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  • How Can We Protect Our Most Valued Resources Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,917 views

    Personal time with Jesus protects that which is most important in our lives--and keeps us on task

    One hundred forty vertical stone slabs that stretch 494 feet long and stand 10 feet tall at the highest point. Engraved on this coal-black wall are 58,132 names of American soldiers dead or missing. If you’ve been to the Vietnam Memorial, you have witnessed the somber silence that sets on the ...read more

  • Jesus Is Coming!

    Contributed by David Smith on Dec 14, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,387 views

    A Sermon for Advent Sunday

    Happy New Year everybody! Yes, it’s the first day of the ecclesiastical new year - the first Sunday in Advent - and as you’ll see, everything is a bit different today. The colours are different, the hymns are different, and there’s a sense of festivity in the air … well, maybe not a sense of ...read more

  • Wake Up!

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 29, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,620 views

    Christians must learn to live in eager anticipation of the return of our Savior, Christ Jesus.

    Matthew 24: 36 – 44 / Wake Up!!! Intro: One day a cardinal was approached by an anxious, agitated priest who said, “A woman claims to have seen a vision of the Savior in the chapel behind the main alter. What should we do?” To which the cardinal answered, “Look busy!” --- For literally ...read more

  • Light In The Land Of Darkness - Eulogy For The World Trade Center

    Contributed by Benjamin Doolittle on Mar 29, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,982 views

    First, there is disbelief. Driving to the hospital. Getting bits and pieces working in the Emergency Room. A snatch of words from a reporter on the radio. A quick blurb on CNN. The disbelief increases. What happened? The World Trade Center? Did

    Light in the Land of Darkness - Eulogy for the World Trade Center I Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 The Rev. Dr. Benjamin R. Doolittle East Pearl Street Methodist Church September 16th - 2001 - The Sunday after the Bombing of the World Trade Center Holy, Powerful God, Our nation is at war ...read more

  • The Promised One Is Coming! Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 24, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,838 views

    Preparing for Christmas means more than just shopping for presents and putting up the decorations. It means opening our hearts and lives to the working of the Holy Spirit. This is a sermon for Advent 3, Year B.

    The Promised One is Coming! Well, there are only 11 more shopping days until Christmas. Are you prepared? When many people talk about preparing for the holidays, this is the line of questioning that follows. And with good reason. If buying Christmas presents was the only thing that had to be ...read more

  • What Were You Doing When Jesus Passed By? Series

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Mar 16, 2007
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,074 views

    This sermon raises the question about what the Pharisees were doing when jesus passed by? And then consequently asks, what were we doing when Jesus came near to us!

    I. (1) An old Jewish story tells of the reaction of a learned rabbi to the excited announcement by a member of his congregation: "The Messiah has come! He is in our city now!" "Really?," mused the rabbi. Going to the window, the rabbi looked out on the city and observed: "I see no difference!" You ...read more

  • Kingdom Values And Our Values: Challenges To A Contemorary Way Of Life

    Contributed by Philip Gill on Oct 3, 2007
     | 1,278 views

    As the lives of the rich man and Lazarus are reversed by their experience of the Kingdom so our contemorary values are challenged by the call to discipleship.

    In the gospel passage this morning there is a great reversal of fortunes for the rich man and Lazarus the poor beggar. Lazarus, after enduring great suffering is taken into heaven, into the bosom of Abraham. This end suggests that he led a faithful life while the rich man is depicted in typical ...read more

  • "Surrender Brings Peace"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 11, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,871 views

    Once we possess the peace of God, how do we maintain the peace?

    Philippians 4:4-8 “Surrender Brings Peace” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA While driving around town, one thing I enjoy doing, is reading church marques or signs. Some of them may seem silly, some I may not be able to apply to my life, ...read more

  • Return Of Jesus: It's The End Of The World As We Know It

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Mar 21, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,644 views

    The Apostle Peter is clear - The return of Jesus is very real. Though nuts try to name the day, though the world mocks us, Jesus is returning - so live like it.

    Cecil B. DeMille was making one of his great epic movies. He had 6 cameras at various points to pick up the overall action and 5 other cameras set up to film plot developments involving major characters. The large cast had begun rehearsing the scene at 6am and they went through it four ...read more

  • The Problem Of Pride Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jan 24, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,533 views

    A life livedin pride is compared to a life lived in perspective.

    SERIES: “OVERCOMING OBSTACLES THAT OBSTRUCT OBEDIENCE” TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 4:6-21 TITLE: “THE PROBLEM OF PRIDE” INTRODUCTION: A. A young lawyer has just opened his new practice. On his very first day, he sits at his desk waiting and ...read more

  • Rolling Like A Servant

    Contributed by Randy Rodenborg on Mar 14, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,393 views

    Nursing home resident decides to reach out to someone else because she remembers Jesus washing the disciples feet.

    Introduction: Rebecca had been a good wife and mother. She had been a great grandmother even before her great grandchildren had begun to arrive. Faithful, stable and pleasant to be around. Rebecca had always liked doing best. Sometimes after she had been talking, especially after conversations ...read more

  • Now Playing: Back To The Future!

    Contributed by Rick Shockley on Jun 29, 2002
    based on 79 ratings
     | 3,998 views

    In light of the things happening in our world, what does the future hold? Where are we headed? When will the world end?

    Now Playing: “Back To The Future!” 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18; MATTHEW 24:42-44; 25:13 1 Thes. 4:13-18 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we ...read more

  • Happy Birthday Church

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,091 views

    A look at the events on the first Pentecost

    I wonder what they were thinking about on that day? Had they gathered together to celebrate the holidays or were they making plans for the future? We don’t know where they were, why they were there or even how many of them there were. But we do know that what happened on that day changed history ...read more

  • Old Camel Knees Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 9, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,077 views

    This is an introduction to a study of the Book of James. In this sermon we look at the different stages in the life of the author as he transforms from doubting skeptic to humble believer and righteous leader.

    Scripture For most of this past year we have studied Paul’s letter to the Galatians on Sunday mornings. Galatians is a book that emphasizes Christian doctrine. As we studied Galatians we learned what we are to believe about the gospel. Hopefully, we grew in our understanding of the ...read more

  • The Person God Is Looking For

    Contributed by T. Michael Crews on Dec 2, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 14,665 views

    An Exposition of 16

    The Person God Is Looking For 1 Samuel 16 When Mike Kollin, a graduate of Auburn University, was linebacker for the Miami Dolphins his former college coach, Shug Jordan, asked him if he would do some recruiting for him. Mike said, "Sure, coach. What kind of player are you looking for?" The coach ...read more