Sermon Series
  • 1. Portrait Of The Church

    Contributed on Nov 8, 2006
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    This is the first sermon in a series addressing the need for the Church to preserve its nature and purpose the way Christ intended it. This sermon speaks largely to the meaning of true fellowship.

    PORTRAIT OF THE CHURCH Some of you may ask why I titled this study on Corinthians “Preserving the Church in a Pagan World”. You may even object to the word “preserving” as sounding too much like maintaining or holding out against the world when the Church should be boldly invading our world. more

  • 2. Untied Or United?

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2006
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    2nd in a series on 1 Corinthians: this sermon addresses the need for the church to be one in thought and purpose.

    UNTIED OR UNITED? Some time ago I wrote an essay using this quote: “To profess faith in Christ is to be united with him, and if we are united with him then we are united with his body, the Church.” The problem with writing a 15-20 page paper is that the little details are lost on eyes that are more

  • 3. Perfect Nonsense

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2006
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    #3 in a series on 1 Corinthians: This sermon focuses on the wisdom of God in the Cross of Christ.

    PERFECT NONSENSE Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge. It is not enough to know something; we have to be able to put knowledge into action. Some wisdom seems like nonsense to us, painfully obvious but somehow elusive. Things that we take for granted and forget, children will remind us of and more

  • 4. Your Body Matters

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2006
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    Paul speaks once again to the issue of sex and how we use our bodies. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit - that means more than quitting smoking; more than the sermon and find out what it does mean.

    YOUR BODY MATTERS It’s time for Body Break with Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod, those Canadian health and fitness experts. You know those commercials on TV where a man and woman come on and tell you that all the stuff you’re eating is killing you? That’s them! Did you know that a can of soda more

  • 5. We Have The Mind Of Christ

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    What does it mean to have the mind of Christ?

    WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST We have been given an incredible gift. The Apostle Paul tells us that we have the mind of Christ. And in this study we want to focus on what that means for us as people who have become witnesses of the cross of Jesus (for having heard the message of the cross in our more

  • 6. The Truth About Serving Christ

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    What does it mean to serve Christ? Paul talks about servant-leadership in this passage and calls for humility among those who think they are wise and brilliant enough to lead the church.

    THE TRUTH ABOUT SERV ING CHRIST Whenever a title like this is used several thoughts go through our minds: “You mean there is something false about the way we serve?” “There’s a ‘truth’ I didn’t know about?” “Is this something new?” To set your minds at ease I must confess that this is nothing more

  • 7. Let's Settle This

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    Should Christians sue other Christians? Should Christians sue anyone? Is it ever right to use the laws of this nation to achieve a measure of justice? What does Paul say about this?

    LET’S SETTLE THIS How should Christians settle differences of opinion with each other, disputes, or even instances of personal damages? Through lawsuits? Lawsuits have become a way of life in North American culture. I remember as children when someone wanted to throw a nice icy rip-your-skin more

  • 8. Is "Sex" A Dirty Word?

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Why can’t we talk about sex in the context of Christian marriage? Does sex belong to the world or to God? Where does our sexuality come from and when are desires a good thing?

    IS “SEX” A DIRTY WORD? Some time ago I watched a movie called “Arabesque” in which Gregory Peck plays a stodgy professor of hieroglyphics. He is explaining the various symbols on a chart and how to interpret them. The lecture is dry and anything but captivating. In fact a young man is nearly more

  • 9. What Language Do We Speak?

    Contributed on May 16, 2007

    The gift of prophecy overshadows the gift of tongues; the language of love reigns supreme over all the gifts.

    WHAT LANGUAGE DO WE SPEAK? In just a couple of weeks Sharon and I will be in Corinth, Greece, the place where all of this church business happened. It occurred to me that at some point I will need a bottle of water from time to time and will have to ask a merchant for said water. How will I more