Monday, December 17, 2012

December 16, 2012 ~ "Go Tell It on the ...Mountain?"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  What is Christmas a time for?
Proposition:  In Luke 2:38 we discover our proper response to the birth of Christ.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 9, 2012 ~ "Jonah"

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Missionary, David Cox
We were delighted to have Dave & Jen Cox as our special guests this morning.  They serve with our EFCA Mission (Reach Global) in Romania.


Monday, December 3, 2012

December 2, 2012 ~ "Have an Un-American Christmas"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: We have what could be called a classic stress case.
Proposition: In Luke 10:38-42 we discover how to deal with the potential stress of Christmas.   

November 25. 2012 ~ "86,400 Seconds a Day?"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Our thanksgiving needs to become thanksgiving.
Proposition: Everyday will be Thanksgiving when we follow a biblical pattern for giving thanks. 

November 18, 2012 ~ "Remember Some of Them"

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Pastor Neal Brown

This was Northwood's Thanksgiving Service.  Typically it isn't recorded because it's mostly singing and um-mic'd prayer.  But Pastor Neal had several thoughts he shared which DID get recorded!  So, while this is clearly different sections pasted together as he wove them between times of song & prayer ...we have a Thanksgiving podcast!  :)

November 11, 2012 ~ "International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church"


Today we pray in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who share our faith but not our freedom.
We pray with them that their faith will remain strong, their suffering will be brief, their loved ones turn to Christ, and their kindness draws others to Jesus.
We are honored to be ONE WITH THEM in Christ.
*This was a slightly longer than average service.  It included people praying who were not mic'ed and therefore not recorded.  So, the recording may seem a little odd to listen to, but it was a powerful, moving and necessary service for American believers to participate in.
There were also several videos used.  Below are links to these videos in the order they were shown (some were truncated in the service).
2. "The Reason We Sing" (offertory)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 4, 2012 ~ "How Much Do You Weigh?"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: “The only thing that endures is character.” (OJ Simpson Sports Illustrated 1980)

Proposition: In 1 Thess 2:1-12 we discover how our example can have an eternal influence. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 28, 2012 ~ "Greater Gain"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Spiritual influence is not only a gift, it is a responsibility.
Proposition: In 1 Tim 4:6-16 we discover how we can have an eternal influence.

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 21, 2012 ~ "Salty and Bright"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Are you a person of influence?
Proposition: In Matthew 5:13-16 we discover how we fulfill our responsibility to influence the world. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 14, 2012 ~ "Low Risk - High Yield"

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Elder, John Duebel

Introduction: As disciples of Christ how should we give? 
Proposition: Through a brief study of  Old & New Testament teachings we will develop a healthy view of giving for today.

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 7, 2012 ~ "Compassion Makes a Difference"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: “Man may dismiss compassion from the heart, but God never will.”   ~ William Cowper
Proposition: In Jonah 4:1-11 we will learn some lessons concerning compassion.

Monday, October 1, 2012

September 30, 2012 ~ "Mission Accomplished?"

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Pastor Neal Brown


Introduction: With God the mission is possible.
Proposition: We will examine some aspects of God’s mission as found in Jonah 3:1-10.

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 23, 2012 ~ "What's Happening in YOUR Closet?"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Isn’t it amazing what it takes sometimes to get us to pray. 
Proposition: In Jonah 2:1-10 we discover some facts we must acknowledge in our praying.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 16, 2012 ~ "Yield"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: The exercise of His rule or supremacy over all His creation.
Proposition: In Jonah 1:4-13 we will examine God’s sovereignty at work in fulfilling His plans.

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 9, 2012 ~ "The Man Who Said 'No'"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Have you discovered God’s will for your life?
Proposition: In Jonah 1:1-3 we will examine two facts concerning God’s will. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

September 2, 2012 ~ "Successfully Faithful"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: One who is trustworthy, dependable and always reliable
Proposition: In Col 4:7-18 we discover some ways our faithfulness should be expressed.

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 26, 2012 ~ "The Letter of Your Life"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Are you living responsibility before God?
Proposition: In Col 4:2-6 we will examine some Christian responsibilities we all must fulfill. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 19, 2012 ~ "A Proper Work Ethic"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Does his Lordship make a difference in my work?
Proposition: In Col 3:22-25 we discover the effect Christ’s Lordship should have upon our work.   

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 12, 2012 ~ "Heaven in the Home"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: What governs your home?

Proposition: In Colossians 3:18-21 we discover some instructions concerning responsibilities in the home.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 5, 2012 ~ "Are You Overflowing?"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: They have set themselves aside for a specific purpose.
Proposition: In Col 3:15-17 we discover some commitments which are essential for progressing in our Christian walk. 


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July 29, 2012 ~ "What Are You Putting On?"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Do the clothes really make the man?

Proposition:  In Colossians 3:12-14 we find characteristics of those who are putting on the new nature.

July 22, 2012 ~ "More Than Changing Clothes"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: How often do you change your clothes?
Proposition: In Col 3:5-11 we discover some practical steps to living out our life in Christ. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 15, 2012 ~ "Keeping the Spiritual Compass Oriented"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Belief affects behavior.

