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  • Organizing Our Priorities

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Mar 9, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The main thing is to keep the Main Thing the main thing.

    Organizing Our Priorities: Hebrews 3:1-4:11 Introduction: A good friend and mentor of mine has always said, “The main thing is to keep the Main Thing the main thing. The Main Thing being Jesus Christ. It is easy for us to get side tracked and focus on all types of things in life, such as more

  • God’s Gift Of Rest Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    A look at the 4th commandment with an encouragement for God’s people to enjoy God’s gift of rest every week, resulting in a better perspective and greater productivity.

    God’s Gift of Rest (Exodus 20:8-11) Some time ago, a Tacoma, Washington, newspaper carried the story of Tattoo the basset hound. Tattoo didn’t intend to go for an evening run, but when his owner shut the dog’s leash in the car door and took off for a drive with Tattoo still outside the vehicle, more

  • Advent: Slow Down! Sharpen Your Axe.

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Nov 28, 2010
    based on 14 ratings

    A short talk for the start of the busy Advent season. This talk uses one of may favourite stories to encourage people to rest, stop, slow down in the midst of a busy time to rest.

    Jesus said, “Come with me … to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31). One of my favourite stories is about the world wood chopping competition. Now the champion was a bit older than he used to be – well, who isn’t – but he was still the champion. more

  • Faith That Functions At A Walk

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Jan 3, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    When we operate out of God's strength, we have a limitless supply of energy and strength for the journey of life.

    Today, let's think about faith that functions at a walk. The Scripture is Isaiah 40, beginning in verse 28: READ Isaiah 40 is one of the most fantastic chapters in God's Word. Read Isaiah 40 every day for thirty days, and it will change your life. Isaiah has almost been singing what it means in more

  • The Beginning Of… Rest Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Apr 15, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    God empowers our work by enabling our rest.

    Scripture Introduction For those listening to a recording, it might help to know that our service this morning focused on the fourth commandment. Much debate about this law centers on the definition of the “work” in Exodus 20.10: “the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you more

  • I Can Rest Peacefully Series

    Contributed by Clinton Smith on Aug 12, 2009

    Only God, our Shepherd, can give you complete and peaceful rest!

    The testimony of David is powerful. Verse 1 sets the tone for the rest of this precious Psalms; “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not. After verse 1, David begins to outline for us the loving care of the shepherd. The beauty of the Psalms is that David communicates to us through his personal more

  • God's Masterpiece

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    You are God’s Masterpiece in Christ Jesus. This message is especially for any Christian trying to measure up and gain God’s favor rather than living in the approval that is his already in Christ.

    God’s Masterpiece Eph. 2:1-10 5-24-09 Intro This morning I want to speak with you about God’s Masterpiece. You may be surprise what it is. We take our text from Ephesians 2:1-10. I am reading from the N.L. Translation. Look at the amazing statement about you in verse 10, “...we are God’s more

  • Love Feels No Burdens

    Contributed by Chris Surber on May 14, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The love of God is intrinsically linked with the worship of God and love for the brethren.

    Love Feels No Loads, I John 5:1-6 Introduction A discus thrower developed his skills alone in his highland village in Scotland. This was in the nineteenth century, before the days of professional trainers. He made his own discus from the description he read in a book. What he didn’t know was more

  • The Power Of Pull

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jul 19, 2009

    The pulls in our lives compel us to act compassionately in behalf of others... and ourselves.

    Title: The Power of Pull Text: Mark 6:30-34 (53-56) Thesis: The pulls in our lives compel us to act compassionately in behalf of others… and our selves. Introduction Sometimes when we think of the word “force” we are thinking in terms of power and speed. G-Force as related to more

  • The Lord Is My Refuge

    Contributed by Larry Finley on Jul 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The Cities of Refuge represent our blessings of salvation

    POWER FOR THE BROTHERS 7/26/09 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 1. God’s People are to Be Powerful a. Called the Army of God b. Victorious Over comers c. More than Conquerors 2. First two vs. we memorized a. Philip. 4:13 Becoming Can Do Christians b. Col. 2:6-7 Growing Up In Christ c. 1 more

  • Rest For The Weary Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Aug 3, 2009

    1) Ruth submitted to Boaz 2) Ruth listened to Boaz 3) Ruth received gifts from Boaz & 4) Ruth waited for Boaz to work

    How has your sleep been this summer? Are you a light or heavy sleeper? With the cooler temperatures this summer it has meant no air conditioning but unlike other cooler times of year, most nights it means sleeping with the windows open. Naturally when the windows are open you hear everything more

  • Blessed Through The Seed Of Abraham

    Contributed by Angel Caballero on Jun 17, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    If you think your blessing is based on your goodness, you discredit the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Genesis 22:18 “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed...” Introduction: I have seen Christians struggling to be blessed, or trying to earn the blessing of God to him, through good works, or by spending much of his/her time in the ministry. In more

  • Cease And Desist Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Jun 22, 2009

    Part 4 looks at the relevancy of the Sabbath.

    CEASE and DESIST! Exodus 20:8-11 May 17, 2009 4 SLIDES SCRIPTURE READING 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or more

  • Thank God For His Rules!

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jun 22, 2009

    God’s laws are a blessings not a burden.

    Today is officially the first day of summer. What do you like best about summer? As a kid what I loved was going to the pool on a hot humid day. I’ll bet there are a lot of children here who enjoy swimming. If so, what do you like best about the pool? Do you like jumping off the diving board or more

  • God's Answer To Busyness Series

    Contributed by Vernon L Caruthers on Oct 1, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This is message 2 in the series from psalm 23. It centers around Psalm 23:2 & gives us some of God’s answers to a busy pressured life.

    Sermon Series: Sermons from Psalm 23: Sermon #2: God’s Answer to Busyness: Scripture Ref: Psalm 23: 1-6 Introduction: This morning we’re continuing our series of sermons from the 23rd PSALM. There are 7 CAUSES of STRESS mentioned in this 23rd psalm & GOD gives ANSWERS to each more