They Mean Text: I Thessalonians 1:1-10 Introduction This week I read that the police department of Bothell, WA has requested that residents stop dialing 911 to report they can’t log onto Facebook which reminded me of a phrase popularized a few years ago by a ...read more

  • Practicing Peace Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 23, 2017
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     | 3,066 views

    This message is a challenge to live in peace with others.

    Title: Practicing Peace Text: Philippians 4:2-9 Introduction Today our text begins like an episode from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills complete with: • Hair pulling. • Crazy Drama. • Packaged insanity. The Apostle Paul says, “When peace is broken… fix it!” I. When Peace Is Broken… ...read more

  • Going All Out Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 8, 2017
     | 3,565 views

    Living into our calling in Christ challenges us to realize we are not who we hope to be, but neither are we what we used to be. So we press on, keeping the past in proper perspective, understanding who we will become is in the future.

    Title: Going All Out Text: Philippians 3:12-16 Introduction Tom Toro is a noted cartoonist and writer. He lives in KS City, MO with his wife and family. But he was not always successful. At one point a few years ago he was so low he had to move back home to live with his parents. Depressed ...read more

  • Getting Along Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 2, 2017
     | 987 views

    This sermon attempts to address the growing challenge of getting along in church given our differences due to culture wars, politics, personal opinions, prejudices, etc.

    Title: Getting Along Text: Philippians 2:1-13 Thesis: When we have the same attitude as Christ, we will get along together and please God. Introduction: Our text was originally written to Christians living in Philippi which was a Roman Colony and as such they were citizens of the Roman ...read more

  • Meanwhile

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Nov 30, 2015
     | 2,586 views

    Hope is why we persevere in a long obedience in the same direction.

    Title: Meanwhile Text: I Corinthians 15:50-58 Thesis: Hope is why we persevere in a long obedience in the same direction. Explanation: In 1980 IVP published Eugene Peterson’s book, “A Long Obedience In The Same Direction.” Thirty-five years ago Peterson had picked up on a ...read more

  • Sbnr... Really? (Spiritual But Not Religious)

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Nov 16, 2015
     | 3,503 views

    Spirituality grows best in an authentic faith community - Church!

    Title: SBNR – Really? Text: I Samuel 1:4-20 Thesis: Spirituality grows best in an authentic religious community. Introduction Some years ago, the toy manufacturer Mattel came up with an interesting scheme to promote the latest version of its world famous doll, Barbie. The new Barbie ...read more

  • Teaching To The Test... And Beyond

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Nov 10, 2015
     | 1,557 views

    Ultimately, it is not only what you know... it is what you do with what you know.

    20151108 23rd Sunday after Pentecost B Title: Teaching to the Test... and Beyond Text: Mark 12:28-34 (Matthew 22:37-40 and Luke 10:25-28) Thesis: Ultimately, it is not only what you know… it’s what you do with what you know. Introduction Video Clip: “How NOT to Love ...read more

  • Malware In The Church

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 19, 2015
     | 2,388 views

    A healthy faith community is characterized by Christ-like humility and mutual consideration.

    Title: Malware in the Church Text: Mark 10:35-45 Thesis: A healthy faith community is characterized by Christ-like humility and mutual consideration. Introduction This week I began reading The Girl In the Spider’s Web… another Scandinavian mystery novel. It is the 4th book of ...read more

  • When Life Is Troubling

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 5, 2015
     | 1,427 views

    Disasters and personal tragedies may be concern for doubt, but they may also be cause for trusting God.

    Title: When Life is Troubling Text: Job 1:1 and 2:1-10 Thesis: Disasters and personal tragedies may be cause for doubt, but they may also be cause for trusting God.. The story of an innocent religious person who endures grievous suffering and emerges from that experience scathed, but with his ...read more

  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 5, 2015
     | 2,097 views

    Good and godly peop-le are rooted in the Word of God.

    Title: Choose Your Own Adventure Text: Psalm 1 Thesis: Good and godly people are rooted in the Word of God. Introduction “Choose Your Own Adventure” is a series of children’s gamebooks where each story is written from a second-person point of view in which the reader ...read more

  • "Is This Thing On?"

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Sep 14, 2015
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     | 3,305 views

    When we have the mind of Christ, our words reflect the life of Christ within us.

    Title: “Is This Thing On?” Text: James 3:1-12 (1-2) Thesis: When we have the mind of Christ, our words reflect the life of Christ within us. Introduction We should always assume these three things: • “The mic is always hot and the camera is always ...read more

  • Jesus And The Persistent Pagan

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Sep 8, 2015
     | 3,207 views

    Jesus isn't fussy about who we are when we earnestly bring our hope to him.

    Title: Jesus and the Persistent Pagan Text: Mark 7:24-30 (Matthew 15:21-28) Thesis: Jesus isn’t fussy about who we are when we earnestly bring our hope to him. Introduction A church in England has recorded "the sound of silence" on to a CD which has become a surprise hit with its ...read more

  • The Intentions Of The Heart

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Aug 31, 2015
     | 2,782 views

    Within, is the place where change needs to begin... where good intentions are reflected by godly actions.

    Title: The Intentions of the Heart Text: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15 and 21-23 (Mark 7:1-23) Thesis: Within, is the place where change needs to begin… where good intentions are reflected by godly actions. Introduction There is a project in the works that is doing Depravity Standard ...read more

  • Armed To The Hilt With Christian Virtues

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Aug 24, 2015
     | 1,259 views

    The mighty power of God at work in and through us empowers us against evil.

    Title: Armed to the Hilt with Christian Virtues (The Whole Armor of God) Text: Ephesians 6:10-18 Thesis: The mighty power of God at work in us and through us empowers us against evil. Introduction In July I traveled to Winterset, Iowa to attend the annual Newton Family Reunion. As I ...read more