Sermon Archive (Page 45)

Successful Fathering

Happy Father’s Day! Being a father is an honor, a privilege, and one of the most awesome responsibilities that one could have.  I’m going to start this morning with this tribute to the life of a dad. *COTM Dad’s Life Video * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZa7hU6tP_s We’re given the opportunity to lead, train, and equip a child during the most crucial times of their lives and transition them into adulthood. Whether good or bad, our children follow our examples. In fact, even fathers…

New Beginnings

Tired of the same old routines?  Hungry for change?  Would you like to receive a clean slate and fresh start? Great, because this morning, we’re going to take a look at how the Lord enables us and even calls us into new beginnings! Isaiah 43:18-19 18 Forget the former things;     do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing!     Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way…

Relationships: Freedom

This morning, we’ll be continuing our message series on relationships.  So far, we took a look at the parenting relationship and different ways in which our families should reflect the kingdom of God and how we are to set healthy boundaries in our relationships.  This week, we’re going to take a look at how our freedom purchased by Christ is to affect our relationships. Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and…

Relationships: Boundaries

This morning, we’ll be continuing our message series on relationships.  Last week, we took a look at the parenting relationship and different ways in which our families should reflect the kingdom of God.  This week, we’re going to take a look at a basic, but critical aspect of relationships: boundaries. The truth is that we see boundaries and respect them every day of our lives; they are everywhere!  In fact, God even created the world by setting boundaries!  Let’s take a…

Relationships: Parenting

This morning, we’ll be starting a new message series on relationships.  Any time that we open our lives up to another person, we can experience deep and meaningful relationships with them and create great memories that last a lifetime, but we also run the risk of getting just as deeply hurt by them.  It’s well worth the risk, however!  We’ll be learning together how to safeguard our hearts as well as how to find healing and restoration from these hurts.…

Be The Church: Mission Possible

This morning, we’re going to continue our message series ‘Be The Church’.  We know that the church is those called out by His name and that it is critical that we gather together on a regular basis and not just for the church services. Last week, we found that there is truly power in the prayer of His people. This week, we’re going to take a look at the mission that we have in being the church.  Since the church is…

Be The Church: Generosity

This morning, we’re going to continue our message series ‘Be The Church’.  Last week, we found that the church is us – those called out in Jesus’ name and that it is critical that we gather together frequently.  I hope that each one of us took an opportunity to get together with someone in the church who we don’t really know that well and that you were blessed by that time together.  I want to encourage all of us to…

Be The Church: Gathering

We’re going to begin a new series this morning entitled ‘Be the Church’ where we take a look at what church is all about. What is church? Church is not a building Church is not a ritual Church is not a tradition Church is not a religion Church is certainly not salvation Church is not something where by paper alone you are a member of Greek: ekklēsia ek-klay-see Compound word meaning to be called by name (kaleō) out from (ek)…

Jesus Revealed: Our Savior

This morning, we’re going to continue our message series ‘Jesus: Revealed’ on this Easter Sunday.  We’ve found how God desires to be our refuge, our king, and this morning, we’ll be taking a look at how Jesus is our Savior. We remembered on Good Friday of how Christ was flogged and crucified – put to death on a cross for all to see and mock Him.  We know that it was by His perfect, sinless life and then by willingly…

Jesus Revealed: Our King

This morning, we’re going to continue our message series ‘Jesus: Revealed’ on this Palm Sunday.  Last week we found how God desires to be our refuge and this morning, we’ll be taking a look at how Jesus is our King. As a precursor to the message, we should know that God always has been, now is, and always will be the King of Kings.  As we’ll find today, however, we can choose to accept Him as our king or reject…