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  • Epiphany

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Epiphany reminds us to see the good grain instead of the weeds.

    EPIPHANY (Mt.13:24-30;36-43) This Sunday on the church calendar is called: Epiphany. The word means “appearance” or “manifestation”. More specifically epiphany means “God-appearing” and is a reference to the birth of Jesus, as a “God-appearing” event. When the wise men came to see more

  • Do Not Steal Series

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Apr 1, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    "Stealing means more than taking; it means primarily withholding something." (Two Tablets a Day by Wm. R. VanerZee,p.97)

    DO NOT STEAL (Ex.20:1-15; Mt. 21:28-32) (“Stealing means more than taking; it means primarily withholding something” Two Tablets a Day by Wm. R. VanderZee, p.97) It’s obvious from all the security in our stores and the high rates we pay for car insurance more

  • The Sacred Name Series

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Feb 25, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    The more we hallow (value)the name of God, the more love of God flows through us.

    THE SACRED NAME (Exodus 20:1-7) If you have ever taken a “Dale Carnegie Course” on how to win friends and influence people, you know that one technique is to get the person’s name right: it’s pronounced Ione, not IonE or IonA; no Parry is spelled with more

  • Infant Baptism

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Mar 12, 2005
    based on 38 ratings

    Baptism,be it infant or adult,is giving back to God what He has given to us.

    INFANT BAPTISM (I. Samuel 1:3-11) One thing I have learned in my ministry over the years is that there are many different reasons why people want to be baptized. Having just baptized young Javen, I thought it would be a good time to look more

  • Beware The Philosophies Of Men

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Feb 12, 2005
    based on 54 ratings

    The opinion of man is no substitute for the Word of God.

    NonChristian Philosophies of Men: 1. I DID IT MY WAY Christian rebuttal: The Christian is a slave to Jesus Christ (I.Corinthians 7:22) called upon to follow the will of God whether he or she likes it or not. Mark 3:35 2. There is no such more

  • Worry

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Jan 29, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    The two Christian ingredients for combating worry are having Jesus in your heart and having faith in Jesus.

    WORRY (Mt.8:23-27) It is one of the Bible’s prescriptions for worry--this incident on the sea I just read to you. How often we are told not to worry, but worry we do about our health, job, family, some personal problem, some world crisis, more

  • O Taste And See That The Lord Is Good

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Jan 8, 2005
    based on 54 ratings

    To delight in or enjoy the Lord is the chief aim of the Christian.

    O Taste and See that the Lord Is Good (Ps.34:8 / Ps.37:4) It can happen on your birthday or after a doctor’s visit but more likely it happens now at the start of a new year. The “it” I refer to is the desire, the willingness to change or as we say – to make a new year’s resolution: - to more

  • Rod And Staff Series

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Jun 4, 2004
    based on 91 ratings

    The rod and staff are reflective of the nature of God and both are needed.

    ROD AND STAFF (Ps. 23:4) Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. If you can think back for a moment to the Charlie Brown cartoon characters and Linus carrying around his blanket, now and then sucking his thumb, you get an image of early childhood more

  • My Own Vineyard

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Apr 17, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    My own vineyard is my personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

    My Own Vineyard (Song of Solomon 1:1-6) The text for this morning’s message is one most of us can identify with in one way or another. It reads in verse 6: ….they made me the keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept. The Song more

  • Christmas Eve

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Dec 23, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    I’m really glad you came, Lord Jesus.

    CHRISTMAS EVE (Luke 2) Some months ago Carrie Williams called and asked me to visit a neighbor she was close to, now living in a nursing home and having some health problems. The neighbor had attended our church a few times in years past but I could not remember who she was. I told more

  • When One Person Uses Her Spiritual Gift Series

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Dec 13, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    When one person uses his/her spiritual gift(s), God can do great and wonderful works in His Church.

    When One Person Uses Her Spiritual Gift (Esther 4:8-17) I have set the scene for us already with Esther’s situation. What now is she going to do? Who is Esther? We know she was orphaned at a young age and was raised by her uncle, Mordecai; we know too that she was very beautiful more

  • On Loan

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Nov 21, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    Thanksgiving occurs in our life when we believe and live out the truth that the earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof.

    ON LOAN (Psalm 89:11; 24:1;Dan.4:28-35) You can imagine the feeling, if on a Sunday morning, I came into this sanctuary and a stranger was sitting in this chair and then at 11 am proceeded to get up and lead the worship and preach the message. The thoughts could more

  • When You Can't Go Back To Eden

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Jun 20, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    When you can’t go back to Eden head instead for Zion.

    When You Can’t Go Back to Eden (Genesis 3; Micah 4:1-4) Thirty years ago (Jan. 1972) there was an unusual news story about a Japanese soldier found in the jungles of Guam who had been in hiding for the past 28 years. His name was Shoichi Yokoi, he was 56 years old, a sergeant in the more

  • Envy

    Contributed by Peter Parry on May 16, 2003
    based on 20 ratings

    For the Christian who wants to overcome the temptation of envy learn to fear the Lord.

    The Christian’s Answer to Envy (Rom.9:14-18; Prov.23:17) Envy has been called the third deadly sin and for good reason. You see its evil consequences everywhere. Envy is defined as “a painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another person that you lack and more

  • The Power Of Life Series

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Apr 18, 2003
    based on 29 ratings

    All power in Heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

    The Power of Life (Mt.28:1-7;16-20) Each Easter we celebrate the victory of Jesus Christ rising from the dead: “up from the grave He arose (we sing) with a mighty triumph oer His foes; He arose a victor from the dark domain, and He lives forever with His saints to more