2011 Sermons


Resolve To Glorify God - The emphasis should not be on "WHAT" you will do - but "WHO" you will be - 1 Pet. 4:1-11 - January 2, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Can You Walk On Water? - We can accomplish anything Jesus has Commanded us to do! - Matthew 14:22-33 - January 9, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Are You The Man? - Some lessons from Nathan's rebuke of King David - 2 Samuel 11 & 12 - January 16, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Is Your Faith In The Wisdom of Men or The Power of God? – The manner of Paul’s preaching and the source of the message he preached - 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 - January 16, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Standing In The Gap - We have enemies who wish to destroy us - There may be gaps or vulnerable spots in our defenses that need protected – Will you answer the call? - Ezekiel 22:23-31 - January 23, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Some Who Will Not Escape Hell - "Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?" - Matthew 23:33 - January 30,2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

God's Building - (1 Corinthians 3) - The True Gospel Joins People Together In Christ - January 30, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Are We Saved By Works? Many say there is no sense in which we are saved by works - but is that what the Bible really teaches? - What about baptism? What about obedience? - February 6, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Point of No Return - Is there A Line That One Can Cross That Returning To God Is Impossible? February 13, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

God's Builders - "Stewards, Spectacles And Fools For Christ" - 1 Corinthians 4 - February 13, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

“Let Us Not Grow Weary In Doing Good” - Todays Spiritually Minded Christian Can Become Weary And Lose Heart: What are some causes? What can we do to keep going? - Galatians 6:1-10 - February 20, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Problem of Immorality In The Church At Corinth - The Purpose, Need & Nature of Church Discipline - 1 Corinthians 5 - February 20, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Perverting The Gospel - Galatians 1:2-12 -This lesson deals with some ways that men pervert the Gospel of Christ and what we can and should do about it - February 27, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Talking Ourselves Into Sin - Some things we may tell ourselves that set us up for sin, that encourage us to sin, as an attempt to justify our sins - 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Understanding God - A study of the Godhead - A united plurality - three persons - One God - March 20, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Baptism In The Name Of . . ." - Is there a uniform baptismal formula which must be spoken by the baptizer? - March 20, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Does It Matter What We Believe? - Truth is not contingent upon one's belief in it, altered by ones rejection of it, or nullified if no one accepts it TRUTH IS TRUTH - John 8:24-47 - March 27, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Problems In The Church At Corinth - Going To Law Before the Ungodly, Unrighteousness & Defiling The Body - 1 Corinthians 6 - March 27, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Does What We Believe Make A Difference In Our Lives? - Not Only Does It Matter WHAT We Believe – What We Believe Must Make THE Difference In Our Lives! - 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 - April 3, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Lesson That All Men Need To Learn! - Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, fall, restoration & confession – Daniel 4:1-37 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Grace or Guilt - The Killing of The Conscience - Remove the reality of sin, personal guilt and the human conscience & You Remove the Need for a Savior, repentance and redemption - Romans 1:18-32 - April 17, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Questions On Marriage - (Instruction, Restrictions, Present Distress, liberties) - 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 - April 17, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

How To Ensure Spiritual Failure or Success - There are different kinds of failure - and all failure is not bad - but there is one area in our life that we need to ensure that we do not fail - April 24, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Church Needs Workers - (Karl VanDevender) - MP3

The Faithful Evangelist - The duties, required patience, confidence and reward of the faithful evangelist - 2 Tim. 4:1-8 - May 1:2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

More Questions On Marriage - (Living within social status called, concerning virgins & widows) - 1 Corinthians 7:17-40 - May 8, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Living By Grace - What does it REALLY mean to live by grace? God’s grace is available to all but requires humble obedience, loyal service, and holiness - (Titus 2:1-14; Rom 6,8) - May 15, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Knowledge and Love, Idols and Conscience - Knowledge can puff up, but LOVE builds up - There is only one God, idols are nothing - We must be concerned about the conscience of our brother for whom Christ died - 1 Corinthians 8 - May 15, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Be Strong In Grace" - The concept of grace is widely misunderstood and abused - this lesson examines 2 Timothy 2:1-26 and some of the things included in Paul's instructions to Timothy in order for him to stand strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus - May, 22, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Saving Our Youth - A lesson pertaining to some of the dangers and problems young Christians face - too many are falling away from the Lord - what can be done to save them - Ashton Wilson - May 22, 2011 - MP3

