Contributed on May 5, 2006
Is JEsus making a difference in your life? We will look at five indicators of His influence in your life.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Today we are going to examine an important question. Is Jesus making a difference in your life? • The answer to this question is important because the answer to this question will tell you where you are at with Jesus and just how important He really is to ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2006
Knowing God’s will for you life will change it!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • One of the questions I hear a lot from people concerns the issue of God’s will for their lives. • People want to know what God wants from them. I believe that many Christians would really like to know what God’s will for them is. • The question we have to ask ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2006
The Lord is grest and worthy of praise. Here are five reasons.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • I want to flash some names on the screen. I want you to think about why people consider these people to be great. • SLIDE #2 • Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, George Washington, Billy Graham. • There are some impressive names on the list, I ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2006
We can have and need to be at peace with God.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • When you think of the word “peace”, what comes to mind? Do you think of tranquil settings, that relaxing day in the hammock in the back yard under the shade tree? Do you think if the kids being at a babysitter for a few hours? • Maybe peace for you is being out on ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2006
God has a special calling for all His children.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Throughout the first chapter of Colossians, we have learned about how Jesus redeemed us, how He saved us from the penalty of sin. We have seen how He is reconciled us to Himself through His blood. • Now, we need to pause for a moment and think about this question, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 16, 2006
Paul shares three things that will make a church strong.
INTRODUCTION • I want you to think about the Auburn Christian Church for a minute. When you think of our church, do you see it as a strong vibrant church, or do you see it as one that is on the week side just limping along? • PAUSE • Now as you have pondered that question, by what criteria ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2006
Paul gives us some things that will help us to grow in Christ. This is a process, we do our part, God does His!
INTRODUCTION • Expectations. Life is full of them • As we live our lives, we come to church and when we come to church we hear a lot about walking the walk, or making sure that our walk matches our talk. • What do we mean when we say this? • We are saying that since we who have been immersed ...read more
Contributed on Jul 14, 2006
What are you doing to protect yourself from being kidnapped spiritually?
INTRODUCTION • Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., twenty-month-old son of the famous aviator and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was kidnapped about 9:00 p.m., on March 1, 1932, from the nursery on the second floor of the Lindbergh home near Hopewell, New Jersey. The child’s absence was discovered and ...read more
Contributed on Jul 21, 2006
What is the meaning of life? It’s all about Him!
INTRODUCTION • If my count is correct, I have just completed the 25th funeral since moving to Auburn in September of 2000. • I have had the honor of being a part of so many families who have said good bye to their loved ones. • For me a death always begs the question concerning the meaning of ...read more
Contributed on Aug 4, 2006
WE need to get off the bench and get into the game. Our faith will be what we want it to be if we will follow Paul’s formula!
INTRODUCTION „X I hoped everyone enjoyed the display our young people put on for us last Sunday. I hope that everyone who attended enjoyed the performance of the youth from Lori Hallat¡¦s church last night! „X One of the things I hope you realized as you watched the young people last week and ...read more
Contributed on Aug 11, 2006
If we are going to experience the relationship Christ wants for us and that we desire, some things need to change.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • I bet if I interviewed each of you here today, you would all have something you would like to change about yourself. • I would like to lose 20-40 pounds myself. • Do you realize that in order for you to be able to change something about yourself, you have to actually ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2006
When we clothe ourselves with Christ, things will change for us and with us.
INTRODUCTION • Last week we look at some things we need to rid ourselves of as we strive to live the new life we have in Christ. • If I were to re-title that message to flow with this week, it would be called, “What Not To Wear.” • SLIDE #1 • This week we are going to look at “What To ...read more
Contributed on Aug 25, 2006
it is time we allow Jesus to really do something with our lives
INTRODUCTION • When I was younger, I used to struggle with opening up to people. I was always afraid of what they would think of me if I let them in my “inner circle”. • I was afraid to open myself up to being vulnerable to those around me because if you open up, you risk getting hurt. • I ...read more
Contributed on Sep 1, 2006
God has given everyone in the family responsibilities to carry out. The family will be strong if we will follow Colossians 3:18-21.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • One out of three marriages ends in divorce according to the Barna Research Institute. • This is the Census Bureau’s often-cited "50%" rate, the proportion of marriages taking place right now that will eventually divorce, which has since been revised downward to ...read more
Contributed on Sep 8, 2006
God has a plan for the workplace.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • How many of us love to get up and go to work each day? How many of us cannot wait for the next work day, we look forward to Monday as much as Saturday? • How many of us put as much into working as we doing looking for a way to get out of working? • OX AND ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2006
There are three things Pauls gives to us in the passage that will help us to be more effective soul-winners.
