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  • Who's In Charge Around Here? Series

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Aug 15, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    The question everyone must answer is this: "Is Jesus Christ really in charge of your life?" Jesus Christ deserves to be in charge of your life because God has put Him in over all creation, made Him the head of the Church, and because He has reconciled al

    JESUS CHRIST IS LORD: SERIOUSLY! WHO¡¯S IN CHARGE AROUND HERE? The Supremacy of Christ Colossians 1:15-23 INTRODUCTION: A. We are in week 3 of a series of messages I am calling Jesus Christ is Lord: Seriously! i. This series is taking us through Paul¡¯s letter to the Christians in more

  • Living A God-Pleasing Life Series

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Aug 8, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    This is the 2nd in a series of messages on Colossians called "Jesus Christ is Lord: Seriously." If Jesus Christ is really the Lord of our lives then we will live a God-pleasing life.

    JESUS CHRIST IS LORD: SERIOUSLY! Living a God-Pleasing Life Colossians 1:9-14 (Some of the information in this sermon was gleaned from other sermons found on Sermoncentral.) INTRODUCTION: It’s good have to have Jerry and Debra Snavely and their family with us today, as well as a group more

  • Is Jesus Christ The Lord Of This Church? Series

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    I once saw a package of plastic shark teeth that were labled as "genuine imitation shark teeth." I wonder if we aren’t guilty of being genuine imitation Christians at times. As Paul begins his letter he points out that the Colossians were 3D Christians-

    SERIES: JESUS CHRIST IS LORD...SERIOUSLY! SERMON: IS JESUS CHRIST LORD OF THIS CHURCH? Colossians 1:1-8 INTRODUCTION: This church will be what it ought to be when our members become what they should be. I am beginning a new series of messages this morning from Paul’s letter to the church more

  • Warning--Danger Ahead

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Jul 7, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    Through the prophet Amos, God tried to get people to recognize their sin and to change. He also told them that unless they would repent that God’s wrath would come down on them. Not only is his message applicable to Israel then, but it is pertinent to u

    WARNING–DANGER AHEAD Amos 1:1 INTRODUCTION: READ: Amos 1:1-2 I suppose that as long as there have been schools, someone has been accused of being the teacher’s pet. While I’m sure that most teachers try to give equal attention to their students, sometimes there is a closer bond with a more

  • Did You Really Say That?

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    The sin of gossip continues to be a problem in our society and can causes hurts, damage relationship, and destroy the body of Christ. With the development of instant messaging and online diaries, gossip is able to spread at a pace like never before.

    DID YOU REALLY SAY THAT? James 3:2-12 INTRODUCTION: A. Norman Rockwell had the ability to portray everyday life in a way unlike most other artists. The faces in his paintings are always full of expression, on the verge of being cartoonish, yet his paintings always seem to carry some kind of more

  • Aiming Your Kids

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Jun 20, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    A parent’s responsibility is to aim their kids in the direction they should go and then willingly release them when the proper time comes. However, parents must first have a proper relationship with God because they cannot share with their kids what they

    AIMING YOUR KIDS Psalm 127:1-5 INTRODUCTION: A. Have you ever considered shooting your kids? Maybe I should rephrase that! Have you ever considered that you as a parent have the responsibility to shoot your kids in the direction they should go–similar to a hunter shooting an arrow in the more

  • Returning Back To God

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    It’s amazing how the message of the OT prophets ring true for today’s society. In one of God’s most unusual requests we can see an object lesson for the people of Israel, but also a call of repentance to our world today.

    RETURNING BACK TO GOD Hosea 2:1-3:5 INTRODUCTION: A. EZE 18:30b Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. ILL> A few years back I had gone with Jack to a hospital in Columbus. We were sitting in a waiting area with some other veterans. Of course, Jack more

  • All Roads Lead To Heaven--Right?

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on May 23, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    The world is rapidly changing. Among those changes are people’s views toward religion. While it used to be choice between Methodist, Baptist, Christian Church, etc., people now find themselves trying to decide between Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.

    ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN–RIGHT? Acts 17:16-34 INTRODUCTION: ILL> A stranger entered the church service in the middle of the sermon and seated himself in the back pew. After a while he began to fidget. Leaning over to a white-haired man at his side, evidently an old member of the more

  • Ordinary People--Extraordinary Deeds: Serving God Series

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on May 5, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    This message is part of a series of sermons that takes a look at how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things empowered by Him. This sermon focuses on Timothy who was used by God even though he was still quite young.

    ORDINARY PEOPLE–EXTRAORDINARY DEEDS SERVING GOD Ordination Service 1 Timothy 4:11-16 INTRODUCTION: A. Over the past few weeks we have been looking at how God, throughout history, has used ordinary people to do extraordinary deeds 1. I want to continue that series this morning as we more

  • A Savior Worth Serving Series

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Mar 21, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    While much of the world was unaware that anything special had taken place, when Jesus Christ rose from the dead it was more than just another Sunday. Because of that day we have a Savior Worth Serving. He requires selflessness, sacrifice, and service.

    NOT JUST ANOTHER SUNDAY A Savior Worth Serving Matthew 16:21-27 INTRODUCTION: A. While much of the world was completely unaware that anything special or unique had taken place, when Jesus Christ rose from the grave, the world as a whole changed dramatically 1. You see, when the stone more

  • A Christ That's Caring Series

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Mar 21, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    When Christ rose from the grave it was more than just another Sunday. Because of His sacrifice He shows that He really is a Christ that cares about us.

    NOT JUST ANOTHER SUNDAY A Christ That’s Caring Ephesians 3:14-19 INTRODUCTION: A. Last week I began a series of messages titled "Not Just Another Sunday" 1. Even though it may have gone unnoticed by many in the world, when Jesus Christ rose from the dead it was much more than just more

  • Fired Or Fired Up!

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Mar 21, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    Reality TV has captured the attention of viewers. Each week contestants are getting voted out, asked to leave, or just plan fired. When you stand before God, the Almighty Judge, will you get fired up or will you be fired from eternity?

    FIRED OR FIRED UP! 2 Peter 3:3-14 INTRODUCTION: A. I have had several people tell me that they get concerned when I walk to the edge of the stage as they are afraid I’m going to fall off. 1. I am thankful that that has not happened yet ILL> I did hear a story about a preacher who was more

  • From Death To Life Series

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Jan 30, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    It’s so easy to lose our focus on Jesus Christ which causes us to spend time in a far country just like the prodigal son. Only when we realize where we are, repent, and return to the Father can we enjoy life to the full.

    LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST From Death to Life Ephesians 2:1-5; Luke 15 INTRODUCTION: A. Is there some thing, or some one, other than God that has your attention right now? 1. This is an every day battle for every Christian–staying focuses on Jesus Christ 2. I suppose that that is more

  • In God We Trust

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Oct 11, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    This message takes a look at the Christian and his money. The very thing that strives to pull our attention away from God, our money, contains a gentle reminder that it is "In God We Trust" and not our stuff.

    THE NEXT STEPS: IN GOD WE TRUST A Biblical Look at You and Your Money 1 Timothy 6:17-19 INTRODUCTION: A. Today marks the beginning a new series of messages that I’m calling "The Next Steps" 1. We have made some changes over the past year, and are in the process of improving some other more

  • Trading Spaces With Those Who Are Hurting

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on Oct 4, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    This messages encourages others to see the needs of others. People will never meet the needs of others if they refuse to acknowledge the need, accept people where they are, and then act to minister to those who are hurting.

    TRADING SPACES WITH THOSE WHO ARE HURTING Mark 2:1-12 INTRODUCTION: A. One of the deepest desires, deepest needs of every human heart is the desire for community ILL> Consider for a moment the top rated television shows for the last 3 decades. 1970’s - Brady Bunch Here’s the story of more