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Seize the Moment

Ever wonder why some people grow faster (spiritually) than others? Ever need assurance that God is working even when you cannot see Him? Ever been tempted to notice other people’s sin more than your own? Ever wonder why some people need attention or recognition to feel better about themselves? It’s truth that frees us from…

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Building Healthy Leaders

It’s no secret that no one improves by accident and nothing drifts towards excellence! It’s also no secret that no one in ministry is healthy by chance. John Ortberg said, “If we don’t take care of our own souls, no one else will.” Parker Palmer wrote, “Self-care is never a selfish act.” Since only a…

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Gifts & Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The Greek word used throughout the New Testament to describe spiritual gifts is CHARISMA. The basic idea regarding the work charisma is that of a free gift (something unearned, undeserved or unmerited). The Holy Spirit gives or distributes His giftings to members of Christ’s body to minister His grace to people. The primary purposes of…

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Encouraging Words

“Encouraging Words” For The Heart The Day That Worry Died – Mark 16:1-7 What the stone rolled away teaches us all An Offended Free Heart – Hebrews 12:15 How Satan tempted Judas and won What Really Matters – Matthew 5:17-20 Righteousness from the inside out A Higher Level Of Living – Psalm 84:1-12 Surviving the…

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Without Me

A Series on Prayer “The Lord is close to all who call upon Him, to all who call on Him sincerely.” (Psalm 145:18) I remember well how my grandmother prayed! How she laid her hands on me when I was in the hospital with Rheumatic Fever. How she prevailed day in and day out while…

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1-150 Messages

Below are 150 messages on a variety of topics. Why make them available? Because Jesus said it is truth that frees us from ourselves so that we can reach our fullest potential. Click on titles of sermons to download .pdf files When Chains Fall Off  Acts 12:1-7 The Day That Worry Died  Mark 16:1-7 The Double Portion  II…

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Champions of God

52 Character Studies That Build Your Spiritual Man Ever wonder how God could use ordinary people with all kinds of limitations, frailties and weaknesses? Ever wonder how God could use Rahab the harlot, Gideon the scared farmer, Jephthah the son of a prostitute, Lydia the business woman, Leah in deep pain or Jeremiah in all…

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Go Make Disciples

God’s one agenda for the church is found in Matthew 28:19; “Go into all the world and make disciples.” Why is “making disciples” so important? Because intentional discipleship will see people go from…. Consumer to contributor! Me-ology to theology! It’s all about me to it’s all about God! Feed me to use me! What can…

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New Beginnings Series

NEW BEGINNINGS SERIES I love the fact that God is the God of “New Beginnings”! And, the New Year provides a great opportunity for people to: Take Inventory Start Fresh Make Adjustments Renew Commitment Prioritize Decisions Here is a five message series – to begin the New Year by keeping the Lord in first place….

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Moving Forward Together Series

For leaders who are ready to Intentionally Move Forward this is for you. You will be able to take your leadership to the next level with leaders in your church by: Putting Ego Aside Asking Tough Questions Finding God’s Answers Taking Intentional Steps Forward “…The whole body is healthy and growing together in love.”  Ephesians 4:16 MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER…

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The Spiritual Leader’s Series

The Spiritual Leader Series is a list of 25 messages for leaders on the front lines of battle. We share several of these in leader’s retreats to encourage your heart and equip your hands. Click on titles of sermons to download .pdf files The Leader’s Encouragement – Luke 13 The Leader’s Seasons – Psalm 105 The…

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Seasonal Messages

Discover messages for special holidays including Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.

Books of the Bible Message Series

Take your congregation through in depth studies on specific books of the Bible.      

The Armor of God – Ephesians

It’s no secret to anyone that your life will always go in the direction of your most dominant thoughts. In other words, we feel what we feel and we do what we do because we think what we think. In our day of pollution and distraction, guarding your heart and mind is imperative. In Ephesians…

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Sermon On The Mount Series – Matthew 5

I love the principles taught in the Sermon on The Mount. Why? Because it’s Jesus addressing the matters of the heart; it’s Jesus getting under our skin; it’s Jesus showing us how to be whole, content, hungry and satisfied. It’s Jesus revealing to us that the greatest joy in life is having nothing to prove…

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Lifting Psalms – Psalms

Over one half of the Psalms are laments about real-life issues. Why? To teach us how to process life, trust in God and be healthy in the process. From confession to joy, from despair to hope, from weakness to strength, from darkness to light – it’s the Word that builds the soul. Blessed reading as…

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Jesus In The Church – Revelation 1

“Write down what you see John and send it to the churches.” (Revelation 1:11) And, oh, what John saw! And what John saw and recorded ministers to us all today – right now! Discover Jesus and His ministry to you as you see what John saw. Let Jesus be Jesus as He stands in the…

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Diamonds From Ephesus – Ephesians

