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  • Part Iii. Giving God Your Very Best Series

    Contributed by Chris Carroll on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Encourage all of us to realize that we have been given wonderful gifts by God and He encourages us to use those gifts to do our very best and invites all of us to join together to serve Him.

    Having a Servant’s Heart: Give Him Your Best I Corinthians 12 September 2, 2007 CBC The story is told of this woman who decided one day to try horseback riding. Now she had never ridden a horse before and had never had a lesson on how to ride a horse. And so she sees this horse and she says I’m more

  • Part Iv: You Are Good To Go For Ministry Series

    Contributed by Chris Carroll on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    But my prayer is that over the last three weeks you and I have discovered that as believers you and I have been given spiritual gifts by God. And these gifts have been divinely given to us based not on anything we have done but on God’s mercy and grace be

    Gladys Dunn recently moved into a retirement community in a small town. One beautiful Sunday morning she walked down the street to a church not far from her apartment. Gladys was in awe of the big beautiful church building as she stepped inside to attend the worship service. Gladys however, wasn’t more

  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Self-Denial, Cross-bearing and Obedience are the central elements of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

    At this time of year, most people have completed their holidays and are back focusing on work. Were your holiday’s what you expected? The following are actual responses from comment cards given to the staff members at Bridger Wilderness Area in NW Wyoming. -Trails need to be reconstructed. more

  • No Servant Can Serve Two Masters

    Contributed by Carl Benge on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    In the end it comes down to what you think is most important to whom do you owe your loyalty - to God or yourself and your desires. As Jesus said; “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other,...

    "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."(Luke 16:13 NIV) How many of us have ever tried to work two jobs in order to make the ends meet? If you have, have you more

  • Return Of The King Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Oct 1, 2007

    God allows evil to grow side by side with good in order to give every person the opportunity to receive him and be a part of his kingdom, but the time for judgement and separation will be coming when the King returns.

    For those of you who weren’t here last week you missed a great presentation from our missionaries Randy and Patti Cunningham on their work down in Haiti and the Caribbean. If you weren’t here I highly encourage you to get a tape of last weeks service and listen to it. God has done amazing things more

  • Fighting The Good Fight

    Contributed by Carl Benge on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    A sermon on encouraging congregations about not allowing the little things get in the way of our mission in ministry, and give them a a new perspective into the true meaning of stewardship of ministry the Spreading of the Gospel and its living message.

    At a recent Iowa Annual Conference I heard a Deputy Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society state, “If the homosexual issue was truly the dividing issue of the United Methodist Church, then our situation would be easily solved.” He went on to say that, the real issue affecting the UMC more

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Being a good neighbor (loving our neighbor) means being intentional about caring for those whom God places in our path even if they are different from us.

    [Have the congregation exchange names with one another during greeting time] [Sing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” while mimicking Mister Rogers (changing out of coat and shoes into sweater and dockers] Many of us here or your children had the opportunity to grow up with Mister Roger’s more

  • Being Rooted In Christ Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    We are to extend our roots in Christ, growing in faith so that we may conform into the image of Christ.

    This week I was listening to the Christian music station and a familiar song came on the radio by a band named Switchfoot called “This is your life,” and the lyrics of the song say, “This is your life, are you who you want to be? This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be more

  • The Practice Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    The practice of prayer helps us grow spiritually to know God better and become more like him.

    [Background Image: Fresco of Michael Angelo on the Sistine Chapel, Imago Dei] Last week we looked at our need to grow spiritually, the Apostle Paul tells us in Col. 2:6-7, “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him. Let your roots more

  • Our Responsibility To Make Judgment Calls Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Although we do not need to verbally label people, we need to understand where different people are at in their lives and thinking if we are to significantly help them. We need to develop our people skills and direct them toward growth.

    Our Responsibility to Make Judgment Calls (I Thessalonians 5:14) 1. A New Barna report came out this week (Sept 07): "The new study shows that only 3% of 16 - to 29-year-old non-Christians express favorable views of evangelicals… "… Among young non-Christians, nine out of the top 12 more

  • The Secret To A Happy Life

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Paul encourges Timothy to understand what really makes for happiness in life. He calls it "godliness combined with contentment."

    The Secret to a Happy Life I Timothy 6:6-19 September 30, 2007 What is most important to you? Have you ever thought about it? For what would you sacrifice? What in the world would you go out of the way in order to attain? I wonder… and I don’t know the answer to this…but I wonder what you more

  • Iserve - This Is What Christ Wants Us To Do

    Contributed by Jonathan Falwell on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Serving others - that is where our faith goes into action.

    iTruths – iServe Serving others. That is where our faith goes into action. This is where we take what we believe, take the love of Christ that is within us, and affect others with it. This is what Christ wants us to do. We continue our iTruths: Life Lessons for the iPod Generation series. more

  • Do You Have A Right To Be Angry? Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    A sermon on when not to be angry, when to be angry, and how to deal with anger.

    Do You Have a Right To Be Angry? Jonah 4:4, 9 INTRO.: Tell the story of God’s question to Jonah. A valid question. There is a time to be angry and a time to not be angry. Someone has said, "A person who is angry for the right reasons against the right persons, in the right manner, and for the more

  • God's Job Description For Us

    Contributed by Clive Pooley on Oct 1, 2007

    True prosperity flows from God’s presence - the Blessing is received then passed on blessing others.

    BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING As we continue in our series - God’s Wonderful World - we look this week at God’s Job Description for us. Now as you heard the passage you may have thought I was going to major on the notion of stewardship - looking after the planet - which is quite right and proper - but more

  • Lives That Lift

    Contributed by Chris Layton on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 24 ratings

    This sermon looks at the difference YOU can make in someone’s life - if you are willing.

    Introduction: Have you ever known people who just “lift you up”? People who, just to be in their presence gave you a boost that sent you away with a smile on your face and joy in your heart? I have known many like that and numerous times I have wished that I could do that for others. I have more