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Back To Basics – Part 7

Back to Basics – Part 7 “You Preach What You Practice” Sermon Notes 4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps […]

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Fanned or Fizzled?

Fanned or Fizzled? Sermon Notes PDF 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my beloved child:Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God whom I serve, as did my […]

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Change Is A Part Of Healthy Christian Living

As I look back upon my life there are many things that have changed that I am not too happy about. My eyesight is much worse now than when I received my first pair of glasses in the first grade. Our national debt is 20 times more than when I was born. Television has gone […]

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Christian Life Modeled – Matthew 4:1-11

(ESV) Sermon Notes ODT – DOC – PDF – TEXT OpenOffice.org IBM Lotus Symphony PowerPoint Presentation 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these […]

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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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Dealing with Disobedience – Nehemiah 13-1-31 parts 1 & 2

parts 1 & 2 Dealing with Disobedience Sermon Notes ODF  DOC  PDF  TEXT OpenOffice.org 13:1 On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people. And in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God, 2 for they did not meet the people […]

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Worshiping Well – Nehemiah 12:27-47

Worshiping Well (ESV) Sermon Notes (ODF)  (DOC)  (PDF)  (TEXT) OpenOffice.org 27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings and with singing, with cymbals, harps, and lyres. 28 And the sons of the singers gathered […]

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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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Safe and Secure – Nehemiah 7:1-73

Sermon Notes (ODF)   (PDF)  (DOC)   (TEXT) OpenOffice.org 7:1 Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed, 2 I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful […]

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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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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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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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(a side note from What I Believe)

Side article from What I Believe In matters of personal faith I strive to have a biblical foundation for each principle, action, and attitude that I have. Now as a side note I will say that that was a lesson and habit that was very difficult for me to integrate into my life because, like […]

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Dear Mars Hill Youth, you truly blessed me this past Sunday

To all the youth at Mars Hill Baptist Church let me commend you on the tremendous job you did this past Sunday in giving testimony to all the wonderful things that occurred during your recent stay at Fort Caswell.   Let me also say that my heart was truly touched by your genuine love for […]

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Youth Service 8-7-2011

Youth Service August 8th 2011 A service where all of the youth which recently went to Fort Caswell for the week, tells of what they learned and how their life was impacted during the different days of youth camp.

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VBS 2011 – Slideshow Video

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