Staying Strong When Things Go Wrong - We will all face trouble and problems in this life! What is their purpose? How do we respond? What can we do so that difficulties in life strengthen us instead of weaken us? - May 29, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

A Pattern of Self Denial - The principle of self-denying love which Paul introduced relating to the practice of eating idol meats in 1 Corinthians 8 is illustrated in his own life. - 1 Corinthians 9 - May 29, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Why Attend Every Service? Some are faithful in their attendance while others are not - why? Why should Christians attend every worship service possible? - Heb 10:19-27; Acts 2:36-47 - June 5, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

What Does The Lord's Supper Mean To You? - When you partake of the Lord's supper - what do you think about? What effect does it have on your life? - Mat 26:26-29; Lk 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:20-34 - June 19, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Lessons From History - Paul demonstrates from the exodus of Israel from Egypt and their journey in the wilderness some of the dangers we face as Christians - 1 Cor. 10:1-13 - June 19, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Have You Been Converted? - True conversion involves MORE than just a change in action - it involves a change in thinking and will - June 26,2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Conversion Of 3,000 - Acts 2:1-47 - The very first to hear the gospel and become Christians – (Isa 2:3; Mic 4:2; Acts 11:15) - The beginning of the church – (Acts 2:47; Mat 16:18) - July 3, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Conversion of The Samaritans - Acts 8:1-25 - The gospel is driven from Jerusalem by persecution - Phillip the evangelist preaches Christ to the Samaritans and many believe and are baptized - July 10, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Flee Idolatry and Glorify God - 1 Cor. 10:14-33 - The conclusion to the questions Paul started dealing with in chapter 8 regarding eating meat offered to idols - Can Christians enter the idols temple and eat? What about meat offered to idols sold in the market? What about eating meat offered to idols in an unbelievers home? Principles are found in the text that are still very relevant to us today! - July 10, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Conversion of The Ethiopian Eunuch - Acts 8:26-40 - 1) A humble seeker hears the gospel and is baptized - 2) Some commonly taught errors exposed in this text - 3) Things that occurred resulting in this man's conversion. - July 17, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Head-covering and The Principles of Headship and Submission -1 Corinthians 11:2-16 - There are several different views of this passage - Join us as we seek clarity to the subject under consideration in this text. - July 17, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Conversion of Saul From Tarsus - Acts 9;22;26 - As we continue studying conversions in the book of Acts, we come to the conversion of the man who became known as the apostle Paul. What kind of man was he before his conversion? How was he converted? What effects did his conversion have on his life? - July 24, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Conversion of Cornelius And His Household - Acts 10:1-11:18; 15:6-11 - Regardless of his godly character, moral purity, sincerity, devotion in worship, generosity, conduct & reputation - Cornelius still NEEDED to be saved! – 10:6,22, 32,33; 11:14 - July 31, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Abuse of the Lord’s Supper at Corinth – (1 Corinthians 11:17-34) - 1) Perverted worship is destructive to its participants – 17,20-22,29-32 - 2) Ones worship is vain when division and ungodly attitudes exist – 18,19 - 3) The Lord’s supper must be according to the divine arrangement – 20-28, 33,34 - July 31, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Conversion of Lydia & Jailor In Philippi - Acts 16:1-40 - At the beginning of Paul's second missionary journey he, Silas and their party come to Philippi, the chief city in Macedonia. Join us as we study the beginnings of the church in Philippi - You may be surprised at what we learn together. - August 7, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Remember Your Creator" - Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14 - What is life REALLY all about? Life is not about how much money you can make, how popular you may be, or how much pleasure you can engage in - life is about "fearing God and keeping His commandments." - The sooner one realizes and submits to God's will the better. - August 14, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Miraculous Spiritual Gifts & Unity" - 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 - The Corinthians were using the miraculous gifts given to them by the Holy Spirit as a means of causing divisions and problems in the church - We may not have miraculous gifts today - but some of the principles are certainly worthy of our consideration - August 14,2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Receiving The Word of God" - Conversions In Thessalonica, Berea & Athens - Acts 17:1-34 - Paul, Silas & Timothy preach the gospel in two more cities in Macedonia where the word of God is received by many, then to more difficult soil in Athens. How were they converted? What things were involved in their conversion? - August 21, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

