Sermon Series
  • 1. Exaltation And Transformation

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2008
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    Exposition on Col 1:15-23 as it relates to the purpose of the existence of the church and to the first part of our vision statement

    Text: Colossians 1:15-23, Title: Exaltation and Transformation, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/8/08, AM Opening illustration: “But now and then someone tells me frankly that my preaching needs to be less doctrinal and more practical. Practical application is vital. I don’t want to minimize its importance. more

  • 2. More Than Resolutions

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2018

    Vision for 2018, growth based on church health, not necessarily numbers.

    Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13, Title: More Than Resolutions, Date/Place: WHBC, 12/31/17, AM A. Opening illustration: Jonathan Edwards resolutions, Continuation of growth or health? Quote from the Words to Winners of Souls about pastors who can assess numbers… (p. 20) B. Background to passage: more

  • 3. Free Demo Faith

    Contributed on Jun 11, 2008

    Exposition of 1 John 3:4-18 regarding authentic faith. It is 2 of 6 sermons that are related to our churches mission statement. The mission point that it is about is the "demonstration of authentic faith."

    Text: 1 John 3:4-18, Title: Free Demo Faith, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/15/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Talk about downloading the free demon of a game on the computer, explain how it works to get you interested, but stops before you get any real satisfaction; So that you will pay up and buy the game. more

  • 4. Hope For Families

    Contributed on Jun 19, 2008
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    Exposition of Ps 78 about the failures of fathers to be an example, and the need to train our children differently than present

    Text: Ps 78:1-8, Title: Hope for Families, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/22/08, AM Opening illustration: Play the trailer for the bible study • Nine out of ten parents of children under age 13 (85%) believe they have the primary responsibility for teaching their children about religious beliefs and more

  • 5. Spiritually Forsaken

    Contributed on Jul 2, 2008
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    Exposition of Isa 58:1-14 about spiritually forsaking the care of the less fortunate by fasting, prayer, and worship and God’s response to that behavior

    Text: Isaiah 58:1-14, Title: Spiritually Forsaken, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/29/08, AM A. Opening illustration: some local illustration of trying to help someone, or maybe a generic example of how things usually go with trying to help those who are struggling. B. Background to passage: As we continue more

  • 6. Cross-Dressing Soldiers

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2008

    Exposition of 2 Timothy 2:4 about the Christian Worldview attitude of believers related to the vision of our church

    Text: 2 Timothy 2:4, Title: Cross-dressing Soldiers, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/6/08, AM A. Opening illustration: story about Rene Descartes’ from Think Biblically, p. 45 B. Background to passage: As we continue to think about the vision and future of our church, today we will look at the next phrase in more

  • 7. Famous Last Words

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2008
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    Exposition of Matthew 28:18-20 about our church’s vision point to do missions and plant churches

    Text: Matthew 28:18-20, Title: Famous Last Words, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/13/08, AM A. Opening illustration: “Hey y’all, watch this…” “Go on, get out - last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.” To his housekeeper, who urged him to tell her his last words so she could write them down for more

  • 8. Reaching The Raised Bar 3: All The Nations

    Contributed on Jul 6, 2009
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    message on the aspect of our vision statement regarding reaching the nations

    Text: Matthew 28:19, Title: RRB 3: All The Nations! Date/Place: NRBC, 7/5/09, AM A. Opening illustration: some of the slides from Closing the Gap, 293 mill unreached unengaged peoples, B. Main thought: we have a calling and purpose to carry the glorious gospel of Christ to the nations, so that more

  • 9. Reaching The Raised Bar 4: Biblical Church

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2009

    Dealing with the part of our church vision statement that says we are supposed to work toward a biblical worldview, beginning with the church

    Text: Matthew 28:19, Title: RRB 4: Biblical Church, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/12/09, AM A. Opening illustration: John Smyth was a Cambridge-educated Anglican priest, who came to be convinced of the illegitimacy of infant baptism in about 1605. And after much persecution of the “Anabaptists” views more

  • 10. Reaching The Raised Bar 5: Teaching To Observe

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2009

    Dealing with the part of our mission statement that says we are working to authentic faith

    Text: Matthew 28:20, Title: RRB 5: Teaching To Observe, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/19/09, AM Opening illustration: “Jesus did not say, ‘Teach them all my commandments.’ He said, ‘Teach them to observe…’ You can teach a parrot all of Jesus’ commands. But you cannot teach a parrot to observe them. more

