Contributed on Apr 27, 2003
We need to understand: 1. People are eternally lost withhout Jesus Christ. 2. Lost people matter to God. 3. Lost people should matter to us.
Calvin Coolidge was vice president of the United States between 1921-1923, under President Warren Harding. He was not a very active vice president, but he took great pleasure in presiding over the Senate. One day, as he was presiding, one senator angrily told another to go “straight to hell.” ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2003
1. Teaching imparts truth. 2. Truth brings about maturity. 3. Maturity brings about usefulness.
We are emphasizing spiritual gifts in our church because we believe that every Christian’s life should be used by God for kingdom purposes. God’s plan is that his people, first of all, take on his character and likeness, and then be a part of the divine conspiracy — the transformation of the ...read more
Contributed on May 11, 2003
A leader is a person of 1. integrity 2. vision 3. endurance
We are looking at the gift of leadership today, because it is one of the most important gifts of the Spirit. We are emphasizing spiritual gifts because we want you to desire the gifts of the Spirit and pray to receive at least one, if not more of them, in order that your life might be used by God ...read more
Contributed on May 18, 2003
In order to grow in faith you need to have the right concept of 1. God 2. The World 3. Yourself.
There were many dramatic answers to prayer in the recent war with Iraq. The short duration of the conflict, the relatively few lives lost, the recovery of many of our POW’s, and many more things of which we are not even aware. I watched the interview with two helicopter pilots who were shot down ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2003
In order to experience the joy of giving: 1. We must recognize God’s ownership of everything. 2. We must live a life of stewardship. 3. We must want to bless more than we want to be blessed.
The church service ended at the Lutheran Church in New Sweden, Maine as everyone “passed the peace.” It was the first Sunday after Easter, and the 50 people in attendance headed to the fellowship hour to have some coffee. Some of the people complained that the coffee was bitter, but people ...read more