Contributed on Jan 6, 2008
We’re blessed when we avoid certain things and embrace others. Our beliefs lead to behavior which can lead to belonging.
Going the Right Way in the New Year Psalm 1 Rev. Brian Bill 1/6/08 I heard about a son who called his parents on New Year’s Day. His dad answered the phone so he decided to ask him a question, “Dad, what’s your New Year’s Resolution?” He said, “My New Year’s resolution is to treat your mom ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2008
Sermon in response to a community-wide flood to help people seek refuge in the Lord.
Living with Highs and Lows Psalm 42 Rev. Brian Bill 1/13/08 If you’ve been adversely affected by the flood this week would you please stand so that we can let you know how much we love you and care about you? Now, if you’re still high and dry after the flood, would you please stand? I ...read more
Contributed on Jan 20, 2008
Nobody is a Nobody because Everyone is a Someone.
A Womb with a View Psalm 139 1/20/08 Rev. Brian Bill Note: Elements of this message are taken from a sermon series I preached over eight years ago. As I’ve pondered what’s behind the tremendous outpouring of support for those affected by the flood, I’ve come to the conclusion that this ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2008
To have wisdom we must develop the fear of the Lord, determine to get it, decide to ask for it, and then dedicate ourselves to Jesus.
Embracing Wisdom Proverbs Rev. Brian Bill 1/27/08 www.pontiacbible.org Pastor Scott Hoezee points out that 3,000 years ago in Ancient Near Eastern schools of wisdom, teachers would give final exams by stating the first half of a proverb and the students were required to complete the wise ...read more
Contributed on Feb 10, 2008
True love waits, it withstands problems, it uses words of affection and it works at oneness.
Singing a Love Song Song of Songs Rev. Brian Bill www.pontiacbible.org 2/10/08 Lynette was longingly reading the lyrics of an amazing love song. Believe it or not, this inspired ode is found in your Bible and is known as the “Song of Songs” or the “Song of Solomon” from the very first ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2008
Life will be empty and meaningless under the sun until we come to faith in the Son.
Searching For Significance Ecclesiastes Rev. Brian Bill 2/17/08 I want you to know that I took a lot of grief last week for skipping around, or should I say selectively skimming, through the Song of Songs. I know of at least one small group that had a lot of laughter at my expense as I ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2008
What friends should do and what they shouldn’t do. Sermon ends with a focus on Jesus as Job’s faithful friend.
Keeping Faith When Friends Fail You Job 1-37 Rev. Brian Bill 3/2/08 After speaking with someone this week who is suffering severely, I received this email: “These last four weeks have been some of the most difficult that I have ever faced. There have been points of agony, doubt, despair, and ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2008
We can’t change our circumstances but we can change how we respond to them by looking at the God of Nature and the Nature of God.
God’s Answers to Our Questions Job 38-42 Rev. Brian Bill 3/9/08 I don’t travel much but I did have the opportunity this week to fly to Tulsa to be with my friend Ray Pritchard while he spoke at a pastor’s conference. Flying is not my favorite mode of transportation but I didn’t have much ...read more