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  • How's Our Faith?

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on May 7, 2018

    As summer approaches, we get check-ups on our home and car air conditioning systems but perhaps we need a "faith" check up. The question in the sermon title is asked rhetorically and then we examine Peter's faith (along with ours) from Luke 22:31-34.

    I. Welcome II. Introduction With blooms everywhere and temperatures in the 80’s, we know summer is just around the corner. As school lets out and the temperatures push higher, there are certain things that might need some attention. I know I’ve already had my home A/C checked and, before taking a more

  • "Why Do We Come To The Tomb?"

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on May 7, 2018
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    A sermon prepared for "Easter" Sunday and compares the reasons folks came to the tomb where Jesus was laid to rest and our reasons for assembling to worship on the first day of the week.

    I. Welcome II. Introduction MercyMe first released their hit song I Can Only Imagine in 1999. Since then, I’ve heard this song played numerous times at funerals as one imagines being in heaven and in the presence of God. The movie by the same name was released last month with much greater success more

  • The Way Of The Cross Leads (To A Blessed) Home Series

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on May 16, 2016

    Applying some characteristics of "the way of the cross" to our marriages can lead to a blessed home.

    The Way of the Cross Leads (to a Blessed) Home Text: Colossians 1:19-23 I. Welcome II. Introduction Last Sunday was Mother’s Day as we began a series of lessons on marriage and the home that will continue through Father’s Day. My dad was a preacher. Although he loved to sing, he more

  • A Mother's Faith

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on May 9, 2016
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    A Mother's Day sermon that gives five characteristics of good mothers derived from the Canaanite woman who begged Jesus to heal her demon-possessed daughter.

  • What Brings You To The Cross?

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Sep 21, 2015

    A thought-provoking look at why we are present for worship on Sunday mornings.

    “What Brings You To the Cross?” Text: Ephesians 2:14-18 I. Welcome II. Introduction Our theme of “Spiritually Clean in 2015” demands that we return frequently to the cross. I want us to spend some time this morning at Calvary reflecting on the crucifixion of our Savior. more

  • Freedom From Tyranny

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Jun 29, 2015
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    Sermon for nation's celebration of Independence Day and the freedom Christians enjoy from five types of tyranny.

    “Freedom from Tyranny” Text: Galatians 4:28-5:1 I. Welcome II. Introduction Since I have used the word “tyranny” in the title of my sermon, I want to define this term before we get started: cruel and unfair treatment by people with power over others; oppressive power; a more

  • Beat The Clock

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Apr 27, 2015

    To convince audience we need to get serious about the second coming of Christ and always be ready.

    “Beat the Clock” Text: Matthew 24:36-44 I. Welcome II. Introduction Many of us older folks remember Bud Collyer hosting the television game show “Beat the Clock.” There have been at least four attempts to revive this show – the latest airing in 2002-2003. more

  • "If I Had It To Do Over Again,..."

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Mar 16, 2015
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    Sermon could be used leading up to Easter concerning individuals who made poor decisions leading to the arrest and then the trials of Jesus. Their sins are probably similar to those we have committed. Would they (we) do the same thing over again?

    “If I Had It To Do Over Again, …” Text: Luke 22:1-6 I. Welcome II. Introduction Have you ever regretted a decision you made? Guys, has your wife ever asked you: “If you had it to do over again, would you still marry me?” And, I hope you had sense enough to know how more

  • Spiritual Graduation

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on May 19, 2014
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    A sermon suitable for May and graduation time that likens baptism to a spiritual graduation.

    “Spiritual Graduation” Text: 2 Timothy 4:6-8 I. Welcome II. Introduction This morning I want us to return to the basics which is really our theme this year. One of the basics is what we must do to be saved. We’ve had sermons on faith and repentance and confession in 2014 more

  • A Godly Mother

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on May 12, 2014

    Mother's Day sermon on what God expects of mothers.

  • "Gifts From The Grave"

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Apr 21, 2014

    Five gifts given to God's children because of the resurrection or the empty tomb.

    “Gifts from the Grave” Text: Luke 24:1-8 I. Welcome II. Introduction When we lived in Hawaii, one of the great blessings was seeing these three cemeteries: Punchbowl; the Valley of the Temples; and the Arizona Memorial. We didn’t know anyone buried in these three locations but more

  • "A Glimpse Of Heaven" Series

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Jan 13, 2014

    This lesson provides believers with a glimpse of heaven as we study the transfiguration of Jesus.

    “A Glimpse of Heaven” Text: Matthew 16:28-17:5 I. Welcome II. Introduction This will be our sixth lesson from our series on Mountaintop Experiences. We began with Noah on the mountains of Ararat and then looked at Abraham on Mount Moriah. Next we talked about Moses on Mount Sinai, more

  • "Developing Our Attitudes" Series

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Jan 13, 2014
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    A starting point for all of us in the kingdom of heaven requires basic changes in our attitudes or hearts which Jesus spelled out in the eight beatitudes.

    “Developing Our Attitudes” Mountaintop Experiences Text: Matthew 5:1-12 I. Welcome II. Introduction Last Sunday we kicked off this year’s theme of developing our core with seven things everyone can and should do more in 2014: to pray, study, meditate, worship, work, give and more

  • A Diet For Success

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Oct 28, 2013

    Introduction to the book of Daniel with its historical setting and an application lesson from chapter one on the four Hebrew captives and their diet.

    “A Diet for Success” Text: Daniel 1:1-7 I. Welcome II. Introduction I’m currently reading a new guide or little commentary on the book of Daniel by Michael Whitworth entitled The Derision of Heaven. And we have a copy in the church library if you’re interested. But it more

  • Godly Men

    Contributed by Paul Norwood on Jun 17, 2013

    Father's Day sermon urging men to be godly by looking at mistakes made by four men in the New Testament.

    “Godly Men” Text: Titus 2:11-14 I. Welcome II. Introduction Traditionally, I preach a Father’s Day sermon focusing on fathers. However, not all men can or will be a father. So, today, I want to focus on Godly Men – whether you’re a dad or not – because all more