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  • Called And Equipped Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan 20, 2015

    Jesus is baptized, called in to mission and ministry and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Our baptisms mirror Jesus'

    Matthew 3:1-17 “Called and Equipped” INTRODUCTION Time has passed quickly in the gospel story. Last Sunday our story focused on Jesus’ flight to Egypt with his mother and father. Jesus was about two years-old. Today the gospel reading is Matthew’s account of ...read more

  • Called To Bless Series

    Contributed by Stephen Sheane on Apr 10, 2018

    When we serve others we find satisfaction, significance and succession

    CALLED TO BLESS Many years ago there lay a large boulder in the middle of a well travelled roadway. Traveler after traveler walked past the boulder, veering off the side of the road to get around it. All the while, they were shaking their head and muttering, "Can you believe that? Someone should ...read more

  • Called To Be Sent Series

    Contributed by Stephen Sheane on Apr 10, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Being a light in the world involves worship, welcome, work and witness

    CALLED TO BE SENT A few years ago a guy named Ron Schatz went into a bank and filled out a withdrawal slip. He took the slip up to the teller and gave it to her, but noticed the teller was acting very strangely and seemed to be taking a long time getting his money. Suddenly the police burst in ...read more

  • What Kind Of Shape Are You And I In?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 27, 2003
    based on 11 ratings

    We are called and equipped to serve - in Jesus’ name!

    One of the beliefs about our economic system is that it has moved from being an industrial economy to a service and information economy. In other words, more and more jobs are based on providing a service or information than providing a product. Service has therefore become an important part of ...read more

  • Do What You Are

    Contributed by John Roy on Feb 22, 2001
    based on 188 ratings

    God has called and equipped us to do what we are.

    DO WHAT YOU ARE Once upon a time the animals decided they should do something meaningful to meet the challenges of the new world. So they organized a school. They developed an activity curriculum of climbing, swimming, running, and flying. To make the administration easier all the animals took ...read more

  • Encounter Jesus

    Contributed by David Nolte on Mar 19, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Deals with what happened to Saul when he encountered Jesus. The same can happen to anyone.

    “Encounter Jesus” 1 Timothy 1:12-17 David P. Nolte The song by The Newsboys rightly said, “My God’s not dead He’s surely alive! He’s living on the inside Roaring like a lion.” But, back in 1884, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, ...read more

  • Gone Fishing

    Contributed by Jeffrey Sims on Jan 23, 2015

    A sermon about Jesus calling four fisherman to follow him and how we also are called and equipped to be Fishers of People.

  • Numb

    Contributed by Carol Post on Jul 26, 2017
    based on 3 ratings

    Has numbness and complacency crept into your spiritual walk? God has called and equipped each believer to abundant life that is found only in him!

    John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. NKJV Who can remember a time when there wasn’t a device in every hand? Growing up Grandma curfew. No calling or texing, no locator on ...read more

  • Equipping God's People

    Contributed by Eric Hanson on Jun 24, 2015

    In Ephesians 4, we learn of God's plan to equip his people for ministry through people who are called and equipped to do this wonderful task.

    Equipping God’s People (The people gifts of Ephesians Chapter 4) Pastor Eric J. Hanson Introduction: God Wants Us All to Become Mature. The plan of God, as revealed in His word, the Bible, is for every believer in Jesus Christ to grow up spiritually and become more and more like ...read more

  • Mission Sunday 2017

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jun 19, 2018

    Missions opportunities are all around us local, regional, national and international. Is God calling you to a mission field of some kind. Be open to His call and let the love of Jesus fuel your faith to serve.

    Mission Sunday 2017 1 Peter 1:17-23 "Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life ...read more

  • You Are Called In Jesus Christ

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Aug 4, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    As Paul moves to chapters 4-6 of Ephesians, he begins his "application" part of the letter. In 4:1-16, Paul talks about what it means to be called. What that looks like for life, your church life, and your serving.

    As you know, for the last three weeks, we have been in the book of Ephesians. Paul has told us back in chapter one how we are blessed, adopted, chosen, and sealed in Jesus Christ. In chapter two, he told us about what we were like before Christ came, aliens and strangers to grace! Last week, we ...read more

  • Communion: Chosen, Blessed, Broken, Given

    Contributed by George Durham on Dec 26, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Communion thoughts

    “Chosen, Blessed, Broken, Given” Henri Nouwen/ 4 words Describe JESUS & All Genuine Christians. “Took (Chose), Blessed, Broke, Gave Feeding 5000, Last Supper, Emmaus Road 1. CHOSEN: I am CHOSEN by God! I am ...read more

  • Self Discipline Series

    Contributed by Ricky Sinclair on Feb 20, 2013

    Discipline does not automatically make someone a leader, but no one can lead for long without it.

    Discipline does not automatically make someone a leader, but no one can lead for long without it. I. Discipline a. More government leaders have failed from poor discipline than poor policies. b. More pastors have failed due to bad discipline than bad ...read more

  • The Master's Final Words

    Contributed by Rodney Burton on Jan 27, 2009

    A look at the last things said by Jesus before His resurrection.

    The Master’s Final Words 1. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.  Jesus has always wanted His servants to understand that He has the power to accomplish all things.  If we would gain a better understanding of the authority of the one we serve, we would ...read more

  • 9 To 5 Christianity

    Contributed by Carl Allen on May 2, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    All to often Christian’s find themselves living in part time for God Sunday morning only. When we come into a relationship with Christ, we are called to live a life for God everyday and all the time.

    9 to 5 Christianity 2 Timothy 2:1-7 Intro: One day a little boy anxiously waited for his father to come home from work. He had seen a bright shiny toy train in the toy store window and just had to have it. He asks his father, if he could do something in order to get this train. His father ...read more