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Right click->new->folder then type the name you want the folder to have (TEMP would be good as you will probably delete it after using anyway. It will be big when you get done)
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December 10, 2017 - "Exercise in Your Bible Knowledge" - Finish the verse. How did you do?
November 26, 2017 - "Christians are Different" - There are reasons and important ones but we are different.
November 19, 2017 - "For What Am I Thankful?" - Happy Thanksgiving!
(download 5 files)
November 12, 2017 "The Value of Persistence" - Never give up. It is worth the effort. (Download 2 files)
November 5, 2017 "The Return of Christ" - What does the Bible say about Jesus' Second Coming?
October 22, 2017 - "Answering the Call" - Answer God's Call with "Here Am I, Send Me," as Isaiah did.
October 15, 2017 - "The Abundant Life"- Jesus said it could be done, Do we do it?
October 8, 2017 - "True Worship" - What is the proper way to worship? What is the purpose of worship?
October 1, 2017 -"A Better Church" - A Better Church? God has done His Part. Our part? A better Church begins with ME.
September 24, 2017 - "Are You a Hypocrite?" A question we need to answer each and every day as a Christian. This was the first Sunday I had no technical difficulties. Sorry for a month's absence.
August 27, 2017 - "Selah" - a word from the Psalms to which we need to pay attention today.
August 20, 2017 - "4 Men and 4 Trees" - Four Men in the Bible had experiences involving trees. Each has a story to tell and a lesson to teach.
July 30, 2017 - "The Message of the Bible" - The Purpose and Message the Bible brings to Mankind (no Narration, Good look at the Message anyway)
July 23, 2017 - "Alligator Etiquette" - The rules of living with the alligator are similar to those to avoid Satan. download 2 files
July 16, 2016 - "I'll Be A Friend To Jesus" - What does this Song Mean?
July 2, 2017 - "The Bible Is Our Only Standard" - Only follow what the Word of God says. Forget everything else.
June 25, 2017 - "The Best is Yet to be" - The future is coming. Look forward to it.
June 18, 2017 - "Fathers' Day" - This is one of the most important jobs in the Kingdom.
June 11, 2017 - "This Little Light of Mine" - This VBS Song says much to Christians of all ages.
June 4, 2017 - "Change" - Should we or when should we change in Religion? (*download 2 files)
May 21, 2017 - Impossible Searches" Several things will never be found no matter how hard you look.
May 14, 2017 - "I Will Cry Out To The Most High" - Jehovah is One Worthy of Praise.
April 30, 2017 - "The One Body" - God's Plan For His Church
April 23, 2017 - "He Cares For You" -To what extent does Christ Care for us?)
April 16, 2017 - "In What Way..." Malachai asks some questions which need answers today.
April 9, 2017 - "Jesus Gives The Answers" - to every question. Got to Jesus, not men when we need answers.
April 2,2017 - "The Triumphant Entry" - There was a time when man treated Christ as He deserved.
March 19, 2017 - "According To The Scriptures" - What is the standard for Truth?
March 12, 2017 - "Jesus Marveled" - When was Jesus surprised? First couple of slides are not narrated. I forgot - sorry. They are fairly self explanatory.
March 5, 2017 - "What will you do with Jesus?" - Regarding your salvation.
February 19, 2017 - "Involvement" - How well we do at Christianity depends on how involved we are.
February 12, 2017 - "To Be A Christian" - What do you do after following the Plan of Salvation?
February 5, 2017 - "Remember the Basics" - To be happy as a Christian, you must begin with 'the Basics.' What are the basics of the Christian life? (download 2 files)
January 22, 2017 - "The Glory of the Church" - no narration....computer trouble. You'll like it anyway
December 18, 2016 - "The Joy of Preaching the Gospel" - Is preaching duty or joy? It is a pleasure. If It isn't we are doing it wrong.
December 11, 2016 - "I Can" - It is never a good thing to say 'I can't'. There are so many things in the Church and WE CAN do all of them.
December 4, 2016 - "Hearsay or the Bible" - Which one to believe?
November 26, 2016 - "Truths From an Empty Tomb" - Jesus's resurrection holds such promise for Christians and all of humanity.
November 20, 2016 - Who is Jesus? - One of the most important questions ever asked.
November 6, 2016 - "Facts About the Lord's Church" - The book of Ephesians says much about the beautiful Church of the Living God
October 30, 2016 - A Friend of Jesus - What special circumstances we enjoy as friends of Christ?
October 23, 2016 - "What Are We To Do?" - After we become a Christian, what should we do? How are we to work as a Christian in the Church and in the world?
October 16, 2016 - "Attitudes Toward the Word of God" Our attitude toward anything dictates our acceptance.
October 2, 2016 - "Shortcuts Are the Devils Tool" - Shortcuts are great in the world many times. In Christianity, they never work.
September 25. 2016 - "The Afterlife" - There is an afterlife and we must get there.
September 18, 2016 - "What Did Jesus Do?" - 12 things Jesus did.
September 4, 2016 - "Five Things Which Crucified Jesus" - These 5 things were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus. Are they still today?
August 28, 2016 "They Showed Him Openly" - Jesus's Resurrection is a fact.
August 21, 2016 - The GREAT Invitation" Jesus' Beautiful Invitation of Matt 11
August 14, 2016 - "Who Is Our God?" - Using Paul's sermon on Mars Hill, a great answer awaits.
August 7, 2016 - "Why Jesus Disappoints Many" - Sometimes it happens. We must come to Christ on His terms, not our own
July 31, 2016 - "You Cannot Bind the Word of God" - People have tried but it cannot be done. There are reasons why.
July 24, 2016 - "The Power of God" - We ignore the Power at our disposal so often. God's Power is there for us.
July 10, 2016 - "Having Done All to Stand" - Almighty God has provided all so that we will not fail. Our only problem is not using it.
June 19, 2016 - "No Variation With God" - We are Christians. We are the same Christians that they were in the 1st Century. The reason is God is always the same.
( Download 2 files)
June 12, 2016 - "Teaching the to Observe All that I Commanded You" - What did those who received this command do from here?
June 5, 2016 - "Encourage One Another" Build up each other.
