Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series
Sermon Series
  • 1. No Place But First Place

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    Dominant Thought: God’s desire and rightful place is the first place in every aspect of our lives

    There’s a new crisis forming in the Strait of Hormuz with Iran. That could lead to a gas price crisis. There’s a global economic crisis that keeps erupting in pockets in Europe. There’s a new worldwide crisis called Lady Gaga, but I want to direct attention to a crisis in our ...read more

  • 2. Capturing God

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    Dominant Thought: God is beyond being captured in a work of art or mental image

    If you’re from a Catholic or Lutheran background this morning, you may have been wondering why I’m going to preach about commandment #1 twice and about #9 and 10 together. That’s because those 2 particular religious systems split the Top 10 up differently, making the “no ...read more

  • 3. His Name Is Wonderful

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    a message to help my audience understand the ways that God’s name is to be rightly used and to take deliberate action to make that happen in their worlds

    Story - 2 elderly women in a church were discussing the problems of growing older. One said, "The worst thing is when your memory starts to go. I've known you all my life, and I can't think of your name. What is it?" The second lady thought for a moment and said, "Do you need an answer ...read more

  • 4. The Rest Of The Story

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    A study of the Sabbath and how that should fit into NT Christianity

    490 B.C., the Persians are at war with the Greeks. Persian soldiers have just destroyed the Greek city of Eretria and are on the move toward the plain of Marathon. A Greek soldier named Pheidippides runs a hard 24 miles without stopping to take the news from Athens to Sparta. He arrives, ...read more

  • 5. Make Family A Priority

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    A look at this command to help people see that God’s command to honor parents is both desirable and doable

    As we take up the 5th commandment today, I realize we’re highlighting the ideal here. There’s the ideal, and then there’s real deal where most of us live. • Like the Prov. 31 lady. Don’t you love her, ladies? Here’s this lady - she’s a combination of ...read more

  • 6. Whatever Happened To The Humans?

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    I want my audience to better understand the place human life should hold in their thinking and to apply this by putting away hatred and anger and apathy toward others’ lives

    Timothy McVeigh, the OK City Bomber. His terrorist attack was the worst on US soil before 9-11, killing 168 people and injuring more than 800. McVeigh was executed June 11 2001. Not only did he confess to his crime, but he also granted 75 hours of interviews for the writing of a book about ...read more

  • 7. Why Faithfulness?

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    A chance to recognize that the fence of God’s commands regarding our sexuality are a gift for a fulfilled life

    Those guys who get on top of a Brahma bull, grab onto a rope with one hand, and nod for the other guys to open the gate – they’re nuts! It’s one thing to be on the back of that thing, hanging on for dear life and having your teeth rattled out of your skull. But after they let go ...read more

  • 8. Help For Keeping "Stuff" In Perspective

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    Dominant Thought: a proper view of things will help us to carry through the command to not steal

    You shouldn’t have been following the car so closely – not on State Street at 5:30 on Friday evening. Maybe they had a brake light out – hard to tell – it all happened so quickly. One minute you’re tooling along thinking about supper, the next you’re watching ...read more

  • 9. Overcoming The Pinocchio Syndrome

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    To help listeners be more convicted against the presence of falsehood in the church and in their lives and to be people of truth

    4 senior students had spring fever real bad and skipped the first 2 hours of school. They arrived late, and each one had the same story – “We had a flat tire.” The teacher said, “OK. Take a seat. You missed a quiz earlier, so you’ll need take it now. Take out a ...read more

  • 10. The Great Wealth Of Contentment

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2013

    I want my audience to become very conscious of the effects of covetousness and to replace it with contentment

    I was doing OK. Really, I was. Life was pretty good. But then, I heard that if I want to feel right, I need to get a Bowflex. I don’t have a Bowflex, so, I suddenly realize I’m not as healthy as I should be. I can’t be. That guy in the ad has better abs than I do – ...read more