2008 Sermons

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Date Sermon Title Scripture Sermon Series Comments
Dec 28th, 2008
Wise Men Still Seek Him
(33:55 min.)
Matthew 2:1-12 Advent
Local talk radio hosts belittle and demean a Christian woman on the air.
Remember, what you seek in life is going to have a huge impact on your life.
Scripture reader: Damon L - Hebrews 11:1-6
Dec 14th, 2008
Virgin Birth
(27:13 min.)
Matthew 1:18-25 Advent
"Isn't it interesting that the beginning of His life and the ending of His life were both supernatural events which God orchestrated for us?"
Scripture reader: Marjie B - Luke 1:26-35
Dec 7th, 2008
His Messenger
(30:13 min.)
Luke 1:76 Advent
"As we grow and mature, we come to the realization that there is more to the Christmas season than just buying presents at the local Wally World,"
Scripture reading: Malachi 1:1-6
Nov 30th, 2008
Prayer with Thanksgiving
(32:16 min.)
Philippians 4:6 Thanksgiving
Philippians 4:6-9
"We need to start paying attention to the selfless ones who are around us."
Scripture reader: Bill B - Psalm 116
Nov 16th, 2008
Thanksgiving to God
(32:08 min.)
2 Corinthians 9:11 Thanksgiving
2 Corinthians 9:11
"I want to look at one Biblical way to give thanks which depends not so much on the holiday season but instead on a way of life."
Scripture reader: Karen M - 1 Chronicles 16:8-12, 23-36
Nov 9th, 2008
His Answer
(30:17 min.)
Nehemiah 2:4 Prayer
Nehemiah 2:4
"As Nehemiah prays, he allows God to take complete control of his life. At some point in this process Nehemiah becomes a changed man."
Scripture reader: Zhara C - Philippians 4:4-9
Oct 26th, 2008
Alone with God
(33:33 min.)
Luke 5:16 Prayer
Luke 5:16
"What about when He was with the disciples? Couldn't He be alone with God when only they were around?"
Scripture reader: Don M - Ephesians 6:10-18
Oct 19th, 2008
(30:37 min.)
Matthew 26:36-46 Prayer
Matthew 26:36-46
"When we get an answer back from God, it's at that moment that the events at Gethsemane call out to us."
Scripture reader: Marjie B - Matthew 16:21-26
Oct 12th, 2008
Faith in God
(27:09 min.)
Hebrews 11:6 Prayer
Hebrews 11:6
"But try as you might, your piloting skills will not get you into heaven."
Scripture reader: Karen M - Psalm 89:1-8
Oct 5th, 2008
Faith in God
(30:27 min.)
Mark 11:20-25 Prayer
Mark 11:20-25
"If we have faith in God, then we clearly expect that His solutions may not be our solutions."
Scripture reader: Ottavio M - 1 John 5:14-15
Sept 28th, 2008
Lessons in Prayer
(34:56 min.)
Matthew 6:9-15 Prayer
Matthew 6:9-15
"Did you notice that the Lord's prayer is all about the basics in our faith?"
Scripture reader: Ottavio M - Isaiah 33:13-16
Sept 21st, 2008
Inner Room
(26:58 min.)
Matthew 6:5-8 Prayer
Matthew 6:5-8
"I point this out to show how easy it is to move from being a righteous and loving person to being hypocritical."
Scripture reader: Nancy K - Mark 11:22-26
Sept 14th, 2008
Pray for Your Enemy
(31:19 min.)
Matthew 5:43-48 Prayer
Matthew 5:43-48
"Don't we have the God-given right to defend ourselves and those who belong to us?"
Scripture reader: Tresa L - Acts 7:54-60
Sept 7th, 2008
Divine Appointment
(29:54 min.)
Acts 3:1-7
Acts 3:1-7
"What we see here is a day in the life of Peter and John in which they are prepared for the 'chance' encounter with an odd stranger."
Scripture reader: Marjie B - Psalm 23
August 31st, 2008
His Whole Household
(31:53 min.)
Acts 16:25-34 Children and Faith
Acts 16:25-34
"Our way of living, where everyone makes up their own minds on everything, would leave them shaking their heads and wondering what is going on."
Scripture reader: Carol J - Acts 16:16-24
August 24th, 2008
Children's Promise
(30:14 min.)
Acts 2:37-42 Children and Faith
Acts 2:37-42
"It makes sense that children will somehow need to respond to the gospel message in such a way that their faith will grow."
Scripture reader: Tresa L - Luke 3:7-14
August 17th, 2008
Out of the Mouths of Children
(28:57 min.)
Matthew 21:12-17 Children and Faith
Matthew 21:12-17
The children were nothing more than little tape recorders that had hit their own playback buttons.
Scripture reader: Mark L - John 2:13-17
August 10th, 2008
A Father's Faith
(25:47 min.)
John 4:46-53 Children and Faith
John 4:46-53
This father was so focussed on his son's health that nothing else in the world mattered.
Scripture reader: Karen M - Matthew 8:5-13
August 3rd, 2008
Suffer the Children
(22:09 min.)
Mark 9:36-37 Children and Faith
Mark 9:36-37
Jesus felt strongly that all believers, no matter their status in life, should have access to Him.
Scripture reader: Mark L - Matthew 18:1-7
July 27th, 2008
No Time Left
(25:58 min.)
1 Thessalonians 2:8-9 No Time Left
"For whatever reason this person had made her decisions the way she did . . in which there was truly No Time Left."
Scripture reader: Karen M - 2 Corinthians 12:14-18
July 20th, 2008
Take Up Your Cross
(14:30 min.)
Matthew 16:21-26 No Time Left
Pastor: Albert L - "I praise You, God, for Your presence in my life. You are my strength that I can lean on in times of need."
Scripture reader: Damon L - Mark 9:9-13
July 13th, 2008
No Time Left
(29:10 min.)
Matthew 19:16-22 No Time Left
"But we have to get God back in the picture, and that's all of the picture and not just some of our lives . . and that is the challenge."
Scripture reader: Mark L - Matthew 9:9-13
July 6th, 2008
No Time Left
(25:14 min.)
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 No Time Left
1 Corinthians 1:26-29

