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  • Palm Sunday - The Triumphal Road To Discipleship

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Apr 2, 2021
    based on 1 rating
     | 340 views

    This sermon will be looking at Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem as He came to the end of His long road toward His earthly purpose and final work for us all on this earth, the cross. It looks at how easy it is for us to get off track on what our final destinations as disciples is meant to be.

    INTRO: Back in February Pat and I were returning from a week in Florida. We have made the trip from DC here to Dillsburg many times. When we travel we often will listen to an audio book to help pass the time. This year we were coming up from Richmond and into DC and listening to our book and ...read more

  • Resurrection Power For Day To Day Living

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Apr 2, 2021
     | 964 views

    Why is the resurrection important to humanity today? This sermon looks at Romans 8:5-11 and what it teaches us about the death and resurrection of Jesus do affect our everyday lives. In fact, they are the most important events that ever happened in all of history.

  • The Necessity Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Apr 28, 2011
     | 3,212 views

    This sermon opens this series (The Cross Files) on the significance of the Gospel message that is found in Scripture. The four main points are borrowed from the book, "What is the Gospel", by Greg Gilbert. This sermon is to rekindle the passion we, as b

    Intro: And it is specifically good news about our relationship with God. We all like to receive good news, especially if it addresses some bad news we've just received. If you've just been told that you have cancer, for example, it's good news when the doctor tells you that it is a type that ...read more

  • Choose To Worship Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 21, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,261 views

    Today I want us to understand that worship will not happen unless we make the conscious choice to be worshippers!

  • Church; Grow Up! Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,706 views

    Today’s Scripture is God’s Word to churches to be focused on building up the church to be mature and healthy! The Scriptures are directly telling us to focus on ourselves. Give attention to the church body and do what is necessary to make it healthier.

    Date: July 12th, 2009 Bible Text: Ephesians 4:7-16 Subject: Complement: Main Idea: Intro: Imagine for a moment going to the doctor and after a battery of tests she comes out and tells you, “Look, you need to stop doing all the things you’re doing!” Your volunteer work in the community, ...read more

  • A Profile Of A Christ Follower Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,733 views

    Usually because of fuzzy thinking and lack of norms/standards for Christian activity of discernment, people will say, "I can’t tell the difference between a Christian and a non-Christian. What are the unique characteristics that should cause a Christian t

    Date: June 1st, 2003 Title: Profile of the New Self Text: Eph. 4:17-32 Subject: Complement: Main Idea: Intro: In recent years profiling has become quite common. FBI profilers determine who the likely suspect is in a murder investigation. Racial profiling happens even though it is not ...read more

  • Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,822 views

    Paul continues on contrasting the life of an unbeliever over against a Christ follower. The point is there should be a difference! We are not to mimic those who are far from God, but rather, we should imitate God.

    Eph. 5:1-20 Imitation is called the sincerest form of flattery! But we sometimes need to be careful who we are imitating! A new missionary recruit went to Venezuela for the first time. He was struggling with the language and didn’t understand a whole lot of what was going on. Intending to ...read more

  • Imitating God Requires Mutual Submission Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,669 views

    Paul has been fervently writing down God’s Words for the church as the Holy Spirit has guided his pen across the page. He has been working on communicating to us how it is we can stand out as light in a darkened world. How we can be imitators of God. He s

    Date: 8-9-09 Title: Imitating God Requires Mutual Submission Bible Text: Eph. 5:21 –33 Subject: Complement: Main Idea: Intro: ILL. One evening a preschooler, Kristel, and her parents were sitting on the couch chatting. Kristel asked, "Daddy, you’re the boss of the house, right?" Her ...read more

  • Immitating God Through Mutual Submission In Our Families Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
     | 2,470 views

    The key we are told to being people who show a dark and troubled world what freedom and light look like is mutual submission. Loving one another so much that we put the needs and concerns of others before self. This “other-minded-ness” is the crowning tes

    Date: 3-12-00 Title: What God says about Child/Parent relationship Bible Text: Eph. 6:1-4 & others Subject: What does God’s Word have to say about the relationship between Children and Parents. Complement: Parents must take authority, children must honor & obey. Main Idea: Intro: We ...read more

  • Mutual Submission In Our Work Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,549 views

    A sermon on integrity and God Honoring in our work place.

    How to be a Great Worker Eph.6:5-9 (NIV) Historical Context: 1. Everyday-life: Experts seem to agree that one in three or 1/3 of the population of Rome during the time was a slave - common everyday life occurrence. They do all kinds of labor intensive jobs, working in mines, fields, and some ...read more

  • Stand Firm Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,762 views

    The sentence structure in the Greek proves that often we place the emphasis on the wrong thing in this passage. The emphasis is not on the armor, but on standing. The armor is simply a tool that we are to use to carry out God’s command, "STAND."

    Text: Ephesians 6:10-20 Title: Stand Firm INTRODUCTION: Archibald Naismith tells us that at the Battle of Waterloo, when the fight became its worst, an officer galloped up to the Commander, the Duke of Wellington and said, "my Captain says we are being destroyed, we need reinforcements ...read more

  • Created To Worship Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 61,330 views

    Intro sermon to series. This message sets the stage for further messages about Worship. First and foremost we must know that our primary purpose is to worship!

  • The Mystery Called Church Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Aug 6, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,163 views

    We are the mystery! The church, all people, different people, coming to a place of being one in Christ. Gathering together to form the body of Christ, the church.

    `Date: March 30th, 2003 Title: The Mysteria of the Church Text: Eph. 3:1-13 Subject: Complement: Main Idea: Intro: Secrets fascinate us. All of us want to be privy to secrets. Secrets are fascinating. Someone says, “Hey, you want to know a secret?” and our natural response is not to say, ...read more

  • God's Prayer For The Church Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Aug 6, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,299 views

    Subject: What should be our response to God’s blessings? Complement: Our response is to pray for strength in other believers and in the church as a whole.

    Intro: When a sports team wins the championship game, what is their response? When you hit a home run at work and your boss notices and congratulates you with a promotion, what is your response? Think about those people who win some big multimillion dollar prize, imagine their response. Now ...read more

  • Called To Be One Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Aug 6, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,129 views

    What is the most important thing we should do as a church to exhibit what it truly means to be a follower of Christ? What is church supposed to look like?

    Date: June 14th, 2009 Title: Called To Be One Text: Eph. 4:1-6 Subject: Complement: Main Idea: Intro: What would you say is the most important thing that church is to be about? One author wrote a book, “The Purpose Driven Church”, that uses the premise that there are five purposes of the ...read more