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  • Get Out Of Your Boat

    Contributed by Michael Treston on Oct 24, 2001
    based on 164 ratings
     | 9,464 views

    inspired by John Ortberg

  • Investement Tips For Divorce

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Nov 21, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,641 views

    This sermon provides a historical and biblical framework for understanding divorce. I am indebted to Dr. John Ortberg for some of the research.

    Investment Tips For Divorce GNLCC 11/18/2007 Hosea 2:16-20 Matthew 19:1-10 (Much of this message comes from me listening to Dr. John Ortberg Of Menlo Presbyterian Church in Menlo CA. You may go to their website and see the message as it was originally done. It is available in print, ...read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 9, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,453 views

    What would the world be like if there was no Christmas and No Jesus? This message was inspired by John Ortberg's message "Who is this Man?"

    It’s a Wonderful Life (Begin with Clip from “It’s a Wonderful Life” scene where George meets Clarence and wishes he had never been born” It’s a Wonderful Life has consistently been ranked in the top 100 movies of all times, it has been called the number one ...read more

  • Who Is This Man? How Jesus Shaped Our View Of Education And Enemies Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 9, 2013
     | 1,837 views

    This series was inspired by John Ortbergs book by the same title this message looks at how Education and how we treat our enemies has been shaped by Jesus.

    Who is this Man? How Jesus Shaped our Minds and Our Emotions. How was high School for you? I loved high school, well actually it was a weird time of life, on one hand I couldn’t wait to graduate so I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. For me graduation signified freedom. ...read more

  • Who Is This Man? Who Jesus Shaped The World's View Of Women And Marriage Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 2, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,548 views

    This Series was inspired by John Ortberg's book of the same title. This week we look at how Jesus changed how women and marriage were viewed.

    Who is This Man? 3 If I was to ask you about the longest recorded conversation that Jesus had in the four gospels who would you say it involved? His best friend, Peter? John the Baptist? The High Priests when they were interrogating him or Pilate during this trial? Wrong on each account. The ...read more

  • He Is The Lord

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on May 2, 2007
     | 696 views

    Gleaned from John Ortberg’s Book - "If you want to walk on the water, you have to get out of the boat". This teaches us that we must understand exactly "who" the Lord is.

    HE is the Lord Matthew 25:14-30 > Dr. Tim Lahaye tells the story (which I have repeated many times, but which perfectly illustrates a point); it’s about a husband who was receiving marital counseling. The obvious truth was that He and His wife were at odds with each other and were in the mode of ...read more

  • Moving Way Beyond, "Are We There, Yet?”

    Contributed by Ric Feeney on Nov 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 810 views

    In John Ortberg’s, Love Beyond Reason, he refers to our questioning the journey and missing out on the trip. We’d do better if we let "Jesus Take the Wheel."

    In John Ortberg’s, Love Beyond Reason, he refers to our questioning the journey and missing out on the trip. We’d do better if we let "Jesus Take the Wheel." Jesus and “Time Travel” He moved backward...so He could get to where we are. We move forward...so we can be where He is. John ...read more

  • Who Is This Man? The Basics Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on May 19, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,610 views

    This is the beginning of a series examining how Jesus has shaped our world. It was inspried by John Ortberg's book. This week we look at what we believe about Jesus

    Who is this Man? Matthew 16:13-20 If you were to ask the average person “Who is Jesus?” I am sure that you would get a bunch of different answers. Some would say that he was the Son of God; other’s might say that he was a prophet or a religious leader. Some might even say ...read more

  • Conflict And Community Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 14, 2016
     | 2,553 views

    Seven steps for resolving conflict (Material adapted from John Ortberg's book, Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, Chapter 7 Community is Worth Fighting For, pgs. 125-145)

    HoHum: One Sunday a minister was finishing up a series on marriage. At the end of the service he was giving out small wooden crosses to each married couple. He said, "Place this cross in the room in which you fight the most and you will be reminded of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, and you ...read more

  • Mundane Ministry/Seismic Significance Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,280 views

    Sermon #2 in My favorite disciplines series deals with mundane ministries, the discipline of holding one’s tongue, and apropriate smallness (original ideas from John Ortberg’s book, The Life you always Wanted) (Luke 9:45-48)

    #2 in the My Favorite Disciplines Mundane Ministry / Seismic Significance Luke 9:45-48 CHCC: December 14, 2008 INTRODUCTION: Last week I talked about one of my Favorite Disciplines – Celebration. In our Pueblo Group we studied a book by John Ortberg about Spiritual Disciplines --- and ...read more

  • The Spirit Of The Disciplines Ii

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jan 27, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 960 views

    We are to "make every effort" to grow to be like Christ. Growth comes through conscious efforts.

    2 Peter 1:5-8 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8 For ...read more

  • God’s Presence Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,378 views

    God wants us to know that he desires to dwell among us His people and He is around today if we open our eyes to see Him and embrace Him. He would love to even restore our relationship with Him so that His presence is with us always. God wants to hang out

    Series Restoration: Define restoration to the audience – summary. The act of making new or as if new again: face-lift, facelifting, refurbishment, rejuvenation, renewal, renovation, revampment. John Ortberg states, “You are not your handiwork; your life is not your project. Your life is God’s ...read more

  • Faith & Fear Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Steve Lawson on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,174 views

    It’s not so much that fear is a sin. Fear is not the problem; it’s how we respond to it.

    Faith & Fear Part 1 - 2 Timothy 1:7 2 Timothy 1:7 - For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.1 Psychologists define fears and anxieties as, ‘what a person experiences when faced with an event that they cannot control or predict or that ...read more

  • If You Want To Walk On Water.....

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 3, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,632 views

    ....you need to get out of the boat

    NR 07-08-05 Mt 14: 22-33: If you want to walk on water, you better get out of the boat! 1. Introduction: I would like to focus on two particular verses from our Gospel reading today. They occur in the middle of the story of Jesus walking on the water. The disciples have run into a ...read more

  • A Stewards View Of Life

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,118 views

    This sermon is the first in a series of sermons addressing stewardship as a way of life.

    A Steward¡¦s View of Life Matthew 25:14-30 This morning I want to begin a series of messages for stewardship month focusing on a Christian view of stewardship. What is stewardship and what does it have to do with us? First let me dispel some myths about stewardship: Stewardship is not just ...read more