  • 11. How To Fix A Hard Heart

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2009
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    This began as a sermon about helping the less fortunate, and became a sermon about repentance and hardness of our hearts

    t: Ezekiel 11:1-25, Title: RRB 6: How to Fix a Hard Heart, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/9/09, AM A. Opening illustration: Jonah’s preaching experience and the massive repentance in Nineveh B. Background to passage: Explain that I was working on a good message about Jesus promising to be with us always. more

  • 12. Guilty By The Blood You Have Shed

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2010
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    A message regarding the part of our vision statement that says we will promote a biblical worldview. This message was about abortion and the sanctity of human life

    Text: Ezek 22:1-16, Title: Guilty by the Blood Which You Have Shed, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/17/10, AM A. Opening illustration: video (YouTube) The Unknown Souls, most abortions statistically happen b/t 6-12 wk B. Background to passage: There are many aspects that we could discuss regarding the more

  • 13. Your Best Life Now

    Contributed on Jan 25, 2010

    another sermon in the series of vision regarding our commitment to strengthen families

    Text: Deut 6:1-25, Title: Your Best Life Now, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/24/10, AM A. Opening illustration: One writer says that Moses indicates our land and our churches will be as our homes are.” Samuel and Susannah Wesley, see below, B. Background to passage: Reminder of the presuppositions more

  • 14. Except There Be No Poor Among You

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2010
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    Exposition of Deut 15 regarding our duty to aid those less fortunate, related to our vision statement with the same subject matter

    Text: Deut 15:1-18, Title: Except When There Be No Poor Among You, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/31/10, AM A. Opening illustration: “shirt off his back” we say it a lot but it usually never happens that way, tell the story of Gary Tryon and Bill and that last $100 B. Background to passage: the more

  • 15. The Master's Desire

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2010
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    Exposition of Luke 14:15-24 regarding our duty as servants to be heralds of the gospel and compel people into the kingdom of God

    Text: Luke 14:15-24, Title: The Master’s Desire, Date/Place: NRBC, 2/7/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Unless there is a transformation of contemporary church life so that once again the task of evangelism is something which is seen as incumbent on every baptized Christian, and is backed up more

  • 16. Finding Common Ground

    Contributed on Jan 11, 2011

    Looking into 2011 year as a banner year for NRBC, this message is the common ground upon which every member can rally around--increase, improvement, impact

    Text: Acts 15:28-29, Title: New Riverlutions: Common Ground, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/9/11, AM A. Opening illustration: Rocky theme, tell about eating breakfast at Two Trails with Jim, Will, John B. Background to passage: people stirring up trouble in Antioch, church on fire, division, etc. Exp the more

  • 17. Finding Motivation

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2011
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    Vision sermon on urgency, time is now, motivation for the common ground growth that we argued would be our goal

    Text: Nehemiah 2:17-18, Title: New Riverlutions: Finding Motivation, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/16/11, AM A. Opening illustration: Sense of Urgency video, On October 16, 1555, Hugh Latimer and Nicolas Ridley were tied to the stake to be burned for their Protestant teaching and preaching and their more

  • 18. Loving Others

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2011

    Number 3 in 2011 vision series: New Riverlutions, about a resolution to love the unborn, poor, lost, oppressed, downtrodden, and hurting

    Text: Esther 4:1-17, Title: New Riverlutions: Loving Others, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/23/11, AM A. Opening illustration: Radical video B. Background to passage: sorry to those of you who are studying Esther, only covering a brief point, even though it is the main point of the book. Recap of more

  • 19. Playing The Man

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2011
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    Fourth of five in our vision 2011 series: New Riverlutions regarding the commitment that would be required to achieve the vision presented

    Text: 2 Samuel 10:1-14, Title: New Riverlutions, Res #2: Playing the Man, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/30/11, AM A. Opening illustration: the pig and the chicken gonna cook bacon and eggs for the farmer, 40 Inspirational Speeches in Two Minutes video, “to do the same things in the same ways and more

  • 20. Loving Christ

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2011

    Last in our vision 2011 series: New Riverlutions regarding the fuel for it all: a love for Christ that compels us

    Text: Psalm 71:15-24, Title: New Riverlutions: Love Christ, Date/Place: NRBC, 2/6/11, AM A. Opening illustration: Finish Strong video, Lyrics to Who is like You B. Background to passage: this is a psalm of old age. David (or whoever) was remembering and praying to God in their old age to again more