Sermon Series
  • 1. Pure And Simple Joy

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2008
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    The Christian life is a life filled with joy no matter what the circumstances or "happenings" around us. Paul’s letter to the Philippians is an encouragement to us as to what that life looks like or could look like.

    PURE AND SIMPLE JOY In the midst of our hectic schedules and frantic efforts to finish our tasks, do you ever stop and wonder if something is missing in your life? When you take stock of what you are doing does it ever occur to you that you are not happy? You may feel unfulfilled in your job; more

  • 2. "Chain" Reactions

    Contributed on Oct 21, 2008
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    Paul’s perspective on the troubles he faced. God uses our problems to accomplish his purposes.

    “CHAIN” REACTIONS What would your life be like if it were free of any kind of trouble? It’s difficult to imagine. With the global economy on the brink of collapse we are constantly reminded by the newscasts that we are in for a whole host of related troubles. The chain reaction of economic more

  • 3. The Meaning Of Life...and Death

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2008
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    To live is Christ; to die is gain. This is the great creed of the Christian who wants to live a joyful life whether in this life or the next.

    THE MEANING OF LIFE…AND DEATH I emailed a friend recently who is an adventurer. I told him that I look back on his exploits with awe and sometimes I live vicariously through his ventures. He emailed back and said, “Don’t live through me… early in July I started tearing my dad’s old barn down more

  • 4. Take A Stand For Jesus

    Contributed on Nov 4, 2008
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    In a world that is hostile to the message of Jesus, do we dare to stand for him whatever the cost?

    TAKE A STAND FOR JESUS Taking a stand on any issue requires conviction. You have to believe that what you are standing firm on is somehow the most righteous position you can think of. Without this conviction you will be swayed by persuasive argument to give up your position, or at least to see more

  • 5. The Joy Of Being One

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2008
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    If you and I have Jesus in common, our faith and love and passion for Christ will naturally be for each other as well.

    THE JOY OF BEING ONE I have a theory. It is a simple theory based on my observations of the Church. Here’s the theory: Put two people in the same room, leaving them alone, and in time they will find something to disagree about. I told you it was simple. The theory itself is one that I have more

  • 6. What Difference Does It Make?

    Contributed on Nov 25, 2008

    Following that most excellent hymn of Christ’s incaranation, we have to ask ourselves "what difference does it make?" How does Christ becoming a servant of all change our lives?

    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? What difference does it make? This is the cry of apathy and indifference. These are the words of those who have faded in their faith and find it difficult to go on. That’s one way of looking at it. What difference does it make? This question can also be asked of more

  • 7. I Want To Know Christ

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2009
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    If you and I want to truly know Christ it’s going to cost us. Knowing Jesus requires that you and I take stock of our gains, our prestige, our very personages and like Paul, consider their worth in light of Christ. What does it mean to know Christ? What w

    I WANT TO KNOW CHRIST I want to know Christ. To say this is to commit ourselves to a monumental task that would involve the rest of our lives and would never find its completion. When Jesus comes back, He will have a name that only He knows (Rev. 19:12). This reveals to us that all there is more

  • 8. Pressing On

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2009
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    This is a narrative style sermon intended to bring out the spirit of the passage and give drama and encouragement to listeners to keep "Pressing On" in their walk, or run, of faith.

    KEEP PRESSING ON My first love in preaching is to teach a verse by verse exegesis of the passage. Sometimes the passage is so familiar to the congregation that a different approach is needed to accentuate the truths. To make the passage real for people who are listening and wanting to engage it more

  • 9. Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2009
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    Euodia and Syntche will forever be remembered for not getting along in the church at Philippi. What did Paul have to say about Church members in conflict?

    “WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?” To many of us the L. A. riots of several years ago were just a news story. A score of people were killed and several thousand were injured in the ensuing fights that erupted over a racially charged situation. The African-American community in L.A. correctly more

  • 10. Growing A Beautiful Mind

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2009
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    We need a new way of thinking. We need a new mind. We need to put away the pattern of this world and be renewed in our thinking to see life how God sees it.

    GROWING A BEAUTIFUL MIND Do these words sound familiar to you? “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Rom 12:2). You have more

  • 11. Growing A Contented Spirit

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2009
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    In an age of commercialism that breeds discontent we are challenged by Scripture to live a contented life. Paul explains how we can be content in any and every situation.

    GROWING A CONTENTED SPIRIT On a scale of one to ten (one being discontent and ten being very content) how content are you overall with your life? Think about that for a moment. Contentment is an illusive quality today. Much of the business world works hard to breed discontent so that we will more

  • 12. Growing A Generous Heart

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2009
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    When we have begun the journey towards a better mind, learning the secret of contentment, we can begin to see the beauty of giving. Out of our contentment we find it is actually part of our worship to give.

    GROWING A GENEROUS HEART There is a natural progression to these sermons we have been hearing. Growing a beautiful mind led easily into growing a contented spirit. As we have learned to rejoice in the Lord and control our anxiety through prayer we laid a foundation for being content in whatever more