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Homecoming 2013 – Paul West

Homecoming 2013 – Paul West

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Karen Slate – Baptist Children’s Homes of NC

Baptist Children’s Home of NC

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Seize the Day (part 4) with your Worship – Psalm 96

Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC TEXT  – PDF OpenOffice.org PowerPoint Presentation of Notes 96:1 Oh sing to the Lord a new song;sing to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;tell of his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations,his marvelous works among all the peoples! 4 For great is the Lord, […]

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Seize the Day (part 2) – with your God give Abilities – Romans 12-3-8

                  Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC TEXT  –  PDF OpenOffice.org PowerPoint Presentation of Notes 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the […]

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Resolutions for Right Living – Proverbs 3:5-6

Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC  –  PDF  –  TEXT OpenOffice.org 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make straight your paths.

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Joyful Truths – Luke 2:1-20

Christmas Sermon 12-25-2011 Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC  –  PDF  –  TEXT OpenOffice.org 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from […]

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Why Christmas is so Special Part 4

Why Christmas is so Special Part 4 Candlelight Service

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Joseph a Man of Silent and Holy Character – Matthew 1:18-25

Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC  –  PDF  –  TEXT OpenOffice.org 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling […]

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Concern vs. Complaining

  In the course of my life and ministry I have had the opportunity to see and hear about the power of God’s church working in the world in which we live. I’ve heard of a church uniting together to help a recent convert from Islam pay for schooling, bills, and even buy that person […]

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God Honoring Gifts – Matthew 2-1-11

Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC  –  PDF  –  TEXT OpenOffice.org 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose […]

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Hope Restored – Isaiah 9:1-7

Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC  –  PDF  –  TEXT OpenOffice.org 9:1  But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the […]

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Thankful Hearts – Colossians 1:12-17

Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC  –  PDF  –  TEXT OpenOffice.org 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness […]

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Going after Godliness part 2 – Nehemiah 9:38-10:39

Going after Godliness part 2 (ESV) Sermon Notes (ODF)  (DOC)  (PDF)  (TEXT) OpenOffice.org 38  “Because of all this we make a firm covenant in writing; on the sealed document are the names of our princes, our Levites, and our priests. 10:1  “On the seals are the names of Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah, […]

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Going after Godliness part 1 – Nehemiah 9:1-37

Going after Godliness (ESV) – CEV Sermon Notes (ODF)   (DOC)   (PDF)   (TEXT) OpenOffice.org 9:1 Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads. 2 And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins […]

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Preparing for Prosperity – Nehemiah 8-1-18

Sermon Notes ODF   DOC   PDF   TEXT OpenOffice.org  8:1 And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the […]

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Brains to Succeed (Part 2) – Nehemiah 6:10-19

Sermon Notes (ODF)   (PDF)   (DOC)   (TEXT) OpenOffice.org 10 Now when I went into the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined to his home, he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple. Let us close the doors of the temple, for […]

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Encouragement – A Truly Powerful Thing

Some of you already know this but I have been having an ongoing battle with the cable company to get internet service at the parsonage. You might be questioning whether “battle” is a proper word to use to describe the situation but I assure you it is spot on when it comes to what all […]

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Brothers, What Shall We Do? – 9-11-2011

Brothers What Shall We Do? Sermon Notes – DOC – PDF – TEXT ODF – OpenOffice.org 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter […]

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The Lord’s Table – 9-4-2011

Remembering Our Great Savior through the Lord’s Supper Sermon Notes – PDF – DOC – TEXT 22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave […]

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Brazenness to Sinfulness – Nehemiah 5-1-19

Brazenness to Sinfulness Sermon Notes – PDF – DOC – TEXT 5:1 Now there arose a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers. 2 For there were those who said, “With our sons and our daughters, we are many. So let us get grain, that we may eat and keep alive.” 3 There […]

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Nehemiah 3:1-32 – The Value of Unity, Teamwork, and Encouragement

– The Value of Unity, Teamwork, and Encouragement In preaching through the book of Nehemiah some may have noticed that I skipped Nehemiah in my sermon series. The reason I did this was because I thought everyone would be better served through a written message on this passage as opposed to a Sunday morning sermon […]

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Boldness in Opposition – Nehemiah 4-1-23

Sermon Notes – PDF – DOC – TEXT 4:1  Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. 2 And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore […]

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Great Article on Missions

This is a wonderful article concerning mission’s written by the son of one of our church members who is a missionary in Africa – originally published in Christian Ethics Today. “Keystone Species” and the Mission Ecosystem by Sam Harrell   I am privileged to live very close to one of the earth’s great wonders, the […]

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Soul Surfer – Movie Review

The other week my wife and I had the opportunity to see Soul Surfer. We had heard about the movie for a while and were interested in seeing it. The reason why our interest was peaked in the film is because it was promoted and advertised as an uplifting movie which promoting the Christian faith and […]

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Why I Changed From NKJV to ESV

Upon coming to Mars Hill Baptist Church I did something that I had not done in about ten years. I changed my Bible translation. I went from the New King James version to the English Standard Version. Now, I had been an almost exclusive user of the New King James translation for basically a decade […]

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