Is there any richer prison epistle than the book of Ephesians? Is there any better revelation of our “Inheritance in Christ”? Is there any better description of “Christian armor”? Is there any stronger motivation to love than what Paul records, “As Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it”? “Diamonds From Ephesus” is a…

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Comfort From Isaiah Series – Isaiah

Are there any more comforting words than these from God through Isaiah? “Rough places will be made plain” “Fear not for I am with you” “A bruised reed He will not break” “When you walk through the fire, you’ll not be burned” “You are my servant and will not be forgotten by Me” “I will…

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An Excellent Spirit – Daniel 1-6

I love these words from Daniel 5:12 and 6:3; “An excellent spirit was found in Daniel.” What is an excellent spirit? How did Daniel obtain and exercise one? And, what’s the message to us where we live and serve today? Discover with me how God gave Daniel wisdom to know what to do and courage…

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The Seven Churches Revelations 1-5

The following are ten messages from Revelation 1-5. Why? To see what Jesus commends (and corrects) in His church. From what makes the Lord glad, to what makes the Lord sad, may “His Word” be your source of strength. Travel with Jesus as the Holy Spirit speaks to churches in seven cities and to your…

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Unbridled Desires – Ephesians 4:17-32

Oh what change takes place when Jesus has our full attention! In this text, Paul reveals how we can look back, look inwardly and look around us to reflect the power of grace at work in our hearts. Blessed reading as you discover what it means to “put off the old man and put on…

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Do The Wicked Prosper? – Psalm 73

Ever feel like Asaph, that life is a little unfair? Ever feel cheated or a little envious at the prosperity of the wicked? Ever wonder if life will “even out” in the end? Blessed reading as you discover that the prosperity of the wicked is not really prosperity from God’s point of view. Download Sermon…

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Living Worry Free – Matthew 6:25-34

How is it possible to enjoy the journey and not be anxious in your heart and mind? Jesus gives the answer in Matthew 6. What does Jesus say that changes our perspective? He tells us to look at the birds, look at yourself, look at the lilies and look at the heathen. Blessed reading as…

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Toiling In Rowing – Mark 6:45-52

There is not one among us who hasn’t found themselves at some time “toiling in rowing”. The Greek word for “toiling” means “baffled”. It means the disciples used up all their natural skills as seamen! Blessed reading as you discover “rowing secrets” that build the soul. Download Sermon #82. Toiling In Rowing – Mark 6:45-52 from 1-150…

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What’s Right With The Church – Colossians 1:1-27

People everywhere will offer opinions and tell us what’s wrong with the church. I believe a healthy person focuses on what’s right with the church. In Colossians 1, Paul tells us seven things that are right with the church – that brings great joy! Download Sermon #81. What’s Right With The Church – Colossians 1:1-27 from…

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After Class Decisions – Mark 4:35-5-1

I love hanging around young people; I love seeing them going after God! To see them pursue the will of God for their lives is a joy beyond measure. This message is about Jesus moving all of us “forward”. It’s a call to obedience, humility and faith. Blessed reading; a message from Chapel at the…

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The Vineyard of the Soul – Song of Solomon 1:1-16

I love how Solomon writes about the “beloved”. I love the fact that Jesus wants to spend time with us in prayer. And yet, we must be ever on guard to protect the vineyard of our heart. Why? Because “thorns”, “nettles” and the “broken wall” reminds us of spiritual neglect. Yes, it’s possible to neglect…

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Prayer That Works – I Kings 18:41-46

I love the fact that Elijah (in prayer) made “something out of nothing”. I love how Elijah separated himself, humbled himself, persevered and expected God to answer. Journey with a praying man and see how God is a specialist at making something out of nothing! Download Sermon #79. Prayer That Works – I Kings 18:41-46 from…

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Victory Secured – Exodus 17:8-16

No one has all the answers about how prayer works. No one can explain all the “ins” and “outs” about how Moses’ hands (raised in intercession) brought about divine intervention. But this we do know; prayer is alignment with God and positions us to receive from Him. Discover how the Israelites, after murmuring and tempting the…

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Sacred Fire – Leviticus 6:8-13

Leviticus teaches us incredible truth about worship; how God supernaturally started the fire at the altar before the tabernacle and how the priests must tend to the fire (so it will never go out). Notice God’s great instruction surrounding the ashes, garments and the wood. Remember God’s word to our hearts; “The fire shall ever…

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Condemnation Gone For Good – Romans 5:12-21

Does the mercy of the gospel really triumph over every sin? Is it really foolish to entertain unworthy feelings? Is the past really past in the sight of God? Has Christ really removed our transgression as far as the east is from the west? Enjoy what it means – to be cleansed from all unrighteousness!…

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He Knows Your Story – John 4:1-30

Ever wonder if God knows all that’s going on in your life? Ever wonder if your sin surprises Him? Ever wonder why He loves you so? Ever come to grips with the truth – that He loves you on your best days the same as on your worst days? Blessed reading as Jesus meets the…

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