"So the real issue this morning is not believing in ourselves, like the kids' stories would tell us, but trusting in God."
Scripture reader: Damon L - 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
June 29th, 2008
No Time Left
(24:37 min.)
1 Corinthians 1:18-19 No Time Left
1 Corinthians 1:18-19

"Lives without Jesus are kind of like that '34 Ford fender which ended up on the junk heap."
Scripture reader: Mark L - Matthew 18:10-14
June 22nd, 2008
No Time Left
(24:33 min.)
2 Corinthians 4:15-18 No Time Left
2 Corinthians 4:15-18

"The god of this world wants to confuse the gospel message in any way that he can.  You see, if the god of this world can do that then eventually he will be able to replace God's Word with things like justice and respect."
Scripture reader: Tresa L - Romans 8:18-21
June 15th, 2008
How Do I Become a Member?
(37:16 min.)
Acts 2:38 Baptism & Membership
Acts 2:38

"Our club is like no other club around. Yes, there are things you have to do in order to join. But how many other clubs do you know that have had continuous membership for almost 2000 years?"
Scripture reader: Bill B - Acts 8:26-39
June 8th, 2008
What's Expected of Me?
(31:38 min.)
1 Peter 4:11 Baptism & Membership
1 Peter 4:11

"It does mean that those who love you want the very best for you all the time."
Scripture reader: Albert L - 1 Peter 3:11-17
May 25th, 2008
What is Church?
(34:39 min.)
Hebrews 10:19-25 Baptism & Membership
Hebrews 10:19-25

"Of all the institutions in America today, the church is perhaps the most forgiving when it comes to membership."
Scripture reader: Carol J - 1 Peter 2:9-10
May 18th, 2008
Quench the Spirit
(22:47 min.)
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

