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  • Finding Strength For The New Year

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,996 views

    A message on finding strength during times of personal and national crisis and challenge. Given the last Sunday in 2009.

    Finding Strength for the New Year Where do you find strength in times of personal and national challenges? Where do you find strength when a member of your family has a pre-mature death? How do you make it through hurtful experiences that are not justified? Last November I attended a church ...read more

  • Hope In The Lord

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 1, 2009
    based on 87 ratings
     | 74,495 views

    Message to High School Youth

    Hope In the Lord Psalm 146:5 “Happy are the youth whose hope is in the Lord.” Hope is faith is action. Hope is what gets you through the night when darkness closes in on you. Hope is the belief that you are not permanently in the dark and boxed in with no way out. As you graduate and ...read more

  • Jesus Said; "I Will Come Again"

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 11,872 views

    Historic Christianity teaches that Jesus was born of a virgin, he suffered and died on the cross, he rose again, and Jesus will return as King of kings and Lord of lords.

    Jesus Said, “I Will Come Again” Are You Ready? John 14:1-3 Acts 1:6-11 Historic Christianity teaches that Jesus was born of a virgin, he suffered and died on the cross, he rose again, and Jesus will return as King of kings and Lord of lords. I’m not going to give you a time-line of the ...read more

  • Jesus Is Alive: Live To Honor Him

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Apr 7, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,567 views

    There are several practical questions and guidelines we can use to help us determine whether certain activities are right or wrong.

    Christ is Alive: Live For Him - Live to honor and please the Lord- I Corinthians 15:12-20, 56-58 I Corinthians 6:18-20 II Corinthians 6:17-18 Jesus is alive and living today. We should live to honor and please the Lord. We all need guidelines to live by. God’s Word is our manual ...read more

  • Prepare For Easter With Three Words

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Apr 6, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,911 views

    This message helps us prepare to celebrate the greatest week of the year, Holy Week. Three stages of Christ’s life are reviewed: His Life, HIs Death and His Victory in the resurrection

    Prepare for Easter with Three Words I Corinthians 15:1-8 A denominational leader was also serving as pastor. One of his jobs was to travel to little rural communities where they didn’t have churches and conduct funeral services. He would go out with a funeral director and they would drive ...read more

  • Sidestepping Landmines

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Mar 10, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 16,936 views

    There are many landmines that we need to sidestep. This message addresses three landmines, fear, jealousy and anger.

    Side Stepping Land Mines James 3:13-18 NLT If I were traveling across country in Viet Nam, Cambodia, or near the boarder of Thai-Burma area; one of my greatest fears would be encountering a landmine! Clear Landmines International says that one person dies every 30 minutes somewhere in the ...read more

  • Words That Heal And Words That Hurt

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Feb 23, 2009
    based on 37 ratings
     | 12,527 views

    The words we use in our conversation say a lot about our character. Jesus said, “For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.” Matthew 12:34b NLT

    Words that Hurt and Words that Heal Matthew 12:33-37 James 3:1-12 Why is it that we have such a struggle with being totally open and honest? We tend to blend in with most Americans in telling little white lies and fibs. Here are some well know fibs: The check is in the mail. I’ll ...read more

  • Christ's Love - A Call To Action

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,173 views

    This messaged suggests four action steps to love like Jesus loved.

    Christ’s Love – A Call to Action John 13:34-35 “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” There are several actions steps we can take to ...read more

  • "Dream No Small Dreams"

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jan 25, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,160 views

    Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision the people perish.” We might add: “Where there is vision people are being saved.”

    “Dream No Small Dreams” In 2009 our mission continues to be: “Bringing people to Jesus, loving, equipping and sending them out to make more and better disciples.” BLES Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision the people perish.” We might add: “Where there is vision people are being ...read more

  • Jesus Calls Us To Put Our Love Into Action

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on May 5, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 8,599 views

    The teaching of Jesus calls us to serve Him until He returns. We are to get out of the box and serve others with love and compassion.

    Jesus Calls Us To Put Our Love into Action Matthew 25:31-46 In Matthew 25 we have some of the final teachings of Jesus. The Harmony of the Gospels lists 31 parables Jesus taught. Jesus taught in parables using fictional stories that used the pictorial language and common experiences of ...read more

  • Journey Toward Easter

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Mar 10, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,397 views

    This message focuses on the words of Jesus from the Cross. As we think about the final words of Jesus as he hung on the cross we begin to understand the pain, passion and love Jesus had for you and for me.

    Journey Toward Easter Matthew 21:1-11 Today we begin our journey toward Easter. Passion week starts with the march of Jesus into Jerusalem. We celebrate the Triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday next Sunday. The last week of Christ’s public ministry was jam packed and ...read more

  • God Still Speaks Today

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,763 views

    Prayer is as much about listening as it is about talking to God. This message encourges members of the congregation to participate in small prayer groups.

    God Still Speaks Today I Samuel 3:1-10 In First Samuel we find the people of Israel have gone back to their old ways of being indifferent toward their Creator. Their leader at the time was the high priest, Eli, an old man whose eyesight has begun to go bad. Unless something changes Eli will ...read more

  • Prepare For Summer Spiritual Harvest

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 13, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 6,928 views

    This message focusing on challenging the congergation to participate in reaching out for a summer harvest.

    Let’s Prepare for a Summer Harvest Matthew 9:37-38 What are your plans for this summer? Are you planning on spending extra time with your family and relatives? Are you planning a vacation to have fun in the sun? This summer I want us to think about preparing for a summer harvest. I have ...read more

  • What's Good About Good Friday

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Apr 3, 2007
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,643 views

    Palm Sunday to Good Friday is 5 days. One Third of the combined narratives of the four Gospels describes the last week of Christ’s life, His death, and resurrection.

    “What’s Good About Good Friday?” John 12:12-19 John 19:16-22 This Sunday represents the beginning of Holy Week. Palm Sunday to Good Friday is 5 days. One Third of the combined narratives of the four Gospels describes the last week of Christ’s life, His death, and resurrection. ...read more

  • Paul's Story Can Become Your Story

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Mar 20, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,804 views

    Many of the teachings of Jesus were in the form of stories. There is power in a story. Everyone has a story. If given a chance everyone likes to tell his/her story.

    Paul’s Story Can Become Your Story -Journey to the Cross and Beyond- Acts 9:1-6 Many of the teachings of Jesus were in the form of stories. There is power in a story. Everyone has a story. If given a chance everyone likes to tell his/her story. There are some words that when you hear ...read more