Sermon Series
  • 1. Life Is Too Precious To Waste

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
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    Beginning of the Forty Days of Purpose series; why knowing our purpose is so vital

    Life Is Too Precious to Waste Ephesians 5:15-18 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Life is too precious to waste! It is! But you can! Life can be wasted. We all know that. We see it happen. We talk about it. A talented, bright, energetic ...read more

  • 2. Living By The Book

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
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    The value that comes from knowing God has a good and gracious purpose for our lives.

    Living By the Book Jeremiah 29:11-13 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: Today we begin our Forty Days of Purpose. We have been talking about it and preparing for it for weeks. Tomorrow many of you will start the coordinated ...read more

  • 3. Making Your Father Smile

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
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    Worship as enjoying and bring joy to God--the purpose for which we were made.

    Making Your Father Smile Ephesians 1:3-14 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: One of golf’s most interesting moments came in the 1870’s when a Scotchman came to America to promote the new game. To publicize the effort, his ...read more

  • 4. When Believing Is Not Enough

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
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    Believing and belonging must go together for a growing effective Christian life.

    When “Believing” Isn’t Enough Matthew 7:13-28 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: Frank could be your next-door neighbor. He’s a decent hardworking guy. He doesn’t have any glaring faults as far as you know. Of course, his wife ...read more

  • 5. Putting The You In Church

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
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    Why fellowship is a part of God’s purpose for the believer in Christ.

    Putting the “You” in Church Eph 4:11-16; Heb 10:24-26 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: I remember the words like they were spoken yesterday. I can remember exactly where I was sitting in my eighth grade social studies class as ...read more

  • 6. Wwjd--The Real Deal

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
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    God made us to follow, obey, and imitate the life and teachings of Jesus.

    WWJD—The Real Deal Ephesians 4:17-5:2 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: It is only four letters, but most of us know what the abbreviation stands for. Several years ago, it was all the rage. Wristbands, bracelets, necklaces, key ...read more

  • 7. What Is In Your Hand

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
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    Our call to service means using whatever gifts and opportunities God places in our hands. Nothing more; nothing less.

    What’s In Your Hand? Exodus 3-4 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: A college professor, an avowed atheist, told his class that he intended to prove to them that God didn’t exist. Addressing the ceiling he shouted: "God, if you ...read more

  • 8. Jesus Mission And Ours

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
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    Ultimate joy and fulfillment in the Christian life comes from passing the faith on to others. Our text challenges and equips us to do just that.

    Jesus’ Mission and Yours Colossians 4:2-6 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: An old legend speculates about what might have happened when Jesus ascended to heaven after his crucifixion and resurrection. The angel Gabriel ...read more

  • 9. Living On Purpose

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
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    The Ashley Smith story illustrates the power of a purpose driven life. It can be ours too.

    Living with Purpose Romans 8:28; 29-39 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: Ashley Smith never suspected that she would ever have to spend a night like that! Not in her worst nightmare! How do you prepare for being assaulted by an ...read more