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"And so the pastor and the elders of the church said, 'Enough! No more prophesying!'"
Scripture reader: Karen M - Amos 5:4-7
May 11th, 2008
Praise Givers
(22:58 min.)
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"If we are in the end times then we need to rejoice."
Scripture reader: Bill B - Psalm 33:1-9
May 4th, 2008
(25:46 min.)
1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 5:14-15
"A peacemaker is one who looks for the best possible outcome that will achieve eventual and lasting peace and growth . . even if it causes some anger."
Scripture reader: Don M - Isaiah 35:1-5
April 27th, 2008
(31:38 min.)
1 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
"Are we one of those churches that is delightfully out of control?."
Scripture reader: Sharyn L - 1 Timothy 3:1-7
April 20th, 2008
Blessed of My Father
(29:33 min.)
Matthew 25:34 God's Blessings
"If the command is to be a blessing then we need to reach out into the world and help those brothers and sisters in Christ who are in need."
Scripture reader: Karen M - Luke 12:28-32
April 13th, 2008
Inherit a Blessing
(30:00 min.)
1 Peter 3:8-12 God's Blessings
"I want to suggest to you that there is some staying power  to our decisions and our behavior."
Scripture reader: Tresa L - Genesis 49:1-28
April 6th, 2008
God's Providence
(32:59 min.)
Deuteronomy 28:3-14 God's Blessings
"I heard one pastor describe blessings as sprinkles on a cupcake, they are sweet but they don't mean anything. I disagree with him."
Scripture reader: Mark L - Matthew 5:43-48
March 30th, 2008
Covenant Reward
(26:26 min.)
Genesis 12:1-3 God's Blessings
God said to Abraham, "I command you to be a blessing." How does this work itself out in our lives?
Scripture reader: Don M - Genesis 8:18-22
March 23rd, 2008
Christ Our Passover
(25:54 min.)
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Easter
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
". . it is this concept that we have in our hearts that Jesus is our Passover Lamb."
Scripture reader: Damon L - Matthew 10:38-42
March 21st, 2008
Good Friday
(30:23 min.)
Matthew 26:26-46 Easter
"We won't know God's guiding, we won't know the Holy Spirit's leading if we don't listen."
March 16th, 2008
Hallelujah, Amen!
(29:25 min.)
Psalm 148 Psalms
Psalm 148
"True praise consists of an admission, a submission and a confession."
Scripture readers: Marjie B - Psalm 150
Karen M - Psalm 148
March 9th, 2008
With All My Heart
(26:39 min.)
Psalm 138 Psalms
Psalm 138
"What this means is, we shouldn't be praising God only when things are going well."
Scripture reader: Mark L - Habakkuk 3:17-18
March 2nd, 2008
Love Is . .
(33:07 min.)
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Meaning of Love "Do you get the idea that being patient is sort of a huge part, an integral part, of love?"
Feb 24th, 2008
Praising God
(23:49 min.)
Psalm 67 Psalms
Psalm 67
"The bottom line is that you get to decide what kind of person you get to be. What you do impacts who you are."
Scripture reader: Mark L - Numbers 6:22-27
Feb 17th, 2008
My Integrity
(24:56 min.)
Psalm 26 Psalms
Psalm 26
"We need to look at our actions, our integrity and our trust as they pertain to God. You see, it's God's court of opinion that counts not the court of public opinion."
Scripture reader: Mark L - Matthew 12:1-8
Feb 10th, 2008
My Shepherd
(26:26 min.)
Psalm 23 Psalms "Do you want to submit to God as your Shepherd from this point on?"
Scripture reader: Jim L - John 10:10-15
Feb 3rd, 2008
Splendor of God
(29:20 min.)
Psalm 8
Genesis 3:22-24
Psalms "What is your response to an all powerful and ever present God? You personally?"
Scripture reader: Mark L - Hebrews 2:5-10
Jan 27th, 2008
Testimony of God
(28:22 min.)
Psalm 19
Hebrews 1:1-2
Psalms "We need to pay attention to, not only the world and the universe and everything out there, but to His true and enduring Word that was given to us."
Scripture reader: Marjie B - Romans 1:18-20
Jan 20th, 2008
Spiritual Transformation
(28:43 min.)
1 Kings 19:19-21 Spiritual Transformation "When we look at the reactions of the heart, isn't spiritual transformation all about setting aside what you are doing and following God's will?  Isn't it all about trusting in God and not about trusting in your own devices?."
Scripture reader: Ottavio M - Daniel 3:16-18
Jan 13th, 2008
Being Transformed
(20:49 min.)
Romans 12:1-2 Spiritual Transformation "Holiness occurs when you intentionally set yourself apart from the world for God."
Scripture reader: Jim L - 1 Corinthians 12:27-31
Jan 6th, 2008
Glory Into Glory
(28:40 min.)
2 Corinthians 3:18 Spiritual Transformation "Think about it, if you spent forty days in close proximity to God, wouldn't your countenance . . wouldn't you be changed in such a way that the people of the world would be able to see it?"
Scripture reader: Damon L - Romans 12:1-5

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