Monday, December 28, 2009

December 27, 2009 ~ "Faith Like a Child"

Elder, John Duebel -
Victory House Ministries

Introduction: “You just have faith”?

Proposition: A close look at Mark 10:13-15 will reveal what “faith like a child” really is.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 20, 2009 ~ "A Fitting Response"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Various responses to Christmas.

Proposition: In Luke 1:46-47 we find appropriate ways to respond to the birthday of Jesus.

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 13, 2009 ~ "Christmas is God Sending"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Don’t miss the point.

Proposition: In Galatians 4:1-7 we discover some benefits we receive from God sending His Son.

Monday, December 7, 2009

December 6. 2009 ~ "Focusing on the Lamb"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Where is your attention focused?

Proposition: In John 1:29 we will answer some questions concerning the Lamb of God.

Monday, November 30, 2009

November 29, 2009 ~ "Sacrificial Offerings"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: A contribution or a sacrifice?

Proposition: In Hebrews 13:15-16 we discover some spiritual sacrifices that please God.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 22, 2009 ~ "Be Thankful"

This Sunday we took the opportunity of the coming Thanksgiving holiday to worship God and thank Him for all of our blessings and simply for who he is. There was no sermon, so there's no podcast this week. But our worship was a wonderful time of scripture, song, sharing and prayer. God is good.

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 15, 2009 ~ "All Fish Are Not the Same"

Pastor Neal Brown

Proposition: In Matt 13:47-52 we will examine two aspects of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Monday, November 9, 2009

November 8, 2009 ~ "Simply Priceless"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Some things you just can’t place a value on.

Proposition: In Matt 13:44-46 we discover our proper response to the value of God’s Kingdom.

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 1, 2009 ~ "The Ever-Present Weeds"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: A lesson about living in the Kingdom, not Kansas.

Proposition: In Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 we discover how Sons of the Kingdom live effectively in this world.

Something happened in the posting process... somehow the sermon file grew to 5 hours long! If you listen & find aproblem toward the end of the 40-some minute message, please email the church!

Monday, October 26, 2009

October 25, 2009 ~ "The Seed, the Soils and the Sower"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: The King exercises authority over a kingdom.

Proposition: In Matthew 13:18-23 we will examine responses to the message of God's Kingdom.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October 18, 2009 ~ "Praising Him in the Storms?"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Storms come in many varieties.

Proposition: In Matt 14:22-33 we discover some facts concerning the storms of life as they relate to God.

This is the song used for the offertory this Sunday. I figured I'd post the demo in case anyone would like it. The vocals in the verses are a bit quiet, so, I'll include the lyrics below too. If anyone wants a better mixed version email me and I'll send it to you. :)

Lord, I'm still free to speak your
name, and I'm well fed
I may not know the future
Yet I know it's in your hands

But the storm bearing down on me
Is still very real
I don't have the answers
But from you someday I will...

I cry out in your name - You are HOLY!
In my life may you reign - You are HOLY!
You deserve all my praise - You are HOLY!
Father hear Your people
Some with broken hearts
Hear our new repentance
For our latest scars

We can make a mess of things
Trusting in ourselves
Help us to glorify You
Before You calm the swells

We cry out in your name - You are HOLY!
In our lives may you reign - You are HOLY!
You deserve all our praise - You are HOLY!

Whether we step out and dance across the waves
Or we're under water - fill our lungs with praise
You're the only way that we draw breath today
Have your way in us - through our joy and pain

Monday, October 12, 2009

October 11, 2009 ~ "When Little is Much"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Thy kept following Jesus because they continually saw the signs that He habitually did. (vs 1-4)

Proposition: In John 6:1-14 we discover the proper approach to solving life's problems.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 4, 2009 ~ "Death Means Life"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: He endured all of this for me...

Proposition: In 1 Peter 2:24-25 we discover some benefits we experience through Christ's death.

Monday, September 28, 2009

September 27, 2009 ~ "Freedom from Bondage"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Good News: Slavery has been Abolished!

Proposition: In Galatians 5:16-25 we discover how we can live out the freedom we have through Christ.

Monday, September 21, 2009

September 20, 2009 ~ "Is the Power Yours?"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Emphasizing the essential - Acts 6:3, 5

Proposition: We will discover what we receive when we yield to the control of the Holy Spirit.

