Posts with the category “sermon-manuscript”

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The Making of a Godly Man, Family, Church & Community
June 16th, 2024
The StoryThe Book of DeuteronomyOften, we think of the Old Testament as sharply distinct from the New Testament.It is law versus grace.It is strange sacrifices versus church ordinances.It is duty vers...  Read More
by Jack Klem
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The Blessing of Marriage
June 9th, 2024
Genesis 2:18-25By familiarizing ourselves with Genesis, esp. the first two chapters, we can reaffirm God’s purpose for our lives. And it is important that we reaffirm God’s purpose for what we will lo...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Blessing of Work
June 2nd, 2024
Genesis 2:4-17According to Encyclopedia Britannica, work (in the science of physics) is the “measure of energy transfer that occurs when an object is moved over a distance by an external force, at lea...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Blessing of Rest
May 19th, 2024
Genesis 2:1-3In early 2021, Italian artist Salvatore Garau sold for more than $18,000 a sculpture entitled “lo Sono” (meaning “I am) to an unidentified buyer. This buyer received, along with a certifi...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Under His Wings
May 12th, 2024
President Theodore Roosevelt once said:The good mother, the wise mother...is more important to the community than even the ablest man; her career is more worth of honor [the career of motherhood] and ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Made to Reign
May 5th, 2024
Genesis 1:26-31Have you ever seen a handheld colander for fried foods? If you saw one, you probably wouldn’t know what it was or what is was supposed to be used for. What about an electric necktie iro...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Shared Sufferings of Christ
April 28th, 2024
Philippians 3:10-11; 2 Corinthians 1:5-6; 1 Peter 2:19-23Reading, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture is important. So is receiving teaching and preaching from the Bible as a church. What we’re go...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Our Creator God
April 21st, 2024
What do art and inventions have in common? Both are a form of creation if we define creation as something produced by a person’s original and unique imagination, ideas, and thoughts. The key differenc...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Our Eternal God
April 14th, 2024
“Call me Ishmael.” This well-known opening line to the classic novel, Moby Dick, captures our imagination, builds our anticipation for the rest of the story, and say a lot of things by itself. Other w...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Lifted to the Throne
April 7th, 2024
A mother buys her little boy a helium balloon from a vendor at the fair. Its shiny foil liner is shaped like his favorite cartoon character. He clutches the balloon string tightly as they make their w...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Lifted from the Grave
March 31st, 2024
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by William Baker
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Lifted Upon the Cross
March 24th, 2024
John 3:14-15 What do you see in this photo? You are looking at what may be the oldest documented optical illusion. It is a carving located at the Airavatesvara Temple in Tamil Nadu, India, which is a ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Praying for Harmony
March 17th, 2024
John 17:1-26Since January, we’ve been learning valuable lessons about prayer from the life and teaching of Christ. In this series, we have defined prayer in its most basic, essential sense as “talking...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Praying for Helpers
March 3rd, 2024
Matthew 9:35-38 / Luke 10:1-2 (also John 4:34-38)As we make our way through this preaching series, learning what we can about prayer from the life and teaching of Christ during his earthly ministry, w...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Humility in Prayer
February 25th, 2024
IntroductionWhen was the last time you heard someone talk about “the pearly gates?” It is interesting that even for those who do not know much about Christianity or the Bible are still familiar with t...  Read More
by William Baker
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Confidence in Prayer
February 18th, 2024
Mark 9:14-29 / Matthew 17:14-20 / Luke 9:37-42Have you ever been disappointed? Perhaps you reserved a hotel online. The hotel website showed you colorful pictures of a beautiful facility and a long li...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Authority in Prayer
February 11th, 2024
John 14:12-14, 15:7-8,16Reminder of our series theme:   Prayer is talking deliberately to God.While our primary text is in John 14 and 15 as previously read, there are a couple related texts which see...  Read More
by Mark Hulbert
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Persistence in Prayer
February 4th, 2024
Matthew 7:7-11 / Luke 11:5-13What do you know about knee pads? Have you purchased or used any before? If you’re like some people in our church, you’ve been on your knees quite a bit due to constructio...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Sitting Down Together
January 30th, 2024
This morning, we gather to do something very special in the life of our church, and I am not talking about the business meeting. In fact, we could have the best, most efficient, most productive busine...  Read More
by Will Baker
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The Pattern of Prayer
January 21st, 2024
Matthew 6:9-12 / Luke 11:2-4The larger passage before us, the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-7), is probably the most famous sermon in the history of the world. And the smaller passage before us (Matt 6:...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Pitfalls of Prayer
January 14th, 2024
Matthew 6:5-8 / Mark 12:38-40 / Luke 20:45-47Benoit Mandelbrot, a Polish-born French-American mathematician, once said, “Asking the right questions is as important as answering them.” We should recogn...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Priority of Prayer
January 7th, 2024
As human beings, we can do some amazing, mind-blowing things. We can travel to the moon. We can see images of stars and other objects over one billion miles away. We can fly as many as 853 people acro...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Why Do We Gather on Sunday?
