Sermon Series
  • 1. Putting God First

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 147 ratings
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    The first in a series on the Ten Commandments building from a series done by Rick Warren. Presents the foundation for a good family and the formula for a good family.

    INTRODUCTION Parrot story – A woman bought a parrot in a pet store. She wanted companionship, someone to talk with. The next day she brought the parrot back and said, “He won’t talk.” The store manager asked, “Does he have a mirror in his cage? Parrots love mirrors.” She bought a mirror and left. ...read more

  • 2. Watch Out For Idols

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 143 ratings
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    Idols come in a variety of forms and will keep us from being delighted by God, delivered by God and being developed by God.

    INTRODUCTION I want to conduct a little quiz this morning. I want you to raise your hand if you know the 4 following people: Reuben Studdard (winner of American Idol contest) Kenny Chesney (local boy, winner of his first Country Music award) Annika Sorenstam (Best lady golfer, just competed ...read more

  • 3. Honoring The Name Of God

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 98 ratings
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    Ways that God’s name is used in vain contrasted to ways God’s name is used with value.

    INTRODUCTION Paul Dickinson has written a book called Names. He has a hobby of collecting strange and unusual names. Sometimes, he says names seem to be prophetic. In 1941 there were two men who were executed in the electric chair in Florida and their names were Will Burn and Will Frizzle. There ...read more

  • 4. Who Needs A Day Of Rest?

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 64 ratings
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    How to prevent burnout by observing the forth Commandment

    INTRODUCTION Do you remember the old “Blue Laws?” When I was a child not many businesses were open on Sundays. Those that were opened were looked down upon. The “Blue Laws” were eventually challenged in court and done away with. Now, you can shop, eat out, conduct business, enjoy recreation or ...read more

  • 5. Honoring Your Parents

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 121 ratings
     | 22,860 views

    Why we should honor our parents and how we should honor them.

    INTRODUCTION How would you like to have a long and prosperous life? Did you know that God wants that for you? It may surprise you what is required to achieve it. (Read texts) Definition of honor: “To respect greatly, regard highly; treat with deference and courtesy.”(Websters) The Hebrew word ...read more

  • 6. The Love Of Life

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
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    "Thou Shalt Not Kill" and how it applies to issues such as murder, abortion, euthanasia, suicide and war.

    INTRODUCTION Alexander M. Sanders, Jr. is the Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. He spoke to the graduating class of the University of South Carolina in 1992. His daughter, Zoe was a member of that class. He told a story about when Zoe was 3 years old. Sanders came home to find a ...read more

  • 7. Affair-Proofing Your Marriage

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 133 ratings
     | 13,203 views

    What to do to prevent adultery and how to recover from an adulterous relationship.

    INTRODUCTION Whenever God gives us a negative He always has a positive purpose behind it. He always has a reason. His purpose is usually not to cause pain but for your protection. When you play by God’s rules you win. Our series of messages for the last 6 weeks have been on the Ten ...read more

  • 8. Stop Stealing!

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 79 ratings
     | 7,365 views

    Stealing is a violation of the law, a violation of loyalty, and a violation of love.

    INTRODUCTION A Sunday School teacher was teaching her class about the difference between right and wrong. “All right children, let’s take another example,” she said. “If I were to get into a man’s pocket and take his wallet and remove all his money, what would I be?” Little Johnny’s hand went up. ...read more

  • 9. Truth Or Consequences

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,345 views

    A look at the 9th Commandment dealing with the source of lies, the seriousness of lying and the solution to lying.

    INTRODUCTION A pastor announced one Sunday that next Sunday he was going to preach on lying. And as preparation for the message he wanted the congregation to read the 17th chapter of Mark. The next Sunday the preacher began by asking those who read the 17th chapter of Mark to raise their hands. ...read more

  • 10. Learning To Be Content

    Contributed on May 19, 2004
    based on 67 ratings
     | 17,323 views

    Examines the difference between a coveting heart and a contented heart.

    INTRODUCTION I like cartoons. Dennis the Menace has been a favorite for a long time. One comic strip has a picture of Dennis looking at a catalog and saying, “This catalog’s got a lot of toys I didn’t even know I wanted.” The Wizard of Id has a comic strip where one monk is putting up a sign on ...read more