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Easter 2018

The Road to Life | Easter 2018

Mike VanMeter: Whenever the phone rings, you can get news that will change your life forever. Take Ryan here, for example. He’s just received one of those phone calls. He’s just been informed that his good friend, Tom, has been killed in a motorcycle accident. Only 25 years old and now he’s gone forever. But gone where? What happens after death? Ryan doesn’t think a lot about death. In fact, he tries to avoid thinking about it all together. But…
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Charisma or Charismania – The Purpose of The Power

Let’s get into the message! Now, several months ago we had a home fellowship pastor’s retreat and I brought a teaching at that retreat. And my brother Dave and a number of other people asked if I could bring a version of that teaching to the whole church so that’s what I’m going to do today. And this sermon is going to help you if you want to be useful to God and to Jesus and to be fruitful. And…
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Name Changes Are Game Changers

When we hear a prophetic word or sometimes a pathetic word about new things happening, it’s a new day, it’s a new season. We need to be reminded because quite often our mind sets are stuck in the ‘same old-same old’, that as it has been so it shall be. We need to remind ourselves that God is the God, as Daniel said, of the times and seasons, and the seasons in the spiritual realm don’t always coincide with the…
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Second Mile Christian

I want to start off today by telling you guys a story. It is my first time ever camping with my wife, being married. It’s going to illustrate what we’re going to be talking about. We’d been married for probably about 3 months, and my wife’s cousin was having their wedding up north, and we decided, instead of getting a hotel, let’s camp! It will be super romantic. Okay, problem one, right? Now, I’d grown up camping with my parents,…
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How to be Content

Go to your Bibles to the book of Philippians, if you will. Today we’re going to continue the series that I started a few weeks ago called, “12 Scriptures That Will Set on Fire the Course of Your Life.” And if you remember these scriptures, they are not passages that I randomly picked. They are scriptures that at some point in my life I committed myself to because something happened in my life where I knew I needed some help.…
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Two Sons At A Vineyard

If you’re a parent you know that you can raise two children exactly the same, brothers or sisters and yet they could be so very different. And even if you’re not a parent, if you were raised with siblings, you know that you and your brother or sister can be raised the same and yet turn out so different. My oldest, Neil, you’re going to have a hard time believing this because he’s so outgoing now, but when he was…
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Each Day is a New Beginning

Go to the book of Lamentations, however you want to get there, turn your device on or turn in your Bible. The book of Lamentations was written by the prophet Jeremiah, and the word lamentation means “to cry out” to God. The prophet Jeremiah wrote this book soon after the Babylonians had destroyed Jerusalem, leveled it, broke down the walls, ransacked the temple, took all the treasures out of the temple, and Jeremiah had seen this. King Zedekiah was the…
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Seeing Things As They Are

I want to start off with a Joke. This young man, or this man, like a yuppie, if you know what a yuppie is, just a very materialistic guy, he’s driving down in his BMW, and he’s got his girlfriend and his dog in the car. They make a turn too sharp and he loses control of the car and it begins to flip and the door is thrown open and he’s thrown out. He watches the car as it…
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What is the Church?

I want to start off today by asking a question, why are you here today? Why did you come to church this morning? I don’t know if it occurred to you, it might have this morning. You don’t have to be here. You could have stayed in bed longer. You could be doing something else. There are a lot of other options than coming to church here on Sunday morning. So, why did you do it? I will let you…
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12 Scriptures That Will Set On Fire the Course of Your Life

Today I’m going to be starting a 12-part series entitled, “12 Scriptures That Will Set on Fire the Course of Your Life.” I’m told by many people that that’s the longest title of any series or sermon that’s ever been preached. I decided to do this when Wes Fulkerson… well, I’ve had this information on my desk for about 2 and a half years. I really feel like the Lord wanted me to put this into a book that people…