Sermon Series
  • 1. Coming Into Focus

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2005
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    Launch sermon in a series through the book of Nehemiah exploring the pursuit of God’s vision for our lives. Sermon addresses the birthing of vision, and the connection of concern to vision.

    (Visual Aids - Placed a large pile of rocks on the stage, simulating wall rubble. Picked up rocks, and dropped them during message illustration of the rocks of life.) What a great time of year! This is by far my favorite time of year in Central Kentucky. I love the cooler temperatures. I ...read more

  • 2. Pray, Plan, Position

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2005
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    Second sermon in a series through the book of Nehemiah exploring the pursuit of God’s vision for our lives. Sermon addresses the need to pray, plan, and position yourself for the fulfillment of God’s vision in your life.

    Have you ever felt like you were in the wrong place, at the wrong time? Hopefully not in the next few minutes, but four teenagers were arrested in the parking lot of a large mall in Lakeland, Florida, just before Christmas when, attempting to steal an automobile at random, they tried to break into ...read more

  • 3. Asking The Right Question

    Contributed on Nov 8, 2005
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    Third in a series in the book of Nehemiah. This message explores the "why" (motivation) of vision, versus the "how" (process of fulfilling) the vision. Emphasizes that the "how" is for God to handle, and the "why" will keep us focused on the vision.

    (Prior to this sermon, utilized a Bible "Jeopardy" game with three volunteers from the congregation. Helped bring into focus the idea of asking the right question.) There is a great similarity between success at Jeopardy, and success in seeing the current vision for your life come into focus. ...read more

  • 4. The Challenge Of Criticism

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2005
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    One of the major landmines to seeing your vision fulfilled is handling criticism. This sermon explores the types of criticism Nehemiah faced, and a few keys to moving forward in the face of criticism.

    We have been working together on bringing into focus the vision that God has for your life, and for our church. For Nehemiah, it was represented by a wall to be built around the city of Jerusalem. Hopefully, through our first month of exploration you have been able to start to understand the ...read more

  • 5. Defeating Distractions

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2006
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    Fifth in a series in the book of Nehemiah. This message explores the potential landmine of distractions that can derail a vision including opportunities, criticism, and fear.

    We are continuing to glean wisdom and advice towards pursuing 20/20 vision from the book of Nehemiah. You have heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again. Take some time, maybe 30 minutes, in the next few days or weeks, and read through the book of Nehemiah in one setting. We are only ...read more

  • 6. Willing To Pay The Price

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2006
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    Sixth in a series in the book of Nehemiah. This message is designed to move the series and the congregation to a point of commitment.

    Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “What I really lack is to be clear in my mind what I am to do, not what I am to know. The thing is to understand myself, to see what God really wishes me to do. . .to find the idea for which I can live and die.” Or as Robert Lewis rights in his awesome book The Church ...read more

  • 7. Happy New Year. . .it's Coming

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2006
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    This is the final in a series in the book of Nehemiah. This message transitions from the previous week vision commitments, to some simple steps to take towards fulfillment of that vision.

    We have made it. We have reached the end of our look at what really amounts to just the first third or so of the book of Nehemiah. In the middle of the book you obtain some names and listings related to the building and completion of the wall around Jerusalem, and then in the second half of the ...read more