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BALANCE
Balanced Living

BAPTISM
Remember Your Baptism
God's Plan for Rebirth Involves Baptism

BIBLE
First Things First: Love God, Love Neighbor [Disciplines of the Word]
Devoted to Reading the Word of God

BIOGRAPHIES
OLD TESTAMENT SERMON SERIES
Old Testament Series: Introduction
[Note: The sermons in this series are available also in .docx format, and most have PowerPoints available as well.]
Old Testament Series: Moses--Unwanted Responsibility
Old Testament Series: Saul--Unfaithful King
Old Testament Series: David--Unexpected Guilt
Old Testament Series: Jonah--Unwanted Assignment
Old Testament Series: Naaman--Unwanted Healing
Old Testament Series: Daniel--Unyielding to Temptation
Old Testament Series: Esther--Unquestioning Obedience
OLD TESTAMENT
Setbacks or Stepping Stones: The Power of Purpose and Vision in the Life of Joseph
Joshua 1: Take Off Your Shoes!
Lessons from Achan
Caleb: The Man Named "Dog"
Caleb: A Man With a Different Spirit
Caleb: 85 is the new 40!
Remember Joash
NEW TESTAMENT
Put Jesus First: Principles from the Ministry of John the Baptist
Whatever Happened to Justus?
Four People Who Helped Paul in Ministry [Aquilla, Priscilla, Apollos, Onesiphorus]

CALLING
Have You Heard God's Calling?
Can You Hear God's Call?
Do You Hear God's Call?
Called by God

CHRIST [also see JESUS]
What Is Your Story?
Our Common Faith: Jesus is Lord
Cristo es mi Dueño [Master]
Put Jesus First: Principles from the Ministry of John the Baptist
A Different Kind of King
GREAT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST
Great Events in Life of Christ: Virgin Birth
Great Events in Life of Christ: Baptism
Great Events in Life of Christ: Temptation
Great Events in Life of Christ: Transfiguration
Great Events in Life of Christ: Triumphal Entry
Great Events in Life of Christ: Ascension
The Importance of Jesus' Resurrection [1 Corinthians 15]

CHRISTIAN LIVING
Adversity
Seeking Balance When Life Disorients Us [Disorientation #1]
Everything's Alright In My Father's House [Disorientation #2]
Choices--Forgive, Trust
What About Conscience?
Those With Whom We Disagree
Example: What Footprints Are You Leaving? The Golden Rule
Thinking Again About God's Guidance
In His Image
Imitation: Our Life as a Reflection of Jesus
Imitation: Becoming More Like Jesus
Imitation: Where He Leads I Will Follow
I Have Made You a Light
How to Live in God's Story
The Message: Model, Minister, Mentor
Finding Newness in Christ
He Leads Us In Resurrection Living
The Power of the Past
Power for Resurrected Living: We Have to Die
Servant Hearts
Apply Your Hearts to Wisdom
A Biblical View of Work and Leisure
Resources for Living [Philippians 4]
Injustices: When Life Is Not Fair [1 Peter 5]
Commitment to Moral Excellence [Outline]

