Sermon Series
  • 1. Truth Matters

    Contributed on Apr 23, 2012
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    Jesus' encounter with the rich young ruler reveals that when we minisnter to others we need to tell them the truth because we love them.

    Here at Thornydale Family Church our mission is to develop mature disciples who follow, serve and proclaim Jesus as Messiah. Just prior to Easter, we spent seven weeks getting to know Jesus better through His “I am” sayings found in John’s gospel account. And the primary thing ...read more

  • 2. Inconvenient Ministry

    Contributed on May 15, 2012
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    Jesus’ ministry to the Syrophoenician woman demonstrates how we are to minister to all who God brings into our lives, regardless of their background

    Last week, we were reminded that every Christ follower is a minister and that most of our ministry takes place within our ordinary, day-to-day lives – in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces and in the community. So we’ve begun a process to examine how Jesus ministered in very similar ...read more

  • 3. Building Relationships For Ministry

    Contributed on May 15, 2012
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    We minister like Jesus by taking the time to develop relationships with those to whom we minister.

    This week I came across a blog post by a man named Ian Stachowitz that caught my attention with its opening words: My full-time job includes mopping floors, washing windows, vacuuming carpets, and scrubbing toilets. I also profess my faith in Jesus and I strive to live like Him. By all accounts, ...read more

  • 4. Intentional Ministry

    Contributed on May 15, 2012
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    If we want to minister like Jesus we must be intentional, unconditional and relational.

    There’s a story about a local fitness center, which was offering $1,000 to anyone who could demonstrate that they were stronger than the owner of the place. Here’s how it worked. This muscle man would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and then hand the lemon to the ...read more

  • 5. From Religion To Relationship

    Contributed on May 21, 2012
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    As Jesus ministered to Nicodemus, He focused on moving him from relgion to a relationship.

    This morning, as we continue to learn how to be more effective ministers for Jesus by studying how He ministered, we’ll come to what is undoubtedly the most well known verse of Scripture in the entire Bible. We see the reference to that verse on signs at sporting events, printed on the bottom ...read more