Sermon Series
  • 1. Taking Time To Give Thanks

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 13,082 views

    When we think of God’s work in the lives of other believers, we should be moved to thankfulness for the faith, hope, and love that we see demonstrated in Christ followers.

    Taking Time to Give Thanks Several weeks ago, when we were organizing our file cabinet, I came across some love letters from Beth that I’ve kept ever since we were dating. When I found this folder, I immediately stopped working, sat down in the middle of the floor, and started browsing through ...read more

  • 2. The Supreme Question Of Life

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 405 ratings
     | 95,115 views

    Many scholars believe this passage was based on a hymn that was sung by the early church. We all need to answer the question: Is Christ prominent in my life, or is He preeminent? He doesn’t just want a place in our lives, He demands first place.

    The Supreme Question of Life In Thursday’s Washington Post, an article appeared about a new church in the state of Maryland. I won’t reveal the name of the denomination that is behind this endeavor because I don’t want to publicly criticize it from the pulpit. You can look it up when this sermon ...read more

  • 3. Discovering Your Purpose

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 282 ratings
     | 84,737 views

    As we understand the ramifications of Christ dwelling within us, we will strive for maturity in our faith and can become all that God desires for us to be.

    Discovering Your Purpose A truck driver was hauling a load of 500 penguins to the zoo. Unfortunately, his truck broke down. He eventually waved down another truck and offered the driver $500 to take the penguins to the zoo. The next day the first truck driver got his truck fixed and drove ...read more

  • 4. Discovering Your Purpose

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2003
    based on 70 ratings
     | 7,568 views

    As we understand the ramifications of Christ dwelling within us, we will strive for maturity in our faith and can become all that God desires for us to be.

    Discovering Your Purpose A truck driver was hauling a load of 500 penguins to the zoo. Unfortunately, his truck broke down. He eventually waved down another truck and offered the driver $500 to take the penguins to the zoo. The next day the first truck driver got his truck fixed and drove ...read more

  • 5. Deepening Your Roots

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2003
    based on 235 ratings
     | 47,180 views

    It’s important to not just focus on our conversion—we’re called to demonstrate our commitment on a daily basis by going deeper with God.

    Deepening Your Roots During our “Building for the Future” emphasis, I prepared a five-minute sermon on a cassette tape to help explain the key ingredients of our campaign. I received a lot of very positive feedback. Most of the accolades I received had more to do with the length than with the ...read more

  • 6. Pulling The Weeds Of Legalism

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2003
    based on 206 ratings
     | 41,007 views

    Following a list of rules and regulations will never lead to spiritual vitality. Grace demands that we avoid judging others according to our standards.

    Pulling the Weeds of Legalism Almost every state in our nation still has laws on their books that would surprise most people. For instance, In Florida, a woman may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer. In Indiana, citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or ride in a ...read more

  • 7. Breaking Free From The Past

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2003
    based on 487 ratings
     | 176,797 views

    As we focus on those things that are eternal, and put on the new self, we will experience freedom from those things that have shackled us in the past.

    Breaking Free from the Past In an old Candid Camera episode, an actor is on a busy sidewalk and begins looking at the ground. He walks around a bit and continues to look down. People are passing by him and a few give him strange looks. After a couple minutes, he decides to get down on his hands ...read more

  • 8. Making Your Relationships Work

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2003
    based on 296 ratings
     | 96,629 views

    As Christ-followers, we have the responsibility to prioritize our family relationships by submitting, loving, obeying, and encouraging. We must also give attention to our jobs by working hard and by being fair.

    Making Your Relationships Work During the rehearsal for her wedding a nervous bride was having a difficult time remembering all the details. Her kind pastor took her aside at the end of the night and said, “When you enter the church tomorrow, you will be walking down the same aisle you’ve walked ...read more

  • 9. Knowing What To Pray For

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2003
    based on 176 ratings
     | 73,927 views

    Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to pray and what to pray for. Paul challenges us to pray with devotion so that the gospel message will go out clearly as we give out grace to those who do not yet know Christ.

    Knowing What to Pray For Many of us have been on a trip together. As you look around this room it may not seem like it, but we’ve been fellow passengers and on several occasions, I’ve served as your tour guide. Our trips have not always been pleasant, but most have been memorable. In fact, at ...read more

  • 10. Why We Need Each Other

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 20,759 views

    God designed us to live in community with others and to work in partnership with one another for the sake of the kingdom. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

    Why We Need Each Other Two friends were out hunting. As they were walking through the woods, one of them yelled and the other looked up to see a huge grizzly bear charging at them. The first friend started to frantically put on his tennis shoes. When his buddy saw this, he anxiously asked, ...read more