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  • Wise Up About Your Anger Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jul 16, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,656 views

    Understanding what anger does to us and how to deal with our anger wisely from the book of Proverbs.

    This sermon was introduced with a drama called "The Killing of Nash" Jesus said a lot of controversial things during his life. One of the things he said was that anger is a form of murder. Jesus said, "You’ve heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not murder," and anyone who murders will be subject ...read more

  • Wise Up About Alcohol Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 7,179 views

    Three actions to take in order to wise up about alcohol and other kinds of drugs.

    I always feel a little strange on Memorial Day weekend. You see, when I was as sophomore in high school, my parents went away for Memorial day and left me at home alone. Big mistake!  I threw the party to end all parties. There were people there I’d never seen before, a band, people drinking beer ...read more

  • Wise Up About Sharing Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 5,096 views

    Four reasons why it is wise to share what we have with those in need around us.

    Note: This sermon was introduced with a drama sketch called "The Offering" People share what they have for very different reasons, as we saw illustrated in the drama. Some people share what they have out of guilt. Others share what they have to be seen by others. But still other people give out ...read more

  • Wise Up About Your Parents Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,996 views

    Four ways to treat your parents with wisdom.

    In Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times there was a interesting article about LA Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal (LA Times 6/6/02 "Biological Didn’t Bother"). It was really a story about Shaq and his biological father Joseph Toney. When Shaq was just six months old, his birth father Joseph Toney left, and ...read more

  • Wise Up About Conflict Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jun 4, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 6,251 views

    Six steps to applying God’s wisdom to relationship conflicts.

    When the first Lord of the Rings movie came out--The Fellowship of the Ring--my 12 year old son begged me to take him to see it. So we went; not just once, but twice. Since I’d never read the J. R. Tolkien books, my son had to explain parts of the movie to me as the story unfolded. As I watched, I ...read more

  • Wise Up About Sex Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Apr 15, 2002
    based on 260 ratings
     | 33,427 views

    A warning, the consequences, the alternative, and a reality check about sexual temptation in our lives.

    Note: This sermon was introduced by a monologue called "Break for Commercial" There is no commercial break. Real life isn’t scripted that way. Real life doesn’t consist of the neat little plotlines that can be resolved in a 30 minute sitcom or an hour long TV drama. And this of course is the ...read more

  • Wise Up About Your Life Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 119 ratings
     | 33,638 views

    An introduction to wisdom, proverbs, and four prerequisites to wising up about our lives.

    All of us carry with us the collective wisdom passed on to us by the people who’ve been most significant in our lives. We’ve picked this wisdom up from parents, friends, teachers, coaches…all the people who shaped and molded us as we were growing up. Some of this wisdom is very helpful. But some of ...read more

  • Recovering Your Hope After 9/11 (Easter Sunday) Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Apr 1, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,103 views

    How the resurrection of Jesus helps us regain our hope in light of the terrorist attacks of September 11.

    On September 11 all of our lives changed drastically. And although we’re back into our daily routines six months later, we’re still trying to make sense of what happened. Like most of you, I still remember exactly what I was doing when I first heard about the first plane crashing into the world ...read more

  • Staying Focused In Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 199 ratings
     | 54,879 views

    How to respond to discouragement when it feels like we’re spinning our wheels. Part of a giving campaign series.

    The last few years motivational posters have gotten popular. You know what I mean: those posters with a photograph followed by an inspirational saying underneath the picture. We have a few of them in the green room for our musicians on our worship team. Many of you probably have them hanging in ...read more

  • Turning Your Priorities Into Action Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 9,344 views

    Three principles for translating our priorities into action in our lives. Part of a giving campaign series.

    Today is a very important and exciting day in the life of our congregation. First of all this is the weekend of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the start of what Christians down through the ages have called holy week. Holy week is the last week of Jesus Christ’s life before his resurrection from the ...read more

  • Refocusing Our Priorities Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 261 ratings
     | 36,466 views

    The diagnosis, consequence and solution to misplaced priorities coinciding with an all church focus of stewardship.

    In the Jules Verne novel The Mysterious Island, the author tells the story about five men who escape from a prison by hijacking a hot air balloon (www.PreachingToday.com). As the balloon rises into the air, the wind blows it toward the ocean. As the hours pass, the surface of the ocean draws closer ...read more

  • The Church God Uses Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 331 ratings
     | 22,681 views

    Five characteristics of the kind of church God uses.

    When your average unchurched person decides to go to church, that person is met with a bewildering array of different choices. There are so many different kinds of churches in our culture today, it can be very confusing trying to sort through them all. Churches come in different sizes. The ...read more

  • Dealing With Painful Relationships Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 22,881 views

    How a deepened life with God can help us deal with people who disappoint us, people who oppose us, and people who are separated from us.

    We as people are always looking for a quick fix to life’s problems. Whether it’s the quickest weight loss fad or the fastest computer, we’re always looking for the easiest, fasted way to achieve our goals. We’re a generation of microwave popcorn and fast food. This mentality also passes over to ...read more

  • Living A Life That Is Built To Last Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 23, 2002
    based on 341 ratings
     | 72,298 views

    Five insights into living a life that’s built to last beyond our lifetime.

    I still remember the exact moment when I realized that I was truly an adult. It wasn’t my 18th birthday, or when I moved out of the house a few months later. It wasn’t even my wedding day, which came just two years after my 18th birthday. I first realized I was an adult when I was 26 years old, ...read more

  • Outreach: A Partnership Of Trust Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,851 views

    Outreach is a partnership of trust, where God trusts us and we trust God. Knowing which part we are responsible is essential for effective outreach.

    Note: This sermon was introduced with a drama called "Conversion" In many ways, sharing our faith in Jesus Christ can feel like coming out of the closet with a dark secret. In our culture today, talking about your faith seems too personal for public discourse. People prefer that we keep issues ...read more