2010 Sermons

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Date Sermon Title Scripture Sermon Series Comments
December 26th, 2010
Unity of the Body
(33:15 min.)
Philippians 2:5-8 Church as a Body of Believers Getting Along
An ekklesia does not become church until; it is of the same mind, it maintains the same love, until it is united in spirit, it is intent on one purpose.

Scripture reading: Romans 12:4-13
December 19th, 2010
The Message of Jesus Christ
(35:10 min.)
Luke 2:1-20 Advent Jesus Changes Everything
When we cling to the cross, when we go to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He changes everything. Think about this during the Advent season; What has Jesus done in your life that has changed everything?

Scripture reading: Stephen M - Jeremiah 23:1-6
December 12th, 2010
Gifts of the Magi
(37:53 min.)
Matthew 2:1-12 Advent Recommitment of Your Life
So, I'm going to challenge you to bring a gift next week, one that you can give to Jesus Christ. I want you to wrap it, in a box, nice wrapping paper, with a bow on it (guys, you can't do without a bow). Nobody's going to open these boxes, but it will be your gift, your commitment, to Jesus.

Scripture reading: Micah 5:1-7
December 5th, 2010
A Surprise Christmas Gift
(38:25 min.)
Matthew 1:18-25 Advent Jesus is Not Business-as-Usual
And what I mean to say is that Jesus' life, the fact that He was born and lived on the Earth, should be so intensely surprising that it should knock us back on our heels.

Scripture reading: Sue Ellen W - Isaiah 7:10-16
November 28th, 2010
In Everything Give Thanks
(38:16 min.)
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

Steven Nary Letter
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
Willingly put yourself under church leadership. And some folks struggle with this . . especially when said leadership is unloving, proud, arrogant . .

Scripture reading: Don M - Psalm 33:1-9
November 21st, 2010
Even in Troubled Times

(27:11 min.)
Jonah 2

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
If you take nothing else away this morning, please remember this; You need to thank God for all parts of your life.

Scripture reading: Jason B - Psalm 95:1-7
November 14th, 2010
144,000 Servants
(37:19 min.)
Revelation 7

The Twelve Tribes
The Church in Revelation
Those Who Are Able to Stand
Special Rewards for a Job Well Done
Do you ever wonder who the first Christian was? That leads me to wonder who will be the last. Whoever that is, it will be a cause for great celebration in heaven.

Scripture reading: Carol J - Daniel 12:1-3
November 7th, 2010
Who Is Able to Stand?
(38:46 min.)
Revelation 6

Matthew 24 & Revelation 6    
The Beginning of the End
Discerning the End-of-the-Age
So who are these four creatures (angels, people) that are riding on horses? Are they purely spiritual beings who are charged with enacting God's wrath? Or, are they like the ten horns we see in Daniel 7 . . the kings of ten kingdoms here on Earth?

Scripture reading: Bill B - Zechariah 1:8-16
October 31th, 2010
Worthy is the Lamb
(33:08 min.)
Revelation 5

Numbers in Revelation
page 1     page 2
The Beginning of the End
God Has All Authority
If I were to characterize Revelation 5 it would be to say that; the end-of-the-age is initiated in heaven, that Jesus is the Author of the end, and that He is the only One authorized to do so.

Scripture reading: Don M - Isaiah 6:1-8
October 24th, 2010
Like an Eagle
(35:24 min.)
Revelation 4:5-11

Doxologies in Revelation
page 1     page 2
The Beginning of the End
God Has All Authority
Our Western viewpoint, the way that we see this passage as North Americans, really doesn't do it justice. When you prostrate yourself before God, you are admitting that God is in control, that you are not. That God is the Master, that you are His servant.

Scripture reading: Carol J - Daniel 7:1-8
October 17th, 2010
Twenty-four Golden Crowns
(44:35 min.)
Revelation 4:1-4

Outline of Revelation
page 1     page 2
The Beginning of the End
Jesus Christ is Central
When I see crowns or thrones, especially in Revelation, then I think of power, authority and control which has been bestowed, sometimes it is from God, sometimes not.

Scripture reading: Don M - 1 Kings 22:19-23
September 19th, 2010
But You Are Dead
(36:43 min.)
Revelation 3:1-6
The Seven Churches
The Appearance of Success
This is a church going through the motions, maybe they're having fun "doing church" but have forgotten what it means to "be church".   It seems to me that somehow this church fell short of this and began to die spiritually.

Scripture reading: Doris B - 2 Peter 3:7-12
September 12th, 2010
No Other Burden
(43:55 min.)
Revelation 2:18-29
The Seven Churches
Heresy Become Real
The early church believed that God would and could show His wrath through actual physical events here on Earth. Very often we assign God to the spiritual realm and mentally exclude Him from the physical.

Scripture reading: Jim L - 1 Kings 18:17-22
September 5th, 2010
You Held Fast
(42:32 min.)
Revelation 2:12-17
Bulletin Insert
The Seven Churches
Bad Yeast in Your Dough
Rather than thump the individuals for their sins, God warns the church against false teachings that have entered in through these two groups. However, the consequences of our decisions have a stark impact on what will become of us.

