Ellabell Church of Christ

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Last Sunday's Sermon


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May 2, 2021 - "The Great White Throne" - We will face this Throne in Judgement. Will we be ready?

April 25, 2021 - "To Find The Living and True God" - Israel lost God. We can too. How can we find Him? Or, how can we find Him again?

April 18, 2021 - "A Hardened Heart" - Who does this? What does this mean? Who is responsible for it?

April 11, 2021 - "Would You Recognize Jesus?" - Can you tell when Jesus is right in front of you?

April 4, 2021 - "Confronting The Cross" - Looking at The Cross and the Sacrifice of Jesus. What is the natural response to The  Cross?

March 28, 2021 - "The Triumphal Entry" - There were few times where Jesus was treated as He should have been. This was one.

March 21, 2021 - "The Light That Failed" - A reexamination of the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Let's move forward.

March 14, 2021 - "I Know You" - Can God say this about us? Can we say this about Him?

March 7, 2021 - "Now What?" - After baptism, what should I do?

February 28, 2021 - "What Is Truth?" - Pilate's question was important. It is just as important today as it was then.

February 21, 2021 -"Sidelined" - Life is not tried, it's just merely survived if you're standing outside the fire. Garth Brooks sang it and it applies to Christianity as well.

February 14, 2021 - "Ahaz Saw the Altar" - Who do you look to? Ahaz is not the best example.

February 7, 2021 - "People of Christ" - What makes one belong to Christ? If we belong to Christ, what does that mean?

January 31, 2021 - "Daily Christianity" - Christianity is not a lifestyle relegated to Sundays. Christianity is a full-time daily lifestyle. Live as a Christian each day, not just on Sundays.

January 24, 2021 - "The Fatal Eclipse of the Spiritual" - The moon can eclipse the sun even though it is much smaller. Many times the garbage of this life can keep us from God, even though He is much bigger. The Trash of this world is bigger because we make it so-not because it is so. 

January 17, 2021 - "What Is Happening With Your Ox?" - I know the title is odd. However, listen. It is a Biblical topic and one Jesus used. Still curious? Download and watch

January 10, 2021 - "I Am Thankful For The Work of the Church" - The Church is one of God's precious gifts. Now that I am here, what do I do?

January 3, 2021 - "Knowing God" - Each and every day, we should find ways to deepen our relationship with God.

December 27, 2020 - "Should the Church be Involved in Politics?" - Is the Lord's Church a political Institution? How are we to treat politics and politicians?

December 20, 2020 - "The Spirit of Christmas" - There are many Sprits we have at Christmas. All of them should be year-long.

December 13, 2020 - "Examples" - We need good example, and those have been provided for us. We also should strive to be good examples.

December 6, 2020 - "Just For Today" - The Christian Life is a lifestyle. We constantly improve and grow each day. Work each day at improving.

November 29, 2020 - "Now What" - Once one is baptized, there is much to do. Don't stop. Be a Christian.

November 22, 2020 - "Thanksgiving" - Even though this is not a Biblical Holiday, it does celebrate some very Biblical principles.

November 15, 2020 - "Four Things That God Does Not Know" - I know what this sounds like but there are four things which God does know. Listen and find what they are.

November 8, 2020 - "Paul's Thorn in the Flesh" - Even though we do not know what it was, Paul shows us how to deal with them when they come to us.

November 1, 2020 -"Teaching Them To Observe All That I Commanded You" - What kind of life do we lead when we follow Jesus's Commands?

October 25, 2020 - "3 Things Sin Will Do" - Sin is a lie. Don't believe it.

October 18, 2020 - "If God Did Not Exist" - What kind of World would we have and what kind of life would we have without God?"

October 11, 2020 - "Offended In Christ" - People will be offended by the Church, The Truth, and even The Christ. That does not make those Things wrong.

October 4, 2020 - "The Point Of No Return" - Is there a point where one will not return to God and if so, how do they get there?

September 27, 2020 - "I Am The Resurrection And The Life" - This statement of Jesus speaks volumes. It has implications which stretch across worlds.

