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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

Psalm 96 Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC TEXT  – PDF OpenOffice.org PowerPoint Presentation of Notes

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God Honoring Gifts – Matthew 2-1-11

Matthew 2:1-11 Sermon Notes ODF  –  DOC  –  PDF  –  TEXT OpenOffice.org

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

Going after Godliness part 2 Nehemiah 9:38-10:39 (ESV) Sermon Notes (ODF)  (DOC)  (PDF)  (TEXT) OpenOffice.org

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

Going after Godliness Nehemiah 9:1-37 (ESV) – CEV Sermon Notes (ODF)   (DOC)   (PDF)   (TEXT) OpenOffice.org

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Preparing for Prosperity – Nehemiah 8-1-18

Nehemiah 8-1-18 Sermon Notes ODF   DOC   PDF   TEXT OpenOffice.org 

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

Nehemiah 6:10-19 Sermon Notes (ODF)   (PDF)   (DOC)   (TEXT) OpenOffice.org

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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? Acts 2:36-41 Sermon Notes – DOC – PDF – TEXT ODF – OpenOffice.org

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The Lord’s Table – 9-4-2011

Remembering Our Great Savior through the Lord’s Supper Mark 14:22-25 Sermon Notes – PDF – DOC – TEXT

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Brazenness to Sinfulness – Nehemiah 5-1-19

Brazenness to Sinfulness Nehemiah 5-1-19 Sermon Notes – PDF – DOC – TEXT

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

Nehemiah 3:1-32 – The Value of Unity, Teamwork, and Encouragement In preaching through the book of Nehemiah some may have noticed that I skipped Nehemiah chapter 3 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 […]

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Boldness in Opposition – Nehemiah 4-1-23

Nehemiah 4:1-23 Sermon Notes – PDF – DOC – TEXT

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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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(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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Bravery to Rebuild – Nehemiah 2:1-20

Nehemiah 2:1-20 Bravery to Rebuild Sermon Notes – PDF – DOC – TEXT

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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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Broken to Rebuild – Nehemiah 1:1-11

Rebuilding the Walls Nehemiah (part 1) Broken To Rebuild Nehemiah 1:1-11 Extended Sermon Notes (PDF)  (DOC)  (TEXT) Regular Sermon Notes with Blanks (PDF)  (DOC) (TEXT)

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My Personal Vision For Mars Hill

This past week I had opportunity to share something with the deacons at Mars Hill that I hope will inspire and motivate others as we work together for the glory of our heavenly Father. It was my personal vision for the church and what I truly hope we will strive for and will be known […]

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Remember Clarity is Key

The other day I went to see one of my relatives in Burlington and laying in their living room was a newsletter from a church not far from their home. I’d seen it before as they receive copies whenever the church mails them out and many times the articles are well written and have good […]

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To the Incredible Congregation of Mars Hill Baptist Church

I am a pastor. This is what God has called me to do in my life. Therefore words are one of the primary tools of my trade. I am called to be able to speak in front of others, give answers that are understandable and grounded in God’s Word, and be able to communicate my […]

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