Sermon Series
  • 1. Long Distance Runner

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014

    The Christian life is a marathon in which knowing Jesus is the goal and being one with him is the prize.

    Long Distance Runner Text: Phil. 3:12-14 Introduction 1. Illustration: Runner’s World (8/91) told the story of Beth Anne DeGiantis’s attempt to qualify for the 1992 Olympic Trials marathon. A female runner must complete the 26 mile, 385 yard race in less than two hours, more

  • 2. Intimate Value

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014

    The only thing with lasting value is a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, and the most important aspect of our lives is fostering that relationship.

    Intimate Value Text: Phil. 3:1-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: "Everything in this world has two aspects - how it looks at the moment, and how it will look in the time to come. The easy way may look inviting at the moment, and the hard way daunting. 

The only way to get our more

  • 3. Let You Shine

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014

    Being the light of the world is a cooperative effort between God and ourselves.

    Let You Shine Text: Phil. 2:12-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: Jesus himself said to his disciples, "[L]et your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works, and give glory to your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16) 

This is a concept that is sometimes a more

  • 4. Timothy: A Young Man Of Character

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014
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    What the world needs now more than ever are followers of Jesus who are people of character. Thankfully, the Bible is filled with examples of people with exemplary character.

    Timothy: A Young Man Of Character Text: Phil. 2:19-24 Introduction 1. Illustration: We are created after the likeness of the eternal God. This has both moral and motivational implications. In our morals and motives we are to reflect God’s character. Thus, I am to be not only an more

  • 5. Epaphroditus: A Man Of Great Courage

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014

    People of courage are people who put their complete trust in Jesus.

    Epaphroditus: A Man of Great Courage Text: Phil. 2:25-30 Introduction 1. Illustration: There's an old story of a rich guy who threw a party at his mansion. One of his pride and joys was his new saltwater pool in which he had the ability to let swim in various specious of ocean fish. more

  • 6. A Thankful Pastor: Part 1

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2014

    God has done a great work in us and he will continue that work until Jesus returns.

    A Thankful Pastor: Part 1 Text: Phil. 1:3-6 Introduction 1. Illustration: Dear God, So far today I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, I haven't lost my temper; I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or over-indulgent. I'm very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, God, I'm more

  • 7. The Nature Of The Church

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2014
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    The church consists of all those who committed to and dependent upon Christ in all things.

    The Nature Of The Church Text: Phil. 1:1-2 Introduction 1. Illustration: Three pastors got together for coffee one day and found all their churches had bat-infestation problems. "I got so mad," said one, "I took a shotgun and fired at them. It made holes in the ceiling, but did nothing to more

  • 8. A Thankful Pastor: Part2

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2014

    The desire of my heart is to see you transformed into the image of Jesus.

    A Thankful Pastor: Part 2 Text: Phil. 1:7-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: A pastor thought God gave Him an idea, and he presented it in the monthly elders meeting. After giving his most impassioned plea and really "selling" the idea to the elder board, the board voted and voted down the more

  • 9. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2014

    We keep on the bright side when we keep our eyes on Jesus.

    Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life Text: Phil. 1:12-19 Introduction 1. Illustration: This past week I came across this story I thought you would find interesting. Obviously a fellow Pastor posted it. He said, "I was recently contacted by a pulpit committee that was interested in my more

  • 10. Living With Meaning

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2014

    A life filled with meaning is one that is completely sold out to Jesus and the Gospel.

    Living With Meaning Text: Phil. 1:19-26 Introduction 1. Illustration: John Wesley provides the most convicting analysis on what it means to be a true servant: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, more

  • 11. Champions Of The Cross

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014
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    As champions of the cross we are to lift high the cross of Christ.

    Champions Of The Cross Text: Philippians 3:15-21 Introduction 1. Illustration: British Pastor and Scholar John Stott, in his book The Cross of Christ, wrote about the centrality of the Cross in the Christian Faith. He wrote, "...the cross transforms everything. It gives us a new more

  • 12. Walking In Two Worlds

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2014
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    Proposition: We live as God’s ambassadors in a fallen world, and while we are here we must stand together in unity.

    Walking In Two Worlds Text: Phil. 1:27-30 Introduction 1. Illustration: When you walk in two worlds Hold your head up high, When you walk in two worlds Keep your sights to the sky, Remember you're in this place But of another race. You move to a different pace, The drumbeat of the more

  • 13. Attitude Adjuster

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014

    True followers of Jesus strive to live out the attitude of Jesus.

    The Attitude Adjuster Text: Phil. 2:1-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: When Melissa was about 5 years old and Daniel was 3 we went on a vacation to South Dakota. While we were there we stopped at a gift shop and one of the things we purchased was a paddle made of cedar. Written on this more

  • 14. Attitudinal Living

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014
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    Living the Christian life is all about attitude.

    Attitudinal Living Text: Phil. 4:4-9 Introduction 1. Illustration: The story is told of a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, "This is good!" more