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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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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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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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(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

Bravery to Rebuild Sermon Notes – PDF – DOC – TEXT 2:1 In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. 2 And the king said to me, “Why […]

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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 Extended Sermon Notes (PDF)  (DOC)  (TEXT) Regular Sermon Notes with Blanks (PDF)  (DOC) (TEXT) 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah.Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the capital, 2 that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men […]

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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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