CHURCH
MISSION OF THE CHURCH
Reimagining the Church to be Missional
Mission of the Church
True to Our Purpose
Essential Conversations for the Church
Church: Mission, Method, Maturity
My Dream for the Church
The Church: the Hope of the World
[Paul said it, Christ claimed it, I have observed it]
The Church is the Hope of the World
[when it has the mind of Christ, is evangelistic, is united, is caring]
The Church with Good NEWS: Nurturing
The Church with Good NEWS: Evangelism--1
The Church with Good NEWS: Evangelism--2
NATURE OF THE CHURCH
The Church: God's Treasured Possession
Church: A Place to Belong
What Is a Good Church?
The Nature of the Church
Descriptions of the Church
Church as Family
The Church and the Kingdom
The Church: Covenant People of God
People Shaped by Covenant
Rethinking What It Means to Be Church
Rethinking Church in the New Millennium
The Potential of the Local Church
Unity: Bind Us Together
Establishing Strong Connections in the Christian Community [7-lesson series]
Seeking Healthy Connections in the Church
[Note--five sermons: love, celebrate, know, serve, nurture]
TEXTUALLY BASED
Three Great Challenges for the Church [Matthew 4]
Principles of Disciple-Making [Luke 1]
The Upside Down Kingdom [Luke 22]
What's Right With the Church? [Acts 2]
A Divine Imperative--Unity [1 Cor. 11]
God Makes the Church a Community [1 Cor. 12]
Equipping the Church for the Mission of the Church [Ephesians]
The DNA of the Church where the Spirit Dwells [Ephesians]
Church and Christianity in James
Church and Christianity in 1 Peter
SERIES: CHURCH IN EPHESIANS
A Church Depending Upon God--A Church That Calls Jesus Lord [Ephesians 1]
A Church Gifted by God--by Grace through Faith [Ephesians 2]
A Church Making Known God's Purpose--Understanding our Core Values [Ephesians 3]
A Church Living in the Values of God [Ephesians 4]
A Church Walking in Purity for Christ [Ephesians 5]
The Battle Belongs to the Lord [Ephesians 6]

CHURCH GROWTH
The High Cost of Growth
Church Turnarounds-1
Church Turnarounds-2

CROSS
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

CROWNS
Will There Be Any Stars in Your Crown?

DEACONS (see LEADERSHIP)

DESTINY
What If We Miss Our Destiny?

DOCTRINE
Treasures From Our Heritage: God Gives Us Hope [Malachi 3-4]
Treasures From Our Heritage: God Restores Brokenness [Isaiah 65]
Treasures From Our Heritage: God Reconciles [2 Corinthians 5]
Treasures From Our Heritage: God Calls Disciples [Luke 14]
Treasures From Our Heritage: God Builds Relationships [Ephesians 2-3]
Treasures From Our Heritage: God Empowers Us [Ephesians 3]

DOXOLOGIES
Renew Your Praise with Doxologies [article to introduce the sermon series]
Sermon Series: Doxology--Wisdom and Knowledge [#1_Romans 11]
Sermon Series: Doxology--Gospel [#2_Romans 16]
Sermon Series: Doxology--His Power Energizes Us [#3_Ephesians 3]
Sermon Series: Doxology--Glory, Honor, Dominion [#4_1 Timothy 1,6]
Sermon Series: Doxology--The God of Peace, Acting for Us, Deserves Glory [#5_Hebrews 13:20-21]
Sermon Series: Doxology--God's Glory: Demonstrated and Known [#6_1 Peter]
Sermon Series: Doxology--The God Who Protects Us and Presents Us [#7_Jude]
Sermon Series: Doxology--Lauding the God Who Loves and Liberates [#8_Revelation]

ELDERS (see LEADERSHIP)

EVANGELISM
Gospel Basics (1)
Gospel Basics (2)
Decisions for Faith
Imitators or Intimidated [series of 3 sermons]
Your Spiritual Family and Your Spiritual Father Awaits You [2 sermons]
Ministry that Transforms
Evangelism: Good News
Evangelism: Explaining the Gospel
Put in a Good Word for Jesus
Talking the Gospel Requires Talking About God
The Power of Purpose--Evangelism
I Have Made You a Light
Have We Heard God's Call? [Jeremiah 20:7-11]
Come Unto Me [Matthew 11:28-30]
Evangelism [Matthew 28:18-20]
Principles of Disciple-Making [Luke 1]
Neighbors in the New Milennium [Luke 10, Good Samaritan]
God's Purpose to Include [Luke 19]
Evangelism-1 [sermon or class]
Evangleism-2 [sermon or class]
Evangelism in the Book of Acts: God-Fearers
Evangelism: Calls of Convenience, Concern, Conviction [Acts]
The Church with Good News: Evangelism [Acts]
Ashamed of the Gospel? [Romans 1]
Ready to Share [Romans 1]
Will There Be Any Stars in Your Crown? [2 Timothy]

FAITH
The Case for Faith
Faith For Three Worlds
Thinking the Faith
Guard the Faith [2 Timothy 1]

FAMILY [HOME, MARRIAGE] (see HOME)

