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  • The External Evidence: Authenticity Series

    Contributed by Brett Stair on Oct 15, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,278 views

    2nd of 4 in an examination of the Great Commandment

    The External Evidence: Authenticity Mark 12:28-31 Last week we said that authentic Christianity is motivated by a passion for God¡K That authentic Christianity is motivated by a strong, extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, and desire for God. Passion is essential¡K it¡¦s a necessary ingredient ...read more

  • You Become What You Believe

    Contributed by Reggie Corfield on Sep 27, 2003
    based on 87 ratings
     | 10,328 views

    "Change is good" but "transformation" is what God is looking for. Think the world and that is what you will become. If you have no plan for your life, Satan does!

    Some of you who are readers of Christian books might have come across Norman Vincent Peale. Norman authored many books but his work entitled “The Power of Positive Thinking” has been translated into 40 languages and more than 20 million copies have been sold. In this book Norman recalls an ...read more

  • Church - It's Not About You! (Part 2)

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,152 views

    Part 2 of message series regarding the purposes of the church.

    Church - It’s Not About You! (Part 2) Proverbs 22:1, 1 Corinthians 32-33 September 19, 2004 Introduction Today we look at part 2 of our little mini-series entitled, "Church - It’s Not About You! The point of the series is to help us understand that the church is more than the service, ...read more

  • Say What You Mean And Mean What You Say

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 8, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,565 views

    Message describing the need to be people of or word, and avoiding the need to "swear."

    Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say Matthew 5:33-37 November 7, 2004 Introduction Have you ever met a person who is constantly saying things like, "I swear I’m telling you the truth," or "Honest!" or even something like, "as God is my witness..." Have you ever wondered why they ...read more

  • Deception Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Apr 6, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,972 views

    People are deceived oftentimes. How can we overcome deception?

    Deception is the act or state of deceiving or of the state of being deceived. The dictionary says to deceive is to mislead by a false appearance or statement. Sounds like the kind of environment we live in. I was reading an account of California’s most colorful stagecoach robber, ...read more

  • Developing A Passion For Reaching People For Jesus Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 19, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,129 views

    Basic message telling the church that the job of reaching people is up to us!

    Developing a Passion for Reaching People for Jesus. Various Scriptures February 20, 2005 Introduction Today we wrap up our series on the five purposes of the church with a look at how we are to be involved in reaching our world for Jesus Christ. This is the only one of the five purposes ...read more

  • "Being A Follower Of Christ Is More Than A Career.”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Sep 2, 2001
    based on 163 ratings
     | 7,734 views

    Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 9th, 2001 Luke 14: 25-33 Heavenly Father empower each of us to be a true follower of Christ by submitting all to his service. Amen. Title: “Being a follower of Christ is more than a career.”

    Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 9th, 2001 Luke 14: 25-33 Heavenly Father empower each of us to be a true follower of Christ by submitting all to his service. Amen. Title: “Being a follower of Christ is more than a career.” As Jesus continues his journey to Jerusalem he ...read more

  • Pursuing The Good Of Others Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Oct 31, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 2,762 views

    consequences of what happens when we model ourselves after Jesus in seeking the good of others.

    Note: This sermon was introduced with scenes 12 & 13 of "Traveling Light" Jesus pursued the good of other people. He did it in his healings; he did it in his teachings. Jesus poured his life into the lives of others. Ultimately Jesus pursued our good by dying in our place, taking upon himself ...read more

  • "Come, Follow Me..."

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 12, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 12,264 views

    Message about Jesus’ calling His first disciples.

    “Come, Follow Me…” Matthew 4:18-22 June 13, 2004 NOTE: I am deeply indebted to Rob Bell, Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, and Dr. Ray VanderLaan, from Follow the Rabbi.com. Introduction We’re back in our walk through the book of Matthew, and I need to warn you that it will be another ...read more

  • Feeding On The Word Of God - Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on May 15, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 13,472 views

    Message about how to intake the Word of God.

    Feeding on the Word of God - Getting the Most Out of Your Bible Matthew 4:4 May 16, 2004 Introduction The Word of God is essential in the life of anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ, because the Bible first of all tells us how to become a Christian, and then how to follow Jesus in ...read more

  • Shining The Light Of Truth

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 9, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,295 views

    Next message on the Sermon on the Mount. This one describes being the light of the world.

    Shining the Light of Truth Matthew 5:14-16 September 5, 2004 Introduction The Sermon on the Mount is, in my mind, one of the most down to earth, practical portions of the Bible. That’s not to say that the rest of the Bible is irrelevant, because that’s not the case. But here there is ...read more

  • Developing A Passion For Becoming Like Christ Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jan 31, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,538 views

    Third message in a series about the five purposes of the church. This message is a call for believers to become disciples.

    Developing a Passion for Becoming Like Christ Various Scriptures January 30, 2005 Introduction We’ve been talking these last few weeks about developing a passion for the things of God. Two weeks ago we talked about developing a passion for honoring God. Last week we talked about ...read more

  • Getting Past The Glitter #1 - Thinking Differently About Christmas Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 27, 2004
    based on 62 ratings
     | 2,056 views

    First message in series geared toward helping Christians get past the decorations to making Christmas meaningful.

    Getting Past the Glitter # 1 - Thinking Differently about Christmas Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:15-16 November 28, 2004 Introduction Ah, it’s Christmas season. The air’s getting colder, and the snow’s about to fly, and our thoughts turn to the meaning of Christmas - lots of loot. Not ...read more

  • Developing A Passion For Honoring God Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jan 17, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 7,355 views

    First in a series of messages focusing on the five purposes of the church (a la’ Rick Warren!). This message deals with worship.

    Developing a Passion for Honoring God Various Scriptures January 16, 2005 Introduction We are starting a series about developing a passion for the things of God. We will be spending the next several weeks discussing this, and then we will be looking at the passion of Jesus during the ...read more

  • An Invitation To Prayer Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Sep 6, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 7,829 views

    An examination of what the Lord’s Prayer is and three invitations we find from the Lord’s prayer.

    The Protestant Reformer Martin Luther once said, “Just as the business of the tailor is making clothes and the business of the cobbler is making shoes, so the business of the Christian is praying.” If that’s true, I have a question for us this morning: How’s business? If you’re like most ...read more