Contributed on Jun 5, 2017
Families can often be shattered by pain and anger and bitterness. There's only one thing that heal those broken homes and fix what has been damaged by the abuse, neglect and selfishness that family members often inflict on each other. What is that?
POEM: If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it is yours, if it doesn't, it never was. (Pause) But, if it just sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, takes your money, and doesn't appear to realize that you've set it free... you either married it or ...read more
Contributed on Jun 19, 2017
The Lord's Prayer tells us God is our "Heavenly Father". That implies that God uses the better tendencies of earthly fathers to communicate who He is. So, what are the traits of decent Earthly fathers?
(Explanation of opening: The traditionally memorized version of the Lord’s Prayer is found only in the KJV. Since we have ESV pew Bibles – which leave off the last verse – I felt that would create confusion as to why that verse was missing. I didn’t want to go there, so I put the KJV on screen and ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2017
It seems like a no brainer for believers to include God in every aspect of life? So what would cause a believer to leave God out? Our Family Minister, Scott Jewell explores some of the excuses people use in this message.
Read Hebrews 11:8-12 Each week, we have a group of ministers that meet over lunch to encourage each other and sometimes we plan sermon series together. This month we’re focusing on obstacles to healthy relationships. Last week, Jeff spoke about only giving the leftovers, today I want to discuss ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2017
There aren't many sermons on the internet that focus on Eve being a mother. And yet, Adam named his wife Eve "because she was the mother of all living". What can we learn about motherhood from this first mother?
At church one morning, a Sunday School teacher was about to start her 4-year-olds' class when a little boy showed up at the last minute without any identification. The teacher managed to get his first name, but couldn't find out his last name. "Brian, what's your daddy's name?" she asked. ...read more
Contributed on May 21, 2017
Leftovers can be great for meals, but there are times when they can be bad for a family. And we're not talking food here. What does God want us to be treat our family like and what difference does it make if we don't?
OPEN: How many of you have ever had Leftovers? One of my favorite meals is to go to a sit-down Chinese restaurant. They always give me more than I can eat and so I ask them to box the remainder up and so I can take it home. I enjoy that kind of leftovers. But leftovers can get… old. Especially if ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2017
According to a surveys, people lie a lot... especially to their families. Why would they do that, what are the consequences, and what can God do to help them stop?
OPEN: In our brotherhood we had a great preacher named Wayne Smith who was something of a cutup on stage. He mentioned once that in English Class they taught him that using 2 negatives in a sentence made a positive statement. And he said that, since that was true “The way I figure it, if I know I’m ...read more