Contributed on Apr 8, 2018
The primary purpose of the church is win people to Jesus, baptize them into Christ and teach them what Jesus wants them to know. But how do we, as individual Christians go about doing that?
OPEN: Back in the 1960’s there was a young High School boy named John Baker who loved to run. In fact he loved running so much that his dream was to be on the High School track team. The only problem: the coach wasn’t interested. John was too short and too slight to be a runner. But John’s friend ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2018
It doesn't matter whether we finish first in this race, but it does matter that we "finish pretty." Do you know what that means and what it takes to "look good" when we cross the finish line?
OPEN: I read the true story about a group of friends that wanted to take part in one of those big 26 mile marathons. They ran together for over a year preparing for the meet. They were not trying to be big competitors in the race, they enjoyed running together and - for them – this was going to be ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2018
Isaiah 40 declares that we will win the race because God says we will win - if we wait upon the Lord. That thought can change our lives... but it even has a greater power. Do you know what that is?
OPEN: (I began the sermon by reading the text and then singing a song I wrote back in Bible College that was inspired by the last two verses of the 40th chapter of Isaiah – See Footnote for the words) When I was about 8 years old, my dad decided to have a running contest between me and my ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2018
Each servant was motivated to serve in their own way because of their perception of their master and was rewarded accordingly. What can we learn about our relationship with God from this parable?
This sermon was preached by our Family Minister, Scott Jewell, as a part of our Youth Sunday. It was preceded by a series of short skits that portrayed a modernized version of the Parable of Talents. The compiled video of the skits can be found at the following link: ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2018
Death is certain but the promise of Resurrection is more certain. Why is that promise so powerful and what difference can our resurrection mean to us?
(We began the sermon by singing the favorite hymn: Victory In Jesus “I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory, How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me; I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood's atoning, Then I repented of my sins and won the victory. ...read more