Scripture reading: Carol J - Numbers 24:25 - 25:9
August 29th, 2010
I Know Your Tribulation
(39:54 min.)
Revelation 2:8-11 Revelation
The Seven Churches
Perseverance in Faith
This is the literal definition of hell, the lake of eternal fire, their smoke rising up forever. And he who overcomes avoids a swim in the lake.

Scripture reading: Nicole B - Isaiah 44:6-8
August 22nd, 2010
Your First Love
(32:39 min.)
Revelation 2:1-7 Revelation
The Seven Churches
As the Church Goes, So Goes the People
Let Him give you a heart transplant. You need to let Jesus take your heart out of the world and transplant it into Him.

Scripture reading: Carol J - Revelation 1:10-16
August 15th, 2010
How Do I Honor God?
(35:45 min.)
Leviticus 10:3 Church Words
Honoring is Doing
I would suggest to you this morning that honoring God has to be something that you do, not just something that you feel.

Scripture reading: Proverbs 3:1-9
August 8th, 2010
A Contrary Gospel
(30:35 min.)
Galatians 1:8-9 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God
False Teaching
Maybe this pastor was a pervert, and you think to yourself, 'I don't want to share heaven with a person like that.' But did you ever stop to think that maybe he doesn't want to share heaven with you?

Scripture reading: Jim L - Psalm 34:1-9
August 1st, 2010
Not a Prophet
(41:58 min.)
Amos 7:10-17 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Called of God
Don't we usuallly think that those who have been called by God will become pastors? But what about those who are called . . to be a farmer? And yet Amos brings out some of the most powerful and damning prophesy that we can find in the Bible.

Scripture reading: Amos 1:1-5
July 18th, 2010
Like a Trap
(43:54 min.)
Luke 21:34 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Substance Abuse
Tuned in, turned on, and dropped out

And in this tribulation there will be killing of believers, all of the nations on the Earth will hate Christians, and as a result of this, many believers will fall away.
(Includes a congregation discussion at the end of the sermon.)

Scripture reading: Luke 12:27-34
July 11th, 2010
Become One Flesh
(28:15 min.)
Matthew 19:3-9 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Sexual Morality

At some stage in the marriage the couple has ceased to love each other. They certainly do not trust each other. It probably did not happen all at once, rather it came in easy stages.

Scripture reading: Dan B - Matthew 18:21-35
July 4th, 2010
Hold Marriage in Honor
(34:06 min.)
Hebrews 13:4 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Sexual Morality
Pure & Undefiled Marriage

Do you think that one person of the married couple woke up one morning and said to themselves, 'Hmm, I think I will go out and commit adultery today.'?

Scripture reading: Don M - 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7
June 27th, 2010
One Spirit with Him
(40:09 min.)
1 Corinthians 7:9 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Sexual Morality
Gender Ethics for Singles

The sermon speaks of the responsibilities of unmarried Christians to keep their bodies pure and undefiled.

Scripture reading: Bill B - Galatians 5:16-25
June 20th, 2010
You Can't Choose Your Relatives
(34:04 min.)
Ephesians 6:1-4 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Father's Day
Remember, God chose us for salvation before the beginning of time. Now you may not have chosen your parents, but they chose to have you (think about it) even before they knew what kind of pill you would become.

Scripture reading: Doris B - Colossians 3:14-21
June 13th, 2010
The Guy with the Most Stuff
(36:38 min.)
1 Timothy 6:7-11 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Flee from Greed
By doing what God commands us we let Him take control of our lives. By doing what God commands us we trust in Him that He knows what He is doing. By doing what God commands us we agree to let Him change our lives.

Scripture reading: Sharon L - Job 1:20-22
June 6th, 2010
What Are Friends For?
(40:54 min.)
John 15:13 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Friends and Family
If you agree to be the designated driver to a party of drunks then you have just become co-dependent with their alcohol or drug abuse. Is that the definition of 'friend'? Being co-dependent?

Scripture reading: Bill B - John 15:1-11
May 30th, 2010
What Hollywood Believes
(30:32 min.)
1 Corinthians 1:18 All of the Interesting Conversations in the World Today Are About God Popular Media
And yet the world keeps pounding us with these messages that say; what it has will make us happy . . what it has will make us feel better . . what it has will make us more successful . . what it has will make us more attractive. Am I right?

Scripture reading: Gene J - 1 Corinthians 2:11-14
May 16th, 2010
Very Religious
(36:19 min.)
Acts 17:22-24 Trust in the Lord
Church in Transition
We can drive people away from faith in Jesus Christ by presenting a faith that is judgmental and opinionated. Paul spoke in terms that the local culture could understand. Isn't this what Jesus does in our lives? He takes us where we are when we are saved and continually moves us closer to the cross.

Scripture reading: Carol J - Acts 17:15-21
May 9th, 2010
Prepare Your Minds
(20:59 min.)
1 Peter 1:13-16 Trust in the Lord
Church in Transition
We can't know God's will unless we study His Word.  We can't know what sin looks like unless we know His Word.  And we can't know how Satan deceives us unless we understand God's Word.

