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  • The Kind Of Person God Uses Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,064 views

    Sermon #1 in a series on the life of Elisha. This sermon challenges us to be the men and women God wants us to be.

    Introduction: 1. A wealthy man went on a safari to Africa and took his faithful dog along for company. One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and soon discovers that he’s lost. Before long he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having him for ...read more

  • Keep Your Eye On The Prize Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,725 views

    Sermon 2 in a series on Elisha. This sermon focuses on living out our priorities.

    Introduction: 1. In case you haven’t heard it well known former football coach and present day broadcaster, John Madden, is being inducted in the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. I saw part of an interview with him this week. He talked about how as a coach he used to work 18 hour days and travel 6 ...read more

  • Heaven: The Place You Can Call Home Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 3, 2005
    based on 39 ratings
     | 8,099 views

    The first sermon in a four part series on gaining an eternal perspective on life.

    Introduction: 1. I’ve been in the church since I was just a baby. I attended church for the first time when I was less than two weeks old. There have been very few weeks since then when I haven’t been in church. Many things that others have to learn about as adults, I grew up at least knowing ...read more

  • Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 3, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 9,023 views

    The 3rd sermon in a series on gaining an eternal perspective on life.

    Introduction: 1. A few years ago one of the biggest movies of the year was "Forest Gump." Actor Tom Hanks played the role of a handicapped man whose mother believed in him to the extent that he was willing to try anything. He would often quote one of his mother’s favorite lines. "My mother says ...read more

  • What Happens When You Die? Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 3, 2005
    based on 41 ratings
     | 6,757 views

    The final sermon in a four part series on gaining an eternal perspective on life.

    Introduction: 1. Take out your pencil and paper & answer the questions in this pop quiz I’ve prepared for you. Ah, you thought you had left tests behind back in your school days didn’t you? I think you’ll find this multiple choice test interesting about what scientist have discovered about our ...read more

  • Hell: The Place To Avoid At All Costs Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 3, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,277 views

    The second in a series on gaining an eternal perspective on life.

    Introduction: 1. The famous preacher John Killinger & his wife attended a small country funeral where the pastor got up & for most of the 15 minute sermon talked about the horrors of hell & how tragic it was that the deceased was probably there at that very moment. When they left John ...read more

  • The Importance Of Not Jumping To Conclusions Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Jul 3, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 12,755 views

    The 9th sermon in a series on Joshua which focuses on the dangers of jumping to conclusions before we know the facts.

    Introduction: 1. I want to begin this morning by assuring you that I am not a closet alcoholic as the skit suggestsed. The skit was written to introduce this morning’s sermon because though not jumping to conclusions isn’t something we talk about often, it really is important. 2. Have you ever ...read more

  • Lessons I Learned From Abraham Lincoln

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Jul 3, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,913 views

    A July 4th sermon about spiritual lessons I learned from an in depth study of Abraham Lincoln.

    Introduction: 1. This morning as I begin my sermon on the lessons I learned from Abraham Lincoln I want to share a series of 5 questions about former presidents. They may or may not be about Abraham Lincoln. I will tell you that at least one of them will have Abraham Lincoln as the correct ...read more

  • It Ain't Over Till It's Over Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Jun 22, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 11,941 views

    The 7th sermon in a series on Joshua. The sermon emphasizes the importance of not giving up when God’s still got work for us to do.

    Introduction: 1. A young woman brought her fiancé home to meet her parents for thanksgiving dinner. After dinner, the girl’s mother asked her husband to find out about the young man. The father invited him to his study for a talk. "So what are your plans?" the father asked the young man. "I’m a ...read more

  • God Gives Second Chances Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Jun 22, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 8,436 views

    The 8th in a series on Joshua that illustrates how when we’ve messed up God is willing to show mercy and offer us a second chance.

    Introduction: 1. Thomas Dorsey was a black jazz musician from Atlanta who was known in the early 1920’s for the suggestive lyrics he combined with original music. Then God touched his life and in 1926 he gave up the suggestive music and began to write spiritual music. In 1932 times were hard for ...read more

  • Things Aren't Always As They Seem Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Jun 2, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 8,416 views

    The 6th sermon in a series on Joshua which deals with the fact that while bad things are bad they are never the final word.

    Introduction: 1. The movie clip you just saw is from the life of Frank Abigale Jr. is based on the true story of his life as told in the movie, "Catch Me If You Can." Did you notice that he successfully pretended to be an airline pilot, doctor and lawyer. Before he was caught he cashed over $4 ...read more

  • A Little Sin Can Cause A Lot Of Trouble Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on May 24, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,205 views

    Sermon #5 in my study of Joshua. This sermon focuses on how sin isn’t often taken seriously by anyone except God.

    Introduction: 1. When it comes to great dreams and depending on God to fulfill those dreams it is certainly true. We may have great dreams for what God may do in the future, but great dreams begin with small steps toward those great goals. When it comes to our dreams, I can assure you there will ...read more

  • Getting The Right Marching Orders Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on May 18, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,494 views

    The 4th sermon in a series on Joshua focuses on the importance of following God instead of expecting Him to follow us.

    Introduction: 1. Our presidents have always fascinated me. When you study their lives you find them to be a widely varied and interesting group. Most of us have been a bit fascinated of late to witness the way President Bush #1 & President Clinton have become friends. 2. But they are certainly ...read more

  • Step Into The Water: A Lesson In Faith Series

    Contributed by Tim Richards on May 18, 2005
    based on 66 ratings
     | 28,696 views

    The 3rd sermon in my Joshua series focuses on faith when we don’t immediately see God doing anything.

    Introduction: 1. I hope you were as blessed as I was earlier when David Lotz shared the testimony of what God has been doing in his life since 40 Days of Purpose. I have been challenged as I’ve listened to a number of you tell me the things God has been doing. 2. The believers we read about in ...read more

  • Details About The Lord's Table

    Contributed by Tim Richards on May 20, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,214 views

    The Lord’s Supper is about remembering Jesus’ death, but It’s also a chance to remember that His great sacrifice was made for us personally.

    Introduction: 1. This morning’s sermon is a bit different. You may notice, that for a change this morning, there are no sermon notes in your bulletin. This is a sermon where later you will be able to participate. The Lord’s Supper will be a part of this sermon. I hope you will discover as we share ...read more