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  • Deeds; Not Doctrine

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 29, 2015

    It is not our doctrine that reaches people or brings them to God. No matter how pure or right your doctrine is. What brings people to Christ is what they see in you.

    Deeds, Not Doctrine 1 Timothy 5:23 A famous evangelist was holding a Crusade in a certain town. One afternoon, before the evening services, he decided to take a drive around the town. He wanted to see the town, get a feel for the people and needed to mail a letter at the post office. He more

  • Hung By The Tongue

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 29, 2015

    An entertaining sermon based on a great clip from a classic Christmas movie. It is about the tongue getting us in trouble.

    Hung by the Tongue James 3:1-12 Start with video clip from “A Christmas Story” There is no doubt that our tongue can get us in trouble. Maybe not stuck to a flagpole... but our words have often gotten us into jams we could not get out of...RIGHT???? That is what James more

  • Fight The Good Fight

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 29, 2015
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    Using Paul's words in a different way... to talk about fighting a good fight (argument) with family and how you can preserve the family.. because we do have fights!!

    Fighting the Good Fight 2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 8 And now the prize awaits me— And the prize is not just for me... (but for my whole family) I want to start with a disclaimer today... This may not be the most more

  • Peace On Earth

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 29, 2015

    One of the great Christmas carols (and messages of Peace) comes from a man in deep pain and depression... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    PEACE ON EARTH The year was 1861. That evening a mother “was sealing locks of her daughter’s hair in a packet, using hot sealing wax.” This was one of those weird female ceremonies that they endure for the sake of “style.” I remember my sisters going through the more

  • The Believer And Indwelling Sin

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 29, 2015

    What about the sins of the saved?

    The Believer and Indwelling Sin Romans 7: 14-25 This is a picture of a soul in conflict with his desires, in conflict with his true self, in conflict with the Law of God, and in conflict with Satan. The conflict is real, intense and strong. It is summed up in verse 24, more

  • Becoming A Caring Family

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 29, 2015

    How the church c an be a caring family

    "Becoming a Caring Family" Text: Acts 2:42-47 A. Introduction: The early church B. God made us to relate to one another 1. Relating is our greatest need 2. We are commanded to more

  • Good News In The Midst Of Your Storm

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 29, 2015
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    A promise for those going through the storm! Praise God.... He is alive and He is good!

    Good News in the Midst of the Storm Acts 27:22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship. I was reminded, afresh, this week of the fact that God’s word is a LIVING WORD. Not that I fail to believe or more

  • The Eyes Of Yahweh Are Upon You

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 29, 2015

    We were wandering in the wilderness of sin, but God led us into the promised land of salvation. There is an enemy to drive out before we can take possession The enemy is indwelling sin or the old nature

    The Eyes of Yahweh Are Upon You Deuteronomy 11:1-28 Key Verse “The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year unto the end of the year.” Verse 12 This verse is referring to Canaan... the promised land... “ a land that God careth more

  • Miracle On 34th Street Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 5, 2015

    In this movie, the real Santa came to town, but, he was rejected. Drop back in time, 2000 years. Jesus Christ came to his own, but he was rejected. The Miracle happens every time someone believes.

    Miracle on 34th Street Today our Advent sermon is the first in the series of sermons that come from great Christmas movies. There are many great Christmas movies... A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, White Christmas, Ernest Saves Christmas, And my personal favorites: Home Alone and more

  • It's A Wonderful Life Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 5, 2015

    The premise of the movie was for George to find out what would have happened… how life would be different, if he had never lived. What if Jesus Had Never Been Born?

    Ephesians 2: 1-3, 11-12 It’s a Wonderful Life Movie Plot: Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a local good guy with a beautiful family, lots of friends and a good job at the family bank. One day, his Uncle Billy loses an $8,000 deposit and George fears the worst. He gets drunk in a bar, more

  • What If It's True?

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 5, 2015

    What if it’s true that there is an all-powerful Creator God who actually cares about peon humans like you and me? What is its true there is a hell and lost people are going there.

    What If It’s True John 14:6-6 I had a thought this week that I want to share with you. We all know that we need to tell others about Jesus. We even know that some of our friends are lost. We’ve all gone to a funeral where one of our friends had died and we were pretty sure they more

  • Behold The Lamb

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 5, 2015

    ON the cross God took your sins and placed them on him, so his death could pay the price for your sins. it is like he picked up your tab at the restaurant.

    Behold The Lamb John 1:29 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh ( or, beareth) away the sin of the world. I love simplicity..., especially when it comes to the gospel. I think the best sermons in the world are those that make more

  • Marks Of Godly Sorrow Pt 1

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 5, 2015
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    Four of the seven marks of a truly repentant person.. 1. EARNESTNESS ….. to do right. 2. EAGERNESS to clear oneself through apology 3. INDIGNATION ….. against sin 4. FEAR ….. of God

    Part 1: Marks of Godly Sorrow 2 Corinthians 7:8-11 8 For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it (though I did regret it, for I see that I grieved you with that letter, though only briefly). 9 Now I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because your grief led to more

  • Wdjd

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 5, 2015
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    We don't have to guess what Jesus WOULD do... we know what he DID.

    What DID Jesus Do? 1 Peter 2:21 I was recently sitting in a preacher meeting and I noticed that Kevin James was wearing socks with “W.W.J.D.” printed on them. I have seen other people wearing bracelets, hats, key chains, t-shirts, and other items with the “W.W.J.D.” I more

  • A Higher Life

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 5, 2015

    A higher Christian life is: 1. Faith in the Promises of God. 2. Consecration to the will of God 3. Fellowship in the presence of God 4. Testimony to the Honor of God 5. Warfare Against the Enemies of God 6. Victory in the Name of God

    A Higher Life Hebrews 3:11-11 Introduction: Some people are content with limping along the fence. Others want to launch out into the deep. Where true revival is taking place, Christians become interested in doing more for Christ, not less. They are not content with living the same kind of a more