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  • Man's Chief End

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 28, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,048 views

    Why are you and I here? Why did God create us? What is our purpose in life? We were made to glorify and enjoy but how do we do that and what does that mean?

    Man's Chief End 1 Peter 4:10-11 Why are you and I here? Why did God create us? What is our purpose in life? With this thought in mind Augustine said, "You have formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in You." God is a God of glory. Moses sang in Exodus 15:11 " ...read more

  • Prologue To First John Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Jul 19, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,259 views

    In 1 John 1:1-4, the apostle shares out of his own personal encounter with “the Word of Life.”

    PROLOGUE TO FIRST JOHN I John 1:1-4 The prologue of 1 John is similar to the prologue in the Gospel of John. The “beginning” in John 1:1 is a reference to the beginning of time. When time began, “the Word” (Logos) already existed. The “beginning” in 1 John 1:1 can refer to the ...read more

  • The Number One Priority For Life

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jun 4, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,683 views

    “Why do I exist? - What’s my life all about?” -“What am I here for?” - The wrong answer to these questions will lead to a crisis - Ps 27:8 Helps us answer these questions

    PowerPoint Available + New Slide > Transition In X Transition Out Fill in the Blanks Handout Available ___________________________________________________________________ + John Sculley Was president of Pepsi Co during the 1970s and early 1980s He is best known for his marketing skills, ...read more

  • Towards A Celebration Lifestyle Series

    Contributed by Matt Day on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 11,243 views

    Study on Nehemiah 12, identifying the significance, process and fruits of celebrating God’s work in our lives.

    Celebrate! – Nehemiah 12 Kids celebration message : What has been the best thing happened in your week? What has been the worst thing? It’s easy to be thankful when nice things happen, harder to be thankful to God when not so nice things happen. It says in bible – give thanks in all ...read more

  • The Passion Of Self-Gratification Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 30, 2009
    based on 53 ratings
     | 20,079 views

    God’s wisdom gives peace but the churches to which James wrote were experiencing chronic hostility & sharp confrontations. They fought, coveted, quarreled & condemned others to obtain their desires. They were dominated by self-will

    JAMES 4: 1-5 THE PASSION OF SELF-GRATIFICATION [Romans 7:14-25] Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote of a man who was dominated by the driving desire for self-gratification. To possess land was his highest pleasure. Someone promised him that he could own all of the land he could walk ...read more

  • The Worshipper's Portrait (Drawn With A Scripture Pencil)

    Contributed by Gordan Runyan on Aug 21, 2002
    based on 162 ratings
     | 12,068 views

    In Psalm 15, David’s asking God what a real worshipper looks like; do we look like God’s answer?

    One of the old confessions of the church (Westminster) says that man’s chief end is to glorify God and to fully enjoy Him forever. That’s a pretty decent answer to why we’re all here. We were created to worship. It is man’s chief end. Worship is an end, not a means to an end. We worship ...read more

  • The Lord's Supper Series

    Contributed by Keith Andrews on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,793 views

    This is a sermon presenting the basics of the Lord’s Supper.

    The Last Supper Sermon by CH (CPT) Keith J. Andrews 1 Corinthians 11:27-34 All Scripture marked NKJV: The New King James Version. 1996, c1982 (1 Co 11:23). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. Nearly five years after the 9-11 attacks people continue to argue about how to memorialize the people who died ...read more

  • The Unknown God Part 1

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,257 views

    A City full of Idols.

    1. Paul’s Audience vv17-18b So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. [18] Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. Setting – Last week we felt the heart of Paul ...read more

  • A Summary Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,103 views

    In this sermon, Paul gives us a six-point summary of the gospel--the good news of God.

    Scripture In his commentary on Romans John MacArthur points out that a quick look at any newspaper or a passing glance at a weekly news magazine reminds us that in our world most news is bad and seems to be getting worse. What is happening on a national and worldwide scale is simply the ...read more

  • Life On Purpose

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,970 views

    I can’t forget the story one of our members tells about his childhood. He asked his dad the big question: "Why am I here?" That’s a thoughtful question from a little boy. Here’s what his dad said. "How the h___ do I know?" My friend is still reeling from the shock of that response. But how would ...read more

  • The Characteristics Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Feb 3, 2008
    based on 25 ratings
     | 9,641 views

    In this sermon we observe seven characteristics of true, saving faith that are found in the life of every believer.

    Scripture The apostle Paul has been using the patriarch Abraham as an example of faith in Romans 4:1-25. Today, as we examine the final section of this chapter we shall observe the characteristics of true, saving faith. Let’s read Romans 4:18-25: "18 In hope he believed against hope, that he ...read more

  • Living For The Glory Of God Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Nov 16, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 16,369 views

    All theology must lead to doxology. Our position in Christ should lead to praise which will lead to practice. Our response should be wow, wonder and worship.

    Living for the Glory of God Romans 11:33-36 Rev. Brian Bill 11/16/08 A generation ago J.B. Phillips wrote a book with this title: Your God Is Too Small. This captures the struggle many of us have because our God is much smaller than the God of the Bible. This morning one of my goals is to ...read more

  • "Holy Is Your Name" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 106 ratings
     | 21,506 views

    What are we doing to "hallow" God’s Name?

    "Holy is Your Name" Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I conduct worship at several nursing homes in the North Shore on a rotating basis. I often wonder how much is being grasped, if those present even know we’re having a worship service…until I lead the ...read more

  • How To Help People Find Eternal Life As Jesus Did – John 4

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 136 ratings
     | 4,708 views

    It is easy to determine when something is aflame. It ignites other material. Any fire that does not spread will eventually go out. A church without evangelism is a contradiction in terms, just as a fire that does not burn is a contradiction.

    How to Help People Find Eternal Life as Jesus Did – John 4:7-39 Statistics:George Barna reports some amazing facts. Most Americans, including profession Christians, believe that people are inherently good and that there primary purpose is to enjoy life as much as possible. a). 38% believe ...read more

  • #15 -- Blessings Series

    Contributed by Derek Melanson on Jan 16, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,245 views

    God blesses us by coming down to us, by ’kneeling’in a gesture of grace and salvation. In response we are to bless Him with praise and worship, commitment and service.

    “Songs for the Road #15: Blessing” Psalm 134 This is our last song for the road—we’ve reached the end of the journey. What does the end look like? The end looks like Psalm 134. And this Psalm really sums up what the Christian is all about in some ways. It summarizes God’s grace and our ...read more