Contributed on Oct 8, 2017
Is there proof of Noah's flood, and should it matter to us whether it actually happened?
OPEN: I love to read magazines like National Geographic and The Smithsonian and Popular Science (often just for the illustrations I can find there). But I have especially enjoyed Popular Science. About 3 years ago I stumbled across the question and answer section of Popular Science where people can ...read more
Contributed on Oct 1, 2017
The Bible makes it clear that - not only IS there an intelligent designer - but that even unrighteous men are made aware of that by what God has made. How can we know that is true, and what difference can it make in our witness?
OPEN: A young skeptic returned from his 1st semester at college and visited elderly Bible teacher who’d invited him over for a meal. He hadn’t been at college long, but he’d been there long enough for the professors to destroy his faith. So as she fixed a meal, he felt he needed to inform her of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2017
When we "Contend For The Faith" we need to realize the importance of contending for the fact that we have been created in the image of God. We're not an accident - we have value and a reason to live. But if folks damage that "image" how can they fix that?
(We started out the sermon with a video from BBC One Videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auSo1MyWf8g - which displays the wonder of God’s creation accompanied by a poetic reading of the song “What A Wonderful World”) What a wonderful world we live in. The Psalmist observed “When I look at ...read more
Contributed on Sep 3, 2017
Jude speaks of people who "infiltrate" the church to damage it. Who are they and why do they do that? And how can we "contend for the Faith" when faced with these kinds of folks?
It was the winter of 1944. The German army was in a desperate situation and ultimately launched what became known as the Battle of the Bulge. A key part of their strategy was to disrupt and mis-direct reinforcements that the Allies would be sending into the battle. They called it “Operation ...read more
Contributed on Sep 11, 2017
No, I didn't actually tear up a Bible, but my audience didn't know that. Find out why I pretended to do that, and what that means to those who actually do tear pages from Scripture.
Last week I said that we’re going to make one statement over and over throughout this series: We don’t have to APOLOGIZE for our faith. We don’t need to rally to God defense. Our God is bigger than we are – and doesn’t really need our help. But in spite of that… God calls us to contend for the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2017
There are people in this world that hate God. And they don't believe that God is good - they believe He is evil and unworthy of our praise. But is God good? And what does that mean to us?
OPEN: Is God Good? (wait for a reply) Of course He is. That’s what the Bible tells us and that’s what we believe or we wouldn’t be here. But, there are many out there who don’t like God. There are many agnostics and atheists work very hard at painting God as an evil and wicked God – unworthy of our ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2017
God tells us that those who are outside of Christ are "without God". What does that mean to those outside of Christ and what does that mean for us INside of Christ?
OPEN: Back in 1959, Charleston Heston starred in a movie that is still considered one of the greatest movies of all time --- Ben Hur. It was a Biblical epic that is still known for its climatic chariot race where Heston (the hero of the film) was intent on destroying his hated enemy. Just ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2017
Our society is pressuring our young people to bow to the idol of tolerance. How do we encourage them to set the example in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity? Consider these thoughts from our Family Minister, Scott Jewell.
Read text, pray Jeff just concluded a series about contending the faith and told me that I could preach on whatever I’d like. As I was considering options for what to preach on a Youth Sunday, I found that today’s text seemed to fit right in with this series, so despite Jeff telling us last ...read more