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  • Pilgrim's Path Part-8 The Persecuted

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Feb 24, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,514 views

    We, like those pilgrim forefathers of the Church in America and the Early Church, are called to be fools for Christ!

    The Pilgrim’s Path Part-8, Mathew 5:1-12 The Persecuted Introduction One hundred Puritans sail across the ocean on the “Mayflower” and in New England find a home where they can serve God according to the dictates of their conscience. Persecution in England being continued, men cross the ...read more

  • What More Could I Have Done To My Vineyard That I Have Not Already Done?

    Contributed by Byron Perrine on Jul 9, 2019
     | 858 views

    This message was originally delivered at a community Thanksgiving address recounting the contributions of the Puritans to our American heritage, and challenging Christians to remember and preserve their Christian heritage.

  • How To Hate Sin

    Contributed by Craig Cramblet on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 95 ratings
     | 12,170 views

    Adapted from a Puritan message from the 1800’s, this contains a pointed and practical challenge to God’s people to "hate what is evil."

  • Sabbath: Enjoy The Rest Of Your Life Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Jan 24, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 19,813 views

    Who said Sunday is the new Sabbath? Roman Emperor Constantine did in 321 A.D. The Roman Catholic Church did. The Church of England did, and the Puritans did. But the Bible never did.

    INTRODUCTION The wife of a man who died assumed they had plenty of money so she gave him a very nice funeral and a fancy tombstone that said, “Rest in Peace.” However, when the estate was settled she learned he had wasted all their money on gambling and bad investments. This made her so angry ...read more

  • Fine Tuning Your Senses As Jesus Did

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 12, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,132 views

    In 1636, a group of Puritans founded Harvard University. Its motto was Christo et Ecclesiae, which means "For Christ and the Church." One of the school’s guiding principles was this: "Everyone shall consider the main end of his life and studies, to know G

    Fine Tuning Your Senses as Jesus Did (Heb 5:1-15) Heb 5:8 - Even though He was a Son, He learned obedience through the things He suffered. Illustration: In 1636, a group of Puritans founded Harvard University. Its motto was Christo et Ecclesiae, which means "For Christ and the Church." One of ...read more

  • Living In The Land Of The Dying Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Mar 5, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,521 views

    When John Owen, the great Puritan, lay on his deathbed his secretary wrote (in his name) to a friend, "I am still in the land of the living." "Stop," said Owen. "Change that and say, I am yet in the land of the dying, but I hope soon to be in the land of

    When John Owen, the great Puritan, lay on his deathbed his secretary wrote (in his name) to a friend, "I am still in the land of the living." "Stop," said Owen. "Change that and say, I am yet in the land of the dying, but I hope soon to be in the land of the living." 1 Cast your bread upon ...read more

  • Thank You Notes

    Contributed by Chip Blackshear on Dec 3, 2016
     | 2,256 views

    Every year the Thanksgiving holiday seems to be more and more squeezed out by Halloween and Christmas. But for Christians, Thanksgiving should be one of the most important holidays of the year.

    I really can’t believe that Thanksgiving is this week. Anybody else feel like Thanksgiving kind of snuck up on you this year? Part of the problem may be that our culture seems to be squeezing out the Thanksgiving holiday. For years retailers have been trying to get people to do their ...read more

  • The Priority Of Preaching Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jul 27, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,822 views

    This sermon examines what it means to be entrusted with the very words of God, not from the perspective of its possession but from the perspective of its proclamation.

    Scripture When you think of a church’s priority, what comes to mind? We live in a day in which there is a lot of confusion over this question. Many churches are a reflection of our society which has become satiated with entertainment. Neil Postman, in his profound book titled, Amusing ...read more

  • A Word To The Wise On Dealing With The Wicked Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 25, 2013
    based on 61 ratings
     | 38,095 views

    Why would people chose to be wicked? And why would this lifestyle be a temptation even for the average Christian?

    OPEN: I once read the true story of their English professor who was on her way to class one day. She was running late and was going over the speed limit. Then she saw the dreaded red and blue lights in her rear view mirror and heard the siren, and she pulled over. As the policeman was making out ...read more

  • Christian Civics 101 Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,503 views

    The most important principle about our relationship to our government.

    (Note: This sermon was introduced with the song "Fellow Prisoners" by Michael Card from the Soul Anchor CD and a slide show about persecution of Christians in the world). It’s sobering to realize that so many people who confess the name of Jesus in the world today are being persecuted for their ...read more

  • Can We Take Christmas

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,453 views

    For many of those that are among us, however, each Christmas becomes more and more difficult to endure. It is a joyous time, but there is also more loneliness, depression, heartache, and disappointment at this time than any other of the year. Can we en

    I read a story this past week about a woman who, in early December had stopped at a grocery store to pick up a few things on her lunch break. One of them was a cinnamon-scented air freshener. She had smelled a candle with the same scent in the store but wanted to know exactly what the air ...read more

  • Peas And Carrots Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 19, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,869 views

    Exposition of Acts 11:1-18 about the preservation of unity in the early church in the wake of Cornelius’ conversion and Peter’s return to Jerusalem

    Text: Acts 11:1-18, Title: Peas and Carrots, Date/Place: NRBC, 2/24/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Forest Gump, peas and carrots B. Background to passage: As we mentioned last week, the entrance of the Gentiles into the Christian community through the providentially arranged meeting of Peter and ...read more

  • Christian Absolutes

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 2,387 views

    Are you familar with what the Bible teaches about absolutes? Join Pastor Steve as he examines attitudes that we are to have as believers.

    John Wesley’s Rule for Christian Living Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever... You can! A great list that all of us can apply! In fact I ...read more

  • Should We Celebrate Christmas? Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 17, 2011
     | 1,999 views

    We are responsible to maintain our focus on Him Whom we call "Lord." At no time has this become more critical than during the Christmas Season.

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and ...read more

  • What Are You Thankful For? Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Nov 22, 2018
     | 868 views

    just what should we celebrate about the Thanksgiving holiday

    WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. One day in which we like those early Pilgrims set aside time in our busy schedules to give thanks to God. Most of us associate the holiday with happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. And that did happen - once. ...read more