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  • Do Not Lose Heart (Part I)

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Nov 4, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,758 views

    This sermon offers resources for coping with discouragement and help in overcoming despair.

    Have you ever seen someone lose heart? Maybe today you are struggling with issues and are on the verge of losing heart. Maybe you have already lost heart. I will share a few examples I have observed. When I was a boy there was a man I idolized. His name was Jim Ryun. Jim Ryun was one of the ...read more

  • Moving Beyond Kodak Moments

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,605 views

    This sermon helps us move beyond clinging to worldly things and helps us grasp eternal truth.

    There are incidents in our lives that we do not want to move beyond. Your honeymoon is one such incident. The birth of a baby is a similar incident. Special vacations fall into this category. These and other occasions we make into Kodak moments. Judy and I made a trip to Alaska for our twenty-fifth ...read more

  • Watch Your Step!

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Oct 13, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,435 views

    This sermon teaches principles of conduct for Christians living in a tough environment.

    Introduction: Have you ever been around when someone dropped a contact lens? When that happens everyone is careful in where they step. Nobody wants to crush another person’s contact lense. Even so, we believers should be careful where we step. We do not want to step on another person’s soul. Paul ...read more

  • When Little Is Big

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Sep 21, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,013 views

    In this sermon you will see how Jesus takes small things and multiplies them into significant things.

    Do you ever feel as if your contributions to God’s kingdom are insignificant? I think all of us struggle with this from time to time. This struggle seems to be magnified by an attitude that permeates our society. We tend to exalt bigness and minimize smallness. Take a little test with me. 1. ...read more

  • Reassuring Words For Jesus Friends

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 21, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 8,248 views

    This funeral sermon was prepared for the funeral of a four month old but would be good for any funeral.

    At a time of death we need reassuring words. Those words are important when they are given but especially when they come from a friend. The words of a friend seem to carry greater weight. They are warm. They are to be trusted. In John 11 we find Jesus sharing a challenging experience with some of ...read more

  • Becoming An Encourager

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 15, 2009
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,846 views

    In this sermon you will see the damage of discouragement and ways of becoming an encourager.

    Are you working at becoming an encouraging person? This is vitally important! We find a good example of this lesson in II Sam. 19. King David’s troops had pursued Absalom in hopes of correcting the problem with the estranged son. Absalom was killed in the conflict. Instead of thanking his men for ...read more

  • Worship In The Hard Times Series

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 8, 2009
    based on 21 ratings
     | 13,886 views

    Discover what it means and how to worship God during the hard times of life.

    Are you able to worship God in the hard times? This is one of the most difficult tasks of the faith life. It is easy to worship God when the sun shines bright. It is easy to worship God when the bills are paid. It is easy to worship God when things are going well. What about during the hard times? ...read more

  • Getting Ready For Worship Series

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 7, 2009
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,047 views

    This study teaches us how to get ready for worship.

    When you come to worship do you prepare yourself for a worship experience? What do I mean, prepare yourself? The 24th Psalm addresses this question. In verse 3 it raises the question. " Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place?" This Psalm discusses the question ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 2, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,887 views

    Consider what it means and what it accomplishes when we wrestle with God.

    Have you wrestled with God lately? What do I mean by wrestling with God? There are times in our lives when we will wrestle with issues concerning our behavior or God’s will for our lives. We will wrestle with God when we are considering His will. We will wrestle with God when we are struggling ...read more

  • Lord I'm Sinking

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jun 19, 2009
    based on 47 ratings
     | 4,686 views

    This study shares encouragement for those who feel like they are sinking.

    Do you ever feel as if you are sinking? Are you discouraged? Are you afraid? Are you beating yourself up because of a failed marriage? Are you about to go under financially? Are your emotions getting the best of you? These are but a few of the situations where we might feel like we are sinking. ...read more

  • The Measure Of A Successful Man

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jun 19, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 11,384 views

    As you study Joseph’s life you will attain a new measure of success.

    How do you measure success? Some people measure success by money. Some people measure success by power. Some people measure success by public opinion. On this father’s day I want to take a look at a man in the Bible who was considered a successful man. I believe many people have a warped idea of ...read more

  • Hold The Rope

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on May 31, 2009
    based on 12 ratings
     | 17,567 views

    In this sermon you will learn to uphold other believers as they serve Jesus Christ.

    (In introducing this sermon give everyone a piece of rope.) State: a rope is such a common ordinary item. Yet, a rope can fulfill a worthy task. Today we are going to look at a passage where a rope played a significant role in an act of service. The text is found in Acts 9:25. “Then the disciples ...read more

  • God Is Faithful

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 26 ratings
     | 19,054 views

    This sermon examines some of the ways God is faithful.

    This month we have focused on the subject of faithfulness. We have discussed faithfulness to our faith, our church, our family, and a ministry. Today we look at a different aspect of faithfulness. We consider God’s faithfulness. God’s faithfulness is both hard to comprehend and inspiring. It is ...read more

  • Staying On Track For God

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Feb 26, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 11,879 views

    Examine four ingredients that are essential to staying faithful to God.

    Last month we did a series entitled “The Finer Points Of Love.” That series lead into the focus for this month. This month we are going to focus on the concept of faithfulness. As a part of this focus we are going to do a renewal of marriage vows on March 15th. Throughout this month we will be ...read more

  • The Renewed Mind Series

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Dec 29, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,644 views

    This sermon examines what it means to have a renewed mind.

    Our minds are a battlefield. - Adam & Eve fought a battle in the mind. (Genesis 3) - Elijah fought a battle in the mind. (I Kings 19) - Jesus fought a battle in the mind. (Matthew 4) We must be continually renewing our minds in order that we might find victory in our thoughts. What does it ...read more