September 20, 2020 - "Behold The Lamb Of God" - He was the Lamb Who was slain for all of us.

September 13, 2020 - "The Name of Jesus" - There is no other Name given among men whereby we must be saved.

August 30, 2020 - "Jesus, Who Is This Man?" - A question asked in Christ's day. It is also one that must be answered today

August 23, 2020 - "Straining a Gnat and Swallowing a Camel" - It is possible to pick and choose what we want to follow. Jesus asks that we follow All He has asked.

August 16, 2020 - "Spiritual Security - Am I Saved?"  -  Can I know for certain whether I am saved eternally? The World says one thing, the Churches say another, Preachers say other things. Forget all of them. See what Jesus says. You'll be happy you did.

August 9, 2020 - "Our Identity in Christ" - Too often, we let others define who we are. What is the solution?

August 2, 2020 - "Seek First" - There are many ways where we can Seek Him First and,unfortunately many ways where we refuse.

 July 26, 2020 - "What Does it Mean to be a Christian?" - It is different than the World teaches. It is more wonderful.

July 19, 2020 - "The Necessity of The Bible" - Our one rule of Faith and Practice. 

July 12, 2020 -"Strangers and Pilgrims" - 'This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through...'

July 5, 2020 - "Jesus-Our Perfect Example" - How does one live the Christian Life? We have a Perfect Example.

June 28, 2020 -"Apollos, the Eloquent Evangelist" - Apollos was a man who was so well educated, he wanted to learn more.

June 21, 2020 - "A Godly Father" - Happy Father's Day, download 2 files

June 14, 2020 - "God is Real" -  Many people say they believe and know God, but do we? Do we really know Him?

June 7, 2020 - "Walking in the Light" - The benefits of The Light are evident. The words of the hymn, "Stepping in the Light," are as true now as they ever were.

May 31, 2020 - "The Perfect Church" - Is this even possible. It is if we approach it on Jesus's terms.

May 24, 2020 - "Memorial Day" - We need to remember the sacrifice of the American soldier but as important as that is, we must remember the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

May 17, 2020 - "Joy In Christ" - Joy is part of being a Christian and also a part of being Christ-like. It is not only a reward of the Christian, it is also a requirement.

May 10, 2020 - "A Mother Called By God" - Of course this a sermon about Mary. However,many applications can be made to the role of a mother in the Church Today.

May 3, 2020 - "Can Others Sense You Are A Christian?" - People watch each of us. What do they see?

April 26, 2020 - "Shortcuts Are a Tool of the Devil" - So many of us want a shortcut to what the Bible says. They always wind up being more complicated.

April 19, 2020 - "What Kept Jesus on the Cross?" - What could keep Jesus on the Cross?

April 12, 2020 - "The Importance of the Resurrection" - This is the most important event in history.

April 5, 2020 - "Is It Possible To Simply Be A Christian?" - This is such an important question. It is needed. ... especially now.

March 29, 2020 - "The Blessings of Being a Christian" - So much is said about the hardships of being a Christian. Why not talk about the GREAT things of Christianity?

March 15, 2020 - "Balm of Gilead" - There is a Cure for Mankind's Greatest Illness - Sin

March 1, 2020 - "Keep The Fire Burning" - As Christians, we must keep the fire of Christianity burning within us. Make sure it never goes out.

February 23, 2020 - "Troubler of Israel" - This lesson shows the choices we have in how closely to follow God. It is based on an encounter between Elijah and Ahab.

February 16, 2020 - "The Unchanging God We Serve" - Our God never changes. People very often do.

February 9, 2020 - "What Does The Worship Of God Does For Us" - Proper worship does so much for us.

February 2, 2020 - "Draw Near To God" - What does this mean? What will it Do For Us?

January 26, 2020 - "God is Happy" - We serve a Happy God. He wants us to be happy.

January 19, 2020 - "Endure Sound Doctrine" - The time will come when people do not want to hear the Truth. 

January 12, 2020 - "The True Nature of Discipleship" - There is much more than learning. It is a way of life. Being a student of Christ involves learning while following closely to Christ.

