Sermon Series
  • 1. Playing Follow The Leader

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2003
    based on 17 ratings
     | 5,189 views

    Leaders must lead with truth instead of deception, with grace instead of power, and with unswerving commitment to the the least and the lost.

    Several things prompt this message. First and foremost, I bring this message because I know that it is crucial to teach and re-teach our church’s vision. Everyone needs to understand what we are trying to do as a church. Just saying it once or twice does not get the story told. I want to ...read more

  • 2. Peace Pottage Hot

    Contributed on Jun 19, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,891 views

    What is peace, how do we get it, and what are the consequences if we do not obtain authentic peace?

    Peace. All I want is an hour of peace! If I could just shut out the noise, pull the plug on the telephone, and send everybody packing for a couple of days, I’d be all right. Have you ever said that? Have you ever felt as though you were on the very edge of falling into an abyss? You were in ...read more

  • 3. Receiving Constructive Criticism

    Contributed on Jun 20, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,664 views

    The way in which we hear others’ criticism is a measure of our own spiritual maturity. Some criticism is intended only to hurt, and reveals the critics’ issues. But we need to hear the truth, and if we see the suffering of Christ, that puts into perspec

    How would you feel about taking a psychological test today? Sort of a verbal Rorschach. Let me paint a word picture for you, and then we’ll see what comes to your mind. You are running a marathon race. You have practiced hard, and have now entered a 10K race. You have been told that it is ...read more

  • 4. I'm Not Perfect, But ...

    Contributed on Jun 21, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 29,579 views

    We justify not being mature by claiming that we are just like everyone else, or that we are at least working on that goal. But our example is Jesus, who gathers up our incompleteness into Himself and shows us the way to mature.

    When I first announced the title of this message, “I’m Not Perfect”, somebody was sharp enough to reply, “Yes, we’ve noticed, we’ve noticed.” Well, thanks a heap! Don’t you know by now that when I say something self-deprecating, you are supposed to shower me with compliments and bathe me in ...read more