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  • The Feast Of The Passover And Communion

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Apr 20, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 25,597 views

    This message compares The Feast of the Passover and Communion

    The Feast of the Passover and Communion There is a traditional question asked at the beginning of each Passover celebration by the youngest child in the family: “Why is this night different from any other night?” In response, the Father answers the question with the telling of the ...read more

  • Jesus, The Rebel With A Cause Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 18, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,205 views

    Throughout the Gospel of Mark, we see a growing opposition to Jesus from the Pharisees and the other religious leaders of the day. To understand that, we need to look at the religious landscape Jesus ministered in

    Jesus, the Rebel With a Cause Throughout the Gospel of Mark, we see a growing opposition to Jesus from the Pharisees and the other religious leaders of the day. To understand that, we need to look at the religious landscape Jesus ministered in. In Jesus’ time, there were three sects of ...read more

  • Finding Contentment In A World Built For Greed Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,734 views

    It was Bob Dylan who said, everybody worships something and he was right. Many times, that has led to the drive for more. The more we have, the more we want, and when that doesn’t bring happiness we want all the more.

    Finding Contentment in a World Built for Greed Luke 12:13-15, 20-21 The goal of the Game of Life is to get married, have kids, and try to accumulate as much wealth as possible so that you can become a millionaire. It teaches the lesson that the one with the most toys wins. The Game of Life ...read more

  • The Last Seven Words Of Jesus

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Apr 9, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
     | 22,963 views

    This is a sermon reflecting on each of the last sayings of Jesus on the cross and used in a Good Friday Service with a sung response between each saying

    The Last Seven Words of Jesus First Saying: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
 Prayer was been a part of Jesus’ life. There was an ebb and flow in Jesus’ life where he would go into the world and then retreat for time with God. Most of his prayers were for ...read more

  • Revision: Winning Life Strategies, Part Ii

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 10, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,266 views

    In our Scripture today, Nehemiah has left Persia (modern day Iran) and traveled for more than 2 months and 750 miles to Jerusalem. Today, we continue learning life strategies when encountering God-sized problems.

    Revision: Winning Life Strategies, Part II Nehemiah 2: 10-20 In the middle of the 17th century, England was in turmoil. King Charles I was beheaded. Anglican churches were being closed; Presbyterians were being persecuted. In the midst of all this, Sir Robert Shirley built a church. The plaque ...read more

  • Rejoicing In The Word

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 10, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,182 views

    Today we’re going to focus on the impact of the Word on our lives when we read it, study it and act on it. When you allow the word to penetrate your life on a daily basis, it has the power to transform. We see several things the Word can do in your life.

    Rejoicing in the WORD Nehemiah 8: 9-18 A young girl became a Christian in a revival at her church and was baptized the closing Sunday morning. That afternoon she ran through the house singing and dancing. Her grandfather yelled at her, “You ought to be ashamed of yourself. You just joined the ...read more

  • Relevant Worship

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 10, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,797 views

    Our Scripture today teaches much about worship. Worship is extremely important in life. What most people don’t understand is that everybody worships something. Worship is that which you hold most closely in the deepest recesses of your heart. And whatever

    [Re]levant Worship Nehemiah 12:27-47 The city of Berlin, Germany will be forever known for its Wall. When the wall
was still in existence, you could walk up and down in front of it and see shrines
dedicated to those who were killed trying to escape from the oppression of the East to ...read more

  • Connecting

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,707 views

    From the very beginning of Jesus’ evangelistic ministry, we see that faith means connecting to Jesus. And faith in Jesus means a connecting lifestyle. We connect to Jesus and then we connect others to Jesus. When you become a follower of Jesus, you cannot

    Connnecting Acts 8: 26-40 The first time a Philip is mentioned in the Bible is in John Chapter 1. Jesus has just been baptized in the River Jordan and John the Baptist proclaimed him the Lamb of God. Jesus then leaves to begin his ministry in Galilee. Finding Philip along the way, he says to him, ...read more

  • Implementing The Vision

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 9, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,345 views

    Now that we know what the vision is, the question becomes how are we going to fulfill the vision and that’s our focus for today’s message. I’ll call these the essential building blocks for implementing God’s vision and building a great church based on God

    Implementing the Vision Proverbs 29:18 and Revelation 17:17 These past few weeks, we’ve been talking about the vision God has for Gretna United Methodist Church: “Connecting diverse communities to a lifestyle devoted to Jesus.” Now that we know what the vision is, the question becomes how are we ...read more

  • Suicide Eulogy

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 33,236 views

    This is a eulogy of a high school principal who committed suicide

    Today we are faced with a painful and perplexing situation we could never have imagined. A mother, grandmother, co-worker, mentor, teacher, daughter and friend has been inexplicably and unexpectedly taken from us. We cannot pretend that we are not shocked and grieved by the death of Earline. The ...read more

  • How Jesus Revitalizes

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 28, 2008
    based on 21 ratings
     | 20,172 views

    No matter where you are, ¾ full, ½ empty, ¼ full or the ‘e’ light is on, you need to fill up. Today we’re going to look at how Jesus refills our tank, revitalizes and re-energizes us when we’re running on empty.

    How Jesus Revitalizes When You’re Running On Empty John 20:19-31 Background image of tank on empty We’ve all done it. We’ve set our mind to something. We committed ourselves. We let others know our intention. We research and studied. We trained and prepared and when the moment came, we ...read more

  • Lightening Your Load Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 28, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,008 views

    Everybody’s overloaded. Nobody has any margin in their lives. Everybody is trying to do so much. We don’t have time to do what’s most important because every moment is packed. This is madness. It can’t be God’s will for our lives. In our Scripture toda

    Lightening Your Load Matthew 11:28-30 I have a friend who tells the story of borrowing a vacation trailer from a church member and taking his family on vacation to Lake Tahoe. He hooked this rather large trailer up to his car which he had never done this before and they headed north. He didn’t ...read more

  • Slowing Down Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 28, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 12,917 views

    Every moment is scheduled in our lives. The Bible tells us that all this hurrying has dramatic negative effects on us. So how can you slow down? The strategies I’m going to share with you today to slow down your life to a more rational, reasonable pace a

    Slowing Down When You’re Running On Empty Ecclesiastes 4:4-8 John Ortberg tells the story of calling a wise friend to ask for some spiritual direction not long after moving to Chicago. I described the pace of life in my current ministry. The church where I serve tends to move at a fast clip. ...read more

  • Stopping To Refuel Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 28, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,654 views

    One thing we know is that when we are running on empty, physically, emotionally and spiritually, all of us need to refuel. That’s the actual prayer the apostle Paul shares in our Scripture today, “That you would be filled with the fullness of life and the

    Stopping to Refuel When You’re Running on Empty I Kings 19:1-12 and Ephesians 3:14-21 (NLT) Video- “Re-Fuel” order from Sermonspice.com One thing we know is that when we are running on empty, physically, emotionally and spiritually, all of us need to refuel. That’s the actual prayer the ...read more

  • Heart Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 16, 2008
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,366 views

    Jesus reminded the disciples that the very thing that they should be doing when He comes back is serving. He wants to find servants who have given their hearts to live out God’s purpose and to serve the needs of others.

    A Servant’s Heart Luke 12:35-44, 48b What a great church huh? Too often that’s the attitude we’ve been conditioned with in our lives. It’s the way we approach restaurants we eat at, stores where we shop, the services we pay for and sometimes it even impacts the expectations we bring to church. ...read more