FORGIVENESS
Forgiveness
Forgiveness Again
Forgiveness: Freedom from the Power of the Past

FREEDOM
Freedom from the Power of the Past
Liberty [1 Cor. 9]

GIVING-STEWARDSHIP
Does My Stewardship Praise God?
Cristo es mi Dueno
A Fresh Look at Giving--Part 1
A Fresh Look at Giving--Part 2
A Fresh Look at Giving--Part 3
Gracious Because of Grace [2 Corinthians 8]
What Happens When I Give? [2 Corinthians 9]
How to Give: Ideas from 2 Corinthians 8-9

GOD
Series: Understanding God [7 sermons]
SERIES
The Creating God Who Calls (#1)
The Naming God Who Promises to Bless (#2)
The Giving God Who Shares (#3)
The Acting God Who Reveals (#4)
The Present God Who Encourages (#5)
The Coming God Who Will Claim Us (#6)
The Creating God Who Calls Us to Re-Creation (#1)
The Claiming God Who Promises to Bless (#2)
The Promising God Who Is With Us to Save (#3)
The Saving God Who Is Within Us as Promise (#4)
DOXOLOGIES
Sermon Series: Doxology--Wisdom and Knowledge [#1_Romans 11]
Sermon Series: Doxology--Gospel [#2_Romans 16]
Sermon Series: Doxology--His Power Energizes Us [#3_Ephesians 3]
Sermon Series: Doxology--Glory, Honor, Dominion [#4_1 Timothy 1,6]
Sermon Series: Doxology--The God of Peace Acts for Us and Deserves Glory [#5_Heb. 13:20-21]
Sermon Series: Doxology--God's Glory: Demonstrated and Known [#6_1 Peter]
Sermon Series: Doxology--The God Who Protects Us and Presents Us [#7_Jude]
Sermon Series: Doxology--Lauding the God Who Loves and Liberates [#8_Revelation]
OTHER SERMONS
Talking the Gospel Requires Talking About God
God: Understanding His Holiness, Love, and Justice
The Will of God in the Gospel of Luke
Discerning God's Will
The Work of God

GOSPEL
Acts: the Jesus Story [series of six sermons]
What We Believe: You Can Know that You Know!
[Six sermons designed to present the gospel--God, rebellion, grace, response, eternity, church]
Grace and Gospel
The Wonder and Certainty of the Gospel

GRACE
Grace and Gospel
Grace Summarized
Another Look at Grace
The Gratitude of Grace
What Grace Does for Me [1]
Old Testament Foundations of Grace [2]
Romans Revisited: Responses to Grace [3]

GUIDANCE
What Do You Believe About God's Guidance?
Thinking Again About God's Guidance

HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS
New Year: When the Year Is New but I Am Not
New Year: Finding Newness in Christ
New Year: Knowing Jesus Will Change Your Life [Matthew 12-13]
New Year: End the Old Year Well [Psalm 23]
New Year: Start the New Year Right [Psalm 23]
New Year: Overcoming the Fear of Challenges [Philippians 3:12-14]
Palm Sunday: Palm Sunday Reflections [article and sermon]
Easter: He Leads Us In Resurrection Living
Easter: Acts: the Jesus Story [series of six sermons to lead up to Easter]
Easter: Good News! Why Jesus Came [four sermons from the four Gospels to lead up to Easter]
Easter: Resurrection--One More Time [Rom. 8:9-14)
Mothers Day: Mother's Day: Four Mothers in the Bible
Mothers Day: Mother's Day
Fathers Day: Father's Day: Role of Parents
Fathers Day: 2010 Father's Day Sermon
Labor Day: A Biblical View of Work and Leisure
Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving: Blessings?
Thanksgiving: In Everything Give Thanks
Thanksgiving: Gratitude Grounded in Grace
Thanksgiving: Mr. Gratitude
Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving--Grumbly Hateful or Humbly Grateful?
Christmas: Grace and Glory: A Sermon for the Christmas Season [Titus 2]
Christmas: Christmas Sermon: Joy to the World
Christmas: Christmas Sermon: A Savior, Christ the Lord
Christmas: Christmas Sermon: Resolutions--Seek, Share, Serve
Christmas: Christmas Sermon: Listen and Believe
Christmas: Christmas Sermon: When God Came Near

