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  • Going Home

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Apr 30, 2016
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    Jesus promises his presence as people join him in his work. God is always with us, because the Father and the Son have made their home with us where we are. God has made his home in our hearts, and in return he has made a home for us in heaven.

    How many of you have been part of sad goodbyes? Perhaps it was because of an adult child leaving home. Perhaps it was because a visitor was leaving, or perhaps it was because you were getting ready to leave after visiting someone. Perhaps it was because of the death of a family member or friend. more

  • Love One Another-The Supreme Commandment

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Jul 1, 2015

    Being a true friend of Jesus means listening to what he wants to tell us and then using that information to do his work in our world and in our lives

  • The Last Lecture

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Apr 28, 2008
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    In the farewell discourse Jesus is giving His "Last Lecture" that brings together the most important messages He has for us.

    Introduction: This is the third in a series of sermons on Jesus’ farewell discourses in the Gospel according to John. These words have special importance because in them Jesus is telling His disciples and us what is critical in faith. John 14:15-21 Jesus said, “If you love me, you will more

  • Jesus’ Final Instructions, Part 1

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Sep 15, 2015

    Jesus went to heaven to prepare a place for us to go to when we go to our heavenly home. Going home fulfills the longing we have for God. Only God can fulfill the emptiness of our souls.

  • Jesus’ Final Instructions, Part 2

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Sep 22, 2015
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    When we love Jesus, we will obey his commandments and we will not find them burdensome. On the contrary, we will obey them joyfully, because the Holy Spirit inspires us to go into the world and share God’s love, even if the world can’t or won’t accept it.

  • What Did Jesus Pray For?

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser, M. Div. on Jun 3, 2017

    Jesus is about to go to the cross to make the ultimate sacrifice for sin, and precedes that act with this lovely prayer of intercession and consecration.

    How important is faithfulness in prayer? Dr. Wilbur Chapman often told of his experience when, as a young man, he went to become pastor of a church in Philadelphia. After his first sermon, an old gentleman said to him, "You're pretty young to be pastor of this church. But you preach the Gospel, more

  • Past, Presence And Future Series

    Contributed by Wm Darius Myers on Apr 24, 2007
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    An exegetical paper on John 14, encouraging a balanced view of experience and evidence in evaluating one’s walk with Christ, especially as it regards the work of the Holy Spirit.

    “Past Presence and Future: Jesus’ Assurances in the Face of His Disciples’ Anxieties in John 14” Introduction In this passage the two most familiar verses (14:6 and 14:12) have often obscured the context, the flow and the purpose of Jesus’ address to His disciples’ concerns. The more

  • I Am The True Vine

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Apr 18, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    How does the Christian produce fruit, and what is the nature of this fruit?

    I AM the True Vine John 15:1-8 Today, we will look at the last of the I AM statements in the Gospel of John. There are seven of them with a predicate adjective, the bread of life, light of the world, the door, the good shepherd, the resurrection and the life, the way, the truth, and the life, more

  • Pause Series

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Mar 14, 2016

    Experiencing peace in our lives requires staying connected to the Holy Spirit, God's peaceful presence within us.

    Last Sunday afternoon, I left church and headed home. My plan was to get home, feed Owen some lunch, put him down for a nap, and then start working. Well, you know how the saying goes, “The best laid plans…” I pulled out of the parking lot and headed down East Brainerd Road more

  • Jesus Christ - Master Military Strategist

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 6, 2003
    based on 63 ratings

    We need to trust Christ’s "war plan", even when it seems the battle is going against us.

    Over the past couple of weeks, since the war in Iraq began, we have been subjected to a barrage of television commentators expressing their views on the conduct of the war. Every channel has their own set of talking heads – retired generals arguing about whether we have enough troops and tanks on more

  • Stand For Nothing Or Fall For Anything

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 14, 2011
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    Sermon for the 4th Sunday of Easter with new members uniting with the church.

    John 15: 1 – 8 / Stand for Nothing Or Fall For Anything Intro: As I have grown older, I find myself giving more time to introspection. In a few days I will add another candle to my birthday cake. That has caused me to think about my mom and dad without whom I would not be here. I am more

  • The Things That Are To Come

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 24, 2012
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    Pentecost Sunday, Year B 2012

    The Things That Are To Come / John 16: 4b – 15 Intro: Sharon and Joan had been best friends ever since Sharon moved in next door with her husband and three kids. Joan baked a cake and took it next door to her new neighbors. That was 20 years ago. Their kids had grown up together. The more

  • Apostolic Succession, Persecution, And Joy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 24, 2014

    Thanks to the Church's magisterium, we know what Jesus taught, and we can rejoice, even amid persecution.

    Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter EF: Ascension Day; OF: Easter Weekday Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles gives us one of those rare and precious bits of information that helps us to date the journeys of Paul and his letters. And it does so in one of the most important of more

  • The Great Commission

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on May 31, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    The challenge of the Great Commission is this. We need to 1. Know the message and where it has come from; 2. Be committed to following Christ ourselves and 3. Pray for protection from evil that we too will not fall.

    01-06-03 Thornage John 17:6-17 Story: There is an ancient legend about Jesus’ ascension into heaven. In it, Jesus is met by the angel Gabriel who asks him, "Now that your work is finished, what plans have you made to insure that the truth that you brought to more

  • What Judas Missed-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on May 10, 2018

    3 of ? Judas missed the entirety of that which took place from the time of his leaving the Lord’s supper(13:30) until he arrived in the Garden of Gethsemane, with those who would arrest Jesus(18:3)! Judas Missed...

    WHAT JUDAS MISSED-III—John 13:18--17:26(13:31-38) OR--‘WHILE YOU WERE OUT/AWAY’ Attention: Lesson Before the Lesson: A college professor had the mysterious habit of walking into the lecture hall each morning, removing a tennis ball from his jacket pocket. He would set it on the corner of the more