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  • Walking In Fellowship Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 24, 2016
    based on 8 ratings
     | 20,976 views

    What does fellowship look like and how does Church fellowship benefit us?

    OPEN: Once upon a time (as all good stories begin), a group of people agreed that they should spend each Sunday in the presence of one another. Many were not satisfied with the 6 or 8 hours each week, but also came together each Saturday for several more hours of fellowship.They did not count the ...read more

  • Romans 12:4-5 - Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on May 10, 2018
     | 1,547 views

    In Romans 12:4-5 we saw that we are all interconnected members of the Body of Christ. In verses 6-8 we see that members of the body receive gifts in order to use them to meet the needs of others. Both the gifted and the receiver must be present for this.

    Please stand as we read or recite our memory Scripture for this quarter ... Romans 12:4-5 “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” ...read more

  • Loving Others Through Hospitality Series

    Contributed by Anonymous on Sep 5, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,305 views

    Encouraging the church to love our neighbor by our hospitality to guests using Abraham as an model.

    Practical Exercise during worship: After singing have congregation greet at least two people they do not know, or have not greeted in a long time (hint: encourage them to get out of their pews if they have to). Give extra time for this. Last week our focus was on how we can live out the ...read more

  • Loving Others Through Hospitality

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,202 views

    Using Abraham as an example of demonstrating love to newcomers to the church in practical ways. This sermon prepared us for our Friendship Sunday the following week.

    Last week our focus was on how we can live out the second of the Great Commandments, to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Our particular focus was on demonstrating love to those who are not yet Christian or who may be Christian but are unchurched, they are not connected to Christ’s body the ...read more

  • Living To Please God

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 17, 2008
    based on 29 ratings
     | 6,348 views

    The Bible is full of admonition on how to please God in life. We have three different admonitions in this text. 1- Avoid sexual lust 2- Adopt brotherly love 3- Ambitiously work hard

    INTRO.- ILL.- The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to ...read more

  • The End Is Near Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 25, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,294 views

    Like paratroopers who have been dropped behind enemy lines, Christians have a job to do in sometimes-unfriendly territory.

    The End is Near (I Peter 4:7-11) 1. AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it’s not Walter who’s lacking intelligence. Police in Oakland, California spent two hours attempting to ...read more

  • Is Jesus Enough?

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Sep 26, 2017
     | 4,513 views

    In 1 Corinthians there was an atmosphere of chaos and so the apostle Paul writes a letter. And in that letter he reminds them of the focal point of what he taught them when he was there and that is, "Jesus Christ and Him crucified." Is that all they need?

    Please open your Bibles to 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 which we will read in a few minutes. The church in Corinth in the Bible was filled with problems. The simple act of communion had been perverted into a feast for the rich to gorge themselves in front of those who were poor and had no food. ...read more

  • Doing The Holy Hug Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 4, 2013
    based on 94 ratings
     | 18,197 views

    The "holy kiss" was a common way to show love and acceptance in the early church. What was that "kiss" intended to accomplish for God and how can we (who often don’t do that) accomplish the same goals?

    OPEN: For the next 4 weeks, we’re going to be looking at what the Bible says about kissing (pause). You know, the Bible is just FULL of kissing. There are stories where sons kiss their fathers. Friends kissing friends/ brothers kissing brothers. People kissing false idols. Kissing between a ...read more

  • Don't Pass On The Passover Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,223 views

    Studying the details and the meaning of Passover is quite an undertaking, but three facts seem obvious. Let’s note these facts.

    Don’t Pass on the Passover Exodus 12:1-13 1. One traditional question Jewish children ask their father as part of the Passover dinner is "Ma Nishtana ha lei la haze," "Why is this NIGHT different than any other NIGHT." Dad then recounts the story of the Exodus. 2. Comedian George Burns, ...read more

  • You Are Welcome In This House

    Contributed by Spencer Miller on Jun 29, 2019
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,684 views

    Being a welcoming church is more than an abstract principle.

    “So warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified” Romans 15:7 TLB Introduction: Being a welcoming church is more than an abstract principle. It’s more than words on paper. And so, what does it mean for us to be a people or a ...read more

  • Getting What God Gives Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Feb 22, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,569 views

    3rd message of 5 on John 3-4. Getting What God Gives is important if you are going to become a faithful servant of Christ. It’s not easy but it is a critical lesson.

    From Mortal to Immortal A Study of John 3-4 We are all Control Freaks Control is a real issue for all of us. Of course, we can all think of someone else who is more of a control freak than we are. Like the mother who calls to tell you she has arranged for you to meet yet another ...read more

  • Take Your Shoes Off! Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 13, 2006
     | 4,553 views

    All of God’s servants are human beings with quirks and hidden agendas. God often uses us not because of who we are, but in spite of who we are.

    Take Your Shoes Off! (Exodus 3:1-4:16) 1. This article surfaced in the news this week: LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters Life) - Looking for safe excitement? November is fig month at the Dull Men’s Club, a place in cyberspace for men who feel "born to be mild" and enjoy watching grass grow and ...read more

  • Diet And Exercise: A Spiritual Perspective – Part I

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Oct 10, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 8,853 views

    A sermon in 2 parts - how to keep the Body of Christ fit and healthy - applying spiritual lessons from our need for diet and exercise.

    DIET AND EXERCISE: A Spiritual Perspective – Part I Daniel 1: 3-16; John 4: 4-14; 7:37-39 1. We have just completed a 4 week study entitled Christian A&P 101 where we reflected on the Apostle Paul’s favorite description of the Church as the Body of Christ. We examined 4 main aspects of our ...read more

  • Part 2: Connecting The Dots With God's Family Series

    Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Aug 1, 2008
     | 3,152 views

    God ultimately wants us to become a part of His group—His family—the church.

    Introduction Remember last week how I mentioned the “Connect the Dots” Activity, where you draw a line from dot #1 to dot #2, then to #3, and so on. And when you’re done, a picture is revealed. And then. I shared how, through our lives, we get “dots” of spiritual information about God, but we ...read more

  • Unity With Believers Series

    Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Jun 24, 2009
     | 2,207 views

    We often try to get back to the Acts 2 church. The problem is we cant. We shouldnt want to. There are however things we can learn from them by looking at what they devoted themselves to, in so doing we can pick up where they left off.

    3. The Book of Acts June 7th, 2009 Unity with Believers Have you ever been white water rafting? My youth group went one summer before a CIY conference. A group of us went to this extreme games camp where there was rock climbing, ropes courses, and of course white water rafting. The last ...read more