• Samuel Wilder

    Contributing sermons since Jun 1, 2004
Samuel's church

West Lakewood Baptist Church
Lakewood, California 90712

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  • Diving Deeper Into Life

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2011

    We need to start living life as the precious gift from God it truly is. Deeper living from a deeper understanding!

    This past Wednesday, Scott Evans Dekraai, got out of his car in Seal Beach (CA) shot a man who was sitting in his SUV talking on his cell phone then entered a beauty salon where his ex-wife worked and opened fire, shooting at point blank his ex-wife and eight other people. Six died immediately, two more

  • Real Life Requires Crucifixion

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2010
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    Running through Paul's writings is the power of the cross and our need to turn from our sinful nature and desires. This sermon speaks to that power and that need in our lives.

    Do you know what I once was? I was once an enemy of God. I was once what Paul called, in Eph. 2:3, an object of God’s wrath, that is, his anger, his righteous indignation. I was wasting my life gratifying the cravings of my sinful nature as I turned down the voice of morality in my more

  • God's Great Love Is Worthy Of Our Thanks

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    In Psalm 107 we find four ways that God has specifically blessed that call us to be thankful, and the cool thing is these four ways were brought to life by Jesus.

    (From Pastor Aaron Burgess, Thanksgiving is the act of expressing specific gratitude to God for the blessings he has bestowed upon us. Thanksgiving is the outward and inward communication of how grateful we are for all the things God has given us, whether those things are more

  • The Creator's Mark Is Everywhere

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2008
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    This is a sermon on becoming the creative people God has made us to be and learning to give thanks for God’s mark of creativity upon all of creation.

    Four Psalms of Thanksgiving Psalm 104 – God’s Mark is Everywhere November 9, 2008 ____________________________________ Reading of Psalm 104, using designated readers in the congregation (use video loop of creation scenes): • Verses 1-4 • Verses 5-13 • Verses 14-18 • Verses 19-26 • Verses more

  • Leaving The Land Of "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda"

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2008
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    We all have a past, but we don’t have to live there. The grace of God is bigger than our regrets!

    We’ve all made mistakes and bad choices. We’ve done things we wished we could forget but somehow the memories of our past sins and temporary stupidity come back to haunt us and when that happens they turn into regrets; they become things we start to second guess: “What if I would have…” “Maybe I more

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  • An Angel Inside

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2008

    AN ANGEL INSIDE I’ve read that Michelangelo, the great sculptor and painter, was pushing a heavy rock up a small incline to his work area so that he could do some sculpting. A neighbor watched him for over an hour as he worked to get this rock in place. Finally he asked, "Michelangelo, why do more

  • Ideas Of Other People

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2008

    IDEAS OF OTHER PEOPLE Thomas A. Edison, the great inventor, was talking one day with the governor of North Carolina, and the governor complimented him on his inventive genius. "I am not a great inventor," said Edison. "But you have over a thousand patents to your credit, haven’t you?" asked more

  • God Summons Us To Seek Our Best Creative ...

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2008

    "God summons us to seek our best creative selves. He calls us to become artists of life, seers of truth, creators of new possibilities, and innovative problem solvers. Perhaps by looking at Jesus' life and seeing His creative spirit at work, we can begin to awaken more