Sermon Series
  • 1. The Truth About Devotion

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    We have a tendancy to quit; not God, who has a tenacious love for you.

    ME/WE HOSEA 1-3 You’re a quitter! – What would you think if someone said that to you? Yet, we are, really… when it comes to anything outside of self: • The kid with the bat. • Running away from home • Suitcase (lets not embarrass ourselves) – or under roof unplug • #1 Drivetime more

  • 2. Is Justice Blindfolded?

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    God’s passion for justice and mercy was a big part of our evangelical heritage, and ought to be part of the way we live our faith as well.

    Is Justice Blindfolded? - Amos Intro Amazing Grace movie looks great to us – but Wilberforce at the time… People with burdens sometimes seems to BE burdens! You People ever bother you about what you ought to do? Some things you would honestly rather not think about? Imported problems? more

  • 3. The Truth About Judgment

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    How is seeing God as judge good and life-giving, and what does it mean for us to "rend our hearts"?

    20070506a – Joel – The Truth About Judgment Opener Humorous story of piled-up disappointments (good news/bad news, etc) You Been mowed down ever? Disappointments piled up? Where’s abundance? How do you feel with that kind of storm hits? God Joel’s people wave after wave of ‘locust more

  • 4. Because.

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Faith is not unquestioning - it is rooted in who God is.

    Main idea: Got questions? (for God) Faith is not unquestioning - it is rooted in who God is. (Relate to parenting and our kids questions, trust) ME/WE (Intro) Child and dad - " because." Answer: "because I said so" - place for that, but it doesn’t get much mileage Commanded a respect more

  • 5. Blind Spots

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    We’ve all got blind spots - how can God help us to overcome them?

    WE (intro) Professor poll: How may were… valedictorian, salutatorian, class president, yearbook editor, multiple-letter athletes, youth group leaders…bigger sea. 2 percent below average in leadership ability / YOU Ever realized something about yourself that you seemed to be the last to more

  • 6. What In The World Is God Doing?

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007

    How do we get on board when we don’t understand what God is doing (compares Jonah with Pentecost)?

    20070527 – What in the world is God doing? (Jonah/Acts 2) INTRO– How many of you like surprises? Think, now… Jonah is full of surprises – or God is… • Tomorrow morning you’re going! • Nineveh • The fish is a surprise – oh no you don’t • And Nineveh holds still more surprises – Jonah is sick more

  • 7. The Truth About Power

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    We all crave power, admit it or not; so how can we make sure we don’t abuse it?

    The Truth About Power – Micah (6.8 key vs) Main Idea: We’re to use power, not usurp it. Like Jesus, our Glorious One! INTRO What’s the truth about power? We all have trouble with power, even when we feel powerless. Motorcycle stuck in sand illustration… freedom, grounded. You [Need] We more

  • 8. The Two Most Powerful Realities

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 25 ratings

    We’ve got to understand the twin realities of God’s wrath against sin and God’s mercy to the sinner.

    Zephaniah / Romans 3.23-24 Wrath There are some pretty difficult words in Zephaniah. Listen to a few: “I will sweep away everything… those who turn back from following the Lord and neither seek the Lord or inquire of Him, be silent before the Sovereign Lord, for the day of the Lord is near! … more

  • 9. Just Tenting

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Also drawing from 2Cor5.1-5, this Fathers Day sermon challenges us to let others see that we regard this life as "tenting."

    HOOK Story of an influential teacher... and the legacy that we all might leave. Post-exile emerging generation… What kind of legacy would they leave? Question for every generation. YOU The desire to leave an impact on kids, have them turn out, etc... Identify with the desire to see kids more

  • 10. Small Stuff Or Big Deal?

    Contributed on Jul 5, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    This is about the problem of spiritual indifference, and God’s promise, "return to me and I will return to you."

    Main Idea: The problem with spiritual indifference. God’s Promise: Return to me, and I’ll return to you. HOOK A quote from David Hansen (The Power of Loving Your Church) about being ’at war’ with God sometimes but at least not ambivalent. (The strong wording of the quote gets one’s more

  • 11. Take Courage!

    Contributed on Jul 5, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Used the call to courage in Haggai as a framework for calling believers to take courage rooted in Christ against the world’s intimidation and discouragement.

    HOOK/WE Used a short "bully" video clip from Bridge to Terebithia to raise issue of intimidation we sometimes feel. Sometimes physical, financial, etc. Sometimes spiritual. YOU Ever been intimidated in expressing your belief? Acting on it? If you have, you’ve got something in common with more