Monday, September 14, 2009

September 13, 2009 ~ "Who is in Control?"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: The power of God is given to empower us to do a spiritual thing in a spiritual way in an unspiritual world. ~ Malcom Cronk

Proposition: In Ephesians 5:18-21 we discover what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September 6, 2009 ~ "Stumbling Block, Foolishness or Power?"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: What is your perspective?

Proposition: We will discover what the power of the cross enables us to do.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August 30, 2009 ~ "It's Not Trivial"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Is this pursuit of great importance to you? (Philippians 3:12-14)

Proposition: In Philippians 3:15-21 we discover some essential commitments in our pursuit of God.

Monday, August 24, 2009

August 23, 2009 ~ "Are the Blessings Eluding You?"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: "Why are there so many unhappy people in a country where freedom to pursue happiness is one of the most cherished rights?" - Stuart Briscoe

Propostition: In Psalm 1 we find a description of the man who consistently experiences God's blessings.

August 16, 2009 ~ "It's not a Hopeless Dream"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Who is calling the shots? (Colossians 3:15)

Proposition: We will discover how we can have the peace of God ruling in our heart.

August 9, 2009 ~ "When God is Not in a Hurry"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Are you in too big a hurry?

Proposition: We will discover some instructions on how to wait upon the Lord.

Friday, August 21, 2009

August 2, 2009 ~ "NIKE!"

Elder, John Duebel

Introduction: What does a victor look like?

Proposition: We will discover how to live victoriously.

Click HERE to download a Quicktime movie of the visuals John used in his message. When you open it simply click on the movie's picture to advance to the next slide!

***Unfortunately, due to user or hardware error (not sure), John's message is truncated. I'll go ahead and blame the PC again & let the sound tech off the hook. ;)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26, 2009 ~ "The Comfortable War?"

Youth & Worship Pastor
Rory Dardich

Introduction: Ever seen the inside of a tank?

Proposition: Our relative prosperity has numbed us to the battle we ARE in & we MUST re-engage.

You can download the visuals used in the message as a Quicktime movie file HERE. Use it as a slide show as you listen, or, just to browse and see what I'm talking about - the choice is yours! ;)

When viewing the downloaded file you can advance each image to the next by clicking in the movie picture. Maybe next time I'll add a BEEP like the old film strips in school to let you know when to "turn the page". :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 19, 2009 ~ "Well Worth the Wait"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Situations in which it is difficult to wait...

Proposition: We will discover some results of our learning to wait upon God.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 5, 2009 ~ "A Cause for Praise"

Pastor Neal Brown

Proposition: In Psalm 106:40-48 we discover some encouraging facts concerning God's grace.

Monday, June 29, 2009

June 28, 2009 ~ "A Learned Behavior"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: How long does it take to learn?

Proposition: In Psalm 106:28-40 we discover some improper responses of one who is discontent.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 21, 2009 ~ "The Moment of Truth"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Do you realize how good you have it?

Proposition: In Psalm 106:24-27 we discover more secrets to a life of contentment.

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 14, 2009 ~ "Is the Grass Really Greener?"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Contentment = to be satisfied with one's possessions, status, or, situation.

Proposition: In Psalm 106:13-23 we discover some secrets to a life of contentment.

Friday, June 12, 2009

June 7, 2009 ~ "Bringing or Clinging"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Enough for a whole lifetime (Psalm 30:5)

Proposition: In Psalm 106:1-12 we discover our proper response to the grace of God.

Monday, June 1, 2009

May 31, 2009 ~ "A Life That Counts Part 7"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: "God deosn't call us to be comfortable but to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through." ~Francis Chan

Proposition: In Romans 8:31-39 we discover how to live a life that counts by claiming these promises from God.

May 24, 2009 ~ "A Life That Counts - Part 6"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: One way in which it is alright not to be like God.

Proposition: In Acts 20:22-24 we discover some traits necessary to embracing risks resulting in a life that counts.

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 17, 2009 ~ "A Life That Counts - Part 5"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Proposition: We will discover why risk is necessary to living a life that counts.