May 29, 2016 - "Happiness" - The true things which bring happiness
May 15, 2016 - "Learn of Me" - Matthew 11:28-30 - One of the most beautiful in the Bible.
May 8, 2016 - Guest Speaker Gary Summers from the Great South Seminole Congregation in Orlando FL
May 1, 2016 - "Things that Will Not Be Moved" - There are some things that will never change.
April 24, 2016 - "Will Your Anchor Hold?" - To what do you hold when life seems so turbulent?
April 17, 2016 - "Whom do you say that I am?" - This question was very important and still is today.
April 10, 2016 - "the Work of the Church" - What does the Church do? I am a member of the Church, does this mean I should be working?
April 3, 2016 - "The Way" - The early term used for the Church is very descriptive.
March 20, 2016 - "You Have Left Your First Love" - This chilling statement toward the Church in Ephesus can easily be earned by Churches today
March 13, 2016 - "Renew Your Faith" - Is your faith tired? It happens. How can it be renewed?
March 6, 2016 - "Only An Appearance of Religion" - Do the Work of God, Don't worry about appearances. Download 2 files
February 28, 2016 - "What if Jesus Had Never Been Born " - What kind of world would there be if no one had ever met the Man from Galilee?
February 21, 2016 -Every Soldier Falls" - Failure is a reality. How can we deal with failure?
February 14, 2016 - "Matters of Great Worth" - What truly has value and worth. It is not what most think . download 4 files
February 7, 2016 - "I Am The Light of the World" - Jesus is The Light of a very dark World.
January 31, 2016 - "God Created the World" - This action says so much of our relationship to God and what we should do in our relationship to Him.
(Download two files)
January 24, 2016 - "The God We Serve" - Do we really know Who God is? We need to think about this often. (Download 2 files)
January 10, 2016 - "I Will Cry Out To The Lord" - We need to know Who we are dealing with when we consider Our Service to God .
December 27, 2015 - "The Pot Calling The Kettle Black" - Many times the Church is guilty of judgement when it is not needed.
December 20, 2015 - "The Significance of the Birth of Christ" - download 2 files. The Birth of Christ is such a beautiful story it should not be ignored nor should it be remembered only one day a year.
November 29, 2015 - "The Excellence of Knowing Christ" - What kind of knowledge do we need of Christ and how do we get it and what do we do with it?
November 15, 2015 - "Come Learn of Me" - In Matthew 11, Jesus asks in one of the most beautiful passages of the Bible for man to Come to Him and Learn of Him.
November 8, 2016 - "Jesus Wept Over The City" - Why did Jesus weep over Jerusalem? Would He weep over our city today? (open 2 files)
November 1, 2015 - The Forsaken Christ" Jesus was forsaken on Earth. Is He forsken by us?
October 25, 2015 - "Peace" -We all say we want it. How does it come and how do we keep it?
October 11, 2015 - "Preach The Gospel at all Costs and in all Ways" So many opportunities, How many do we use? How many do we even see?
October 4, 2015 - "Christian Growth" - If we aren't growing, we are dying.
September 27, 2015 - "Busy" Are we too busy to be Christians? Does the daily cares of this world keep us from being what we should be for God?
September 20, 2015 - "Victory in Jesus" Not only is it a realty, you should always expect it. Download all 5 files
September 13, 2015 -Faith and Obedience:There is no Difference" - Belief as it is defined today has little to do with faith.
September 6, 2015 - "Spiritual Maturity" - What does it mean to grow up in Christ?
August 30, 2015 - "Listening to the Wise Men" Have we been listening to the wise men or have we ignored them as men of old.
August 16, 2016 - Col 3:16, Set Your Mind on Things Above - What does this mean? How can it be done?
August 9, 2015 - "When You Though I Wasn't Looking" - Children see us at all times. What do they see?
August 2, 2015 - "What The Cross Brings" - Oddly enough the worst thing mankind ever did brings the most blessings.
July 26, 2015 "Your Thoughts Betray You" - Those are our most prized possessions it seems. Thoughts dictate what we do.
July 19, 2015 - "God Told Me to Do It - How many evils have been done with this false justification? Is direct revelation from God possible today?
after several trips and several technical failures' I finally am able to save a sermon and post it. Please excuse the break.
May 31, 2015 - "Build Bridges" - Religion is about building bridges, not walls. Christ cam to being people together, not drive them apart. Have we missed the point?
May 24, 2015 - "Your Place In God" - It is easy when we see the accomplishments of others to wonder 'Where do I fit in?' There is a place for all in The Kingdom. How do I find my place? (Download two files)
May 17, 2015 - " Can You Recommend Your Religion?" - Based on your practice of Christianity, are you recommending it or are you recommending against it?
May 10, 2015 - "We Praise God For Mothers"- Happy Mothers' Day! God gave you a special job.
May 3, 2015 - "What Really Scares You?" - There is much in this world which scare us. As a Christian, what is there to really scare us?
April 26, 2015 - "How Does the Christian Influence the World?" - The Great Commission seems a daunting task and rightly so. There are ways for the individual to influence the world. We just need to look for them.
April 19, 2015 - "Stephen- A Man Full of Faith and Knowledge" - The Bible gives us many men and women to emulate in our pursuit of Christianity. Stephen is one such individual.
April 12, 2014 - "Free To Fail" - So many times good works are neglected because we doubt our expertise to complete them. Give yourself the freedom to fail then try your best.
April 5, 2015 - "The Cross" - I owed a debt I could not pay, He paid a debt He did not owe. Amazing Grace
March 29, 2015 - "What Happened to my Faith" - Faith is not a static commodity. It gets stronger or weaker. Often we take for granted we will always have it in abundance.
March 22, 2015 - "An Example to All" - Paul told the Thessalonian Church that they had become and "example to all" the Grecian Churches. All congregations should want this designation. How can we attain it today?
March 15, 2015 - "Troublesome Times" - Bad times come. What is the right response for the Christian?
March 1, 2015 - "Attitude" - Our attitude toward some very great Truths determines our ultimate actions.
February 22, 2015 - Joe was preaching in Statesboro and Brother Larry Sheehy was preaching in Ellabell. No recording was made either in Ellabell or Statesboro. Sorry
February 15, 2015 - "This World is not My Home" - Once we get away from nostalgia about the world and its sorrows, we can get a true picture of our journey as Christians.
