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  • Follow Me

    Contributed by Arley Ellingson on May 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Like Peter, from beginning to end, Jesus Christ is calling us to follow him, and to discover the beauty that is our relationship with him.

    Proper 3A Mark 1:16-18; John 21:15-19 “Follow Me” About 10 years ago my son & my daughter, Bill & Erika, & I were out doing some caving in Virginia. Caving is when you go out & exploring a cave for entertainment & is sometimes referred to as "spelunking". We had reached the cave on a more

  • Joseph's Story

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on May 29, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Long ago there happened a wonderful love story. The kind you read about in story books. A look at Joseph’s perspective of Christmas

    Long ago there happened a wonderful love story. The kind you read about in story books. And it had all the traditional clichés that we all know about. These two grew up in the same small town, have known each other their whole lives. He has always liked her, and just knew he would marry more

  • Filling In The Background: God Can Get It Done Series

    Contributed by Daniel Richter on May 28, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Keeping Christ in the middle of your Christmas focus and letting God finish the picture of your perfect Christmas...

    Filling in the Background: God Can Get it Done Well, we’re getting closer and closer to Christmas. Things are getting busier, our calendars are full and our wallets are empty. Some are preparing to travel, some are preparing to entertain. Some of you have all of your shopping done, and I’ll more

  • Growing Through Fear Series

    Contributed by Mark Nichols on Apr 19, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Fear can have a tight grip. Will we allow the grip of fear to keep us from growing in God?

  • Joseph A Righteous Father

    Contributed by Wesley Esquivel on Apr 18, 2008

    Why did God choose Joseph to be His only Son’s foster father? Because Joseph ws a righteous man.

    Joseph a Righteous Father– Matthew 1:18-25 Introduction: Adoption Agencies look for a good father to care for adopted children. They investigate their criminal background, family history, mental state of being, financial dealings, and so forth. Adoptions agencies look for a man that has honesty, more

  • A Cause For Peace Series

    Contributed by Danny Nance on Mar 21, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This is a first-person narrative of Joseph; preached in a series of narratives for Advent

    A Cause for Peace Matt. 1:18-25 Rabbi, I am afraid. Everything in my life has been turned upside down, and for the first time in my life, I do not know what to do. What’s wrong? Mary is going to have a baby and it is not mine. When I was a child and my parents arranged my marriage to Mary, more

  • What A Set Of Circumstances

    Contributed by Rich Middleton on Mar 13, 2008

    How we respond to our circumstances is critical to the otucome.

    What A Set Of Circumstances!!! This morning we are going to examine the last sermon in this years Christmas series. We’re going to look at Matthew 1 and talk about what a set of circumstances. So what do you do and what does God do when you have a set of circumstances? We’re going to look at 3 more

  • How To Find Jesus In Christmas

    Contributed by Charles Mccall on Feb 23, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    If you look at the letters in the word Christmas, you will find Jesus.

    Matthew 1:18-25 Luke 1:26-38 Isaiah 26:3-4 Topic: How to see Jesus Christ in Christmas During this Christmas season, our Lord Jesus Christ should be the focal point of our Christmas celebration is because during this holiday season and on December 25th is the time that we celebrate more

  • Mary: God Looks On The Heart Series

    Contributed by Donald Marsh on Feb 22, 2008

    When we look at the nativity, who are the characters that capture our attention? This series looks at the characters of the incarnation record. This message focuses on Mary and the implied application of her experience to our lives.

    TITLE: "Mary: God Looks On The Heart" TEXT: Matthew 1:16-25; Luke 1:26-28 INTRODUCTION: Every one of us has moments in our lives that determine our destinies. Sometimes we don’t realize those moments until they are gone and irretrievable. Mary had several moments like that in her life. more

  • Immanuel - God With Us

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Christmas message regarding the fact that God came to earth in Christ.

    Immanuel – God with Us Matthew 1:18-23 December 2, 2007 NOTE: THE ME/WE/GOD/YOU/WE FORMAT USED IN MY MESSAGES IS BORROWED FROM ANDY STANLEY’S BOOK, "COMMUNICATING FOR A CHANGE." Me: It’s easy for me to let the significance of Christmas get lost in the hassles of getting ready to celebrate more

  • Babies Change Things

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Jan 19, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Immanuel, God With Us. He is hope for the hopeless and help for the helpless.

  • God Is With Us Even When Life Takes A Twisted Turn

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The news of Mary’s pregnancy to Joseph as a reminder that God has a plan and is with us in troubled times.

    Life seemed good for Joseph, he was betrothed to a wonderful God fearing woman, Mary, which in their culture meant they were practically married already except they would live apart while the husband would make a home for them, typically adding a room onto his father’s home. So here was Joseph more

  • Be Prepared - Proclaim The Birth" Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The Christmas Story not only proclaims God’s love in his incarnation, but also demonstrates how God moves through the lives of regular people to establish his kingdom

    Matthew 1:18-25 “Be Prepared – Proclaim the Birth” INTRODUCTION The Christmas Story is the story of God--Creator of the Universe--interacting with human history. This story, however, is not just about God’s loving and grace-filled activity, it is also about Mary and Joseph. This young more

  • A Boy Named Jesus

    Contributed by Carl Greene on Dec 31, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    This message deals with the significance of Jesus’ name(s). The focus is about "God with us" vs God "is" with us. The importance of having God "within" us, guiding, comforting, encouraging, loving. Not alongside us, but "with" us.

    Now, I’m a long time country/western fan. I just love a good country song that proclaims: “I don’t love you anymore, trouble is, I don’t love you any less!” There are even some truly classic country Christmas songs such as Momma got run (or run-ed’) over by a reindeer! I always had a fondness more

  • Christmas Characters #2 - Joseph Series

    Contributed by Darren Rogers on Dec 28, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Have you ever stood where Joseph stood - not at a Stable in Bethlehem - just questioning God about the direction He has for your life?

    Christmas Characters #2 – Joseph - 2nd December 2007 pm Joseph was a man hand-picked and personally prepared by God for a special mission, his life was not without its trials and tragedies. In fact, Joseph faced, weathered and overcame trials that would have derailed many other people. A quick more