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  • His Passion For You Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 9, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,977 views

    This sermon uses some new ideas to show how God loves you... YOU are His number one passion.

    Series: Discovering the Heart of God Part 1 His Passion for You Song of Solomon 7:10 “I am my beloved’s and his desire if for me.” This morning I want to begin a series of sermons I will call, “Discovering the Heart of God.” I will admit it is a daunting task. Slide 2 I am very ...read more

  • What Really Matters Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 9, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,286 views

    This sermon discusses two core values that God wants us to have... substance and faith.These two are important in understanding His heart.

    What God Values Matthew 23:23,25 Are you familiar with the term: Values Clarification? It is a process in which individuals, groups and corporations engage, in order to discover what are the basic, fundamental, bedrock beliefs and values on which they are built. It is a process that ...read more

  • Intimacy With God

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 9, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,128 views

    This sermon has one main point... "YOu are as intimate with God as YOU choose to be."

    Intimacy With God Psalm 27 Let me ask you to help me this morning. SLIDE #2 I want you to fill in the blank. “For me, the most important thing in life is ___________.” Now, let me tell you this, If your answer was anything but YOUR relationship with God… you are not as intimate with Him ...read more

  • The Judas Christian

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 9, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,033 views

    Was Judas a Christian? Was he not very much like us? What can we learn from Judas about being a Christian?

    The Judas Christian Matthew 26:1-4,14-16 (2) Our central character today is perhaps the most hated, most disgusting, most sinister, most evil, most conniving and most selfish of any in the whole of scripture. No… I am not talking about Satan. (3) I’m talking about Judas… Judas ...read more

  • The Comeback Kid

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 9, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 6,659 views

    An Easter sermon that looks at some of the great sports comebacks and then talks about the greatest comback of all... the Resurrection.

    The Comeback Kid John 20:1-18 John Elway, former quarterback for the Denver Broncos was known as the “comeback kid” because of the many times he brought his team from seemingly insurmountable odds to victory. The 49ers trailed 38-14 with 4 minutes left in the third quarter, but they ...read more

  • Keep The Pot Small Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Oct 27, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,756 views

    Using "The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth" this series shows how growing a church is the oposite of growing a Bonsai tree.

    On Not Becoming a Bonsai Church Keep the Pot Small Some of you are familiar with the name, Kenneth Hemphill. He was the pastor of First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Va. Ken- I’ll use his name as if I know him personally- has an unusual hobby--- he collects and grows Bonsai trees. Bonsai trees ...read more

  • Pruning And Pinching Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Oct 27, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,129 views

    HOw the secrets that grow a Bonsai tree will kill a church.

    Pruning and Pinching (On Not Becoming a Bonsai Church- Part 2) Luke 19:11-26 Recap: What is the first secret to keeping a Bonsai tree small? Keep the pot small. This week I want to share with you two more secrets for keeping the Bonsai small. They are things that sound unhealthy for ...read more

  • Job One

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,437 views

    What is the unique calling, the reason for being, the one defining purpose of the church?

  • How To Clear The Conscience

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 2, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,516 views

    Even as Christians we still need to have our conscience cleared. How? This sermon will explain.

    How To Clear the Conscience Hebrews 9:11-14 But Christ was sinless, and he offered himself as an eternal and spiritual sacrifice to God. That’s why his blood is much more powerful and makes our consciences clear. Now we can serve the living God and no longer do things that lead to ...read more

  • What The Bible Says About Homosexuality

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 2, 2004
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,700 views

    What does the Holy Scripture teach us about God’s view of homosexuals and homosexuality. This is not an anti-gay sermon.

    What does the Church Say About Homosexuality Leviticus 18:22 A few weeks ago the church down the road ran a couple of messages on its sign that said “Homosexuality is a sin. The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life.” The newspaper called and asked me my opinion. I ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Be Called A Christian

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 2, 2004
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,600 views

    What did it mean when the first believers were called Christians? What does it mean today?

    What Does It Mean To Be Called a Christian? Acts 11:19-26 If I were to ask you the question “What Does It Mean To Be Called a Christian?”, there would be many varied answers... even in this place, even among Christians. Today, I want to answer that question for then, in Paul’s day, and ...read more

  • How To Get The Power Of God In Your Life

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 2, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,857 views

    God wants to show Himself strong on our behalf, but sometimes, because of our sin, He can not.

  • Tempted

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 2, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,006 views

    Everyone gets tempted. Where does it come from, how does it work, what can we do?

  • Remembering As Worship Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 1, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,252 views

    Our text shows there is a strong connection between remembering and worshipping. We will tie that into The Lord’s Supper

    Remembrance as Worship Exodus 13:1-16 This is the fourth sermon in a series I have called, “Finding Your Worship Language.” Today we want to look at another way of expressing our Worship to God… Remembrance. In our scripture today, we can see that there is a very close relationship ...read more

  • Giving As Worship Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 24, 2004
    based on 109 ratings
     | 18,185 views

    Martha’s worship language was service. Lazarus spoke the language of witness.Mary shows us how to speak the worship language of giving.