February 8, 2015 - "An Important Question" - Jesus tells a parable which contains one of the most important questions we will ever consider.
February 1, 2015 - "Involvement" - Now that you are a Christian, stop just watching Christianity and get in the middle of it. Look beyond spectating and look toward being involved.
January 25, 2014 - "Jesus is the Center" of Everything. Central to everything we are and will be is Jesus Christ. What does this lofty statement translate into from words to the moments of our lives? Surprising bit of scientific fact at the end. I am not sure what it means but it gives comfort.
January 18, 2015 - "To Be A Christian" - What does it mean to be a Christian? Now answer the question free of denominational confusion.
January 11, 2015 "A Father's Love" - The love of the Father is so great, we can scarcely understand it. A look at the prodigal in a new way. (download 4 files)
January 4, 2015 "Does God Hear Me?" - Yes He does. Why does it seem like he doesn't so often?
December 28, 2014 - "A Time For Us" - New years bring new hopes and fears. This year of 2015 is our time. many have gone before us and used the time they had well. It is time for the new men and women of the Gospel to seize their time and use it for the Glory of Almighty God.
December 21, 2014 - "New Testament Evangelism" - How did the 1st Century Christians spread the Word? Notice the Power of God in the Way that the Gospel spread over the course of 1 generation.
December 14, 2014 - "Life as we Know It" will change and change forever. We have seen much change here. In the future, the change will be even larger
December 7, 2014 - "Who Is Your God?" - Paul's introduction to his sermon on Mars Hill in Athens defines God for the Athenians. (Download 3 files)
November 30, 2014 - "Free to Think As We Should" - No, this doesn't try to dictate modes of thinking. Let's look at our Christian lives less in terms of 'I have to...' and more in terms of 'I get to ...'
November 23, 2014 - "Pausing to Give Thanks" - We should be thankful because we have much or We should be thankful because God has given us everything? For what do we have to be thankful?
November 16, 2014 - "The Conclusion" - Examining the conclusion of the sermon by the Preacher of Ecclesiastes.
November 9, 2014 - "The Danger of Mediocrity" - All too often Christians try to just get by. We need to be striving for excellence. Instead we try to be 'mediocre.'
November 2, 2014 - "The Courage of Ananias" - Ananias is only known in the Bible from this story. His courage to follow God made possible the transformation of Saul of Tarsus into the Apostle Paul.
October 19, 2014 - "Designations of the Church" - Name are very important. How does God designate the church?
October 12, 2014 - "Put Off the Old Man" - The Old Man of Sin has to leave so that we can be the new people God wants us to be.
October 5, 2014 - "With God, All Things Are Possible" - We must remember Who we have chosen to ally ourselves. Our God is still capable of miracles.
September 28, 3014 - "The Reformer, King Hezekiah" - King Hezekiah was not the first or the last to say, "We must go back to when things were right." He was one of the Great Reformers, one of the Great Restorationists. Download 3 files
September 21, 2014 - "Things That Cannot be Moved" In a world where everything seems to change so often, some things cannot be moved.
September 14, 2014 - "God's Way" - Settles question of who gets their way.
September 7, 2014 - "The Glory of the Cross" - The Cross of Christ is the foundation of everything we are. This sermon chronicles the time when Heaven and Earth met. The sacrifice of Christ verses the stupidity of Man. The scene we created which the Creation Itself could not witness. (Download 4 files)
August 31, 2014 - "The Foolishness of Preaching" - Why is the message of salvation foolish to those who need it most?
August 24, 2014 - "Better" - How can we make it 'better'?
August 17, 2014 - "Joy in Worship" Why is it that we can never find the JOY of Worshiping Jehovah, The Lord God Almighty? This the the time when JOY is most possible ... or should be.
August 10, 2014 - "Being Great" - In imitation of the Great, we can also become great. What is greatness? Who do we imitate? Who is truly great?
August 3, 2014 - "Understanding the Will of God" - Many times we are willing to follow God but have trouble figuring out what His Will is.
July 28, 2014 - "Daily Christianity" - Christian Living becomes a difficult thing to do... This is natural. Christianity is not a list of chores to do but rather a new way of life. Once you begin thinking of it as something to be lived and not a list of things to do, it becomes much easier. (Download 2 files)
June 29, 2014 - "God Is On His Throne" - Again faced with the dilemma of whether or not we know with Whom we are dealing when we deal with The Living God. He is on His Throne and He has earned the right to be there.
June 22, 2014 - "Life For Show Or Life For Service"- Do we really want to be a Christian or simply want to look as if we were?
June 15, 2014 - "How Does the Christian Influence the World?" - How does evangelism happen? How do we as Christians change the world? As is always the case, the Bible provides the answer. (only 1 file to download)
June 8, 2014 - "Remember Shiloh" - In the days of Jeremiah, the Israelites took solace in the fact that the temple was in Jerusalem. God would never let it be overrun because the temple was there. God told them to remember the tabernacle in Shiloh. Today, do we take solace in the Church and separate our lives so we can live as we wish outside of the Church building?. (3 files)
May 18, 2014 - "God I Wouldn't Do It That Way"- How many times do we question the ways of God? (Download 2 files)
April 13, 2014 - Prayer, Does God Hear Me? - The answer may be a surprise. This was one of those sermons where the preacher learned as much or more than the ones preached at. (make sure you download 2 files)
April 6, 2014 - Ashamed of Jesus and His Words? - Do we make it known often enough who we are and, more importantly, Whose we are? (Download all 3 files)
March 30, 2014 - Faith to Overcome the World - What is the source of salvation? It is the Grace of God Which we receive by Faith.
March 23, 2014 - The New Testament Church - The Bride of Christ; The Old Ship of Zion; God's Church is a modern day miracle.
March 16, 2014 - Troublesome Times - Horrible times come to all of us. Is God the author of life's miseries? NO! Where do they come from? Why do they happen to God's people?
March 9, 2014 - "The Joy of Serving God" His service is not one which is miserable or burdensome. Service to God is service we are proud to do. It is service we are pleased to do.
March 2, 2014 - "God is no Respecter of Persons" - There is no partiality with God. He shows the same compassion, salvation, judgement, and love to all men. Download 2 files.