Monday, May 11, 2009

May 10, 2009 ~ "A Life That Counts - Part 4"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Uncertainty is Inevitable

Proposition: One whose life counts deals appropriately with the uncertainties of life.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 4, 2009 ~ "A Life That Counts - part 3"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Are you committed to living this life to the fullest?

Proposition: We will discover two traits of one who lives a life that counts.

*just a note... the beginning of this message was lost to our recording PC choking on itself again. Please see jab at PCs on the March 22nd entry for more on the joy PCs bring me. ;)

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 26, 2009 ~ "A Life That Counts - part 2"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Running is not always easy, but it is necessary.

Proposition: A commitment to the following is essential to running the Christian race.

Monday, April 20, 2009

April 19, 2009 ~ "A Life That Counts"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Are you happy with a minimal life? Do you know what you are living for?

Proposition: Understanding these facts about God's glory should help us to glorify Him!

April 12, 2009 ~ Easter Sunday Outreach

We were in downtown Safety Harbor again this year on Easter Sunday. It was a great time of proclaiming the truth of Jesus' death, resurrection & love to anyone who would listen!

Of course, we weren't recording the service in the park, so, suffice it to say for this entry...


Monday, April 6, 2009

April 5, 2009 ~ "Who is This?"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: What do you know about this king?

Proposition: In Matthew 21:1-11 we discover some traits of Jesus the King.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

March 29, 2009 ~ "Line Up, Little People!"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Amazing power I don't understand, but, from which I benefit.

Proposition: In James 5:16-18 we gain a better understanding of God's power as it relates to us.

Monday, March 23, 2009

March 22, 2009 ~ "The God of the Whirlwind"

Pastor Neal Brown

Unfortunately, the PC with which we record our sermons chewed up and spit out this week's sermon like a naughty VCR. Hopefully this will never happen again... it wouldn't if it was a Mac. (not that I'm bias or anything). ;) Please check back next week for another ACTUAL entry.

Thanks for your patience. :)


Monday, March 16, 2009

March 15, 2009 ~ "Who Are You Following?"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Many vying for our attention!

Proposition: In 1 Kings 22:41 - 2 Kings 1:4 we discover some traits of a devoted follower of the Lord.

Monday, March 9, 2009

March 8, 2008 ~ "When Life Seems Unfair"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Fair or foul? It depends on your vantage point.

Proposition: In 1 Kings 21:1-29 we discover our proper response in times of injustice.

Friday, March 6, 2009

March 1, 2009 ~ "God Be Praised (Glory Revealed)"

Don Harris

Sermon in a sentence:
"God should be praised forever because his GLORY is revealed in the gospel" Romans 16:25-27

Monday, February 23, 2009

February 22, 2009 ~ "Time for a Pass By"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Thinking of giving up because you feel useless? (v. 9-10)

Proposition: In 1 Kings 19:9-21 we discover some essentials for serving the Lord effectively.

Monday, February 16, 2009

February 15, 2009 ~ "From the Pinnacle to the Pits"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: What happens when a big victory is followed by a big defeat?

Proposition: In 1 Kings 19:1-8 we discover some steps to dealing with times of discouragement.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February 8, 2009 ~ "Power in Prayer"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: His prayers accomplished much.  (James 5:16)

Proposition: In 1 Kings 18:41-46 we discover some keys to an effective prayer life.

Monday, February 2, 2009

February 1, 2009 ~ "The Big Showdown"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: What do you think when you hear the word 'fire'?

Proposition: In 1 Kings 18:22-39 we discover some steps to experiencing the power of God.

Monday, January 26, 2009

January 25, 2009 ~ "No Mug Wumping Allowed"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: It is spelled 'service' not 'serve us'.

Proposition: In 1 Kings 18:1-21 we discover instructions on how we are to serve the Lord.

Monday, January 19, 2009

January 18, 2009 ~ "The Widow and the Word"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: The word is not dependent upon us, but we are totally dependent upon it.

Preposition: In 1 Kings 17:8-24 we find proof that God's Word is dependable.

Monday, January 12, 2009

January 11, 2009 ~ "Even When the Creek Runs Dry"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: In what or whom are you relying upon?

Proposition: In 1 Kings 17:1-7 we discover some traits of one who trusts in the Lord.