Monday, December 15, 2014

December 14, 2014 ~ "Given to Reign"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Babies…not awe inspiring or greater than us.
Proposition:  In Isaiah 9:6 we find a description of the Messiah.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

December 7, 2014 ~ "Born to Rescue"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: “It was the best of times and the worst of times.”
Proposition:  Let’s enjoy the promised blessings found in Isaiah 9:1-5.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

November 30, 2014 ~ "In the Dirt but Not Dirty"

Elder, John Duebel
Introduction: In the world but not of the world.
Proposition:  A close look at John 17:14-19 will reveal Jesus’ true desire for His disciples.

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November 23, 2014 ~ "Thanksgiving 2014"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: A national day of Thanksgiving unto the Lord.
Proposition: In Psalm 100 we discover how to fulfill the call to Thanksgiving. 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November 16, 2014 ~ "Are You Winning?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: We are in a spiritual war with Satan.
Proposition: 1 Peter 5:8-12 we find instructions on winning the spiritual war. 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

November 9. 2014 ~ "Fit For Service"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: What signs indicate a church is spiritually fit?
Proposition: 1 Peter 5:1-7 reveals some qualities that are essential for a healthy church. 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

November 2, 2014 ~ "Everything for The Name"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Are you learning and growing through the hard times?
Proposition: In 1 Peter 4:15-19 we discover more ways we should deal with the hard times of life.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

October 26, 2014 ~ "Wrecked or Refined?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Anything we suffer for Christ is a privilege, not a penalty.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 4:12-14 we discover how to deal with the hard times of life. 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 19, 2014 ~ "Ready for the King?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: This fact should affect our lifestyle.
Proposition: Being motivated by Christ’s return should compel us to live as stated in 1 Peter 4:7-11.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

October 12, 2014 ~ "What's on Your Coat?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Are you armed?
Proposition: In 1 Peter 4:1-6 we discover how we can serve God through holy living.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

October 5, 2014 ~ "Triumphant Living"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: An expression of jubilation after winning a victory.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 3:18-22 we discover some facts that should motivate us to triumphant living.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 28, 2014 ~ "Ready for Display"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: To be prepared is half the victory.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 3:13-17 we discover how to be effective witnesses in a hostile world. 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

September 21, 2014 ~ "Living the Good Life?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Advice on living a full and meaningful life.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 3:8-12 we discover how we can love & live the good life. 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

September 14, 2014 ~ "Husbands, Wives and Everyone"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: We can take a look and see how we are doing.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 3:1-7 we find instructions for Christian living in the home as well as beyond.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

September 7, 2014 ~ "Life from Death"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: What impact does the cross have?
Proposition: In 1 Peter 2:24-25 we discover some benefits we can receive through Christ’s death. 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August 31, 2014 ~ "Who's the Boss?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: We often find it difficult to submit.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 2:18-23 we discover some instructions on suffering in submission to authority. 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

August 24, 2014 ~ "Evangelistic Citizens"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Along with great privileges we have in Christ, come corresponding responsibilities.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 2:13-17 we discover some responsibilities of Christian living in society. 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

August 17, 2014 ~ "Built to Proclaim"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: What is a Christian?
Proposition: May we live up to God’s description of Christians as found in 1 Peter 2:4-12.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

August 10, 2014 ~ "Truly New."

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: It is much more than a new start.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 we discover some results of being spiritually born again.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

August 3, 2014 ~ "Motivation for Holy Living"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Are you motivated?
Proposition: In 1 Peter 1:17-21 we will examine some proper motivations for holy living.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

July 27, 2014 ~ "BE HOLY."

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: We are called by God to live holy lives.
Proposition: In 1 Peter 1:13-16 we find some essentials to maintaining a lifestyle of holiness. 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 20, 2014 ~ "VICTORY!"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: In other words “God did it, not us
Proposition: In 1 Peter 1:1-9 we discover how we can live this life in victory.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 13, 2014 ~ "Challenge 2014 - Youth Sunday"

Souled Out Student Ministry
Today we heard from the students and leaders who attended the Challenge Conference in Kansas City, MO over the past week.  It was a great time celebrating how God is moving in them to use them for His glory! 

