Sermon Series

  • 1. 7 Star Hotel & 40 Million Minutes

    Contributed on Sep 28, 2011
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    Quick pair of youth lessons, one is about wealth, and the other part is about not wasting your life.

    7 STAR HOTEL When traveling, I, like you, click onto one of the many travel sites on the internet and begin to book my reservation. And though I want a clean room, a morning breakfast, and some amenities that include a coffee maker, I would technically settle for running water if the price is ...read more

  • 2. The New Student & A Lot To Digest

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2011
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    Two quick lessons: 1 dealing with spiritual maturity and the other about digesting spiritual food.

    THE NEW STUDENT Wendy Brown has the typical dreams owned by the typical High School students. She wants to make friends, she wants to join some clubs, she wants to become a cheerleader, and ultimately wants to graduate and make a living for herself and her future family. There’s only one ...read more

  • 3. What About The Children?

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2011
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    Lesson #1 deals with orphaned children and the second lesson has a humourous way of talking about how Christ came to this world in the form of a...baby.

    WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? Australia has been a colony, protectorate, and to be honest a dumping ground for the United Kingdom for many centuries. The UK used the Land Down Under for her resources, her vast areas of land, and as a permanent orphanage for unwanted children who roamed the streets of ...read more

  • 4. Bed Bugs & Bees

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2011
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    the book of Jeremiah, the author is confronted with the question of why God’s hand has seemed to be lifted off of his chosen people, why were bad times among the people. The answer was sin. This issue is illustrated using the help of some insects.

    DON’T LET THE BED BUGS BITE “Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite” has been spoken by loving mothers to their children for decades as they gently tucked their little ones to sleep and wished them a good night. The phrase itself carries within it the ...read more

  • 5. 57 Cents

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2011
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    The historic lessons built around Temple Baptist Church in Philadelphia & some Biblical comparisons using the Ant.

    57 Cents In the inner city of Philadelphia, around the turn of the 20th Century, a little girl wearing dirty street-wise clothes was noticeably upset as she ran away from church that morning. As she was stopped by the pastor, he asked her why she was running from the place of worship. While ...read more

  • 6. I-35

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2011
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    Biblical application of what happens when a bridge collapses, Jesus is the only bridge we can ever have to get us to heaven.

    I-35 I-35 is major north-south running expressway that connects cities as far south as San Antonio to locales in the Great White North such as Duluth, Minnesota. If you have ever traveled through our neighboring city of KC, you have probably driven on it. But if you have ever been around the city ...read more

  • 7. How Church Bells Saved A Town From Battle

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2011
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    Details the historic record of how a town was saved by God's grace and some church bells, the second lesson tells of the bio of Clebe McClary.

    BATTLES During the 1800s, the French General George Muller Massena who took orders from Napoleon, arrived at a quaint and militarily important Austrian town. His 18,000 soldiers were gearing up for their invasion, as the stunned Austrian citizens were lifeless and terrified. Knowing they were ...read more

  • 8. She's A Good Girl

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2011
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    Two of the more powerful nuggets of truth listed in this series. The first makes a biblical application to Tom Petty's 1989 song, while the second details an actual American ghost town which is current on top of fire (an oil fire started under the earth y

    SHE’S A GOOD GIRL In 1989, rocker Tom Petty produced a song about a breakup that had a catchy rhythm that can be heard regularly on the radio or even at high school dances. In the beginning of the song, Petty describes the typical American girl growing up in the late 80’s. His words ...read more

  • 9. A Lot To Digest

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2012
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    Features a comparison of the digestive system with the feeding required through Bible reading, a 2nd lesson is provided about a 33 year old who tried to re-enroll in high school

    A LOT TO DIGEST The digestive system is the body’s way of cutting down the food our bodies consume by breaking down chemicals into smaller parts that then can be absorbed and put to good work through the blood stream. It starts in the mouth where teeth and saliva work first, then later ...read more

  • 10. What About The Children?

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2012
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    Message uses the historical example of the abandoned orphans in Australia many years ago as a comparison to the current plight of our nation's children.

    WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? Australia has been a colony, protectorate, and to be honest a dumping ground for the United Kingdom for many centuries. The UK used the Land Down Under for her resources, her vast areas of land, and as a permanent orphanage for unwanted children who roamed the streets of ...read more

  • 11. Don't Let The Bedbugs Bite

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2012
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    Many people have a spiritual life that is being handicapped by small unholy bugs called sin that they refuse to deal with nor attempt to prevent. This message makes the comparison, along with a second comparison about bees.

    DON’T LET THE BED BUGS BITE “Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite” has been spoken by loving mothers to their children for decades as they gently tucked their little ones to sleep and wished them a good night. The phrase itself carries within it the ...read more

  • 12. Boch Rvf 26062002

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2012
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    Message features some odd names modern parents are using to name their children upon birth, then moves into the name Yeshua and other Biblical teachings about the Messiah. A 2nd nugget lesson is about perseverence and uses QB Brett Favre as an example

    BOCh RVF 26062002 Authorities in Moscow, Russia are a bit frustrated by an unreasonable couple who could not come into agreement with what people at a local children’s feel is a reasonable name for their newborn. Rather than choosing a common name, they insist on naming there child with a ...read more

  • 13. Cheeseburgers & The Glory Of God

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2012
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    Message makes a comparison between an overpriced, unhealthy cheeseburger to that of the sin of overindulgence using the book of Colossians.

    CHEESEBURGERS & THE GLORY OF GOD If you live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for about twenty bucks you can treat your family to a minor league baseball game featuring your hometown team called the West Michigan Whitecaps. After picking the right opponent (feel free to choose any game against the ...read more

  • 14. Christmas Truce

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2012
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    Message has information regarding the unusual Christmas Truce that took place during trench warfare fighting of World War I between French & German soldiers on Christmas. Second message has information about a man who comes out of a coma, or what people t

    CHRISTMAS TRUCE It was the winter of 1914, hardened German soldiers were living in their dreaded World War I trenches upon the first advent of winter in a war that was about to become the most hostile the world had ever known. Despite the pain of cold, wind, rain, and inclement weather, despite ...read more

  • 15. Without Excuse

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2012
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    Message has some scientific data about creation such as atmosphere, cockleburs, bees, and other facts not usually represented in creation talks. Message also takes a twist when describing some of America's most dangerous roads and relates it back to Matth

    WITHOUT EXCUSE The atmosphere we reside within is the perfect combination and perfect balance. At 79% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, the air is perfectly fit for our consumption and for life to exist. If the two gasses were divided in half with each other, we would all die immediately due to overexposure ...read more

  • 16. Two Impromptu Lessons: Depression & Curling

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2012
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    First lesson details some surprising people who had dealt with the issue of depression, including Buzz Aldrin and Charles Spurgeon. The second lesson uses the Olympic sport of curling to cross-compare to Christ, the solid rock in which we stand.

    DEPRESSION A Midwest lawyer was suffering from such a dark period of depression that his friends thought it would be best to remove all razors and sharp objects from his home. He spent hourless nights questioning life’s calling and seemed that every attempt he had at success was thwarted ...read more

  • 17. Desperado

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2012
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    “Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses? You’ve been out riding fences, for so long now. Oh, you’re a hard one, but I know that you’ve got your reasons. These things that are pleasing you,can hurt somehow.”

    DESPERADO “Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses? You’ve been out riding fences, for so long now. Oh, you’re a hard one, but I know that you’ve got your reasons. These things that are pleasing you, can hurt somehow.” For some reason, these verses sung ...read more

  • 18. Devil's Lake

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2012
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    Specifically, it’s called Devil’s Lake, and she was the little known pride of Benson and Ramsey counties. She, like the Great Salt Lake, are the only two sizable inland bodies of water in the continental United States to be classified as a “closed-basin”

    IT’S ALIVE! Near the humble North Dakota town of Minnewaukan, there is a monster growing. No it is not Frankenstein, it’s not Big Foot, it’s not Jason or Freddy, and it’s not even your sophomore geometry teacher. Instead this beast goes by a less formidable name, natives ...read more

  • 19. Don't Stop Believin'

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2012
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    Quick lesson based loosely off the hit 80s song and applying it to 1 John.

    Don’t Stop Believing “Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world, she took the midnight train goin’ anywhere. Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit, he took the midnight train goin’ anywhere.” Those lyrics were sung by the famous rock ...read more

  • 20. Debt Too High To Pay

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2012
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    A story about an ex-NBA player who is now in massive debt...like our own sins...that is too high to pay.