February 23, 2014 - "Another Man" - Encounters with Christ and His Church change people. The Gospel has great power to help change a person for the better.
February 16, 2014 -"What God Sees" - What does God see? He certainly is not limited as man is. How much does He see? (3 Files)
February 9, 2014 - "Simplicity in Christ" - Maybe the old adage 'Keep it simple' applies to Christianity. Sometimes we make things so complicated. Let's look for the simple "back to the Bible" solution.
February 2, 2014 - "The Bible - The World's Greatest Art Treasure" - Little known fact regarding the Book of books. The Bible is truly a work of art. (Make sure to download both files)
January 26, 2014 - "Tribute To The God Using The Writings of Isaiah" - One man who knew the Nature of God was Isaiah. Isaiah shared this knoledge in his bookof prophecy. It contains many wonders and information for us today.
January 19, 2014 - "I Belong To The Church" - Church membership is our greatest possession. It is granted by God and treasured by Church members.
January 12, 2014 - "Almost Christians" It seems there are those who talk and may at time walk but never fully commit to God, Christ, or His Church.
January 5, 2014 - "Increase Our Faith" - Faith is not something you either have or you don't. It can increase. How do we increase our faith? By our example Jesus
December 29, 2013 - "The Love of God" What drove God to love mankind as he does. The Love of God passes all human understanding.
December 22, 2013 - "Ask, Seek, Knock" - We are not passive in our salvation. Salvation is not simply 'done' to us. We need to provide the initial action. God can be found if we seek Him; He will answer if we ask; He will open if we knock.
December 8, 2013 - "Simeon the Man Who Would See Christ"- At the beginning of Jesus' life, he meets an old man named Simeon. God had promised Simeon he would not die until he sees the Lord's Christ. This small overlooked event has many lessons for us today. Make sure to download all five files.
December 1, 2013 - "Four Anchors of Life" - Acts 27 describes the storm and shipwreck during Paul's journey to Rome. It describes the sailors putting down 4 anchors to hold the ship. There are also four anchors of life to keep us close to God.
November 24, 2013 - "Col 3:10-17" This passage can be divided into three sections regarding putting on the new man: The nature of the new man. The character of the new man. The actions of the new man.
November 17, 2013-"Have You Not Read"- The importance of good reading is to be blessed, to gain understanding, to be challenged, and to grow in hope. Also some great suggestions for more effective reading.
November 10, 2013 - "A Struggle for Peace in Troubled Times" - The apostle Paul was able to face troubled times in his life because he knew these three things : He has saved us, He is with us, and Heaven awaits us.
November 3, 2013 - "Living for Jesus" Renew our minds on a daily basis. Repent of our sins and mean it. Present our bodies a living sacrifice. Bear one another's burdens. Be obedient to God.
October 27, 2013 - "Is Your God Able?" Do you have the power of the universe working for you? Our God is able to do exceeding things, abundant things, and above all, what we ask or think.
October 20, 2013 - "Worship in Spirit and Truth" What is it exactly we do when we worship? What does the Bible say about this act?
October 13, 2013 - "Dangers of the Christian and the Wilderness" - The Apostle Paul used the experience of the Israelites in the wilderness to illustrate the problems the Corinthian church was having. These can also be used to help today's Christian living in the wilderness of the world.
October 6, 2013 - "Behold the Lamb of God" Christ's arrival was heralded by John the Baptist with these words. It is obvious they made an impression on the young John the Apostle. As an old man, John would repeat these words of The Baptist. This is the unique Name for Christ which brings all mankind shame but also the possibility of Eternal Life.
September 29, 2013 - Life As You Know It - will change constantly. How does the Child of God approach and prepare for change?
September 22, 2013 - Holy Ground - The interchange between Moses and Jehovah through the burning bush give strong advice to those who would deal with God today.
September 15, 2013 - "I will Do As You Say" These words of Peter changed his entire life. If we choose to live by them, they will change ours as well.
September 8, 2013 - "Big Words in the Bible" Many Biblical words are unequivocal. They are huge words with huge implications.
September 1, 2013 - "Love is a Strong Word" -what are the qualities and attributes of Biblical Love. Sorry for the absence here for a while. Technical and other difficulties.
June 16, 2013 - "To Whom Shall We Go" Once following Christ required a little more learning and work and less entertainment, many ceased to follow Him. He asked His disciples if they wanted to leave as well. Peter spoke the title of this sermon, "To Whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life" What a great Truth.
June 9, 2013 - Before the Throne - We must all understand that when we come to worship, we ascend to the throne room of God. A great picture of this awesome place in found in revelation 4. (Three files to see the one sermon)
June 2, 2013 - God Understands - He is the One Who always understands, Cares, and loves.
May 26, 2013 - The Church is a great and magnificent institution. What is her future? What is her destiny?
May 19, 2013 - Christianity is a Daily Religion - There is so much emphasis in the Bible on the work "daily".. We do not do justice to God or ourselves when we relegate religion to a once a week activity.
May 12, 2013 - He is Able - Happy Mothers' Day - After 20 years, I have no Mothers' Day sermons left. However this one is pretty good.
May 5, 2013 - Complete In Him - Where else can we go to be complete? Something is always missing in our lives until we seek Christ. Once we have found Him, our lives are complete.
April 28 2013 "It Is Well With My Soul" - We explore the beloved hymn and its unusual history. We also ask the important question "Is it well with your soul?"
April 21, 2013- "4 things which Destroy Unity"_ Even tough the congregation may have no troble with unity, these are things we need to do anyway. You could also call this sermon, "4 ways to grow"
April 14,2013 - I am only One - So you are one Christian. The Bible tells several stories about the exploits and successes of just one individual. You can be one of them.
April 7, 2013 - You are not alone, You will always have at least one Companion in your liife as a Christian
March 31, 2013 - Sometimes the spiritual fire inside us need to be rekindled. For some reason, as time goes by, we lose that zeal we once had.
March 24, 2013 - The Bible isn't a book. It is the Book of Books. This sermon explores why.
March 17, 2012 - Connecting with God - We need to have a better vision and appreciation for our relationship with The Almighty.
