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  • Eat Flesh? Drink Blood? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Sep 28, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,877 views

    This message is the fourth in a series that deals with some of the difficult sayings of Jesus. This message examines the meaning behind Jesus saying to eat His flesh and drink His blood.

    The majority of us are grossed out by what this statement suggests. These are the actions that are usually confined to a horror movie. Cannibals eat flesh and vampires drink blood. These are not things that normal people do. If Jesus is meaning this literally, we would all say, “That’s a little bit ...read more

  • Sin, Saliva And Sight Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Feb 10, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,456 views

    A series exploring the seven miracles, and seven "I Am" statements in the Gospel of John. This message reflects on Jesus healing of the man blind since birth.

    I’ve got some bad news for you today. As we look at our next miracle, one of seven, around which the Gospel of John is focused, we find ourselves coming upon some tough teaching. If you are looking for three points and a poem today, the news is not good. Not only are there six points. . .but ...read more

  • Teflon Christians Series

    Contributed by Joseph Mcculley on Dec 29, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,379 views

    Christians are different from the world and it should not surprise them to be teated different by the world. We need to learn to let those things slide off of us.

    1 Peter 2:11-12 Teflon Christians Introduction: History of Teflon® (Taken from Dupont’s Web site) It all began April 6, 1938, at a Laboratory in New Jersey. Dr. Roy J. Plunkett was working with gases related to Freon® refrigerants. Upon ...read more

  • There Is No God Like Our God Series

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 13,438 views

    As we live our lives we need to remember who it is that we are calling out to and in relationship with. Nothing else even comes close to matching the God that we know!

    Since it’s been a few weeks since we have looked at Acts together I want to quickly recap what has been happening to put everything in context. If you remember, Luke opens up the book of Acts by telling the story of Jesus’ return to heaven as the disciples stood and watched. An angel appears to ...read more

  • Putting Faith Over Family Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jun 6, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,757 views

    Family is foundational but following Christ must come first.

    Putting Faith Over Family Luke 14:25-27 Rev. Brian Bill 6/6/10 The Bridger Wilderness Area in Wyoming is one of the most pristine areas for hiking in the United States (besides Wisconsin). A number of years ago hikers were asked to fill out comment cards. Here are some actual ...read more

  • Grace For The Humble

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 98 ratings
     | 5,166 views

    Introductory Comments 1. The Christian life is a deep struggle as we face a big dilemna. Even though we are believers we still struggle with sin. We have one foot in the world and one foot in God’s kigdom. We try to live a holy life but we succumb to sin time and time again. How can we become ...read more

  • Servant Songs Of Isaiah #3: Obedience Of Servant Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 5,162 views

    This is #3 of the 5 Servant Songs in Isaiah. This sermon focuses on the obedience of the Servant (Jesus). Obedience in: 1. Speaking 2. Listening 3. Suffering 4. Purpose

    February 29, 2004 Title: Servant Songs #3: Obedience of the Servant Text: Isaiah 50:4-9 Introduction 1. Today is the first Sunday during the Lenton season. But, actually, Sundays aren’t counted as part of the season of Lent... Lent consists of the 40 days leading up to Easter...minus ...read more

  • The Poor Economics Of Sowing

    Contributed by Jim Cunningham on Sep 3, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,869 views

    Looking at the Parable of the Sower as a true parable, rather than an allegory.

    We are a bit past the growing season here in NJ. But the farmers’ markets are still booming with the harvest of seeds that were planted back in the spring. We have had extreme weather this year – first wet, then dry, with a miserable heat wave in the middle. I’m not sure it has been a bumper ...read more

  • A Home For All God's Children

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Aug 30, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,490 views

    We all need shelter for the body. Even more, we need shelter for our souls.

    A Home for All God’s Children John 6:47-69 August 27, 2006 During the second week of June, Toni accompanied a group of 25 youth from her church to New Orleans to work toward restoring some homes that had been destroyed by the hurricane and flood of last year. When she came back, she told me ...read more

  • God's Wisdom Works Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,734 views

    Everyone who puts Jesus’ words into practice builds a great life.

    September 30, 2001 The Doorway to Heaven – Part 3 INTRODUCTION Who would have guessed that a series of books “…for Dummies” would sell more than 35 million copies? You’re probably familiar with these big yellow self-education books. People a lot like you and me purchase them to help ...read more

  • I Am. . .the Light Of The World Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Feb 10, 2006
    based on 84 ratings
     | 16,180 views

    A series exploring the seven miracles, and seven "I Am" statements in the Gospel of John. This message reflects on Jesus statement that "I am the light of the world."

    A few questions to get your minds thinking as we head in to today’s sermon. First one. . . Q: How many evolutionists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Just one but it will take a million years. Q: How many Psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Only one, but the bulb ...read more

  • Influencing Your World For Christ

    Contributed by Tim Bond on Jan 24, 2002
    based on 259 ratings
     | 13,935 views

    Christians can be a godly influence on the world when we commit ourselves to being authentic and available.

    Dr. Evan Kane was the chief surgeon of Kane Summit Hospital in New York City. He had practiced his specialty for 37 years. Over the course of time he came to question the wisdom of using general anesthesia for every surgery. He believed people would recover quicker if they only had local ...read more

  • The Wonder Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 189 ratings
     | 13,695 views

    The coming of Jesus to this world immediately began to change the lives of those around him.

    The Wonder of Christmas Luke 2:1-20 A ninety year old couple sat on the front porch one night. The old man was overcome with the romance of the evening and he said to his hard of hearing wife, “I’m proud of you.” “Huh,” she said. “I’m proud of you.” “I’m tired of you too,” she said. More ...read more

  • The Son Will Come Out Tomorrow Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Jul 20, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,987 views

    The tenth in a series walking through the book of James. This message contrasts the temporary nature of worldly wealth, with the eternal hope found in the coming day of the Lord. It is intended to provide hope for those in financial struggles needing to

    There is no doubt that James is a book of tough teaching. In fact, I can just imagine there were probably recipients of this letter that were going through some really hard times. Maybe they had endured some persecution. We know that many of them were suffering financially. Life was not easy. ...read more

  • Jesus - Little Interest In Personal Comfort Series

    Contributed by Dale Harlow on Mar 8, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,639 views

    Many Christians today are guilty of thinking that Jesus wants us to be comfortable. Our comfort, at least in this life, is not very high on his list of what he wants for us.

    It has been about 3 years that Jesus has been working with the disciples. They have heard some teaching that they understood, and some that they didn’t. They have seen Jesus do some incredible things. They believe with all of their being that he is the Messiah. But what they believe of the ...read more