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  • Having, Losing, Choosing

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 31, 2009

    Whatever we think we possess can be lost. God gives it to us for only so long as we need it, but after that it becomes an idol. We must choose to give away time, talent, treasure for things that do last, and for life itself.

    Almost nothing that you and I count on to be permanent really is permanent. Almost everything that we think will last forever, it turns out, can be destroyed. Anything we have we can also very easily lose. We live in a monumental city. Capitol Hill, the monuments, the Federal Triangle, the White more

  • Recession Proof Your Life Series

    Contributed by Tom Conant on Apr 3, 2009
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    Second in a series on stewardship

    Intro. There is a difference in a paradox and an oxymoron that is often confusing. Both involve seemingly contradictory and conflicting words. Oxymorons are so interesting and humorous that we up make top 10 lists. Here is my top 10 oxyomoron list: alone together; same difference; exact more

  • God's Gift

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Apr 5, 2009
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    Make a difference in people’s lives! Help someone make that transformational experience of "I once was lost, but now am found"

    Amazing Grace - Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me - I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see - Can you see the pattern? - John Newton, the author of the lyrics to Amazing Grace, was born in 1725 in Wapping, London, United Kingdom. After a brief more

  • Crossing The Jordan Series

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Apr 19, 2009
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    It all depends on you.

    Crossing the Jordan Joshua 3:1-17 There were three men sitting at a coffee shop talking. One was a surgeon, one was an engineer and the other was a politician. And they were having an argument as to who’s profession was around the longest. And the surgeon more

  • Knowing When To Break The Rules

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 3, 2009
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    Jesus’ encounter with the Syrophoenician woman admits several interpretations, all of which teach us: give what is needed rather than what is wanted; teach others rather than do for them; watch your motives.

    Just when you think you have your life routines down pat, settled and secure, something comes along and upsets the whole pattern. Just when you think you have your life all organized, something comes up to discombobulate it! Just when you think you know the rules by which you govern your more

  • T-E-A-M

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Oct 31, 2007
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    We are the body of Christ and members of one another. It takes all of us to make a team for the well-being of the church.

    T – E – A – M Romans 12:3-8 October 28, 2007 We come today to the third in the series of stewardship messages as we move along toward our Consecration Sunday celebration. Two weeks ago, we talked about our commitment. If you remember, I said that God has made a commitment to us so perhaps it more

  • Shaped For Serving God Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Dec 5, 2007
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    Part 5 in series The Purpose-Driven Life, this message looks at Ministry, the fourth of God’s five principal purposes for our lives.

    Shaped for Serving God The Purpose-Driven Life, part 5 Wildwind Community Church David K. Flowers November 11, 2007 In spite of enormous success, Elvis Presley was, according to friends, an unfulfilled and unhappy man. He died of obesity and drug dependency at 42. And in an interview more

  • Teammates Series

    Contributed by Larry Pozza on Feb 13, 2007

    Stewardship is a team sport

    Teammates “The devoted themselves … to fellowship” Acts 2:42 Stewardship can be a lonely sport. While the rest of the world is concerned only about spending, traveling, and consuming, the Bible talks about serving, praying and loving. The call of Christ bids us to follow the game plan for more

  • When No One Cares Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 28, 2008
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    What are the implications if no one cares about the dillusioned, the desperate, or those who have made poor decisions? What if no one cares for the soul, the essence, of others?

    He had been running so long and so hard. Running from everything. What an irony that he of all people had had to flee for his very life! He had been on the upswing, he had been successful in everything. He had been the fair-haired lad in the eyes of those who counted, and had even married into more

  • The Issues Of Stewardship Series

    Contributed by Andrew Stringer on Jul 30, 2007
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    A very small part of stewardship involves our money; it is about every aspect of our life!

    THE ISSUES OF STEWARDSHIP I Corinthians 4:2 Introduction: 1. For the next several weeks, we will be looking at the subject of stewardship. 2. The word of God speaks often about the concept of “stewardship.” 3. But it seems that though stewardship is often misunderstood. 4. To most, more

  • The Most Important Gift Series

    Contributed by Andrew Stringer on Jul 30, 2007

    Before we can give of our time, treasures, talents, etc... we must give ourselves to God!

    THE MOST IMPORTANT GIFT II Corinthians 8:1-15 Introduction: 1. We are in the midst of stewardship emphasis month. 2. How many want to be a poor steward in any area of your life? Hopefully not any! 3. We all want to be good stewards–how do we learn? 4. By studying other good more

  • Becoming Good Stewards Series

    Contributed by Andrew Stringer on Jul 30, 2007
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    This is a modification of a previous sermon on Stewardship from the same passage.

    Becoming Good Stewards II Corinthians 8:1-15 Introduction: 1. This morning we began our annual stewardship series! 2. We discussed the requirements of stewardship. 3. Tonight, we will continue with the idea of “Becoming Good Stewards!” 4. How many of you want to be a poor steward in any more

  • Eye See You Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jul 31, 2007

    Are we using our money, time, and resources to bless others? The eye is the lamp of the body. How we live our lives and how we use our blessings determines how brightly we shine for Jesus.

    Video clip: The Lake House Hospital Scene: Father is reminding architect son about the importance of and difference in light depending on location and environment. Window of the Soul: Our Eyes • Motives • Virtues (generosity, stinginess, envy/jealousy, ) • Actions (lamp gives light!) more

  • Missions Work In Zambia

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on May 31, 2009
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    Have you ever cleaned fish? It is a messy smelly job that requires you to get your hands dirty. Missions work can be like that sometimes. Yet what beautiful things can be accomplished when we try.

    Missions Work in Zambia There is a man in Zambia named Jimmy Kongwa. He has been a guest at our church. He and his wife Ivy work tirelessly to rescue the children of their country from disease, starvation, forced labor and a life of crime. They do it through an agency we support called more

  • What Are You Investing In?

    Contributed by Shawn Hamilton on Jun 2, 2009
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    This sermon is one that is on the difficult subject of giving and investing in God.

    Where is Your Investment? Hebrews 11:1-11:16 (Intro) A preacher named Ray Stedman traveled across the country for a week of meetings. The only problem was, his baggage didn’t make it. He needed a couple of suits so he went down to the local thrift shop. When he told the salesman, "I’d like more