Sermon Series
  • 1. Choosing The Best: And Leaving The Rest

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,722 views

    Learning to look for God’s will

    Let me share with you some statistics from 1992. The New Republic in its January 27 issue reported that the number of products in a typical supermarket in 92 was some 30,000. In 1976 it was 9,000. Likewise in 1992’s produce section there was 285 products while in 1975 only 65. My how our ...read more

  • 2. Run Away! Run Away!

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,607 views

    Fleeing Sin is a necessity for the believer in Christ

    You probably wondered what the “Detour” signs are doing in the church. You’re pretty use to them by now up here in North Portland and probably pretty sick of them as well. They are here to remind us of the struggle that each of us has in doing more than just surviving life. They help us remember ...read more

  • 3. How Can We Protect Our Most Valued Resources

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,837 views

    Personal time with Jesus protects that which is most important in our lives--and keeps us on task

    One hundred forty vertical stone slabs that stretch 494 feet long and stand 10 feet tall at the highest point. Engraved on this coal-black wall are 58,132 names of American soldiers dead or missing. If you’ve been to the Vietnam Memorial, you have witnessed the somber silence that sets on the ...read more

  • 4. How Do You Connect With Your World

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,920 views

    To reach the world you need to speak to it on its terms, in its language and with integrity

    In the early 1940s a young graduate of Wheaton College went to a small Baptist church in a Chicago suburb. His name was Billy Graham. Although he felt his gifts were more in the area of evangelism, he agreed to give it a go. Within several months, the church was growing, and so was his popularity. ...read more

  • 5. Cutting Out The Dead Wood.

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,035 views

    Those who are more than survivors stay alert to self-dimishint compromises

    In the back of our lot is an old tree. I’ve been told by more than one person here how it was a playground for them as they grew up in these neighborhoods. For a couple of years I wasn’t sure what type of tree it was. In fact, it wasn’t we built a tree house, of sorts, that I found out it was in ...read more

  • 6. Risking I All For Jesus

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,345 views

    Being more than a survivor means risking everything for God’s sake

    Listen to this comment I heard the other day. “We’ve adopted such an attitude of “risk avoidance” that I’m afraid we may well miss the next great advancement. We’re so afraid of failure that we may not pursue that next step.” This quote was from 1997 and was made on a TV show about “stealth ...read more

  • 7. Believing Is Seeing

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 2 ratings
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    Seeing the Unseen Christ means to surrender to the truth of God’s Word

    Jimmy Stewart made a great comment in the movie Harvey. “I’ve wrestled with reality for years…and I’m happy…I finally won out over it” It summarizes one of the desires of many of us—to overcome the reality that confronts us. We want to be happy and the various things that life throws in our way ...read more

  • 8. Introducing Renewed Sight

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,222 views

    This is an overview into "Seeing the Unseen Christ"

    I love the story about the kindergartner who was drawing a picture of a reindeer. One antler was purple the other orange. Its fur was green and blue and yellow. The teacher was a little concerned and told him, “You know most people don’t see reindeers like that.” The little boy’s response was ...read more

  • 9. Worshipping An Awesomd God

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,526 views

    Seeing the Unseen Christ means we worship Him with genuine enthusiasm

    It was a state campground near Old Walker Mine in late September. My father and I pulled in about 11:30 at night and setting up camp what I remember most was the night sky. It was black, not dark but black. The stars were clearer, huge, close and more brilliant than I’d ever seen them or could ...read more

  • 10. Saying No In A Yes World

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,062 views

    Seeing the Unseen Christ means we lavish his love on others

    We are seeing the unseen guest a little clearer as we enter into the third week of our adventure. We’ve considered how our worship would be changed if Jesus sat with us on Sunday morning. Our attention wouldn’t be wandering while worship went on. Our style would take on what I’d call a ...read more

  • 11. How To Make Prayer Really Matter

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 959 views

    Seeing the Unseen Christ means experience the privilege of authentic prayer

    An article in the Denver Rocky Mountain News described various web sites to which people can submit prayers. One site, Newprayer.com, says, "Simply click on the ’Pray’ button and transmit your prayer to the only known location of God." The site claims "that it can send prayers via a radio ...read more

  • 12. Sharing Our Lord With Joy

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,076 views

    Seeing the Unseen Christ allows us to delight in introducing others to Jesus

    Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area I got to see both the Giants and Niners play from time to time. Because of that I was in the park when Willie Mays stroked homers to right-center field at Candlestick. Nothing gave me greater joy than watching Montana put together a last minute drive and ...read more