UPDATE: we have sliced up the audio to just include the testimonies because some mentioned they were looking forward to hearing them!  So you know, some are hard to hear, but it gets better.  Here they are:
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July 6, 2014 ~ "Grateful People"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Waiting can be emotionally & physically exhausting.
Proposition: In Genesis 8:15-9:17 we discover from Noah some reasons for which to give thanks. 

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June 29, 2014 ~ "Light for the Long Journey"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: There are lessons we can learn from Noah.
Proposition: In Genesis 6:13 – 8:19 we find a description of Noah’s walk with God. 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

June 22, 2014 ~ "Light in the Darkness"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: What comes to mind when you think of Noah & the ark?
Proposition: In Genesis 6:1-12 we will learn some lessons from Noah’s experience.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 15, 2014 ~ "It's the Thought that Counts!"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: With what should I come to the Lord?
Proposition: In Micah 6:8 we discover the lifestyle that God requires of His people. 

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Monday, June 9, 2014

June 8, 2014 ~ "Memorial Stones"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Most of us remember, but does it lead us to action?
Proposition: In Joshua 4:1-7, 23-24 we discover two things we must remember about God with corresponding actions.

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June 1, 2014 ~ "Remember Our Deliverance"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: “Do this in remembrance of Me.”
Proposition: In 1 Corinthians 11:23-28 we will examine what we are remembering when we partake of the Lord’s Supper. 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 25, 2014 ~ "Don't Forget to Remember"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: We will not forget.
Proposition: In 2 Peter 1:12-15 we discover some facts concerning the importance of remembering.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

May 18, 2014 ~ "Prayer & the Mission of God"

Missionary, Don Harris
We were joined by longtime friends Don & Ellen Harris whose work in the Czech Republic we have supported for many years.  Along with an update on their lives and ministry Don spoke to us about prayer & our mission from Ephesians 6 (NOT Luke 2).  :)

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Monday, May 12, 2014

May 11, 2014 ~ "No Matter the Cost"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.  
Proposition:  In John 21:18-23 we discover some characteristics of a faithful disciple of Christ. 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

May 4, 2014 ~ "Do You Love Me?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
Proposition:  In John 21:15-17 we discover God’s calling which can be fulfilled through His grace. 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 27, 2014 ~ "Who Is Sufficient?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: How would they respond to the risen Lord?
Proposition:  In John 21:1-14 we discover some proper responses to our risen Lord.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

April 20, 2014 ~ Resurrection Day

Like several years before we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus at John Wilson part in downtown Safety Harbor.  While we do not record the message out there here is the text of the celebration began:

He knew this would happen.
To some it seemed that He faced it all like He knew it HAD to happen…
Like He had planned it all.
He told us ahead of time, but we didn’t understand …maybe we didn’t want to.
They just ...took Him ...and we all stood there watching. 
He even stopped the meager defense I tried to make.

In the morning they presented him to the Romans, calling for His execution.
It wasn’t long before they got their way.
He was SAVAGELY beaten and belittled.
They jammed thorns into His head like a crown and humiliated Him like a ridiculous farce.
They paraded him, weakened and brutalized through the streets and out of the city.
They nailed Him to one of their vulgar crosses like a thief or a murderer.
He hung there straining for the breath to forgive His executioners & a thief executed with Him.
Eventually He cried out to the Father referencing a psalm that predicted His exact situation.
Then He uttered His now-famous last words, “IT IS FINISHED”, and died. 

How could the darkness kill THE light?!  How could everything I trusted in be CRUCIFIED?!*

His followers felt lost - like we were tumbling down a steep hill and couldn’t see the bottom.
Sunday morning Mary Magdalene showed up declaring the Lord’s body had been stolen!
Two of us ran to investigate ...and it was true. His body was gone. 
We left confused - like we were forgetting something we should have remembered. 
Later Mary came again proclaiming she had SEEN Him ...ALIVE!!
We didn’t believe her.  Why would we?  He was clearly dead.
That evening we gathered again behind locked doors discussing what we should do. 
And suddenly He was THERE! With us ...ALIVE!!
We touched Him! He spoke with us and ate with us!  He is ALIVE!!
We saw Him many more times before watching Him ascend into heaven
We know what we saw and we will never deny it - no matter the cost. 
JESUS THE MESSIAH IS ALIVE!  Death has been defeated!!
HE IS ALIVE!!!!


