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  • Cross-Culture (A Palm Sunday Sermon)

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Mar 26, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    This sermon deals with the effect that Jesus’ cross had on three men: Simon the Cyrene, John the Apostle and Nicodemus, the quiet follower.

    CROSS-Culture Palm Sunday 2009 – Communion Sunday I grew up in a fairly sheltered environment. Other than books at school I remember little, if any, interaction with anyone of another culture. My first encounter with a different culture was a kid I met at school. I don’t remember his more

  • What Do You Do With An Empty Tomb? Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Mar 18, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    Short sermon to conclude an Easter Family Service.

    What Do You Do With An Empty Tomb? Easter 2008 Message This short message comes at the end of a four part skit that will interlace our Easter Service. The skit is entitled: Deuce Montana and the Adventure of the Empty Tomb. The skit is simply an illustration of the Bridge or Steps to Peace more

  • Spirituality For The Rest Of Us

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Mar 18, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    We seem to make the whole "knowing God" thing much harder than God ever did? Life is hard, knowing God is what makes sense out of life.

    Spirituality For the Rest of Us 2 Peter 3:18, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Intro: Why should following Jesus Christ be so “hard”? If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone tell me: “Oh, Pastor Paul, it’s so haaarrrrdddd…” “Pastor, more

  • Adore-Ation Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Dec 14, 2006

    In part three of Discover the REAL Christmas we discover ADORE-ation. Christmas is about our worship and adoration of Jesus Christ. It took on different forms for each of the characters of Christmas.

    Song: We wish you a Merry Christmas... This week I started the third of four Christmas books that I will be reading this year. None of them are of any consequence, just fun little books to fill in the gaps between the study books I’m reading and other stuff that I’m doing. My favorite so far is more

  • Evalueation Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Dec 14, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    In this second sermon in the series Discover the REAL Christmas we discover what is really valuable at Christmas. For Mary and Joseph, God’s grace, blessing and favor were worth more than anything!

    My family had received a mailbox full of “valuable offers” every day this month. I can’t imagine the number of trees that sacrificed their lives so that I could be enticed with such valuable things as $200 belts, Christmas stockings for my kittens; toilet seat warmers...what a waste! Can you more

  • Realationship Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Dec 4, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Discovering the REAL Christmas begins with REALationship. Though Simon Peter does not meet the Christ Child until thirty years after his birth, Peter is still a powerful illustration of REALationship.

    Pretend Santas, imitation smells, counterfeit presents, simulated smiles, artificial trees, fake is it that we’ve turned the Christmas season into everything but something real? It appears to me that most of what is foisted upon us during the holiday’s is anything but real. As we more

  • Narnia: Opening The Door To Your Spiritual Journey Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    An introduction and first sermon in a three part Advent Series developed loosly from The Chronicles of Narnia. Additional Sermons: Turkish Delight, Trickes of the Evil One and Miracle at the Stone Table.

    Narnia: Introduction & Explanation It may seem a little strange that we are building our Advent series around a “fairy tale” as C.S. Lewis called his novel, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Let me set your mind at ease, we’re going to do what Lewis himself hinted at concerning all of the more

  • The Thanksgiving Tree

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    Pre-Thanksgiving Sermon. Each year since the founding of FamilyFellowship we have added "leaves" to a tree. We give each person a paper leaf and ask then to write their greatest "thanks" for the year. Then we take time to add the leaves to a tree.

    The Thanksgiving Tree - Thanksgiving 2005 The Story of Thanksgiving… Most of us already know the “official story” of Thanksgiving. Over 350 years ago a group of early settlers called “Pilgrims” landed at Plymouth Rock in Rhode Island. They had a very rough winter, but with the help of several more

  • End Zone Living

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Jan 29, 2004
    based on 121 ratings

    A Super Bowl Sunday Sermon on living for God’s eternal purposes.

  • Road Signs For Life - Part One Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Jul 19, 2003
    based on 103 ratings

    Sometimes we need a sign. I don’t mean a miracle, I mean a sign. Throughout this "road trip" we call life God has given us a practical life map - His Word. But we also need to pay attention to the "signs along the way", road signs to help us make sure we

    Terrie, the girls and I just returned from a brief road trip. It was a fast drive up Central California to visit Benji on his 19th birthday. (Benji is working at a Christian Camp for the summer.) I had driven to Hume Lake one other time when I dropped Benj off in June, but honestly, I’m not sure more

  • Road Signs For Life - Part Two Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Jul 19, 2003
    based on 70 ratings

    This is the second sermon in a two-part series on making positive decisions. For part one see "Road Signs For Life - Part One."

    Last week we discovered the first three road signs for life. When you are faced with which direction you need to go, when you are faced with a decision in life, God does not leave us without a clue. He has laid down some powerful guidelines to point us down the road we need to more

  • A Powerful Testimony Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 166 ratings

    Power of Testimony - Four Strategies To Making Your Walk Match Your Talk This is part two of a two part series - Part One is "Losing Your Testimony"

    It’s only natural – we want to share our story! Your story can have a powerful impact on someone else’s life, even if it’s just a little part of that story! This past week gave us several great examples of that truth. While enjoying the 4th of July fireworks at Stewart Park in Beaumont, more

  • Losing Your Testimony Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    This is an outline of part one of the series The Power of Testimony.

    All of us desire to have a good testimony. We want our walk to match our talk. We want the story of God’s work in our lives to be as powerful to those who here it as it is to us. The Apostle Paul is dealing with the issue of testimony in this final chapter in Galatians. In the first part of the more

  • Almonds Anyone

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Jun 28, 2003
    based on 107 ratings

    A short devotional talk on Jeremiah chapter one. God is always watching and He’s always watching over us.

    Almonds Anyone? Jeremiah Chapter One When I was a kid we had an almond tree in our back yard. I didn’t much care for almonds, they were much too hard to deal with. The walnut and pecan trees on the other hand were great. We could eat the pecans as soon as they fell and the black walnuts made more

  • Colors Of Easter

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Jun 23, 2003
    based on 250 ratings

    A presentation of the Gospel using the colors of Easter.

    This sermon may be accessed at Introduction When I was a kid one of my favorite things was getting a new coloring book. There was something thrilling about a book full of pictures waiting for the ¡§Master Artist¡¨ to do his work. You more