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  • A View From The Wheel

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Mar 5, 2011
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     | 2,729 views

    A view form the potters wheel makes human clay feel dizzy and pushed around. We think we see the truth but the best view is form the potter's perspective and the shaping that happens with His firm and creative hands.

    A view from the wheel Jeremiah 18-1-6 So, this week I had that dizzy feeling that clay might have as it is centered on the potter’s wheel. The potter starts to spin the wheel and shaping the clay. I started to consider how much of my life is remembered as a blur. Christmas’ and ...read more

  • Monkey See, Monkey Do

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
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     | 2,977 views

    Living in community is a way for encouraging others in their faith.

    Monkey See, Monkey Do This morning our scripture is a description of a concept. To be a bit more specific the idea that I hope we focus on is called community. That is a word that we may all know a definition for. We talk about our church community, and the silver creek ...read more

  • Who To Invite?

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
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     | 1,887 views

    We want to control the cost of inviting people to an event. We don't know why people need an invitation to our church, so we don't accept the cost of inviting outsiders into the church.

    Who to invite? It is pretty amazing how many special occasions all of us are involved in. There are birthday parties and graduation parties, block parties , retirement parties, 4th of july, labor day. I have been blessed as a pastor to be involved in lots of special occasions for families. ...read more

  • Just A Little More, God. Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
     | 3,774 views

    We always think just a little more money or time or friends would make things better. Very few of us long for a little more God to help us to live better.

    Today we are adding one additional view to the series that is inspired by: Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of ...read more

  • Sharing The Good Stuff Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
     | 2,098 views

    How to share the good stuff in a way that makes other want to have a taste.

    Sharing the Good Stuff We are in week 6 of a 4 week sermon series. We have had a couple of breaks with Mothers day and a testimony of how God has worked in Gene’s life. We are back on the topic of open minded atheist. The quick definition in the context of our messages are Christians ...read more

  • Bad Stuff Happens Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,666 views

    The Devil is a liar and how "Christians" spread the lies and half truths that lead other to dismiss Christians.

    Bad Stuff Happens Today we are adding another foundation stone to Christian basics. For several weeks we looked at how many Christians and Christian churches exhibit Atheistic tendencies. Some of you may be relieved that we have moves on to another topic this morning. I am afraid ...read more

  • Independence Day

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
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     | 3,900 views

    Celebrating the the prize of independence and freedom before the reality is in hand.

    Independence Day This weekend many people are celebrating Independence Day in a variety of ways. Many have taken extra time off from work and are traveling. Some are taking a special opportunity to visit family. Others just stay home and perhaps watch the John Wayne marathon on TV. There is a ...read more

  • A Moment Of Evaluation

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
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     | 2,506 views

    Take time to evaluate your commitment to God. Evaluate wither you are giving God the honor and respect to God.

    A Moment of Evaluation I have to start with a hard question… Do you remember getting your first speeding ticket? Driving down the road and there is a policeman on the side of the road….Get a knot in stomach. If speeding it seems worse…but most of the time I never know if I ...read more

  • The Trouble With Christianity - Exclusivity Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
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     | 2,329 views

    The world believes that Christan is exclusive and divides people.

    The trouble with Christianity - Exclusivity Over the next couple weeks we are going to examine some of the things that people see as being problems with Christianity. We are at a time when Christianity in general – all denominations wither old school and traditional or modern thinking ...read more

  • Something Is Wrong! Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
     | 2,319 views

    The culture uses logic to disprove God. Christians try to defend God using a worldly vision and experience and lose the discussion.

    Something is wrong! 1 Peter 1:3-12 A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that we were going to take a look at a few of the basic troubles with Christianity. We talked about how the culture believes that Christianity and religion in general are exclusive. The religion is the reason for a lack of ...read more

  • Offensive Nature Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 11, 2011
     | 1,638 views

    The culture has problems with all kinds of authority. They question when anyone finds authority in the Bible and are offended when anyone else does.

    Offensive Nature Today we are going to examine another of the many problems our culture has with Christianity. There are a lot of intelligent and well educated people that have firm opinions about people/Christians that claim the Bible as the central truth of faith. Perhaps I need to be ...read more

  • Stop Minding Your Own Business

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Jan 15, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,496 views

    Christians need to stop minding their own business and start minding our father's business.

    Stop minding your own business Luke 2:40-2:49 I was thinking about a phrase that I remember hearing people say a lot when I was in high school I guess I heard it in lots of situations. It just seems that I don’t recall hearing it as much in more recent times… “Mind your own ...read more

  • Knock Knock Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Jan 15, 2011
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     | 1,848 views

    What makes Jesus sick? Typical churches are enough to turn his stomach.

    Knock Knock I don’t happen to be a coffee drinker but I have worked around a lot of people that are. I have noticed that many of them have a tendency of having several foam coffee cups on their desk, each with different levels of coffee. On occasion I have been around when the person ...read more

  • We Walk The Line

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Jan 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,310 views

    Dealing with sin during the season of Lint. Jesus demonstrated how to deal with temptation.

    Last week I pointed out that we were in the Christians season of Lent. The message last week was an encouragement for all of us to deal with the sins in our life. That is sort of the message of the sermon every week. But last week the point was not related to the big sins but to the smaller sins ...read more

  • The Boy With Two Moms.

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Jan 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,217 views

    Mother's Day - Moses had two moms with two different expirences. Men on the outside looking in to the relationship.

    The boy with two moms. Let me start off our time together with a simple illustration of a man’s perspective. This is a JOKE…I thought it was just a tiny bit funny…I also thought it was a uncomfortably true illustration of some extremely rare and perhaps even extinct ...read more