March 10, 2013 - Being a Part of the Church - one of our most precious possessions is our membership in Christ's Church.
March 3, 2013 - Journey Out of Worldliness. We all have to face it. We need to make the journey out of the World and into Christ
February 24, 2013 - We Can't Give up Yet - Never are we at liberty to retire from our work for the Gospel
February 3, 2013 - Being a Member of the Church - Church membership is our biggest privilege and our most prized possession.
January 20, 2013 - The Day of Judgement will either be a great day, the best ever or the worst day imaginable. The choice is ours.
January 13, 2013 - He was Worthy - Interesting story about a Roman Centurion who came to Jesus with great faith
January 6, 2013 - How to Grow - So much talk of growth is centered around numbers of people in services. This lesson centers on how to grow as Christians and Churches. Numbers should follow after that.
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December 23, 2012 - The Magi - Who were they? Why did God choose to reveal the Christ Child to gentiles and astrologers? What made them special?
December 16, 2012 - Sift You Like Wheat - Jesus's cryptic statement to Simon Peter. What was he saying?
December 1, 2012 - The Bible- Light in a dark world. Groping in the dark or using the Light of God's Word to find our way.
November 25, 2012 - Simeon-The Man Who Would See Christ - One of the most touching stories surrounding the Birth of Christ.
November 4, 2012 - Building up the Body - One of our major goals as Christians. The Body of Christ is improving ourselves, our congregations, and the Church world-wide. "Rise Up and Make Her Great"
October 28, 2012 - "Dead Man Walking" The title comes from a Sean Penn, Susan Saranden movie. We look at the last chapter of the last book the Apostle Paul wrote before he died.
October 21, 2012 - Be Changed - Change comes one decision at a time. Being a Christian involves growing and growing means change.
October 14, 2012 - The Church is a Lighthouse - We are entrusted with the Light of the Gospel. The light which shines farthest shines brightest at home. What does the light of God's Word do?
September 30, 2012 - "You Bunch of Christians" What probably began as a derogatory term for members of the Lord's Church now becomes the Name we are most proud.
September 23, 2012 - The Leaven of the Pharisees - You don't have to have large numbers or be huge, you can be a great influence for good or bad with very few resources or numbers. What was the problem with the Pharisees?
September 16, 2012 - "Pray in the Way" - Jesus' model prayer. The power of prayer is awesome. How can we properly use it?
September 9, 2012 - A Contagious Christian - What does it take to becme contagious as a Christian? How does our faith become infectious?
September 2, 2012 - A lifetime of Days Holy to the Lord. We could show our common sense and use the days we have to take care of ourselves. Many do. We also could throw away our notions of common sense and spend our days in service to God and others.
August 26, 2012 - "What do ye More than Others?" As Christians what do we do more than others do? Should we be more than others?
August 19, 2012 - I Corinthians 16:13 - Be Alert, Stand Firm, Stand Firm in the Faith, Be Strong.
August 12, 2012 - "Our Humble Saviour" - This word comes to mind many times when we think of Jesus. How was Jesus humble? You will need to download four files. I used a lot of videos.
July 29, 2012 - "The Carnal Mind is not Subject to the Law of God" - What does this mean? It means when we spend so much time concentrating our resources on the worldly, physical, temporal, carnal, we have little time to devote to those things which are important; the Eternal, Spiritual, AND Everlasting.
July 22, 2012 -Guest Speaker. Roland Mohsen from Paris, France. Roland doesn't use PowerPoint for his sermons. But, just for you I made one quickly and his sermon is recorded on it. Only 2 slides, but you can hear everything he said..
July 15, 2012 - The Cost of Discipleship - The value of salvation has its cost. What is our salvation worth? How much do we value it? What must we leave behind?
July 8, 2012 - Shining as Lights in the World -- No, this is not a condemnation of the world. Paul gives us some real practical advice in how to change the state of the world. None of them involve voting. By the way, how has that gone?.
July 1, 2012 - How to keep growing - How do we keep from stagnation spiritually and keep constantly growing spiritually?
June 24, 2012 - Traditionalism, our secret love. We love to do things simply because we have always done them that way or we have always not done them that way. If we always do what we have always done, we will always get what we always got, and that's not good enough. Yes, I know the Scriptures are unchangeable and we must never change them. But we cannot and must not impose our own traditions on others..
June 17, 2012 -Man Enough to Stand Alone - Elijah and Jesus are the perfect examples of men who were real men. Society today has blurred the differences between the genders. There is such a thng as being a man. I hope our boys grow up to be man enough.
June 10, 2012 - The Difference Between God and Man - Often in our lives the difference gets blurred. Every now and then, we need to remind ourselves to let God be God. (technical statement. There was a problem with the projector so the congregation didn't get to see the PowerPoint. You get to see it though as I went ahead and flipped through it while preaching-I was thinking of you -Joe)
June 3, 2012 - Okay, I goofed. The sermon got deleted before I could upload it. I hate it when that happens. I will probably preach it again so make sure you listen to all of them on the page.
May 27, 2012 - The Omnipresence of God - God is everywhere and with us always. How we feel about that says much regarding our relationship with the Almighty
May 20, 2012 - Big Words - the Bible has some words which are unequivocal. This is a discussion of a few of these BIG Words.
May 13, 2012 - A Mother's Tears - A mother's job is a hard one and one requiring many tears. Tears can be a Mom's strength and not weakness.
May 6, 2012 - The Storms of Life - This life is hard. Storms come upon us from every side. What is the secret to weathering the storms of life?
April 29 , 2012- How to be an Encourager - There is so much in tis world to discourage. This lesson shows 5 ways to encourage others.
April 22, 2012 - I forgot to record narration....OOPs Maybe you should have been here.
April 15, 2012 - Guest Speaker - Collin Morrison
April 8, 2012 - Joe was in Raytown- again relying on Kwesi
April 1, 2012 - Can I get to Heaven only using the Bible? Short answer YES! Longer fuller answer - Not enough room here, download the powerpoint and my brief (huh?) comments -Joe
March 25, 2012 - OK the Church has a congregation here or there. How does it become strong? God has a plan to build strong churches.
March 18, 2012 - "God's Plan for a Strong Church" How do you make a Church strong? Using the Jerusalem Church in the first century as an example, we look at some ways to strengthen our congregations.
