Sermon Series
  • 1. The Called Church

    Contributed on Aug 16, 2019

    We are all called to be totally committed to Jesus in every aspect of our lives.

    THE CALLED CHURCH Text: Romans 1:1-7 INTRODUCTION 1. Illustration: One day on the warpath, Alexander and small company of soldiers approached a strongly fortified walled city and Alexander raised his voice and demanded to see the king. When the king arrived, Alexander ordered him to surrender the more

  • 2. Proud Of The Gospel

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2019

    We need to stop being ashamed of the gospel and start being proud of it.

    Proud Of The Gospel Text: Rom. 1:16-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: No matter what you are looking for, you can find a religion or philosophy to fit your state of mind. We find this culture creating pressure on the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We find people church-shopping--looking for the more

  • 3. The Mission Of The Church

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2019

    The mission of the church is to bring the Good News about Jesus to as many as possible regardless of upbringing, social status or education.

    THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH Text: Romans 1.8-15 Introduction 1. Illustration: "A church should not merely have a missions department, if should wholly exist to be a mission" (Timothy Keller). 2. As a church our mission is the Great Co-mission, to go and make disciples of all nations. more

  • 4. Modern Day Pharisees's

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2019

    It's vitally important to get the Lord from our heads to our heart.

    Modern Day Pharisees Text: Rom. 2:1-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: In one of my conversations that I had with my friend Dane Hall last week we discussed the effects that church people have had on our children. As the children of Pastor's they have seen both the good and bad of the people more

  • 5. The Fairness Of God

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2019

    On the day of judgement we can be assured that we will all be judged both fairly and justly.

    The Fairness of God Text: Rom. 2:12-16 Introduction 1. Illustration: "God never excuses sin. And he is always consistent with that ethic. Whenever we begin to question whether God really hates sin, we have only to think of the cross, where His Son was tortured, mocked, and beaten because more

  • 6. Is God Angry?

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2019

    It's time for the church to proclaim the foolish behavior of humans and encourage them to turn back to God.

    Is God Angry? Text: Rom. 1:18-23 Introduction 1. Marvin The Martian Video 2. This morning I want to ask the question, "Is God angry?" 3. According to the Apostle Paul he most certainly is angry. However, unlike ourselves or Marvin The Martian, he has good reason to be angry. 4. God more

  • 7. The Natural Result Of The Unnatural Mind

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2019

    In our arrogance we have traded the natural truth of God for an unnatural lie of Satan.

    The Natural Result Of The Unnatural Mind Text: Rom. 1:24-32 Introduction 1. Illustration: C. S. Lewis ended an essay saying this: "These, then, are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain more

  • 8. The Problem With Religion

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2020

    Let’s live lives that honor God in every way.

    THE PROBLEM WITH RELIGION Text: Rom. 2:17-24 Introduction 1. Illustration: When we Pastored in Yellville, AR there was a little restaurant that I used to like to hang out at called The Hill Top. One day a man from a nearby town called Zinc stopped in for lunch. The town of Zinc was famous for more

  • 9. Matter Of The Heart

    Contributed on Jan 22, 2020

    A true Christian is one who has been changed on the inside by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Matter Of The Heart Text: Rom. 2:25-29 Introduction 1. "Anyone who has ever taught or attempted to lead others knows the tendency in all of us toward exaggerating our depth of character while treating leniently our flaws. The Bible calls this tendency hypocrisy. We consciously or more

  • 10. Is God A Just God?

    Contributed on Jan 25, 2020

    : If God isn't just then he's not loving.

    IS GOD A JUST GOD? Text: Rom. 3:1-8 INTRODUCTION 1. Illustration: "A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy, no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness and no wrath is an idol." (R.C.Sproul) 2. Many people want to know the answer to the question: is God just? 3. Romans chapter 3 is a more

  • 11. The Problem Of Sin

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2020

    Paul’s point in our text today is that when it comes to sin, we are all in it together. We are all sinners and stand guilty before God.

    THE PROBLEM WITH SIN Text: Rom. 3:9-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: One of the greatest powers of rationalization ever seen is the ability of people to explain away their sin. Our society finds all types of excuses, like poor parenting, social disadvantages, mistreatment by others and so on. more

  • 12. The Great Acquittal

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2020

    The bad news is that we are guilty before God; the good news is that Jesus paid the price for our redemption, and now we are acquitted of all our sins by receiving it by faith.

    THE GREAT ACQUITTAL Text: Rom. 3:21-26 Introduction 1. Illustration: Back during the Civil War Era there was a law where a black slave could earn money for his work, and after they had saved up enough money, they could actually buy their freedom from their master. During Sherman’s infamous march more

  • 13. Sola Fide

    Contributed on Mar 26, 2020

    Salvation is a gift from God that we can only receive by faith in Jesus.

    Sola Fide Text: Rom. 3:27-31 Introduction 1. Illustration: One of the most important events in both world and church history was the Protestant Reformation. People like Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Knox began to question the practices of the Roman Catholic Church and sought to bring reform more

  • 14. Can Rituals Save You?

    Contributed on Apr 23, 2020

    Rituals won’t change us, but a relationship and faith in Jesus will.