HOLY SPIRIT
Living Water Bursting Forth: The Holy Spirit in John 7

HOME [FAMILY, MARRIAGE]
How the Gospel Makes a Difference in Our Families
Characteristics of a Godly Family
Developing Strong Marriages
Handling Marital Conflict Without Casualty
Marital Conflict without Casualty--Anger Management 101
Anger and Forgiveness in Ephesians 4
Are You Really In Love?
Love and Happiness
Love vs. Power--Love Wins!
Love, Power, and Service
Mother's Day
Father's Day: Role of Parents

HOPE
Hope #1
Hope #2
Relentless Hope [Phil. 1:9-11]

INTEGRITY
Integrity

JESUS [also see CHRIST]
Knowing Jesus Will Change Your Life in the New Year [Matthew 12-13]
No Greater Love: Purpose, Power and Position in Jesus' Life and Teachings
Acts: the Jesus Story [series of six sermons]
Jesus is Lord [Philippians 2]
Descriptions of Jesus [Colossians 1]
DO YOU KNOW MY JESUS?
Do You Know My Jesus? Introduction
Do You Know My Jesus? Matthew
Do You Know My Jesus? Mark
Do You Know My Jesus? Luke
Do You Know My Jesus? John
Do You Know My Jesus? Acts

LEADERSHIP [ELDERS/DEACONS]
Leadership Principles [Joshua 6]
Whatever Happened to Justus? [Acts 1]
Leadership: A Sacred Trust [2 Cor. 4]
Leadership: Princes, Leadership, and Willing Servants
Just Thinking About....Deacons
Just Thinking About....Elders
Another Look: "Kingdom Elders"

LORD'S SUPPER
Just Thinking about...the Supper
The Supper: Source and Sign of Unity

LOVE
No Greater Love: Purpose, Power, and Position in Jesus' Life and Teachings
First Things First: Love God, Love Neighbor
Understanding Love through the Lens of Human Dignity
Love vs. Power--Love Wins!
Love, Power, and Service

MARRIAGE [FAMILY, HOME] (See HOME)

MATERIALISM
Where Your Treasure Is [Matthew 6]
God: Your Banker, Barrister, and Boss [Matthew 6]
The Widow's Offering [Mark 12]
Hanging Onto "Stuff" [Philippians 2]
Victory Over Materialism [1 Timothy 6]

MISSIONS
Matthew 10: Principles for Missions
Acts 16-18: Principles for Mission Work
Do Missions by New Testament Principles
Missions Emphasis Sunday: The Impact of Missions in the Local Church
What Jesus Left Us
Missions: Reaching the Lost in a Changing World
Missions: Developing a Worldwide Vision in the Local Church
Do You Hear God's Call?
I Have Made You a Light
The God-Breathed Scriptures [Sermon delivered at 1996 Pan American Lectureship, Quito, Ecuador]
Called to Faithfulness [Sermon delivered at 2004 Pan American Lectureship, Antigua, Guatemala]

ORIENTATION
Disorientation

PRAYER
Prayer in Luke's Gospel
Prayer-Busters
Refocusing: a Study of Jesus' Prayer Life in Luke
Prayer

PREACHING
Preaching
One Sermon to Preach

SALVATION
Salvation Three Ways
What Is Reconciliation?

SIN
When Christians Sin

SPIRITUALITY
Spirituality in 1 Corinthians
Spiritual Formation in Paul's Writings
What Does It Mean to be Spiritual?
Spiritual Discipline
With a Different Spirit
Spirituality and How We Use Our Time

STEWARDSHIP (See GIVING)

UNITY
A Divine Imperative--Unity

WORLDVIEW
Shaping a Christian World View
What Does the Bible Say About Pluralism?

WORSHIP
Just Thinking about...the Supper
Worship
The Tent of Meeting--Worship
Do You Worship? (Psalm 95)
A Divine Imperative--Unity
Worship--Heb. 10
Worship--Matt. 4
Worship--John 4
Chapel Is You


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