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  • So You Think You Have It Bad?

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on May 26, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,885 views

    Rather than observe this service on All Saints Sunday in November, we always hold a Memorial Service honoring the memory of all the saints from our Church Family on Memorial Day Sunday in May each year. This sermon was for this occasion in May 2008.

    So You Think You Have It Bad? --Job 19:25-27 Today we honor the memory of those who were part of our Church family or recipients of the ministry of our Church that God has called home within the past year. It is a time to remember and honor those who were loyal to God and His Kingdom, but are ...read more

  • The Deadly Sin Of Sloth Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 13 ratings
     | 6,615 views

    This is the final message in the series on The Seven Deadly Sins with the thesis that God’s ministry is never to be done slothfully by His people.

    The Deadly Sin of Sloth --Proverbs 6:6-11 and Mathew 25:14-30 James S. Hewett, former pastor of Saratoga, California’s Presbyterian Church, tells this story: “A class of high school sophomores had been assigned a term paper. Now the day of reckoning had come, the papers were due. The ...read more

  • Since By Man Came Death

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Mar 24, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,132 views

    The message of Easter is that Jeus has won the victory over sin and death and His victory can be ours as well.

    Since by Man Came Death --I Corinthians 15:21-22 Writing in The Christian Reader, Laura Conklin shares a family story. “My husband and I home school our two children, Seth and Glenna. One day, the lesson was on opposites. “Glenna, who was six at the time, was being quizzed. I would say a ...read more

  • The Deadly Sin Of Anger--Part Two Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Mar 11, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,423 views

    The second of two messages on anger in this series, this message deals with constructive anger and the need to let go of the anger that leads to grudges, bitterness, and sin through repentance and forgiveness.

    The Deadly Sin of Anger—Part Two --Ephesians 4:26-5:2 During Christmas Break of my junior and senior years at Asbury College and the summer before that senior year, I had the privilege of working for my good friends from my home Church V. G. and Mary Buckner at their Gospel Bookstore in ...read more

  • The Deadly Sin Of Anger--Part One Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Mar 5, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,899 views

    When wronged or hurt by someone we are often tempted to lash out in vicious anger seeking revenge.

    The Deadly Sin of Anger --Matthew 5:21-26; Romans 12:14-21; Ephesians 4:31-5:2 Peter Johnson related this story in the April 14, 1988, issue of USA TODAY. “Have you ever noticed that sometimes we get angry and remain bitter with people and actually forget why we’re so upset? Take, for ...read more

  • The Deadly Sin Of Gluttony Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Feb 24, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 10,149 views

    Christians are often quick to condemn alcoholics and drug addicts for their sin, but the Bible also denounces gluttony as a dangerous sin against our bodies which are God’s temple.

    The Deadly Sin of Gluttony --Proverbs 23:1-3, 20-21; Deuteronomy 21:18-21; I Corinthians 6:15-20; John 4:27-34 A column entitled “Lite Fare” that appeared in The Christian Reader shares this story by Sherrie Murphree of Odessa, Texas: “My husband has an almost boundless appetite for ice ...read more

  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Feb 11, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,001 views

    Failure to confess and forsake the attitude of envy will destroy us. Envy is perhaps the most deadly sin of all.

    The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy --I Samuel 18:5-9 and I Peter 2:1-3 I have to personally remind myself when it comes to this fourth deadly sin I “have stopped preaching and gone to meddling,” for envy or jealousy has been my personal, besetting sin since childhood and youth. Now every sermon I ...read more

  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Feb 3, 2008
    based on 38 ratings
     | 10,188 views

    Lust in Scripture, especially in the New Testament Epistles, is human “desire for what God has forbidden.” It is an “obsessive sexual craving.”

    The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust --Galatians 5:16-26 The late Rev. Dr. John Rowan Claypool IV served as a pastor for 47 years, first in Southern Baptist Congregations in the South and then from 1986 to 2000 as the Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In his sermon ...read more

  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Covetousness Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,880 views

    Covetousness is the spirit of greed and may bring about spiritual death apart from genuine repentance and faith in the forgiving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    The Seven Deadly Sins: Covetousness --Deuteronomy 5:21; Philippians 4:11; Luke 12:13-21 Since 1991 Dr. Haddon W. Robinson has held the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching Chair at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. In a poll taken by ...read more

  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,217 views

    This first in the series of sermons on "The Seven Deadly Sins" deals with pride as the basic root of all sin.

    The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride --II Timothy 3:1-9 and Proverbs 16:18-19 Margaret McCormick and Lila Sunderland were good friends of ours at our second appointment Grace United Methodist Church in Alton, Illinois. They visited us at least once while were at our third appointment Sumner and ...read more

  • The Joy Of The Lord Is Our Strength

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jan 9, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,561 views

    Happiness depends on circumstances; joy is an attitude rooted in the Person of Jesus Christ and our daily relationship with Him.

    The Joy of the Lord Is Our Strength --Nehemiah 8:1-10 An epiphany is a sudden flash of understanding or a moment of a sudden and great realization. Epiphany in this sense may also be called a serendipity. The two are similar terms although serendipity usually refers to a pleasant discovery ...read more

  • Your Comforting Shepherd

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 26 ratings
     | 9,178 views

    This funeral message was for the adult daughter of a lady from my Church. The Mother is a committed Christian, but the deceased’s commitment to Christ was uncertain, and I never met her. This message might be used for either a Believer or a Non-Christian

    Your Comforting Shepherd --Psalm 23:1-6 (Text: Verse 4) I have a clergy brother who testifies that he never has preached from the book of Psalms. When he was ordained, he wanted to save one book in the Bible that he would never study for preaching or teaching purposes but would reserve for ...read more

  • Prepare To Meet Your God

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 22 ratings
     | 14,417 views

    This sermon originally was prepared for a funeral homily for a person whose commitment to Jesus was uncertain, it could be used in any funeral setting or as a evangelistic message. It clearly outlines Go’s plan of salvation.

    Prepare to Meet Your God, a Funeral Homily --Amos 4:12 In times such as these when we loose a loved one to death we are reminded of our own mortality. Hebrews 9:27 calls upon us to remember the certain fact “. . . it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment. . . ...read more

  • Be Not Dismayed, A Funeral Homily

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,776 views

    The theme of this funeral homily is that in the midst of death we as Christian Disciples do not loose our courage, our hope, our faith, or our joy because we know Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us but will always take care of us.

    Be Not Dismayed, A Funeral Homily --I Samuel 17:1-11, 46-47; Deuteronomy 31:7-8; Isaiah 41:10; John 14:18 We have heard the reading of our primary text for the funeral homily for our departed sister Barbara Jean Bluff, and perhaps many of you are wondering “How does the story of David’s ...read more

  • Good Tidings Of Great Joy

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Dec 18, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 7,398 views

    The traditional theme for the Third Sunday of Advent is Joy. This sermon, originally prepared for that Sunday, is based on the Angel’s message to the Shepherds in Luke 2, "I Bring You Good Tidings of Great Joy."

    Good Tidings of great Joy --Luke 2:8-14 What would be your response if you suddenly had an encounter with one of heaven’s angels? Angels are super beings; they are more powerful and intelligent that we are, but they are not omnipotent and omniscient like God. Therefore, it is only natural ...read more