Sermon Series
  • 1. Be Prepared - Watchful

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    The hope and anticipation of Jesus’ return motivates us to be watchful and to live each day of our lives as a faithful servant of God.

    Matthew 24:36-44 “Be Prepared—Watchful” INTRODUCTION Jesus is coming again! Not only is this the subject of the gospel text for today, it is also the great hope of the Christian Church. We as Christians hope and we anticipate Jesus’ return with an eager longing. Anticipation can be life more

  • 2. Be Prepared - Serve

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Even when we are faced with struggles in our Christian faith, God assures us of his presence and his movement in our lives and world. He also invites us to look beyond our struggles and involve ourselves in the ministry of spreading the kingdom

    Matthew 11:2-11 “Be Prepared—Serve” INTRODUCTION 2007 has been a year full of surprises—both good and bad. I was reminded of this when a member of Desert Streams sent me an E-mail that contain this thought, “I have noticed that as a group we have faced many challenges of late—roadblocks more

  • 3. Be Prepared - Straighten Pasths

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    The first step in straightening the paths for the coming Lord is to make the U-turn of repentence.

    Matthew 3:1-12 “Be Prepared—Straightening the Paths” INTRODUCTION What would it be like to enter into God’s presence? How would we respond if we met God face to face? Though the Bible is full of stories of God interacting with God’s people, there are very few occasions when people more

  • 4. Be Prepared - Proclaim The Birth"

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2008
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    The Christmas Story not only proclaims God’s love in his incarnation, but also demonstrates how God moves through the lives of regular people to establish his kingdom

    Matthew 1:18-25 “Be Prepared – Proclaim the Birth” INTRODUCTION The Christmas Story is the story of God--Creator of the Universe--interacting with human history. This story, however, is not just about God’s loving and grace-filled activity, it is also about Mary and Joseph. This young more

  • 5. Seeing Ourselves In A Mirror

    Contributed on Dec 15, 2014

    Prophetic call as warning; temple is a den of robbers.

    Jeremiah 1:4-10, 7:1-11 INTRODUCTION The times are changing. We once felt fairly safe, but now terrorism is on the rise and a “low grade” fear has engulfed us. We are becoming more diversified in values and ethics along with religions, nationalities, lifestyles, and race. This more

  • 6. The Plan

    Contributed on Dec 15, 2014

    God has a plan as seen in Esther when she was made queen

    Esther 4:1-17 “The Plan” INTRODUCTION Sharon was a good student with almost an “A” grade point average. She had her heart set on going to a prestigious college. She wasn’t accepted into that college, however, and the scholarship she was awarded by her more

  • 7. Piercing The Darkness

    Contributed on Dec 15, 2014

    Through the Spirit, God's servant will be a light to the nations, bringing justice and release to prisoners.

    Isaiah 42:1-9 “Piercing the Darkness” INTRODUCTION For most of us our Christmas preparations have been completed or nearing their finished splendor. The Christmas tree is up and decorated. Garland has been hung around the house and special Christmas candles have found their more