Sermon Series
  • 1. How Do You Define 'healthy'?

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 76 ratings

    This sermon introduces a study of 1 Cor. 12-14 in which we are trying to determine the signs and characteristics of a healthy church.

    October 6, 2002 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 ¡§How do you define ¡¥healthy¡¦?¡¨ INTRODUCTION How do you define ¡§healthy¡¨? Usually when I want to define something, I go to Webster¡¦s dictionary. I consider Webster to be the expert. Webster defines ¡§healthy¡¨ as ¡§having good health¡¨. That more

  • 2. All For One, And One For All

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 79 ratings

    God has put us into the body of Christ through the Baptism of the Spirit in order that we might mutually benefit and support one another.

    October 13, 2002 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 ¡§All for One, and One for all!¡¨ INTRODUCTION One of my son Benjamin¡¦s favorite movies is ¡§The Three Musketeers¡¨. It¡¦s the story of the struggles that a young man named Dar Tanyan goes through in order to fulfill his life¡¦s goal of more

  • 3. Unity Not Uniformity

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 26 ratings

    First in a two part message on the reality that God has made each part of the body different from other parts in order that we might see our need for each other.

    As winter approaches we read all kinds of suggestions of utilizing fuel and making our dwelling places warm. Here are a few pointers for keeping warm in church: * Rush to the front of the church to avoid the draft in the rear. * Invite your neighbors and friends, sit on one row, and don’t more

  • 4. Unity Not Uniformity (Pt. 2)

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 26 ratings

    Second of two parts on the reality that no part of the body can claim superiority or feel inferior because all parts are necessary and empowered by God.

    October 27, 2002 1 Corinthians 12:21-31a “Unity, not uniformity” (pt. 2) INTRODUCTION For more than a year a little old cleaning women, who lived on the wrong side of the tracks, had been trying to join a fashionable downtown church. The pastor was not eager to have a seedy looking more

  • 5. Substitutes For Love

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 19 ratings

    In our attempts to serve God, we use words, spirituality, and offerings. But without love as the motivation for all these, they are useless substitutes for what God desires and what the worlds needs.

    November 3, 2002 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ¡§Substitutes for love¡¨ INTRODUCTION This Tuesday is election day. Candidates tell us that we should not be satisfied with the way that things are. There is a better way, and it is their way. - in the world - at the job - in the church - in more

  • 6. Substance Of Love

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 18 ratings

    Everyone is searching for love. But many people are listening to the wrong definition of love. The only one qualified to define love is God for He is the source of all love.

    November 10, 2002 I Corinthians 13:4-7 ¡§The substance of Love¡¨ INTRODUCTION I think that I would be safe in saying that everyone wants to be loved. And in their desire to be loved, they will try almost anything. ¡§A young man was determined to win the affection of a lady who refused more

  • 7. Supremacy Of Love

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 28 ratings

    This sermon gives 5 reasons that God considers love to be supreme above all other desirable characteristics in the Christian life.

    November 17, 2002 I Corinthians 13:8-13 ¡§The supremacy of Love¡¨ INTRODUCTION In the book, ¡§Children¡¦s Letters to God: The New Collection¡¨, a little girl named, Nan, writes this letter: ¡§Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There more

  • 8. Speak Clearly

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 30 ratings

    This sermon deals with two of the spiritual gifts and contrasts their usefulness within the context of the worship service

    November 24, 2002 1 Corinthians 14:1-5 “Speak clearly” INTRODUCTION Getting the right message to the right person is necessary in order for the right communication to happen. There was a man who lived in upstate New York and he was getting tired of the cold weather, so he decided more

  • 9. I Recognize That

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 23 ratings

    Without interpretation, words spoken using the gift of tongues are unrecognizable. If people do not recognize – do not understand the words that you are using, then your words will have no meaning to them. All of your speaking will be worthless.

    December 1, 2002 1 Corinthians 14:6-20 “I recognize that!” INTRODUCTION Our family did not go anywhere over the Thanksgiving holiday this year. In the past, we would drive however long it took to get us to either my family’s house or Tammy’s family’s house. In my case, it would take more