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  • Is Your Faith For Real? Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 17, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
     | 27,004 views

    The difference between a superficial believeism and a transforming faith in Jesus Christ is examined.

    Is Your Faith For Real? James 2:14-26 6-8-08 Intro Text: James 2:14-26 James opens this discussion with two rhetorical questions in verse 14, “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” or more accurately the NIV asks, ...read more

  • Stewardship Of Our Words Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 17, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 9,267 views

    Stewardship is not only about how we manage our money; but we are also stewards of how we manage our tongues. The powerful influence of our words is examined in the light of James’ exhortation.

    Stewardship of Our Words James 3:1-12 6-29-08 Intro When I was about 8 years old my friends were joining the Cub Scouts. I wanted to be with them so I asked my mother if I could join too. I didn’t know why at the time; but she tried to talk me out of it. But then I would see my friends at ...read more

  • Nurturing Spiritual Appetite

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,565 views

    The lack of spiritual hunger in many Christians may be due to worldly appetite killers. Comparing the way junk food kills a person’s appetite for healthy food, the author looks at how today’s obsession with entertainment may be affecting Christian’s appet

    Nurturing Spiritual Appetite Matt. 5:6 8-2-09 Intro We take as our text this morning, Matt 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.” That verse describes a blessing that I want to live in for the rest of my life. I don’t want to ever lose ...read more

  • Interpreting Acts Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,421 views

    Sermon lays foundation for a study of Acts by addressing three key hermeneutical issues. (1) Unity of Acts and Luke’s Gospel (2) Theological value of Luke’s writings (3) Context of Luke’s writings, particularly Acts.

    Interpreting Acts Series: Book of Acts #1 Acts 1:1-2[1] 10-2-05 Intro Today we begin a study of the Book of Acts. It is perhaps the most exciting book in the Bible. It is a book of action. In Acts the world is being turned upside down and right side up by the gospel of Jesus Christ ...read more

  • Three Foundational Issues For Understanding Acts Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,674 views

    Acts can only be understood when the following issues/revelations are embraced: (1) The reality of Jesus’ resurrection (2) The instruction Jesus gave His followers in His post-resurrection appearances (3) The promise of the Holy Spirit that Jesus gave to

    Three Foundational Issues Series: Book of Acts #3 Acts 1:1-5 10-16-05 Intro The book of Acts opens with an amazing account of Jesus interacting with His followers for forty days after His resurrection. Can you imagine what it would be like to have Jesus here in His resurrection body ...read more

  • Baptism In The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,639 views

    Act 1:8 is the book of Acts in a nutshell. It establishes both the theme and the outline of the whole book. Listen again to this awesome promise Jesus makes to His followers in that verse.

    Baptism in the Holy Spirit Series: Book of Acts #5 Acts 1:4-8[1] 11-13-05 Intro Act 1:8 is the book of Acts in a nutshell. It establishes both the theme and the outline of the whole book. Listen again to this awesome promise Jesus makes to His followers in that verse. Acts 1:8 “But ...read more

  • Power For Mission Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,830 views

    The mission God has given us to do is impossible—absolutely impossible without the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. I personally think we are at a significant crisis in the church of America.

    Power for Mission Series: Book of Acts #6 Acts 1:8[1] 11-20-05 Intro: Show Movie clip from “Mission Impossible #1”.[2] The mission God has given us to do is impossible—absolutely impossible without the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. I. Impossible MISSION As long as we think ...read more

  • Jesus' Promise To Return Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 7,271 views

    A biblical revelation of Jesus’ second coming inspires hope, service, and evangelism. The early church lived in anticipation of His coming.

    Jesus’ Promise to Return Series: Book of Acts #7 Acts 1:9-12[1] 11-27-05 Intro In our study of Acts we are at chapter 1:9-12. Please follow with me as we read, “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking ...read more

  • The Day Of Pentecost Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 99 ratings
     | 48,344 views

    The manifestations of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, God’s timeing of the event, and the crowds response are explored. With the outpouring of the Spirit the church is becoming a prophetic community. The whole church is to be a prophetic community th

    The Day of Pentecost Series: Book of Acts #9 Acts 2:1-14[1] Intro Show text from “The Visual Bible: Acts Volume I” In our study of Acts, the Day of Pentecost has come. The Promise that Jesus had told His followers to prayerfully wait for has arrived. I. notice with me the ...read more

  • Leadership Transition

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 17,771 views

    Instruction given to congregation experiencing pastoral transition.

    Leadership Transition Joshua 1:1-18[1] 1-15-06 Into I want to begin this morning by asking Denise to modulate from the key of C to G. (Play a couple of times) In music the modulation from one key to another is called transition.[2] (Play a few more times) You are hearing in ...read more

  • Purposeful Pathways

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 89 ratings
     | 27,621 views

    The Way God led these people is very instructive for us. It was a strange mixture of difficulty and divine intervention—both hunger and provision.

    Purposeful Pathways Deut. 8:2-18[1] 1-16-05 Intro When was the last time you sat down with your family and just reflected upon your journey together up to this point in time? When was the last time you dug out the old photo albums and relived birthdays, vacations, graduations, etc. This ...read more

  • Prayer 101 Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 152 ratings
     | 18,119 views

    Knowing how to pray makes prayer more meaningful and makes it easier to do. Sermon discusses principles Jesus taught about prayer.

    Prayer 101 Matthew 6:5-15[1] 2-27-05 Intro “Where do I begin?” Have you ever found yourself asking that question faced with a task so challenging you didn’t even know where to start? A while back my car broke down on the way home from church. I managed to steer it out of the road. I ...read more

  • How To Establish A Consistent Prayer Life Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 57 ratings
     | 10,473 views

    Before we will give ourselves to prayer we must conclude that it is genuinely worth the investment. We also generally do what we plan do do. Is prayer in your schedule?

    How to Establish a Consistent Prayer Life (Fifty Days of Consecration #3)[1] Luke 11:9-13[2] 4-03-05 Intro[3] I want to introduce the sermon this morning with a brief clip from the movie, The Passion. Jesus is in Gethsemane knowing that the hour of his suffering is rapidly approaching. ...read more

  • A Pivotal Question About Fasting Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 6,141 views

    Fasting that pleases God is examined and the blessings considered.

    A Pivotal Question About Fasting (Fifty Days of Consecration #6) Isaiah 58[1] 4-24-05 I. Our text this morning in Isaiah 58 pivots on a question raised by God’s people. It is perhaps a question that has crossed your mind at one time or another. We’ll talk about the question in a ...read more

  • Purpose And Value Of Bible Study Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,527 views

    Our lives should involve a diligent search for truth and wisdom. Why Bible study must accompany Bible reading and prayer and how how Bible Study provides FRAMEWORK for all the other disciplines.

    Purpose and Value of Bible Study (Fifty Days of Consecration #7) 1 Timothy 4:1-16[1] 5-1-05 Intro I want to begin this morning by sharing with you some results from a Bible knowledge test published by the Vancouver Sun. Here are some of the answers given by people who said they knew ...read more