January 5, 2020 - "A New Year With the Lord's Church" - What should we look to do in the coming year? Resolution? Not really. Guidance for the Future year.

December 29, 2019 - "I Will Bring My Church" - Jesus' Church. This is The Church we want to be members.

December 22, 2019 - "Our Present Jesus" - This is last Christmas's sermon as well. I have not been able to come up with a better sermon for this time of year,

December 15, 2019 - "David, A Man After God's Own Heart" - What does this statement mean? How can we achieve this compliment?

December 8, 2019 - "From Saul of Tarsus to the Apostle Paul" - The journey from one to the other shows us today how to live as a Christian.

December 1, 2019 - "Every Child of God Falls" - Not a pleasant topic but a true one. Dealing with failure is as important as dealing with success...sometimes more important and more difficult.

November 24, 2019 - "Thankful To God" - True Thankfulness involves many things. God has given us so much."

November 17, 2019 - "An Active Body of Christ" - The Work of the Church is for Everyone, She is Worthy of our time and resources. You're Glad to be a Part of The Church? Show it. 

November 10, 2019 - "Complete in Christ" - It is only in Jesus Christ where we can find a fulfilled, complete, abundant life.

November 3, 2019 - "Here Am I Send Me" - How Isaiah answers God centuries ago will make Our Churches,Our Religion, and Ourselves Greater. How do we say it and mean it?

October 27, 2019 - "Tell Us Plainly" - Jesus was asked, Look at His response.

October 20, 2019 - "Take Heed Lest Ye Fall" - It is a worthy piece of advice. No one ever fell who didn't first think he was standing.

October 13, 2019 - "Haunted House Hearts" - Once we get rid of things in our life, we need to fill our lives with other GREAT Things....Else what we got rid of will return.

October 6, 2019 - "Experiencing God" - What the Church should provide for people. The Church should provide is an avenue to God.

September 29, 2019 - "Some Things Never Change" - God is the same always.

September 22, 2019 -"The Danger of Drifting" - It is a real danger and a real concern. Fortunately there are prevent ions and cures

September 15, 2019 - "Sitting At The Feet Of Jesus" - Jesus is our Greatest Teacher.

September 8, 2018 - "Singing is Worship" - Singing is such a part of Worship. We MUST give it the importance it deserves.

September 1, 2019 - "Ask, Seek, and Knock" - Jesus gave great advice .... We should just listen.

August 25, 2019 - "Why Did Jesus Come?" - Jesus Himself tells why He came. A look at His reasoning for His coming.

August 18, 2019 - "Wrong Approaches To Life" - Mankind and the best thinking by man have always lead us astray. Look to God for true direction.

August 11, 2019 - "Put Off The Old Man" - It is the better Way to live.

July 28, 2019 - "Throwing the Children's Bread To the Dogs" - Jesus teaches a valuable lesson which enables the evangelism of the World.

July 21, 2019 - "Sad Words In The Bible" - There are many Words in the Scriptures we may not wish to hear. This is a sad sermon with a joyous ending.

July 14, 2019 - "I Am The Lord Your God" - God is the perfect Standard. He is the Only Standard.

July 7, 2019 - "The Centrality of Christ" -Is Christ the Center of Your ENTIRE life?

June 30, 2019 - "Cling To  The Lord" - Hold to Him. He can get you through.

June 23, 2019 - "What Does Conversion Look Like?" - Am I saved? I have been converted, haven't I? Well....Have You?

June 16, 2019 - "Father's Day" - The best thing a father can do fir his children is to love their mother.

June 9, 2019 - "Worship Is Joyful" - Who should be more joyful to be in the presence of God than we?

June 2, 2019 -"Can I Trust The Bible?" - The Bible is the most verifiable document from any age of history ... including the modern age. It can be trusted.

May 26, 2019 - "In God We Still Trust" - Happy Memorial Day! One Nation Under God. In God We Trust. Download 2 files

May 19, 2019 -"Our Hope Of Heaven" It is the reason for everything.

May 12, 2019 - "Three Great Men - Three Great Mothers" - A look at men who served God and did so well. A look at the origen of their Faith, their Mothers.

May 5, 2019 - "It's All About God" - None of us are the center of the Universe. God is The Reason we do anything and Everything.

April 28, 2019 - "You Aren't Good Enough to get to Heaven" - And you aren't. So, how do we get there?

April 21, 2019 - "Confronting The Cross of Christ" - So many wonderful things and thought-provoking things, and sad things come with a study of the Cross. (download 3 files - will take a little bit of time but worth it)

April 14, 2019 - "Now That You Are A Christian" - After becoming a Christian, you receive, become, and do some great things.

April 7, 2019 - "Count it all Joy, when we Assemble" - You're not having fun going to Church, you aren't doing it right."

March 31, 2109 - "Seeing As Jesus Sees" - Forget about what man sees and what he thinks about it. Be concerned how Jesus sees all things.

March 24, 2019 - "Growing Up In Christ" - Make sure we are progressing forward and upward. Never stop Growing.

March 17, 2019 - "Do What You Can With What You Have Where You Are" - God expects nothing more and will expect nothing less.

March 10, 2019 - "The Mission of the Church" - We have been given The Church. What should we do with Her?

March 3, 2019 - "Appreciate Your Bible" - What Gift the Word of God is. Look at the value.

February 24, 2019 - "Non Conversion after Paul's Preaching" -Many times The Apostle Paul preached and many responded. Some times this was not the case. He did not,however,quit out of discouragement.

February 17, 2019 - "Don't Forget to Preach the Gospel" - The Great Commission, given by Jesus Himself, should be our goal. As Churches, we are in the business of saving souls FIRST.

February 10, 2019 - "The Majesty of God" - Of all beings on the Earth, we as Christians should have Respect and Honor for the Majesty and Glory of God.

February 3, 2019 - "Against Impossible Odds"- Life can seem impossible. A story from 1 Samuel shows the best way to look at impossible odds.

January 27, 2019 - "Great Things" - There is a huge difference in what men think is great and what truly is great. (download 5 files)

January 13, 2019 - "Repentance, and its Results" - Repentance is still as important as it was in Acts 2. It also has some fantastic consequences and rewards. ( download 3 files)

January 6, 2019 - "Priorities for the New Year" - There are two indicators of our priorities. Adjusting our priorities is a great way of judging and assessing our priorities in the coming year and in the future.

December 30, 2018 - "Our Present Jesus" - Present has two meanings. Both apply to Jesus. In the wake of the recent Christmas Holiday, a good look at what "present" means is worthwhile.

December 16, 2018 - "Integrity" - A quality that is lacking in the world today. David writes Psalm 101 to answer this need in Israel. Good advice for today as well.

December 2, 2018 - "The Rejected Christ" - Jesus was and still is rejected.

November 25, 2018 - "The Road to Emmaus" - One of the great stories of the Resurrection. (Download 2 Files)

November 18, 2018 - "Thanksgiving" - We need to understand what is involved in showing Thanksgiving to Him Who truly deserves it.

November 11, 2018 - "God's Answers To Prayers" - Many do not understand the way prayers are answered.

November 4, 2018 - "When The Walls Fell" - Jericho was a huge challenge to God's people. Walls exist today and the solution is still the same

October 28, 2018 - "Who Do You Say That I Am?" - Who is Jesus? Who do you say He is?

October 21, 2018 - "3:16" - The one in John is important but there are many more.

October 14, 2018 - "The Calm Before the Cross" - Jesus is Our Example in tranquility as in everything else.

October 7, 2018 - "In The Footsteps of Jesus" - Our Perfect Example. WWJD

September 30, 2018 - "Remember" - So much for Christians to remember. These things should never be forgotten.

September 23, 2018 - "Greatest Days of All" - The greatest days in history and one yet to be

September 16, 2018 - "Why I Love The Church of Christ" - She is so special. Appreciate Her. She deserves it.