Re-recorded at new church facility
Scripture reading: Don M - 1 Peter 1:3-9
April 25th, 2010
Enlarge Your Tent
(27:54 min.)
Isaiah 54:2-3 Trust in the Lord
Church in Transition
If it was easy to trust in the Lord then why in the world do we fuss and worry about so many things in our lives?

Scripture reading: Luke 12:1-7
April 18th, 2010
He Will Strengthen and Protect
(33:29 min.)
2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 Trust in the Lord
Church in Transition
God Answers Prayer
The answer to the Man of Lawlessness is prayer. Prayer supports our witness. Prayer exalts God's Word. Prayer strengthens and protects.

Scripture reading: Doris B - Philippians 4:8-13
April 11th, 2010
Strengthen My Hands
(30:10 min.)
Nehemiah 6:9 Trust in the Lord
Church in Transition
Prayer in Times of Stress
The problem is keeping God in the picture while you are goal oriented. It's okay to be fixing a wall or painting some trim, that's fine, but keeping God in the picture is a challenge.

Scripture reading: Nehemiah 4:1-3, 6-9
April 4th, 2010
Appeared as Nonsense
(35:09 min.)
Luke 24:1-12 Easter He is Risen!
Very often we have to be led by the hand, as it were, to a more complete understanding of God's will. Very often it is not until days, or months, or even years later that we can look back in our lives and say, "Oh, that was what God was doing in my life."

Scripture reading: Steve P - John 19:38-42
Mar 21st, 2010
I Will Not Go
(26:49 min.)
Judges 4 Trust in the Lord
Church in Transition
Consequences of Saying No
In my mind there is a disconnect here. Deborah is God's person and brings His Word to Barak, but he balks at that Word.

Scripture reading: Don M - Hebrews 11:32-40
Mar 14th, 2010
Did Not Trust
(31:20 min.)
Deuteronomy 1:32 Trust in the Lord
Church in Transition
Consequences of Our Heart
I've had two calls from pastors who are concerned about what's going on with our church. Neither pastor has ever called me before in their lives. They just wanted to call and encourage us.

Scripture reading: Bill B - Numbers 13:25-29
Mar 7th, 2010
Commit Your Works
(32:56 min.)
Proverbs 16:3 Trust in the Lord
Church in Transition
Plans for the Future
But it goes even further than that, we want to control the future. And I would suggest to you this morning that the very nature of our plans has something to do with whether or not God is going to be pleased with them.

Scripture reading: Janet D - Psalm 37:1-6
Feb 14th, 2010
This is My Body
(28:47 min.)
Matthew 26:26 What is Worship?
Communion as Worship
. . and the pastor wanted to "do" communion with milk and chocolate chip cookies. His explanation was that it didn't matter what the elements of communion are. So, what's wrong with this picture?

Scripture reading: Jim L - Isaiah 53
Feb 7th, 2010
He Arose and Worshiped
(24:37 min.)
2 Samuel 12:20 What is Worship?
Worship in Times of Trouble
How much of the blame in this sad affair is David's and how much of it belongs to Bathsheba? . . David was a man of God and his reaction was to accept God's will no matter how bad, and to worship Him.

Scripture reading: Don M - 2 Samuel 12:1-6
Jan 31st, 2010
Bow Low to the Earth
(34:42 min.)
Exodus 34:8-9 What is Worship?
Submission to God
If God were a mere mortal king on Earth then He would have more power than all of the other rulers who have ever ruled on the Earth . . combined. When we come to worship, we have to realize who we are in comparison to God.

Scripture reading: Exodus 34:4-7
Jan 24th, 2010
Each One Has a Psalm
(41:04 min.)
1 Corinthians 14:22-26 What is Worship?
Participating in Worship
Aren't you glad that we have all of our high school experiences behind us? However, God may want us to stand up and speak our mind when the appropriate time comes.
The church looks at a "new direction" in worship.

Scripture reading: Sue Ellen W - Luke 10:25-28
Jan 17th, 2010
Rejoice with Trembling
(34:52 min.)
Psalm 2 What is Worship?
Reverent Worship
So we who are Christians today are put in the uncomfortable position of the 98 lb. weakling having a picnic on the beach. And the bully comes along and kicks sand in our face, he steals our lunch and eats it in front of us, gloating the whole time.

Scripture reading: Don M - Psalm 66:1-7
Jan 10th, 2010
Your Spiritual Service
(40:09 min.)
Romans 12:1-2 What is Worship?
Being Transformed
Just like the butterfly, being transformed in the mind takes some time.

Scripture reading: Bill B - 1 Peter 2:1-5
Jan 3rd, 2010
In Spirit and in Truth
(37:00 min.)
John 4:25 What is Worship?
Keep It Real
In other words, you know that deep down in here (heart) that the Father sought you out to be one of His. Maybe it was a profound conversion experience. Maybe it was the way you felt after you came to faith.

Scripture reading: Damon L - Hosea 6

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