    DEBT TOO HIGH TO PAY There is a professional basketball player who started his NBA career off with the Chicago Bulls where he was a key contributor. After a few years, he signed with the New York Knicks and has played hoops in the Big Apple ever since. His most promising season was in ...read more

  • 21. The New Student

    Contributed on May 17, 2012
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    Emphasizes the role of parenting by comparing the Wendy situation, the woman who refused to grow up.

    THE NEW STUDENT Wendy has the typical dreams owned by the typical High School students. She wants to make friends, she wants to join some clubs, she wants to become a cheerleader, and ultimately wants to graduate and make a living for herself and her future family. There’s only one ...read more

  • 22. A Lot To Digest

    Contributed on May 17, 2012
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    Message details the ins and outs of the digestive system in order to illustrate the point that we must continue to take in good spiritual food.

    A LOT TO DIGEST The digestive system is the body’s way of cutting down the food our bodies consume by breaking down chemicals into smaller parts that then can be absorbed and put to good work through the blood stream. It starts in the mouth where teeth and saliva work first, then later ...read more

  • 23. Fire In The Hole

    Contributed on May 19, 2012
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    The odd story of Centralia, Pennsylvania and how a fire (like hell) underground has taken over the entire are and will never go out. There are some obvious Biblical metaphors here.

    FIRE IN THE HOLE Centralia was a small mining town in the eastern part of Pennsylvania with about 1000 residents making their income off of the coal dug just underneath the crust. The town had existed the same way for over a century when pre-Civil War settlers moved out to dig up the anthracite ...read more

  • 24. How To Be A Good Wife

    Contributed on May 19, 2012
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    An excerpt abou the role of the wife is taken out of a 1950s home economics textbook and used to make an illustration.

    HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE The following excerpt is taken from a 1950s High School home economics textbook. I thought you may find it amusing: “Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal—on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been ...read more

  • 25. Why A Baby?

    Contributed on May 22, 2012
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    Why did Jesus go from infinity to infant?

    WHY A BABY? I received an email recently that asked some pretty interesting questions. Questions such as, can you cry under water? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? How is it that we put a man on the moon before we figured out how to put wheels on luggage? Why do people say they slept ...read more

  • 26. Which Road Are You On?

    Contributed on May 22, 2012
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    Message lists some of the more dangerous roads in America and then brings it back to Matthew 7 by asking the follower which road are you on?

    WHICH ROAD ARE YOU ON? “Yahoo! Travel” has released an article titled America’s Scariest Drives, and the results are frightening. Here is a brief list of some of the roads: Highway One that travels off the Big Sur Coast in California is both beautiful and breath-taking. This ...read more

  • 27. Do You Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist?

    Contributed on May 22, 2012
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    Message asks 10 very basic questions designed to confront the atheist (most Christians debate this by answering the opposition's questions but never seem to ask any to the atheist).

    DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST? As most people, I live in the normal world, have a normal family, and live a normal life. And because I act in the normal way, when someone says “God Bless You” or “God Bless America” or the ever popular season greeting ...read more

  • 28. We Need To Persevere Like Brett Favre

    Contributed on May 22, 2012
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    This message is all about perseverance. It may relate to some football fans who understand the career of the former Green Bay Packer quarterback.

    BRETT FAVRE The man, the myth, the legend was born in a tiny rural Mississippi town called Kiln, population 2,040. As a grandson of a Choctaw Indian, he played strong safety, kicker, punter, and quarterback for his high school team that passed less than five times a game. Favre received one and ...read more

  • 29. Don't Worry Be Happy

    Contributed on May 22, 2012
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    This message compares Matthew 6 to the classic Bobby McFerrin song of the same title.

    Don’t Worry Be Happy The song Don’t Worry Be Happy was a late 80’s chart buster as it gained phenomenal success for such a simple song. The lyrics written by Bobby McFerrin were copied from original Indian sage from the late 1800’s whose mantra was one of peace. I ...read more

  • 30. You Have The Right To Remain Silent

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2012
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    Takes the historic landmark court case of Miranda v. Arizona and applies some hard hitting questions about the Ten Commandments in the form of an interrogation.

    YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you in the court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. This warning, or something like it, has to spoken to accused ...read more