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  • Josh's Journey Through Silence: Spirituality In The Making

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Jan 4, 2021
     | 58 views

    This is a narrative sermon that illustrates how people often struggle with spirituality due to life's situation. It follows this narrative for developing a sensitivity to those who struggle to find meaning on their spiritual journey.

    Following the pastoral prayer, the minister of music prepared to lead the people in a hymn of praise. As the pastor reflected upon the worship service and the sermon he was to preach his mind drifted to the text for his sermon. It was the first passage of scripture he had heard read from the ...read more

  • Words Worth Dying For! "i Love You."

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Jan 1, 2021
     | 90 views

    This sermon focuses attention on the kind of relationship that God desire each of us to aspire to in order to enjoy genuine relationships. It uses the story of the friendship between Jonathan and David to illustrate the type relationship God blesses.

    Three simple words, words worth dying for! “I Love you.” Ernest T. Bass, a character from “The Andy Griffith Show” gives us a glimpse of a friendship moment: “Malcom, I ain’t gonna touch a hair on your head. You’re my friend, my true friend. I don’t care if you did take my job away from me and ...read more

  • God Lying In A Manger

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Dec 24, 2020
     | 204 views

    This is a Christmas Eve homily that focuses on God's ultimate plan for humanity. The primary message is how God, in Jesus, share with us his true image. The challenge is for each of us to bear that image as he transforms us from the inside and lived out in the world.

    God lying in a manger! Celebrating Christmas should not be viewed as an event, we should view it from the perspective of a process. Christmas, as reflected in my Christmas series, Reliving Christmas, began with God. Our introduction to God is found in the creation story—God is eternal and existed ...read more

  • Scrooges: Man’s Personal Power To Thwart God’s Plan Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 765 views

    The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story. The introduction takes a critical look at how many in our society are portrayed as celebrities—bigger than life.

    It is amazing how understanding a person and a historical event gives a different way of looking at history. I enjoy reality fiction, especially in movies. For example, “The Man Who Invented Christmas” appears to be a fantasy movie. It is reality fiction. The story tells how Charles Dickens ...read more

  • Inspiration: Seeing Life Through God’s Eyes Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 947 views

    The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story. The introduction takes a critical look at how many in our society are portrayed as celebrities—bigger than life.

    Cut! Cut! This story is missing something! The script is not going the way it was written. First, it was written with a God-given ability for all players in the script to always love the Lord, follow his precepts for godly living. Let’s review, the original script looked like this: • At first, ...read more

  • Creativity: Maintaining A Sensitivity To Transcendence Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 487 views

    The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story. The introduction takes a critical look at how many in our society are portrayed as celebrities—bigger than life.

    Often people are attracted to performances based upon the popularity of the performers, or the authors. (My wife’s father enjoyed David Baldacci, James Patterson, Danielle Steele, etc.). A good writer wants to remove his/her personality and have us to focus on the story. The Gospel according to ...read more

  • Jesus: A Star Is Born Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 1,011 views

    The Star is born! The Grand Finale The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story.

    Opening Song— This is a Strange Way to Save the World https://youtu.be/iKYfzax-sNk Special: O Holy Night Pastor • Welcome • Scripture reading The Birth of Jesus Luke 2 1-5 About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius ...read more

  • Choices: A Teenage Dream Or A Greater Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Nov 25, 2020
     | 837 views

    The Star and Stars of Christmas is a series of messages for Advent. Using the idea of a play on a stage. Each message will look at different characters in the Christmas story. The introduction takes a critical look at how many in our society are portrayed as celebrities—bigger than life.

    Many Americans are star struck, enamored with stardom. It is like we idolize celebrities, to include animated and fictional characters. Hollywood stars are put ahead of the heroes of faith, as mentioned in the book of Hebrews. Sport celebrities are stronger figures in our mind than people of the ...read more

  • Provoking Good Deeds And Love

    Contributed by Jeremy Harbin on Feb 16, 2020
     | 1,423 views

    "Provoking" is the ability to call forth a reaction, feeling, or emotion from another. The reaction is usually unwanted. What if we used this power to call out the good in our neighbor?

  • Don’t Put Your Investments In Bags With Holes

    Contributed by Jack Perkins, D.min., Ladc, Csac, Cclc on Jan 13, 2020
     | 382 views

    The sermons of Haggai led to the restoration of the Temple. There are three themes in his messages encouragement, warning, and hope, the secret to understanding the response of the people and their willingness to resume work on the Temple.

    God often uses a single voice to stir the hearts of his people. These prophetic voices often come at crucial points. • The Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s inspiring oratory is believed to have helped save Britain in WWII. • On November 2, 1863, several months after the battle of Gettysburg ...read more

  • Why Confession Is Good For The Soul

    Contributed by Gus Lohrum on Mar 7, 2016
     | 4,093 views

    Confession is more than admitting sin. Based on Psalm 32 we see how confession was a process by which David's relationship to God was restored.

    Why Confession is Good for the Soul Psalm 32 March 6, 2016 Video’s message - Getting in agreement with God. I love the point that video makes that Jesus is the Great Physician who can fix our heart; but we need to live in agreement with what he is telling us; instead of listening and ...read more

  • Finding Christ Again

    Contributed by Timothy Mize on Jan 24, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 10,465 views

    A sermon on losing sight of Christ, then finding him again.

    FINDING CHRIST AGAIN Gospel Text: Luke 2:41-52 First Sunday after Christmas, 2015 Introduction. We’re in that “new beginnings” time of year. Christmas Day is past, and the new year is coming. Of course, for us Christmas itself was a great beginning -- we celebrated ...read more

  • You Can Choose How To End

    Contributed by Ifeoluwa Olatunji Idowu on Nov 9, 2015
     | 2,872 views

    God does not really about the bad and negatives things things you have done in the past He's concerned about your end. so you can choose how to end. the only sad note is no one no knows the end except God. see everyday as the end

    Judges 16:28 -30 Then Samson prayed, "Sovereign LORD, please remember me; please, God, give me my strength just this one time more, so that with this one blow I can get even with the Philistines for putting out my two eyes." So Samson took hold of the two middle columns holding up the ...read more

  • God’s Vision Has Saving Power!!

    Contributed by Jawahar Singh on May 10, 2015
     | 2,294 views

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       Only God’s vision has saving power!!                                  Pro 29:18 says, Where there is no vision, the people perish;   This verse in the bible which is such a wonderful verse if understood properly, is sometimes interpreted in such a way that it produces ...read more

  • In Season And Out Of Season

    Contributed by Steven Surratt on Apr 14, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 10,113 views

    God's word is the entire word of God and we cannot rip out pages or ignore passages of his word. 2 Tim. 4:1-5 & John 4:1-28

    Text Illustration: LOOKING THROUGH CLEAN WINDOWS A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. 'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. ...read more