Contributed on Sep 7, 2014
Fans walk away. Followers follow. But why do Fans walk away and how can we be sure we're not "one of them"?
(Note, this sermon doesn't follow Idleman's approach. I preach differently than he does and felt I would fail to do justice to his message if I did it his way. I apologize for any frustration this may cause to those who read this sermon) A man named Charlie Moore moved into a new community ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2014
God did not need the Temple Solomon built for Him... but He used it anyway. What lessons can be learn about our church buildings from the prayer that Solomon offered up the day the Temple was dedicated?
OPEN: I want to set the stage for the text we’re going to read this morning. All of Israel has gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the completion of the Temple Solomon had built for God. This was a time of great excitement and the festivities lasted for 14 days and made sacrifices of 22,000 ...read more
Contributed on Sep 21, 2014
Jesus said we should seek first the Kingdom of God. What is that Kingdom and how do I go about making it a priority in my life?
OPEN: Back in 1999 Eddie Stankey died at the age of 83. Now you might ask – who is Eddie Stankey? (I'm glad you asked). According to Time magazine - Eddie Stankey “was a pugnacious, pennant-winning 2nd baseman.” He battled his way through 11 seasons for the champion ...read more
Contributed on Sep 28, 2014
Many baptized believers attempt to avoid offending the world by not standing up for the cross because they feel they'd risk too much by doing so. But we've died supposedly died to this world and its attractions. How can we do that?
OPEN: Clarence Jordan, author of the "Cotton Patch" New Testament was getting a red-carpet tour of another preacher’s church. With pride the minister pointed to the rich, imported pews and luxurious decorations. As they stepped outside, darkness was falling, and a spotlight shone on a huge ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2014
Jesus despised the Pharisees. But why? These guys were simply trying to please God by honoring His rules. What was it about them that angered God so much and how do we avoid becoming like them?
About the worst thing you can call somebody in Church is to say they are a “Pharisee”. The Pharisees were THE “bad guys” in scripture and seemed to always be the main group that Jesus singled out as examples of who His followers were NOT to be like. I don’t want to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2014
Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell everything that he had, give it to the poor and follow Him. Do I have to give away everything to follow Christ? Do I have to sell all that I have in order to please Him?
Ravi Zacharias tells the story about a boy that loved collecting marbles. He lived next door to a little girl who had a lot of candy. She said to him: “If you’ll give me all of your marbles, I’ll give you all of my candy.” He said he’d think about it. The next ...read more