    Can Rituals Save You? Text: Rom. 4:9-12 Introduction 1. Illustration: Growing up in the Catholic church I knew a lot about rituals. I went to church six, sometimes 7 days a week. I was baptized as a baby. I went to confession to a priest. I was confirmed. I served as an altar boy. The problem was more

  • 15. The Ramifications Of Faith

    Contributed on May 4, 2020

    Through faith we appropriate God’s free gift of salvation.

    The Ramifications Of Faith Text: Romans 4:13-25 Introduction 1. Illustration: For God does not want to save us by our own but by an extraneous righteousness, one that does not originate in ourselves but comes to us from beyond ourselves, which does not arise on earth but comes from heaven. – more

  • 16. Past, Present And Future Of Justification

    Contributed on May 15, 2020

    Because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, it’s as if I never sinned!

    The Past, Present and Future of Justification Text: Rom. 5:1-11 Introduction 1. This morning we are going to talk about…THEOLOGY! “Now wait a minute Pastor Mark, we don’t want to talk about theology, we just want to talk about Jesus!” Well, you can’t talk about Christian theology and not talk more

  • 17. The Death Giving Sin Vs. The Life Giving Gift

    Contributed on May 22, 2020

    In our text today, Paul brings up this concept of original sin, because Adam and Eve chose to sin, all people are born in sin and have the tendency to sin. However, he also shows how Jesus sacrificial death reverses the curse of original sin.

    The Death-Giving Sin Vs. The Life-Giving Gift Text: Rom. 5:12-21 Introduction 1. What is original sin? 2. Picture your ancestors as plantation farmers in the South. They have many acres of farmland and need to manage those crops. To help them accomplish this task, they go to the docks and buy a more

  • 18. We Are All Slaves

    Contributed on Jun 30, 2020

    As followers of Christ, we are slaves to holiness and grace.

    WE ARE ALL SLAVES Text: Romans 6:15-23 Introduction 1. Illustration: In 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was proclaimed in America. The word spread from Capitol Hill down into the valleys of Virginia, and the Carolinas, and evens into the plantations of Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama. The more

  • 19. Free To Be The Bride Of Christ

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2020

    Paul’s point in this text is that the only way to be released from the Law was to die to it, and to be united to Christ.

    SET FREE TO BE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST Text: Romans 7:1-6 Introduction 1. Illustration: Evangelist Fred Brown used three images to describe the purpose of the law. First, he likened it to a dentist’s little mirror, which he sticks into the patient’s mouth. With the mirror he can detect any cavities. more

  • 20. Law Good; Sin Bad

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2020
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    The law can’t save us; only faith in Jesus.

    LAW GOOD; SIN BAD Text: Romans 7:7-13 Introduction 1. Illustration: A hotel in Galveston, Texas, that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, faced a potential problem. The edge of the hotel hangs over the water. Before the hotel opened, someone thought, "What if someone decides to fish out of the more

  • 21. The Great Paradox And The Ultimate Victory

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2020

    The only way to win the war with sin is to allow Jesus to be the Lord of our lives.

    THE GREAT PARADOX AND THE ULTIMATE VICTORY Text: Rom. 7:14-25 INTRODUCTION 1. Illustration: I love the story of Charles Spurgeon when he was a speaker at a conference along with another man, who publicly proclaimed that Christians could reach a place of sinless perfection where they no longer more

  • 22. Life In The Spirit

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2020

    Our victory over sin and death is won as we progressively surrender to the Holy Spirit.

    LIFE IN THE SPIRIT Text: Rom. 8.1-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: In water-safety courses a cardinal rule is never to swim out to a drowning man and try to help him as long as he’s thrashing around. To do so is basically to commit suicide. As long as a drowning man thinks he can help himself, more

  • 23. You've Been Adopted

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2020

    As the adopted children of God we have all the rights and privileges as Jesus!

    You’ve Been Adopted Text: Romans 8:12-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: This is my niece Beth, her husband Seth, and their adopted son Charlie. Isn’t he cute? Beth and Seth were unable to have a child of their own and so they decided to adopt. They went through several attempts to adopt and they more

  • 24. Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2020

    God has given us the hope of sharing in his glory even though we may have struggles in this life.

    Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For Text: Rom. 8:18-30 Introduction 1. Video: Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2 2. When this song came out back in the late 80’s I heard a lot of Christians complain. They said, “If the members of U2 are Christians, how can they say they haven’t more

  • 25. The Love That Will Not Let Me Go

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2020
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    No power in all the universe can take the love of God from you.

    THE LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO Text: Rom. 8:31-39 Introduction 1. George Matheson was only fifteen when he was told that he was losing what little eyesight he had. Instead of giving up, Matheson immediately continued with his plans to enroll in the University of Glasgow, and his determination more

  • 26. Don't Throw It All Away

    Contributed on Sep 15, 2020

    Like Israel in Paul’s day, America needs to return to God.

    DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY Text: Rom. 9:1-5 Introduction 1. Illustration: President Abraham Lincoln, in a National Proclamation of Prayer and Repentance in 1863 wrote, “We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened more