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  • Prepare To Die

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 567 views

    Christian perspectives on death and being ready for it

    Intro – 6 small groups, 3 Sunday School classes, and a ladies’ Bible study – all of them groups who took on the challenge to invest in eternity since January 15th. On top of that, there are dozens of individuals who have been investing in eternal things over these past 7 weeks. I counted over 50 ...read more

  • No More Gloom Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 241 views

    Christmas series introduction - focusing on the role of light in the Christmas story

    Intro: Light. We have a hard time even describing what it’s made out of, but we sure do depend on it. We know it’s very fast - 186,282 miles per second. We know that it’s important to our emotional and physical health. Sunshine is a source of vitamin D, and areas where the sun doesn’t shine much ...read more

  • Heaven Has Come Near Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 335 views

    When the Son of God is born as man, we’ve already seen His plan.

    A couple weeks ago, NASA landed their 8th Mars lander, InSight, on the surface of Mars and started a photoshoot. They kind of look like selfies on Mars to me. They were thrilled at a successful landing - the first of its kind in a few years. It cost a lot of money, and NASA hopes to learn a lot ...read more

  • Glory That Shines Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 349 views

    A look at the meaning of "glory" and how the glory of God is part of the Christmas story

    Sometimes, you need a wingman. That’s the pilot term for your partner in the air - the guy who flies alongside you to help you, and you help him. Sometimes, you just need another person alongside you to help you through - a 2nd set of ears at the doctor’s office; a witness to the business deal; ...read more

  • Light To Point The Way Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 305 views

    Jesus is the only way to be saved. The Christmas story reemphasizes that He alone is the Light of the world.

    “May I help you?” Sometimes those are the most welcomed words I could hear, in the right situation. Sometimes, I really want to hear them… It’s usually in a grocery store the size of the moon, and I’m wandering around looking for something that I’ve never had to find before. Or, I’m in Crimson ...read more

  • To Us A Son Is Given Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 231 views

    This well-known passage becomes a foundation for a Christmas series

    People bring a lot of different baggage into the Christmas season. Some of you are facing the sadness of losing a family member recently. Some are looking at surgery or just recovering from it. Several are adjusting to becoming parents of a new baby in the past year or 2. I asked a few families ...read more

  • The Go-Between Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 319 views

    Jesus is our much needed intercessor to bring us near to the Father

    Introduction: My family often enjoyed visits to the boyhood home of George Washington Carver, just 15 minutes outside of Joplin in Diamond, MO. There’s a beautiful national memorial park there, and Carrie and I had gone there one late afternoon for a visit. As it turned out, there was a special ...read more

  • How Can I Be Sure? Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 432 views

    Dealing with the exclusiveness of Jesus as the only way to salvation

    Question to be asked: This question is really important to me. I’m wondering how you can be so confident that our way is the right way. With all the different religions in the world, all the different ways of interpreting the Bible, how can we be sure that we have the right way? Or does it even ...read more

  • How Can I Know God’s Will? Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 521 views

    Learning to know God's will. What is its nature, how can I discern it?

    Question to be asked: I hear a lot of people say that God told them to do something. I also have a friend who says that she and God have an understanding when it comes to some of her choices. I’m wondering – how can I tell when God is directing me to do something? Intro: “How can I know God’s ...read more

  • Why Are We Here? Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 593 views

    In answer to the question: Why does God need our worship? Is that our purpose - only to live and praise God?

    Question to be asked: Why does God need our worship? Is that our purpose - only to live and praise God? Intro: Why are we here? I hope that by the time we’re done here this morning you don’t leave saying, “Why are we here, again?” I’m driving in Canada some years ago, and every once in a ...read more

  • What Must I Do To Be Saved? Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 326 views

    In answer to the question: There seem to be a lot of different ideas about how a person can be sure to be allowed into Heaven. I have a lot of family members who tried different approaches. Are they in Heaven or not?

    Question to be asked: There seem to be a lot of different ideas about how a person can be sure to be allowed into Heaven. I have a lot of family members who tried different approaches. Are they in Heaven or not? Intro: I’m going to guess that the main reason for this question is that someone ...read more

  • Can I Trust The Bible? Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 518 views

    Message as COVID 19 lockdowns began. In answer to the question: It seems like we put an awful lot of weight on what the Bible says. What makes it different from any other religious writings? It’s so old, and there are so many different ones, how can I even be sure that it’s worth trusting?

    Question to be asked: It seems like we put an awful lot of weight on what the Bible says. What makes it different from any other religious writings? It’s so old, and there are so many different ones, how can I even be sure that it’s worth trusting? What a week this has been! We came back from a ...read more

  • Hey, When Did We Become Slaves? Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
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     | 1,326 views

    First in a series about the Exodus. This message deals with our deliverance through Jesus and how the Exodus is a foreshadowing of it.

    Carrie and I sat in a theater, watching the movie “Lincoln” a couple of years ago. It focuses especially on the effort that Lincoln made to pass the 13th Amendment to the Constitution - the one making slavery illegal ion the United States. The whole movie centers around it, and, in a dramatic ...read more

  • The Living Lamb Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 688 views

    Easter Sunday - in the midst of a series.

    Intro: In the mid 1950’s, a Methodist minister in the UK, W E Sangster, noticed some symptoms in his throat and legs. He was found to have an incurable muscle disease that would eventually take away his voice, and his ability to swallow. So Sangster threw himself into his work, figuring he could ...read more

  • Song And Dance Will Follow Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Mar 31, 2021
     | 231 views

    The story of the Red Sea crossing compared to trusting God when we encounter scary times in life.

    Intro – (Lyrical dance to “No Longer Slaves” will precede sermon) James 1:23-24 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. Do you see what it ...read more