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  • Blessed Subtractions Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 28, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,733 views

    When Ananias and Sapphira lied about their contribution and were punished by God - the church grew. Why?

    OPEN: I always loved Church camp. And I especially loved the camp songs. I’m going to sing one of them today, and if you know the song – sing along: "Ananias and Sapphira got together to conspire a plot - to cheat - the church and get ahead, They knew God's power – but did not fear it, tried ...read more

  • Structured For Service Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on May 15, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,656 views

    In 2004 we began a reorganization process in our church. We are moving to become a “Purpose Driven Church”. This sermon is designed to help the congregation understand our structure and functions. This sermon is for a unique situation.

    Structured For Service “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” Several months ago I was trying to grasp how our church is organized. How it is to operate. How it is structured. I had a copy of our by-laws in front of me and started drawing a diagram of how our church maintenance is to be ...read more

  • Idol Worship Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Aug 12, 2014
     | 4,080 views

    Idols we worship. Part 3 of 3.

    Idols - part 3 Matthew 23:1-28 July 20, 2014 Well, today, we are going to end our 3 week look at the idols we have in our lives. Of course you don’t need to be reminder what today is. It’s Selfie Sunday! You need to know what I look like, just on the happenstance that you ...read more

  • How Do You Take God's Name In Vain?

    Contributed by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle on May 26, 2007
     | 7,465 views

    This message points out that it is not just with the mouth that God’s name can be taken in vain. The life that a Christian lives can also make one guilty of taking God’s name in vain.

    How Do You Take God’s Name in Vain? Exodus 20.7 (Exodus 20:7) Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. What is this verse telling us this morning? Not to curse using God’s name. Now I did not ...read more

  • Be Strong

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Jul 19, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,139 views

    The commandment "Be strong and courageous" is given three times. Obviously it cannot be easily accepted...

    Joshua 1:1-9 Joshua - called to leadership - Moses died before leading the people into the promised land - relate to forefathers - V6: "Be strong and courageous; for you shall put this people in possession of the land that I swore to their ancestors to give them." Leadership - Annual ...read more

  • The Will Of God 2

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jun 17, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,708 views

    Conclusion

    I wish to end with some help in the specific will of God in our lives and like Paul, hope that those reading are sincerely seeking God’s will for their life. I trust you are not one of those whose works will be consumed at the Bema though their soul will saved as by fire. I have heard these ...read more

  • How Does An Elder Eld? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 12, 2010
    based on 65 ratings
     | 18,260 views

    Titus and Timothy are both told to select appropriate men to lead the church as Elders. But what does God expect of these leaders and how can we (as the congregation) assist them in their role?

    OPEN: In one medical school, the students were complaining that they didn’t see why a class in Physics was necessary for them to be doctors. Finally one student actually challenged the teacher with that question. The teacher thought about that for a moment and then said “Well, we study Physics ...read more

  • Have You Seen The Light?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,171 views

    The light of ascencion illuminates forgiveness and God’s care for us.

    Have you seen the light? Moses saw the light on his many trips up Mt. Sinai to receive God’s laws. Peter, James, and John, disciples of Jesus, saw the light on the Mount of Transfiguration when Jesus’ appearance was changed before their very eyes. But what about you? Have you seen the light? That ...read more

  • What's The Difference?

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Mar 19, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,424 views

    So what’s the difference between the church and the world? And what’s the source of that difference. Would it surprise those of us in the church to realize that we’re the reason things are so different?

    What’s the difference? By itself the question doesn’t make sense. What’s the difference between what? Some differences are pretty easy to see, night and day; automobiles and elephants. But others are a bit subtler such as between democracy and a representative republic. Still others are live ...read more

  • "The Hypocrite” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 6, 2018
     | 4,306 views

    Jesus gives us the profile of a hypocrite.

    This Sunday and the next, we're going to take a look at two problem people. We refer to them as problem people because Jesus had a problem with them; and He let them know it! We're talking about the hypocrite and the legalist. (READ TEXT) Jesus addressed a Pharisee and the experts in the law. In ...read more

  • How To Be Receptive To God's Voice Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on May 9, 2007
    based on 38 ratings
     | 9,451 views

    This is the fifth and final sermon in this series. Here are some practical ways to be receptive to God’s Word.

    Communicating With God: How To Be Receptive To God’s Voice Today we are finishing our series “Communicating With God.” In this series we have looked at: “How to Listen To God’s Voice”, “How To Recognize God’s Voice”, “How To Test the Voices You Hear” and “How To Talk to God”. Today we are ...read more

  • Without A Word

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,131 views

    Considers the vital role of God’s Word in our lives, what it would be like if there were not Bible, and what it is like to ignore it.

    Intro – Some of you watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the past couple of weeks. Sure enough, just like last year, George Bailey wished he’d never been born, and he got to see what the world would have been like if he had never existed. It was just a little over a year ago, I asked everyone to ...read more

  • Obey Or Be Sacrificed Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 31, 2009
    based on 53 ratings
     | 44,631 views

    What did Saul do that was so wrong? And if he was condemned for disobedience, what does that mean for us when we disobey?

    OPEN: A mother was telling about her 6-year-old daughter, Lori, who was studying 1 Samuel 15:22—"To obey is better than sacrifice" for her Bible memory course. One day Lori observed her 3-year-old sister, Kristi, being disobedient, and she immediately took her sister aside and sternly admonished ...read more

  • By Whose Authority

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Sep 24, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,222 views

    The church leaders challenge Jesus and question His authority

    Community Family Fellowship This week’s Readings October 1, 2017 COMMUNION SUNDAY I hope and pray that you continue to pray and extend a hand to every victim of these past Hurricanes that have left so many victims with great lost in their wake. Sunday Reading and Message ...read more

  • Do Not Lose The Mission For A Tradition!

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jan 19, 2018
     | 1,608 views

    Churches need to get out of the marriage business. It is a tradition, not a biblical mandate. Stick to mission!

    Gen 2 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my ...read more