“Spiritual Gifts And Love” - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 - 1. Gifts are worthless without love– (1-3); 2. Characteristics of love prove love’s superiority – (4-7; cf. 1 Cor. 8:1); 3. The permanence of love demonstrates its value over spiritual gifts – (8-13) - August 21, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Conversion of The Corinthians - Acts 18:1-17 - Paul makes his way to the "Las Vegas" of the Roman Empire - the immorality and Paganism in Corinth was well known - even so, Paul has success in preaching the gospel there. Many Corinthians, heard the gospel, believed and were baptized. - August 28, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Pattern of The Christian's Life - speaker - Karl VanDevender - August 28, 2011 - MP3

Conversions In Ephesus - Acts 18:18-19:41 - This lesson focuses on the conversion of twelve disciples Paul finds when he arrives in Ephesus. Is baptism essential for salvation? What about rebaptism? If you have been baptized, into what were you baptized? We examine some very important questions regarding baptism and we hope you will join us in this study - September 4, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Shining As Lights In A Dark World - We Live In A Dark World, and being the people that God wants us to be is not easy and has a price. The battle begins in the mind. We must become spiritually minded and truly seek spiritual things or we will sub-come to the pressures of this world - Philippians 2:12-18 - September 11, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Gift of Tongues & Edification - A study of 1 Corinthians 14 and the subject of "tongues." Many have misunderstood this chapter and the miraculous gift of tongues. Join us as we examine this controversial subject - September 11, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Some Things Those Who Go To Hell Will Not Have To Do" - Hell is a real place and there will be people who go there. Some today refuse to obey God because they do not want to do what God requires of them. Do you think those people will enjoy hell? - MP3 / PPT / PDF

“The Risen Christ – Our Hope” - The death, burial and resurrection of Christ are the foundational FACTS of our hope! Some in Corinth who had believed these facts were denying the resurrection of the dead. Paul exposes their position as contradictory and demonstrates the consequences of their position - 1 Cor. 15:1-34 - September 18, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

The Tragedy of A Lie - (Told or Believed) - 1 Kings 13:1-32 - A man of God obeyed God until he was deceived - his disobedience cost him his life!! God's instructions to him were clear - he could have and should have known the truth. Same is true for us - we can know the truth!! If we lie we do the devil’s work! If we believe a lie, we become the devil’s convert! - September 25, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Listening To God - How well do we listen to what God says? How serious are we about seeking what God wants us to believe and practice? - Sonny Sharp - September 25, 2011 - MP3

"Restoring Things That Are Broken" - (Principles of restoration from Nehemiah) - Principles governing restoration of societies, families, individuals & the church - October2, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Bread From Heaven" - John 6:1-71 - Many followed Jesus because they THOUGHT He offered material reward - Many who profess to be Christians still struggle with materialism, worldliness and lack of faith. Are we as spiritually minded as we ought to be? October 9, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