March 4, 2012 - The Finish Line - The Christian Life is Hard, Difficult, etc. But it is able to be accomplished by everyone.Thanks to Mr. Garth Brooks for providing material.
February 26, 2012 - No Variation with God - Isn't it wonderful there is no changes with God? So many things change in our world. God never does.
February 19, 2012 - ZEAL, Like Jesus - It is difficult to do anything we aren't excited about. What is the proper way to have zeal? What can it accomplish?
February 12, 2012 - Justified - No, nothing about the movie. What does it mean to be justified with God? How is it accomplished? Is it possible?
February 5, 2012 - Things Which Cannot be Moved - We live in such a changeable world. As Christians there are things which cannot be moved. These things we may depend on in a very mixed-up world.
January 22, 2012 - The Shema - Hear - what is the implication of there being one God? How big of a deal today is what Moses said when he came from Mount Sinai?
January 15, 2012 - Restore the Joy of my Salvation - Why is is necessary to ask God to restore us to a period of Joy? Are we truly happy to be Christians? Once it is lost, how can it be restored?
January 8, 2012 - Moses, Denied Entrance to Canaan. After such a wonderful life, why did Moses have to remain outside the Land of Promise?
January 1, 2012 -Praise -A proper understanding of who God is will lead all men to praise Him
December 18, 2011 - Does Jesus Care? - A question many have asked, including people in the Bible. We aren't proud of it but we do ask. Why not study to find the answer?
December 11, 2011 - Our Journey into Usefulness - It is NOT enough to know the right things and believe the right things. We have to make application in action for all of these things.December 4, 2011 - Making God Known So many make evangelism, personal and collective so difficult. It is a simple matter of making known God and His Word.
November 27, 2011 - Sharing Our Strength by Being Connected -Paper, Spaghetti, Cork, Lily, and Madison-Long title I know but a neat way to illustrate the way Christians depend on each other. Make sure to listen to the last slide for an update on Lily and Madison.
November 20, 2011 - Joe was away in Statesboro speaking about missions. No recording was made although I heard it was great!
November 13, 2011 - "Fully God" We do have a Friend in Jesus but we must Remember He is Lord. Thanks to the Vernon Church of Christ site in British Columbia. They have a great site http://www.vernonchurchofchrist.com/
November 6, 2011 - "Seven Ways to Disobey God" It happens all the time. Don't trust your salvation to a preacher. Obey God.
October 30, 2011 - "Our First 31 Years" A look back at the first 31 years of the Church of Christ in Ellabell. Where have we gone and where are we going? Download and listen. There is a great deal of which to be proud.
October 23, 2011 - "The High Price of Sin" Sin is costly. We have heard many sermons on the payment Christ made for our sinning, and we will hear many more. Sin carries a price tag on man as well. The world would like for you to think sinning is a carefree enjoyable existence. However sinning costs you more than you realize.
October 16, 2011 - "Abide in Christ" What does it mean to abide in Christ? How can we make sure we are doing so?
October 9, 2011 - "Seeing Yourself as God Sees You" How does God really see us? I think you may be surprised.
October 2, 2011 - "Remember Shiloh" The Judeans in 600 BC were taking solace in the fact that the temple was in Jerusalem. God would never let Jerusalem be destroyed.because Jerusalem was home to the Temple. God reminded them that when the tabernacle was in Shiloh, He let the Philistines destroy it. In the same way, are we banking on the fact that we stand in the Church and are safe? Or can we stand in a garage and make ourselves a car?
September 25, 2011 - "Choose to succeed" Often failure rests in our inability to choose success. The seeds of failure are planted when we only halfheartedly make a choice of action.
September 18, 2011 - "The Global Gospel" The world is getting so small today. The Great Commission still lies ahead of us. We need to think globally when we try to fulfill it. The Gospel has always been global.
September 11, 2011- "How to Change People" What changes people from lost to saved? There really is only one way.
September 4, 2011 - "First Things First" In Salvation somethings must come first. If one desires to live the Christian Life, certain things must come before all other things.
August 28, 2011 - "Read the Map, See the Vision" There are a few marks of a living, vital Church. Looking back to the first Church in Acts 2 shows these marks. Allow the early Christians to teach us what makes us His Church.
August 21, 2011 - "I've got the JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY" Christians are to be Joyous about their decision to be Christians and the work they do. Sadly, many see the opposite as the ideal.
August 14, 2011 - "None of Self and All for Thee" The words of the old hymn describe the progression from sinner to dedicated Christian.
August 7, 2011 - "Pursue Peace and Happiness" Both elusive conditions are the prime goals of all of us. The Bible offers some practical ways to accomplish these.
July 31, 2011 - "The Real and Only Go" Many of our difficulties with Chtistianity begin with our perception of God and allowing Him to have His place in our lives.
***Joe was in Spring City, TN preaching on June 17 and in Raytown, MO on July 24 again preaching. Services in Ellabell were not recorded and Joe didn't record while he was away. Anyway, Joe is back.***
July 10, 2011 - "Empower Your Dreams" Have a dream for Godliness here on Earth. Have a destination for the church where you attend. Have a dream for your own life. In short, whatever people may say, build it anyway..
July 3, 2011 - "Liberty" In keeping with the holiday, we look at the liberties guaranteed by our founding fathers and the even greater liberties granted by Our Heavenly Father
June 26, 2011 - "Add To You Faith" Was the last great thing you did for Christ the day you were baptized? There comes a time to move on and up after we initially begin to obey the Gospel in baptism. It may well be time to dry off and move on.
June 19, 2011 - Happy Father's Day - The advice of one Father to others. Joshua succeeded Moses as leader of God's People. Before this, it is evident he is the leader of his own home. Joshua is the spiritual leader of Israel but was also the priest of the Home.
June 12, 2011 - How to Reach Others - The parable of the Good Samaritan offers some practical advice to reaching the lost. It is a simple process, only 3 steps.
June 5, 2011 - Looking in a Mirror - What do we see when we look at ourselves? Do we check ourselves spiritually as often as we do physically?
May 29, 2011 - Knowing God - Do we really have a good concept of Who we are dealing with? Are we just doing Church of having Church done to us?