September 9, 2018 - "Giving" - Giving is an Expression of Worship

September 2, 2018 - "Growing as a Christian" - The Bible gives us the way to grow. Become stronger in Christ....really no excuse not to.

August 5, 2018 - "Daily Religion" - Religion is not a Sunday only activity. God needs to live in our lives each day not just in our church buildings on Sundays.

July 29, 2018 - "The Facts of the Church" -Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing?

July 15, 2018 - "What the Word of God Does for the Child of God" - It is the best life ever.

July 1, 2018 - "Discouragement" - This is easy to get caught up in.Don't let Satan win. Don't cause it in others by crticizing.

June 24, 2018 - "Obedience is Not Accidental" - Daniel is one example.

June 17, 2018 - "The Father of The Prodigal Son" - Happy Father's Day 2018 - The Father in this parable exemplifies Our Heavenly Father.

June 10, 2018 - "What Will You Do With Jesus?" - A question impossible to ignore. No sound... I forgot that part.

June 3, 2018 - "What is Your Price?" - What would a man give in exchange for his soul? These words spoken by Jesus is necessary in today's world as it was in His day.

May 27, 2018 - "Every Day is Memorial Day" - Two people have ever offered to die for you, The American Soldier and Jesus Christ.

May 13, 2018 - "Mothers in the Bible" - Where would we be without Godly Mothers?

May 6, 2018 "What Will You Do Today?" - Not in the future - But right Now.

April 29, 2018 - "The Day of the Lord" - What is This? Only the Most Important Thing to Everyone.

April 8, 2018 - "Comprehending the Will of God" - How should we treat the Will of God?

April 1, 2018 - "The Forsaken Christ" - Jesus was forsaken by so many. We do not need to be one of them. (download 3 files)

March 25, 2018 - "Why Do We Need Jesus?" - Jesus is the Answer - You will be surprised what people substitute for Him?

March 18, 2018 - "An Important Question" - One of the most important questions in the Bible. Jesus asked it in His day and it is just as important for us to answer today.

March 10, 2018 - "You Don't Always Get What You Want" - Most of the time it's because you look at Jesus and His Church the wrong way.

March 4, 2018 - "Increase Our Faith" - Let's make it greater. It can and needs to increase.

February 25, 2018 - The Truth" - Truth is absolute and in no way relative.

February 18, 2018 - "Sad Words in the Bible" - The Bible is full of joyful Words There are some Words, however, which are so very sad. 

February 11, 2018 - "Maturity in Christ" - It is necessary to grow in Christ.

February 4, 2018 -"Things Which Are Not Important" - Jesus is the Only Way to God.

January 29, 2018 - "Partakers of the Divine Nature" - What does Peter believe when he asks us to be this?  To be God or be like God?

January 21, 2018 - "The Empty Sacrifice" - It costs a great deal to fail to be a faithful Christian.

January 14, 2018 - "Who Will You Blame For Being Lost?" - Laying blame solves nothing. Choose Life.

January 7, 2018 - "The Stories of the Bible" - The Way the Scriptures have been taught is still the best way.

December 31, 2017 - "Simplicity of Being a Christian" - Christianity and understanding God's Word are meant to be understood.

December 24, 2017 - "The Gift of Light" - We received a gift...the gift of Light. Have a Great Christmas.

December 17, 2017 - "Crown Him, Crown Him" - The role the Crown plays in the story of Jesus and the story of the Gospel.

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 17, 2016 - "Choices That Define Us" - Our lives are defined by the results of our choices. It is always beneficial to consider carefully our choices. 

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 .

January 3, 2015 - "Be Ye Separate" - Happiness comes from not following everyone else. Happiness in this life and the next comes from not conforming to what the world says is happiness. 

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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Sermons 2012 and older

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 11, 2012- Veterans' Day 2012 - On the day we honor the veterans of our military, we should also honor the veterans of the Lord's Army.

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 11. 2012 - God's Choices. Do you want to make your own choices or do you want to follow God's choices for your life?

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.)

June 21, 2009

June 14, 2009

June 7, 2009

May 31, 2009

May 24, 2009

May 17, 2009

May 10, 2009

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.