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  • Love In The Midst Of War

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,113 views

    Jesus calls us to love our enemies. We need to do this this now more than at any other time in our history. (Written as a response to 11/9, but quite relevant today)

    Text: Mt 5:43-48 The last few weeks have been some of the most memorable of our lives. Memorable for all the wrong reasons, but memorable nonetheless. Who will ever forget those terrible pictures of airliners crashing into the towers of the World Trade Center? How many will forget the weight ...read more

  • Run Away! Run Away! Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,685 views

    Fleeing Sin is a necessity for the believer in Christ

    You probably wondered what the “Detour” signs are doing in the church. You’re pretty use to them by now up here in North Portland and probably pretty sick of them as well. They are here to remind us of the struggle that each of us has in doing more than just surviving life. They help us remember ...read more

  • How Can We Protect Our Most Valued Resources Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,873 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

  • How To Share Christ

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 3 ratings
     | 899 views

    Part of our witness to whom Jesus is in our lives comes from the way in which we share that which our Lord has given to us.

    First Kings offers us great insight into the way in which treaties worked in the Ancient Near East. Solomon and Hiram praise each other. They express their desire for one another’s goods and the initiate a way of producing and delivering the goods to their trade partner. At times verses like these ...read more

  • Standing Tall: Agaist The What-If's Of Life Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on May 29, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,195 views

    What if’s can rob you of Life till you learn to seek God’s kingdom first.

    One of our local channels last week aired a report on the dangers lurking in our shower curtains. They took a fair number of minutes getting samples with swabs off people¡¦s shower curtains. Surprisingly in the greenish/black stuff that has grown there in the folds and along the base of the ...read more

  • A Party! Invite All You Can Find Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Apr 28, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,799 views

    We prepare for the wedding feast of Jesus by getting dressed appropriately and inviting anyone we can find.

    A Party! Invite Everyone You Can Find Matthew 22:1-14 Pastor Jim Luthy I. Who Do You Listen To? A. Protesters in Portland 1. Free Speech 2. No right to insist that others listen or agree B. Listening and agreeing with Jesus 1. Growing credibility among people 2. Ultimate ...read more

  • Creative Design Or Dumb Luck Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Nov 15, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,959 views

    A sermon on creation in comparison to the belief of evolution. Sermon 1 in series on Life Changing Bible Stories from God’s Word.

    Creative Design or Dumb Luck Sermon 1 in series on Life changing Bible Stories from God’s Word. Genesis 1:1-2:3 Psalms 139:14 A recent Gallup Poll found that the greatest number of Americans (47% of those expressing an opinion) hold to the strict creationist view, that God created man pretty ...read more

  • The Power Of A Humble Community

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on May 8, 2001
    based on 164 ratings
     | 12,884 views

    Submit yourself to the family of believers and experience the joy and wonder of a supernatural community.

    The Power of a Humble Community Matthew 18:15-20 Pastor Jim Luthy At the beginning of the season, the Portland Trailblazers were considered a favorite to win the NBA championship. Their team consisted of no less than 6 former All-Stars and perhaps the greatest Soviet player in history. ...read more

  • The Strong Man Vs. Jesus

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,541 views

    Nothing can happen to you apart from God’s will – he’s in control, not Satan.

    Have you ever met a really big person? I don’t mean someone who is just taller than you – but someone that is really really tall. I remember once meeting Terry Porter. You know – the guy that used to play for the Portland Trailblazers? On TV, Terry always looked pretty small. I was assigned to ...read more

  • Who Is God?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 18, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 18,910 views

    We come to know and understand God by what the Bible says about Him and what we choose to do with that information

    TALKING POINTS: 1. Today’s subject is a deep subject. One that does not seem to be spoken of as much as it used to be. What is it? See if you can tell me: a. According to Genesis 1:1 He created the heavens and the earth. Q: Who is God? b. According to John 1:1 He is the Word. Q: Who is God? c. ...read more

  • Significance In The Body Series

    Contributed by Lynn Floyd on May 16, 2002
    based on 90 ratings
     | 2,150 views

    God has created us to be a significant part of the body of Christ, so what is each follower of Christ doing with what God has given to make a difference?

    The Search for Significance in the Body of Christ May 18, 2002 Intro: Show “Essentials” video from NAMB. Transition statement: If you knew without a doubt that you were on this planet for a reason what would you do? You would want to find out that reason right? We have been answering that ...read more

  • The Providence Of God

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 18, 2002
    based on 137 ratings
     | 11,146 views

    When the circumstances of life knock us down, the only sure footing we have is the Word of God and confidence in the providence of God.

    The Providence Of God Rom. 8:28 Introduction Have you ever been swimming at the seashore and found yourself knocked down by the waves and suddenly you’re in trouble. You remember how that can happen if a big wave comes and knocks you down and you go in over your head. You begin to thrash ...read more

  • Who Is Calling?

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Jan 12, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,594 views

    Who are the Elis and Philips in our lives? Do we realise that God calls us often through the least likely of people and circumstances?

    Sermon for 2 Epiphany, Yr B 19/01/2003 Based on I Sam 3:1-10 & Jn 1:43-51 “Who is Calling?” By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson This Sunday I want to begin by complimenting the international ecumenical committee for their wisdom and inspiration in selecting the biblical passages that they ...read more

  • Preparing Our Community: How To Pray For Them Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,812 views

    Reaching out to new people demand that we pray for them first and foremost

    During a recent church service in one of the “nicer” neighborhoods of Portland some visitors came to worship. They weren’t dressed like the rest of the folks. They had robes, neat but not spotless. The men wore beards and sandals and the women or headscarves. Their skin wasn’t milk white, in ...read more

  • Preparing Our Community: Letting Them Know We Are Here Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,527 views

    How does a Church build community recognition while not falling into the world’s traps

    General Motors in 1998 tried to sell us on the fact that “It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile.” Most people didn’t by it however and so there is still a threat that Oldsmobile will go the way of Wards and Kmart. What accounts for such radical changes in our economic world? Mikhail Gorbachev ...read more