May 22, 2011 -The Purpose of Preaching - Using Peter's sermon of Acts 2 as a model, what purpose does preaching serve? It usually is not what our pulpits are used for today.
May 15, 2011 - So, You Want To Follow Jesus - It is necessary to count the cost and also have the proper perspective. Know what you are getting into. It is a great life but some times not an easy one.
May 8, 2011 - Happy Mothers Day! There was a small problem where I overwrote one slide-sorry "The Man With Two Mothers" Some very real lessons taught to Moses by his two moms.
May 1, 2011 (The Book of Books - What makes the Bible the Book? Why is it above all other books?)
April 24, 2011 (What God Sees- We serve and all-knowing and all-seeing, all-powerful God. There is comfort in what He sees.)
April 17. 2011 (The Whole Armor of God - More than likely at the end of the Apostle Paul's life, he spent much time in company and conversation of Roman soldiers. The might of Rome surrounded him until his death. This gives new light to his description of the full armor of God)
April 10, 2011 (Against Impossible Odds - One of the unsung heroes of the Bible, Jonathan, teaches much about ignoring the worldly odds and depending on God being on our side)
April 3, 2011 (Why are you Waiting? Are you the kind of Christian you should be? Are you a servant of the Master? Why are you waiting?)
March 27, 2011 (Responsibility of membership - OK, you are now a member of The Church. What responsibilities do you have as a member? Every relationship we have with any privilidge at all has accompanying responsibilities.)
March 20, 2011 (Materialism - It is such a temptation. What was the stand of the Master? What should be our stand?)
March 13, 2011 (Keep Your Heart-Protect Your Mind There are so many things demanding attention. What are the things we should give attention? What are the things we should deny attention?)
March 6, 2011 (The Carnal Mind is not Subject to the Law of Christ - What does this mean? Who has a carnal mind?)
Febraury 27, 2011 (Jesus is the Lord of the Church - How often do we hear that there are those who want certain things from the Church? Where does the Church take direction?)
February 20, 2011 (Why I Love The Bible - The Bible is NOT an arbitrary book of commandments. God gave us the Bible to make us happy in this life and the next)
February 13, 2011 (The Love of God - God's Love is a great thing-it is to be prized above all else)
February 6, 2011 (The Christian Life- or Life after baptism. There is more to obeying the Gospel than baptism)
January30, 2011 (Happiness - How can I be happy all the time? Not just when things go well?)
January 23, 2011 (Almost-A Study of 666 What is the significance of the number 666 in Revelation?)
January 16, 2011 (The Old Men Cried and The Young Men Rejoiced - The reaction at the dedication of the temple foundation. Why?)
January 9, 2011 (What is Jesus Never Was Born? - Jesus Christ made a great difference in the way we live today...even in those areas outside of religion)
January 2, 2011 (Showing Him Openly - Latley it seems that the only time people see Jesus he is lying in a manger or on the cross. While these two events are important, there is more to serving the Master than putting a plastic Jesus on our lawns at Christmas time and wearing a crucifix)
December 26, 2010 (Joe was out of town-the sermon was not recorded but should have been. Brother Kweisi did a great job)
December 19, 2010 (Our Responsibilities to the Local Congregation - The local congregation is so important. What can we do to make it better? How can we help it in its mission?)
December 12, 2010 (The Bible and Numbers - There is a lot of confusion about how the Bible treats numbers. It is amazing how people will find 'secret codes' so many places in the Bible. Is this the Truth?)
December 5, 2010 (Only an Appearence of Religion - What is more important? - to be a Christian or look like a Christian)
November 28, 2010 (Rest for God's People - No greater pursuit exists than relaxation. When does the Christian get to rest?)
November 21, 2010 (The Inspiration of the Scriptures - What does inspiration mean? How did God inspire the Scriptures?)
November 14, 2010 (From Here to There - How did we get where we are now from where we started? How do we get from here, the present, to there, Heaven?)
November 7, 2010 (Confidence in the Day of Judgement - Is the Judgement Day something to fear or to be eagerly anticipated?)
October 31, 2010 ( Saved to Serve - Is service our #1 priority? Should it be?)
October 24, 2010 (The Bible-Is It For Today? - What significance does this ancient book have for anyone living in the 21st Century? Has it's time come and gone OR Is it relevant today?
October 17, 2010 (Where Was Jesus Before Time Began? I know I got off topic but the question was answered, eventually. Did Jesus begin in Bethlehem or before?)
October 10, 2010 (Back to the Basics - really not the first principles but the basics of being a Christian and living the Christian Life. )
October 3, 2010 ( The Ancient Christianity. It's time to junk the mess we have made of religion and go back to the time when it worked. It wasn't always so confusing. What was Church like in the beginning?)
September 26, 2010 (The Message of Restoration - The restoration movement is not over. There is still much to do)
September 19, 2010 (What the Cross Means - You find crosses everywhere you go. What meaning does the cross have to today's Christian?)
September 12, 2010 (Exegesis of 1 Corinthians 1:13 - Is division a part of the church? Was it always meant to be? Can anything be done about the confusing cycle of division which exists today?)
September 5, 2010 (Our Life Together - Fellowship. Can a Church enjoy Biblical Fellowship without eating together. What is Fellowship as the Bible views it?)
August 29, 2010 (What Avails in Christ? What works and what doesn't?)
August 22, 2010 (The Forsaken Jesus. The death of Jesus was the esult of His being forsaken by mankind. Are those days over?"
August 15, 2010(What Does Christ Offer Man? - OK I give up. I went ahead and preached a sermon around the theme "What's in it for me?" You will be surprised what we found - there are no videos so it is only one file to download. I couldn't find one that went with this title.)
August 8, 2010 (Anxiety- What is the solution to anxiety and worry?)
August 1, 2010 (Descriptive names for the Lord's Church. It tells alot about us to know how God refers to us)
July 25, 2010 (Joe was in Raytown)
July 18, 2010 (The God We Worship - Who is God and why do we worship Him)
July 11, 2010 (Joe was away on vacation, Brother Garvin filled Ellabell's pulpit and did a great job...but it wasn't recorded)
July 4, 2010 (Matters of Worth - There are many things today people value. Most of them have no worth. What has real worth?)