“A Glorious Body – Our Final Victory” - 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 - Join us as we study what the Bible teaches about the bodily resurrection - October 9, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"The 'REAL' Good Life" - Is not found in drugs & alcohol! Material possessions! The amount of recreation we are able to enjoy! Physical relationships! Nor by people who are proud & arrogant! Selfish & materialistic! Lazy & unmotivated! Without God, or hypocrites! The REAL good life can ONLY be found in faithfulness to God - October 16, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Paul's Plans For The Church At Corinth" - 1 Cor. 16 - The final lesson in our study of the epistle to the church at Corinth. Paul commanded them to give as they had prospered on the first day of the week and encourages them to be faithful to the Lord - October 16, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Bible Terms and Phrases Used In Unbiblical Ways" - False Teachers Use The Bible! -They very well may use Bible language – but they misunderstand it - misapply it – and misuse it! - Satan used the scripture too! In this lesson we will begin a series studying some of these terms and phrases, beginning with the term "church." - October 23, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"I Have Been Redeemed" - The term defined and how it is used in scripture - Our redemption in Christ and what it means - The effect our redemption should have in our lives - October 23, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Bible Terms and Phrases Used In Unbiblical Ways - (Titles / Offices)" - False Teachers Use The Bible! -They very well may use Bible language – but they misunderstand it - misapply it – and misuse it! - Satan used the scripture too! In this lesson we will be studying the terms "Reverend, Pastor, Elder, Bishop, Deacon, Priest, Saint" - October 30, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

“Lord, Teach Us To Pray” - Luke 11:1-13 - Prayer is NOT a complicated thing - It should not be an act of ritualistic formalism - Let us allow Jesus to teach us to pray - October 30, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Bible Terms and Phrases Used In Unbiblical Ways - (Baptism)" - False Teachers Use The Bible! - Satan used the scripture too! In this lesson we will be studying the term "Baptism" and some of the ways men twist the Bible meaning of the term - November 6, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Bible Terms and Phrases Used In Unbiblical Ways - (Grace, Faith & Works)" - Terms that are perhaps abused more than any. Does grace exclude action on our part? Does faith alone save? Is it heretical to teach that there is a sense in which works are required for salvation? - November 13, 2011 - (Part 1) MP3 /(Part 2)MP3 /PPT / PDF

"The Value of Man?" - ONE Soul is worth more than EVERYTHING in this world!What will you give in exchange for your soul?? (If you exchange your soul for ANYTHING in this world - that will be the thing you hate the most for all eternity!! - November 27, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

Bible Terms and Phrases Used In Unbiblical Ways - (SIN) - Men have gone to great lengths trying explain away sin - justify sin - minimize sin - etc. Friend, if you sin it is not because the devil made you! It is NOT because "you are only human!" or because you were "born totally depraved!" We sin when we violate God's law. - December 4, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"I Don't Deserve This" - We do NOT deserve salvation or any spiritual blessing, or even physical blessings such as our health, lot in life, length of life, etc. However, the statement is often spoken in the form of a complaint . . . In the age if "Entitlement," so many FEEL they deserve to have a happy, care free life. Well, I hate to break it to you - but life is just not that way! Hope you will be encouraged by this thought provoking lesson. - December 11,2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"God's Law on Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage" - A study that is so needed due to the rising divorce rates and blatant disregard for the God ordained institution of marriage. (Gen. 2:18-24; Mal. 2:13-16; Mat. 5:31,32; 19:3-9; Rom. 7:1-4; 1 Cor. 7 - December 11, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"No, But We Will _______________ That We Also May Be Like All The Nations" - Some lessons from 1 Samuel 8. Israel wasnot satisfied with God's provisions and lacked respect for His word - and therefore had greater respect for the provisions and wisdom of men. What are some ways we may be guilty of the same attitude? - December 18, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"The Bible Doctrine of Justification By Faith" - Justification defined, its source, provision, our need to be made right with God, and how we can become justified before God. - December 18,2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Lord, Increase Our Faith" - The key to spiritual success is a strong faith – Faith helps us see beyond our present distress and suffering to victory in life eternal – December 25, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

"Guard Your Faith" - We are warned about the dangers of believers losing their faith - this study will emphasize what we can do to keep our faith vibrant and strong. December 25, 2011 - MP3 / PPT / PDF

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