Sermon Series
  • 1. Planned For God's Pleasure

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Someone said, “There are two great days in a person’s life -- the day we are born and the day we discover why.”

    On August 22nd, US Olympian Matt Emmons fired his final shot in the 50-meter three-position rifle competition. Emmons was leading by three points and needed only to get near the bull’s-eye to win the gold medal. He fired, but the automatic scoring system didn’t register any points. At first, more

  • 2. Made For A Mission

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    As humans we have a purpose and through Christ we have a mission.

    Thanks to all of you who have hosted or participated in 40 Days of Purpose groups this fall. The final small group session of 40 Days is this coming week. We’re hoping and praying that all of the people who have been in a group during these 40 Days (about 1300) will stay in a small group. more

  • 3. Formed For God's Family

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    God is building a family for Himself that is going to last for all eternity.

    In the film Cast Away, Tom Hanks plays a workaholic, Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. He gets stranded alone on a desert island after his plane crashes. Now, he’s away from his loved ones and he’s had to learn to survive more

  • 4. What On Earth Am I Here For?

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    If you ask, “Is there a purpose for me?” then I might ask you, “Is your heart beating?” See, if your heart is still beating, then God has a purpose for you.

    To live the American Dream? To be happy? To be successful? To rock and roll? To express yourself? A Yale philosophy student who didn’t even want to take a stab at answering the question? We have some work to do here in NE Ohio! Want to find out how to find our purpose? I did a search in more

  • 5. Created To Be Like Christ

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    God is more interested in who you are than He is in what you do. We define ourselves by our jobs, our homes, our wealth, our education, our friends. But these are secondary issues. When you die, you won’t take your career to heaven; but you will take y

    Around here we sometimes say that we want to be “Jesus with skin on” to each other. That’s just another way of saying that we want to be Christ-like. And that’s the very reason God chose us. To make us like Jesus. [God] has always known who his chosen ones would be. He had decided to let them more