Proposition: In Col 2:16-23 we discover some practical results of our being raised with Christ. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 8, 2012 ~ "The Shadow or Substance"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Are you being intimidated?

Proposition: In Col 2:16-23 we discover how we can live out our freedom in Christ. 

July 1, 2012 ~ "What a Deal!"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Not too good to be true. (vs 8)

Proposition: In Col 2:8-15 we discover some benefits we experience in Christ.

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 24, 2012 ~ "No Wobbling Necessary"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction:  Is anyone rejoicing at your disciplined stability?

Proposition:  In Colossians 2:1-7 we discover what is necessary for us to live the 
way we should.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 10, 2012 ~ "Rated G"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction:  For every man, woman, boy and girl girl.

Proposition: In Colossians 1:24-29 we will examine some comments of a biblical church ministry. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 3, 2012 ~ "Supreme Over All?"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Who is Jesus?

Proposition: In Colossians 1:15-23 we discover some facts that confirm the supremacy of Christ. 

CLICK HERE for the video Pastor Neal is referring to at the beginning of His message... *You might want to watch it first - Neal's opening comments will make more sense.  :)

CLICK HERE for a longer version of the video heard at the end of the message.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 27, 2012 ~ "Applied Knowledge"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Completely controlled by the knowledge of God’s will.

Proposition: In Colossians 1:9-14 we discover some results of applying God’s will to daily living. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 20, 2012 ~ "A Familiar Triad"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: I thank God you have the real thing.
Proposition: In Colossians 1:1-8 we discover some marks of a genuine Christian life. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 13, 2012 ~ "Declaring it Always"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: “I will be with you” (Isaiah 43:2)
Proposition: We will discover our proper response to the faithfulness of God. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 6, 2012 ~ "The Just for the Unjust"

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Pastor Neal Brown


Introduction: How does God’s faithfulness show itself?

Proposition: In 1 John 1:9 we discover some conditional benefits of God’s faithful work.

April 29, 2012 ~ "Guaranteed Results"

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Pastor Neal Brown



Introduction: Has anyone ever broken a promise to you?

Proposition: We will discover how God demonstrates His faithfulness to us.

Monday, April 23, 2012

April 22, 2012 ~ "Enough for His Purposes"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: You told me you would always be there for me.”
Proposition: In Exodus 16:16-30 we learn more lessons concerning God’s provisions for us.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 15, 2012 ~ "What is It?"

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Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Great is Your faithfulness! 

Proposition: In Exodus 16:1-15 we learn some lessons concerning God’s provisions for us. 

April 8, 2012 ~ "Resurrection Day Celebration"

We again spent Easter morning celebrating at the Safety Harbor Gazebo.  There were a lot of guests who joined us for breakfast and to rejoice in the Lord Jesus' Resurrection.  HE IS RISEN!  HE IS ALIVE!!


*there was no recording made in the park

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 1, 2012 ~ "Show and Tell: part 7"

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Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: How we react to the King of Kings does affect our lives and witness.
Proposition: In John 12:12-19 we discover how we can be effective witnesses by our response to our King.

*the message picks up a few minutes in because Neal's mic was off at first.  :)

March 25, 2012 ~ "Show and Tell: part 6"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: You and I have been summoned as His witnesses.


Proposition: In John 4:27-38 we discover more steps to being effective witnesses.

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 18, 2012 ~ "Show and Tell: part 5"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Who would you go to?


Proposition: In John 4:7-26 we discover some steps to being an effective witness.

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 11, 2012 ~ "Show and Tell: part 4"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Our opposition is usually more subtle.


Proposition: In Acts 4:13-31 we will examine some traits of an effective witness.

Monday, March 5, 2012

March 4, 2012 ~ "Show and Tell: part 3"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: What motivates you to witness?


Proposition: In 2 Cor 5:14-21 we will examine some motivations for effective witnessing.

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 26, 2012 ~ "Show and Tell: part 2"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Both are essential.


Proposition: In 1 Peter 3:13-16 we discover how we can prepare to be effective witnesses.

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 19, 2012 ~ "Show and Tell"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: “Would the witness please rise."

Proposition: In Acts 1:6-8 we will examine some traits of an effective witness.

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 12, 2012 ~ "The Source of Service"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: What’s your motive?

Proposition: We will discover what our service with pure motives looks like.

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 5, 2012 ~ "Acceptable Sacrifices"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1Peter 2:5)


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

Monday, January 30, 2012

January 29, 2012 ~ "Becoming a Courageous Christian"

Missionary Gene Wilson

Introduction: Profiles in courage – What would yours look like?

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 22, 2012 ~ "The Basin and the Towel"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: We are all generals and can’t get anyone to do the fighting.

Proposition: In John 13:1-17 we will examine more facts concerning true biblical servanthood.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 15, 2012 ~ "Authentic Servanthood"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Who me a servant?! You gotta be kidding!

Proposition: In Mark 10:35-45 we will examine some facts concerning true biblical servanthood.