INTRODUCTION • I want you to take a look in your bulletin for a moment. • I would like for you to look on the inside cover if you would. • On the inside cover you will find a purpose statement. This statement summarizes why we are here as a church. • When you look at the statement, it really ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2013
God WANTS us to live in His will and He will help us to be able to accomplish the task!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • One of the questions I get a lot concerns the issue of God’s will for their life. • I really believe that most Christians have a desire to know God’s will for their life. I also believe that people do want to live in God’s ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2013
We can sing for joy because of the great things God has done for us!
INTRODUCTION • WONDERFUL LIFE CLIP • SLIDE #1 • In the classic movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life” George Bailey was miserable. He saw all his friends get out of Bedford falls and do great things, yet he was stuck in the small town running his father’s ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2013
No God no peace, Know God Know peace. This has been seen on church signs for years. Through Jesus we can have much needed peace with God!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • When you think of the word “peace”, what comes to mind? Do you think of tranquil settings, that relaxing day in the hammock in the back yard under the shade tree? • Do you think if the kids being at a babysitter for a few ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2013
God saved us for more than just going to heaven! God wants us to be active in His kingdom!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • I thought Easter was awesome this year! I mean for me it is awesome every year, but it was even better because millions of people watched the Bible series on the History channel. • When we think about the meaning of Easter, when we think about the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2013
Jesus loves the church and He wants to see if strong, growing and healthy.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • I want you to think about FCC for just a moment. When you think of FCC, do you see FCC as a strong vibrant church or do you see a church that is on life support? • This is an important question because the church is special to Jesus and it is up to ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2013
We can enjoy an exciting fulfilling faith if we are willing to make the investment.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Expectations. Life is full of them. • We have expectations for what school would be like, then college, then work, marriage, and eventually retirement! • The thing about expectations is sometimes expectations are met, sometimes they are ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2013
When we realize what life is about we will be able ot enjoy peace, and great blesings
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Last week as we examined verse eight of chapter two of Colossians we spent much time talking about spiritual abduction. • In the conclusion of that message I suggested a way the Bible teaches us to be able to keep from falling prey to the empty ...read more
Contributed on May 31, 2013
Through Jesus we can enjoy the experience of being alive for the very first time
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • A couple of weeks ago in our passage we saw that we were buried with Christ in baptism and that God raised us to life in Christ as a result! • What does it mean to be raised with Jesus through the power of God? • Have you ever woke up and just ...read more
Contributed on Jun 7, 2013
REAL transformation takes place when we focus on Jesus.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Our life in Christ should be a joy; it should be a life transforming experience. One of the exciting parts of belonging to Jesus is experiencing the transformation into the image of the one we love and serve! • Each day belonging to Jesus can be and is ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2013
Sometimes what we wear does not reflect who we are, it is time for us to make some changes
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • How many of you watch the self-improvement shows on TV? • There is an appeal to those shows for many folks. Some if the appeal is the desire to make some changes in our own lives. • Some of the appeal is seeing others being able to make the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 21, 2013
When we are told to get rid of the things from the old life, God gives us a new wardrobe to wear!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • It is hard to make changes in our lives isn’t it? Sometimes it takes some dramatic issues to get us to want to make some substantive changes in life. • When we are a new creation in Christ, everything changes. • Last week we examined What ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2013
We can experience true joy and transformation if we will take the challenge to strive to seek A New Way To Live!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • One of the things most of us dread the most is one of the things that life is all about; change! • We resist change, we fight change, we complain and about change. • Life is really about change, particularly when it comes to our life in ...read more
Contributed on Aug 2, 2013
We are all called to make an impact on our world.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • If you ever watch many sporting events after a while you start to hear the term, IMPACT PLAYER. A team will say they are one impact player away from winning a championship. • On a team, obviously you have players, but an impact player is someone ...read more