Sermon Series
  • 1. The Call

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2011
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    In our Scripture today, Jesus is commissioning the disciples to the work of the kingdom. This is when their odyssey, their journey of faith begins and what a ride it will be! There are several things we learn about the call to the odyssey

    Odyssey: The Call Matthew 10:1-8 I am a student of history. By the mid 1700’s, the East Coast was settled and civilized. There were virtually no settlements and only a few forts west of the Allegheny Mountains because it was a very dangerous territory. People would get scalped in the ...read more

  • 2. Sent, Part 1

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2011
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    the word ‘sent’ in Greek is the same root word as apostle. So apostle means ‘one who is sent out in the name of Jesus.’ That means every disciple makes a life commitment to Jesus’ mission. Every Christian has within himself or herself the potential for a

    Sent, Part 1 Matthew 10:5-8 We’re spending the next few weeks in the second recorded sermon of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. This is the commissioning of the disciples to go out and minister in the name of Jesus. One of the things we see is the type of people Jesus calls. If you or I were ...read more

  • 3. Sent, Part 2

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    In Matthew 10, we have Jesus’ sermon commissioning the disciples for his mission in the world, sending them out to minister in His name. The word “apostle” and “sent” are the same in Greek. That means every Christian is a missionary, one who is sent-out i

    James Emery White tells the story a college history professor who was a Christian. The professor would go down to a local nursing home and visit with the elderly men and women there on a weekly basis. Though some were lovingly visited every day by their families – having been sent there ...read more

  • 4. Travel Light

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    Jesus wants us to choose a simple life. The problem is we live in a consumer society which continuously bombards us with the message, you find life and meaning in the pursuit of things. We justify it by calling it the pursuit of the American dream. The mo

    ODYSSEY: Travel Light With my wife and kids living in Arkansas, I fly monthly to visit them. How many of you in the room are frequent travelers? I've discovered with flying today, less is more. Airlines want up to $30 to check a bag. So it’s better, faster and cheaper to keep it as minimal ...read more

  • 5. Drama Free

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    Today we are going to see the importance of relationships in this mission. It is vitally important to establish healthy relationships in your life to assist in serving God. God works through people. God never does anything in the world except what God do

    Drama Free Matthew 10:9-15 Charlie Brown said it best: "I love mankind, it's people I can’t stand!" ...and we can all relate. Life could be so serene were it not for those pesky relational challenges. Last week we looked at the importance of the simplicity of our lifestyle, because the ...read more

  • 6. Risk Takers

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    when we embrace the mission of Jesus, we make a commitment to hazardous work. And yet one of the things we see in the church today is that following Jesus has become something far less than that. It’s more about comfort than danger and belief rather than

    Risk Takers Matthew 10:16-22, The Message Elizabeth Elliott wrote a book called, Through Gates of Splendor. In it, she tells the story of her husband, Jim, who was one of the five missionaries killed as they tried to evangelize the Waodani tribe in Ecuador. What is so amazing to me is that ...read more

  • 7. The Conflict

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    When you experience conflict as a result of following Jesus, you are not headed in the wrong direction. Instead that’s a sign you are being faithful to the Gospel.

    The Conflict Matthew 10:22-25 Last week we learned if we are going to commit to following Jesus then we need to make sure we know what we’re signing up for because following Jesus can lead to pretty hazardous work. When you follow Jesus, you surrender your will, you surrender your freedom, ...read more

  • 8. No Compromise

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    Before the world is ever going to take Jesus seriously, the church has to take Jesus seriously. Before the world is converted to a lifestyle devoted to Jesus Christ, the church must be converted to a lifestyle devoted to Jesus Christ. We are called to put

    No Compromise Matthew 10:26-33 Before the world is ever going to take Jesus seriously, the church has to take Jesus seriously. Before the world is converted to a lifestyle devoted to Jesus Christ, the church must be converted to a lifestyle devoted to Jesus Christ. Mother Theresa was once asked, ...read more

  • 9. Redefining Wealth

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    What is your relationship with money? More importantly, how does your money impact your relationship with God? In our Scripture today, Jesus gives us keys on redefining our understanding of money and the role that it plays in our lif

    Redefining Wealth Matthew 6:19-33 A wealthy, older
gentleman had just recently married a lovely young lady 40 years younger than him, and was beginning to wonder whether she might have married
him for his money. So he asked her, "Tell me the truth: if I lost all my money, would you ...read more

  • 10. Power Of Simplicity

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    Jesus is confronting the world’s conventional wisdom about wealth and materialism which says, “More is better.” Jesus says that for abundant life, less is more. The accumulation of things creates complexity in our lives, and that can make it hard for us t

    Power of Simplicity Matthew 10:9-11, 42 Shirley Fields writes, “12 years ago my husband and I were still spending most of our time running a business we had created. Financially everything was great. The store we owned and operated was in a wonderful location, and had the extra large office ...read more

  • 11. Kingdom Investors

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
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    Kingdom Investors have the right priorities. Jesus says we are to “Seek first the kingdom of God.” That means the first value of our lives is to invest in the building of the kingdom of God.

    Kingdom Investors Matthew 6:19-34 John Hess-Yoder writes of serving as a missionary in Laos. Before the colonialists imposed national boundaries, the kings of Laos and Vietnam reached an agreement on taxation in the border areas. Those who ate short-grain rice, built their houses on stilts, and ...read more