*Lyrics from “Out of Control” by Switchfoot copyright 2011 Atlantic Recording Corp., Lowercase People, CBS

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 13, 2014 ~ "Blueprints for a Prosperous Family"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: They failed to follow God’s blueprint for the family.
Proposition:  In Psalm 127:3-5 & 128:3-4 we discover God’s plan for a prosperous family. 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

April 6, 2014 ~ "Health, Wealth, OR Prosperity?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Prosperity does not happen by accident.
Proposition:  In Psalm 127:1-2 & 128:1-2 we discover a biblical view of prosperous living.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

March 30, 2014 ~ "Strength Will Rise"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Do we really turn to Him for strength?
Proposition:  In Isaiah 40:30-31 we discover how we experience God’s power in our daily lives. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 23, 2014 ~ "Missing the Source?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: With all the vast resources, the truck was out of gas.
Proposition:  To experience the power of God, we need to remember these facts in Isaiah 40:21-29. 

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March 16, 2014 ~ The King's Players

This Sunday we had the privilege of hosting the traveling
drama ministry from Liberty University including our own
Jevon Brown.  They gave a tremendous presentation called
"Catacombs" speculating what it might be like for believers
during the tribulation and posing the question, "is your faith
worth dying for?".

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 9, 2014 ~ "FORGIVE."

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: To err is human, to forgive is divine.
Proposition:  In Philemon 17-21 we discover what is involved in forgiveness.  

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Monday, March 3, 2014

March 2, 2014 ~ "Living Up to Your Name"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: He will never change, he is just being himself.
Proposition:  In Philemon 8-16 we discover some changes that result from the power of the gospel. 

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Monday, February 24, 2014

February 23, 2014 ~ "A Breath of Fresh Air"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  Doing the work of ministering to others seemed to be very high on his priority list.
Proposition:  In Philemon 4-7 we discover some characteristics of one who ministers effectively to others.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 16, 2014 ~ "On-Mission: Together"

District Superintendent, Glen Schrieber
Five Characteristics of the Church on Mission
(Revelation 2:1-7 & Acts 19)
  • Rapid spread of the gospel – Acts 19:1-10
  • Radically transformed lives – vs 11-19
  • Penetrating impact – vs 20-27
  • Multiplication of churches – vs 26
  • Persecution – vs 28-41
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Monday, February 10, 2014

February 9, 2014 ~ "On Mission: Behind Enemy Lines"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  Over 180 years later and the world is still the world.
Proposition: In John 15:18-27 we discover how we are to accomplish our mission in this world. 

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 2, 2014 ~ "On-Mission: Friend. Of. God"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: “I am a friend of God, He calls me friend.”
Proposition: In John 15:12-17 we discover some traits of a friend of God who is on mission with Him. 

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Monday, January 27, 2014

January 26, 2014 ~ On-Mission: Fruit Inspection"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  Jesus gives us a character reference for a true disciple of Christ.
Proposition: We will examine some characteristics of a true disciple as found in John 15:1-11 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 19, 2014 ~ "On-Mission: Disciplined and Diligent"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Proposition: In 2 Tim 2:5-7 we discover some traits necessary for us to please God as we accomplish our mission. 

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Monday, January 13, 2014

January 12, 2014 ~ "Are You On-Mission?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  As Christians we have a mission.
Proposition: In 2 Tim 2:1-4 we discover some things necessary for us to accomplish our mission.

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The comment Neal makes about being "Twiggy" is in reference to the video shown in our weekly "Missions Minute" at the beginning of the service.  Check it out right here:   
ReachGlobal Church Planting Ministry from EFCA on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 5, 2014 ~ "Choose Whom You Will Serve"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  Life is full of choices.
Proposition: These facts concerning our service to the Lord in Joshua 24:14-27 should help us make an informed decision about serving Him.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

December 29, 2013 ~ "Learning from History"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  We must become students of history.
Proposition: Reflecting on God’s grace as demonstrated in Joshua 24:1-13 should encourage us in our daily living.

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