Sermon Series
  • 1. Beginnings

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2008
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    This is the opening message for the Essential 100 reading campaign. The message goes with the first reading

    Beginnings Essential 100 Message Series Genesis 1:1 January 6, 2008 Morning Service Introduction A year ago I had the privilege of going to the Gathering, the first national Wesleyan pastors conference. The experience was incredible and it was without a doubt the best pastor’s conference I ...read more

  • 2. Listening To Lies

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2008
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    When Eve listened to Satans lies she chose to ignore God’s truth

    Listening to Lies Genesis 3 Essential 100 Message Series January 6, 2008 Evening Service Introduction Writing letters of recommendation can be hazardous--tell the truth and you might get sued if the contents are negative. Robert Thornton, a professor at Lehigh University, has a collection ...read more

  • 3. Family Feud

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2008
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    God works in the life of Jacob even through an intense feud with Esau.

    Family Feud Selected Passages Series: Essential 100 January 13, 2008 Evening Service Introduction One of my favorite game shows when I was growing up was Family Feud. The show squares off two families against each other answering various questions based on surveys. The first family to three ...read more

  • 4. When The Impossible Becomes Possible

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2008
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    Abram comes to find that God works out the impossible in the midst of personal pain

    When the Impossible Becomes Possible Genesis 15:1-5 Series: Essential 100 January 13, 2008 Morning Service Introduction Pain was not part of God’s original plan for creation but when sin entered, pain became a part of human life. Pain seems to be a recurring theme throughout the scriptures. ...read more

  • 5. Dealing With The Reality Of Rejection

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2008
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    Joseph dealt with the harsh reality of rejection

    Dealing with the Reality of Rejection Genesis 37:1-33 Essential 100 Series January 20, 2008 Morning Service Introduction The year was 1858 and the Illinois legislature used what might be called a dirty political trick. The legislature gave newly elected U.S. Senate seat not to the man who ...read more

  • 6. Plagued With Problems

    Contributed on Jan 28, 2008
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    The power of God was revealed through the miracles of the 10 plagues

    Plagued with Problems Selected Passages from Exodus 7-11 Series: Essential 100 January 27, 2008 Morning Service God seems to do nothing of Himself which He can possibly delegate to His creatures. He commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly and in the twinkling of ...read more

  • 7. A Hero's Heart

    Contributed on Feb 2, 2008
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    Joshua was one of the greatest heroes in the Old Testament. This message examines the qualities that he had in his life

    A Hero’s Heart Joshua 1:5-9 Essential 100 Series February 3, 2008 Morning Message Introduction Have any of you heard of Alvin York? Sadly this amazing man has been all but forgotten by most Americans. Alvin York was a hero’s hero. On October 8, 1918 York was serving as a Sergeant in the US ...read more

  • 8. Living In Victory

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2008
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    Joshua shows us a model for living in victory and having confidence in God

    Living in Victory Selected Passages in Joshua Essential 100 Series February 3, 2008 Evening Service Introduction Coach Grant Taylor had coached football at the Shiloh Christian Academy for six seasons and never had a winning record. The chances of a turnaround looked grim to say the least ...read more

  • 9. Riding The Spiritual Roller Coaster

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2008
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    The book of Judges reveals the spiritual roller coaster that Israel rode through 300 years of history. We can repeat their mistakes if we are not careful.

    Riding the Spiritual Roller Coaster Judges 2:6-3:6 Essential 100 Series February 10, 2008 Morning Message Introduction Have you ever ridden a roller coaster? There are some that I love and some that I hate. I loved the Batman Knight Flight at Six Flags and I hated the Tomb Raider at King’s ...read more

  • 10. The Path Of Destruction

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2008
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    David went down the path of destruction when he sinned with Bathsheba

    The Path of Destruction 2 Samuel 11:1-27 Essential 100 Series February 24, 2008 Morning Service Introduction Remember Vinko Bogatej? He was a ski-jumper from Yugoslavia who, while competing in the 1970 World Ski-Flying Championship in Obertsdorf, West Germany, fell off the takeoff ramp and ...read more

  • 11. Amazing Trust

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2008
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    Elijah lived out a life and ministry of amazing trust in God

    Amazing Trust Selected Passages from 1 Kings 16:29-18:46 Essential 100 Series February 24, 2008 Evening Service Introduction Olympic gold medalist Darrel Pace was to give an archery exhibition in New York City’s Central Park, and the event received coverage by all the news stations. ...read more

  • 12. A Woman Of Warfare

    Contributed on Feb 29, 2008
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    Continuing our series on the Essential 100 with Deborah and her leadership of Israel.

    A Woman of Warfare Judges 4-5 Essential 100 Series February 10, 2008 Evening Service This message has been adapted through the use of a variety of sources including points from other messages on the same passage here on Sermon Central. Introduction Here is an abridged version of the ...read more

  • 13. Calling Out In Confession

    Contributed on May 8, 2008
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    A look at the confession of David in psalm 51. David reveals a heart that is truly pursuing God

    Calling Out in Confession Psalm 51:1-17 Spring Life Series May 4, 2008 Morning Service Introduction In the late 1850’s immigrants from Europe settled in the hills of Appalachia and brought some strange and unique customs with them. One of the more unusual customs was that of the sin eater. ...read more

  • 14. Living To Praise

    Contributed on May 8, 2008
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    We are called to give praise to God in every circumstance

    Living to Praise Psalm 103 Essential 100 Series May 4, 2008 Evening Service Introduction In his book ’The One-Minute Manager’, Kenneth Blanchard recommends developing the practice of "one-minute praisings," where the manager (or parent, spouse, etc.) tries to "catch someone doing something ...read more

  • 15. When A Prophet Goes Prodigal

    Contributed on May 12, 2008
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    This is a biographical message baed on the life of Jonah

    When a Prophet Goes Prodigal Jonah Essential 100 Series May 11, 2008 Morning Service Introduction Merlin Carothers, author of the book Prison to Praise, had firsthand experience of what it is like to be declared righteous. During World War II, he joined the army. Anxious to get into some ...read more