December 31st, 2023
Hebrews 10:11-25For more than two-thousand years, churches have been gathering together on Sunday. This happens in Russia and the US, China and Brazil, Israel and Uganda, Iceland and Australia. It hap...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Angels from the Realms of Glory
December 24th, 2023
Luke 2:8-14Observing the Christmas holiday offers a variety of benefits. We can renew our gratitude for and focus on Christ, reconnect with family and friends, restore a heart of generosity, and more....  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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O Come, O Come Emmanuel
December 10th, 2023
Isaiah 7:14In 1999, George Bell, CEO of the search engine Excite (second largest at the time, only behind Yahoo), turned down a game-changing offer, the opportunity to purchase a young startup called ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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O Little Town of Bethlehem
December 3rd, 2023
Micah 5:2When we scan news headlines, local or worldwide, we are reminded of the sad reality that our world is in turmoil. We find little to encourage us, wonder when this turmoil will end, and feel t...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Saints in Need of Grace
November 27th, 2023
Philippians 4:21-23Today we arrive at the twenty-first sermon of this series called “The Joyful Life,” having examined nearly the entire letter Paul wrote to the church at Philippi. As you may know by...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Giving with God in Mind
November 12th, 2023
Philippians 4:14-20“Alfred Nobel dropped the newspaper and put his head in his hands. It was 1888. Nobel was a Swedish chemist who made his fortune inventing and producing dynamite. His brother Ludvig...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Always Content
November 5th, 2023
Philippians 4:10-13Who would like to make $1 million per year? The average MLB player’s salary today is $4.9 million per year, and the average NBA player’s salary is $9.7 million. That’s a lot of mone...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Hold the Fort or Boldy Advance?
October 29th, 2023
Little Round Top! (see Philippians 2:11-16)God is at work, building His church! This He has promised - Matthew 16:18God is at work, transforming His people! This is His doing. Ephesians 2:8-10God is a...  Read More
by David Strope
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Think Right, Do Right
October 22nd, 2023
During the COVID pandemic, Charlie Mackesy – a British artist and author – wrote and illustrated a bestselling book called “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse.” The book is filled with heartwar...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Good Role Models
October 8th, 2023
Philippians 3:17-21In 1981, Gatorade produced a 60-sec. commercial that popularized the slogan “Be Like Mike.” It featured various children and adults playing basketball with Michael Jordan, the Hall ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Keep On Running
October 1st, 2023
Philippians 3:12-16Athletic awards, achievements, and records continue to accumulate through history. Last Sunday, for instance, Tigst Assefa, a female runner from Ethiopia, smashed the women’s world ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Christ is My Trophy
September 24th, 2023
Philippians 3:7-11A man named Michael owned a gas station and car wash. Through this business, after paying all necessary expenses and taxes, he was able to earn around $150,000 a year. Sadly, he pass...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Beware of Your Credentials
September 17th, 2023
Philippians 3:1-6In the academic and professional world, we’re told to put our best foot forward and make a positive impression when we apply for a program or position. Sometimes we prepare a resume, ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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A Selfless Hero
September 10th, 2023
Philippians 2:25-30If we were to draw a main idea or central message from this section of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, it would be this: a joyful person does not take other people for granted. Th...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Camaraderie in Ministry
September 3rd, 2023
Philippians 2:19-24Camaraderie. The fictional world portrays camaraderie through iconic duos such as: (1) Mario and Luigi, (2) Batman and Robin, (3) Phineas and Ferb, (4) Han Solo and Chewbacca, (4) C...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Litmus Test of Humility
August 27th, 2023
Philippians 2:14-18Do any students or teachers know what a litmus test is? In the most specific sense, a litmus test is a chemical process that reveals the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a liquid ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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It's Your Turn
August 7th, 2023
Philippians 2:12-13Two Sundays ago, we were reminded of the importance of being humble towards one another, placing the needs and priorities of others over our own. Paul told the church members at Phi...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Supreme Humility
July 23rd, 2023
Philippians 2:1-11Today we move from the first to the second chapter in Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi. In his letter, he is teaching the believers of this church how to experience regular, c...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller

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