June 27, 2010 (The Sins of Some Dedicated Servants of God - not a popular topic I know but the fact remains that some of the most devout servants of God sinned, as they do today. What do we do about it? What did they do about it?)
June 20, 2010 (God, I would Not Do It That Way - Mankind seems never to undertsand the ways of God. That is until we look at them backwards from the future.)
June 13, 2010 (What did the disciples do when Jesus told them "teaching them all that I commanded you"?)
June 6, 2010 (Be a Part of the Church. Far too long, spectating has been considered service to God. It is time to get off the sidelines and into the work of the Church?
May 30, 2010 (Every Day is Memorial Day - Many soldiers died in defense of this country. There was One, Heaven's Soldier, Who died for, not a nation, but for all mankind.)
May 23, 2010 ( Jesus, the ONE Way. Jesus is the only way to get to eternal life.)
May 16, 2010 (I Corinthians 6:13 has to be one of the verses you go to each day (note-small confusion on a couple of slides as I backtracked, please ignore, you should be able to get the idea)) If you would like me to come to your congregation and preach the whole thing again, call me
May 9, 2010 (The Danger of Apathy-among the many dangers facing the church today, the geatest danger is from within)
May 2, 2010 (Boldness in the Day of Judgment - This day does not have to be one of fear. It can be the greatest day ever)
April 25, 2010 (Overcoming Discontentment or Building Contentment - I couldn't settle on a title so listen and choose one)
April 18, 2010 (Knowing your Position in God - Where do you fit in in the mission of Christianity?)
April 11, 2010 (Don't Be Ashamed of Jesus and His Words -Some are, see why you shouldn't be)
April 4, 2010 (Upon this Rock I will Build My Church - What Rock?, What Church?)
March 28, 2010 (It's Not All About You - Why are you in church? What are we at church for?)
March 21, 2010 (Revival-From Ezekial Is revival needed in our churches?)
March 14, 2010 (Jesus the Good Shepherd - Jesus' own allegory of His special relaitionship to His people)
March 7, 2010 (God is No Respecter of Persons - What is expected of one is expected of all)
February 28, 2010 (The Way of Christ - No narration on the powerpoint. I had computer trouble. The powerpoint is here though)
February 21, 2010 (Victory in Jesus. The Christian life is one which can be hard and difficult. But you get to win.)
February 14, 2010 (God has chosen some things to reveal but many things remain hidden. What are some of these things? Are they impotant?)
February 7, 2010 (Jesus is the way to a Better Life - What is the Good Life? Where canit be found?)
January 31, 2010 (Remember Shiloh. This has nothing to do with the Civil War. It has to do with Jeremiah. Make sure you download the videos. They help a lot)
January 24, 2010 (Counting the Cost - What does it cost to be a Christian and is it worth the cost?)
January 17, 2010 (Before the Throne - After all that's where you come when you come to Church...before the Throne of the God of All)
January 10, 2010 ("Must I" - Are there things which must be done to be a member of the Lord's Church and to go to Heaven or has Christ already done it all for us?)
January 3, 2010 (Lessons from Babel - How far have we come from the decendents of Noah who built the tower?)
December 27, 2009 (Teaching About hate - What does the bible say about "hate"?)
December 20, 2009 (What Does God See? - The titles says it all.
December 13, 2009 (The Love Of Christ - Let Jesus show you the proper way to deal with your fellow man)
December 6, 2009 (Excuses, even Moses made them. They didn't work then, they won't work now)
November 29, 2009 (Gentleness-An Overlooked Virtue.)
November 22, 2009 (Spiritual Maturity in Christ -After baptism, what then?)
November 15, 2009 (The Truly Happy Man - Psalms beins with the idea that man can be happy. Could we be searching for happiness in the wong places?)
November 8, 2009 (Long obedience. How can we keep obeying after primary obedience?)
November 1, 2009 (Man's Purpose. Why are we here?)
October 25, 2009 (What Avails in Christ - what works? and what doesn't?)
October 18, 2009 ("The Real and Only God" God is... among many things, different from man's perception of Him)
October 11, 2009 (Giving has always been a part of the very nature of God. What has He given us?)
October 4, 2009 (The Great Commission - How great is it?)
September 27, 2009 (Self Esteem- How good should I feel about myself and why?)
September 20, 2009 (What is Jesus came yesterday? Where would you be?)
September 13, 2009 (The Forsaken Jesus)
September 6, 2009 ("Whom the Lord hath Commendeth" Who gets to say right or wrong? is is okay if we do what we think is right?)
August 30, 2009 ("Great Things" what is man's view of greatness and what is truley great)
August 23, 2009 ("Such as I have, give I Thee - What is there to being a Christian...It isn't money or miracles. Is there anything else?)
August 16, 2009 (It all begins here. How much do we owe to the "Glory of the Cross"?)
August 9, 2009 (What is the Bible definition of "Christian"? )
August 2, 2009 (Faith for Everyday Living-moving faith into our lives rather than just leaving it at church)
July 26, 2009 (Ellabell had a guest speaker,Brother Doug meade of Georgia AGAPE. He used Powerpoint for part of his lesson. His entire sermon can be downloaded here. The first slide will dispay for a long time until Brother Doug began to use the rest.)
July 12, 2009 (Free To Fail-How can you succeed in the Mission of the Church if you do not risk failure?)
July 5, 2009 (God is not to blame when bad things happen. But, who is?)
June 28, 2009 (peace in Life no matter what happens using 3 incidents in the life of Paul. Several videos any preacher would find useful at times.)
Then choose all files from the offered folder and download them to the file you created. Don't check the boxes or click the "share" button, they are meaningless. Left click on the name of the file. On the box that comes up click save and save them to the "TEMP" folder you created. Once one file starts, click the next one. (you can download a few at a time)
Once the download completes, open your new folder (TEMP if you named it that)
Find the powerpoint file and open it and begin the slideshow. All the other files are linked to it. It might be a little jumpy when you see a slide transition as each slide has its own .wav file linked and your computer will change files but it should work.
You will then probably want to delete the file you created as it will take a lot of memory on your desktop (and you want to make room for next week's sermon!! )
Email me if it won't work.