Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Building a Home and a Marriage

When seeking to begin or rebuild a marriage God must be the starting point. God has to be the foundation of a home and a person’s thinking; then you can address marital issues. Eph. 2:20-22 says, “built on the foundation … Continue reading

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The Center of the Universe

Sermon: The Center of the Universe Delivered by: Pastor Doug – 4-13-14. Revelation 4-5 -Palm Sunday.   Sermon summary: Revelation symbols, seeing the big picture, worshiping Christ, centered on God, worship disorder, creating Sovereign, conquering Savior, the Gospel, the Lion, … Continue reading

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Experiencing God in our Troubles

One of the problems of living in a fallen world is that we tend to focus more on our troubles than on Christ.  Our problems become bigger than God.  We place too much faith in things or people and not … Continue reading

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You hurt me. I don’t love you anymore.

By:  Rick Thomas Do you see anything wrong with my title? It’s not hard to figure out, right? Here are a few biblical speculations you can make about a person who says such things. They don’t know the Gospel. (Maybe … Continue reading

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Investing in the Kingdom of God

I preached this message on April 28, 2013. Matt. 6:19-24.  –  31min. Summary of the sermon:  We all live for a treasure, that treasure controls your heart and your behavior. Money and materialism can blind us spiritually.  Stats on the … Continue reading

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Why Am I Getting My Certification in Biblical Counseling?

The Lord has led me to get my Certification in Biblical Counseling.  As you know I have been a pastor for many years and I’ve received training in the Bible, Theology, Greek, Christian Education, Preaching, Pastoral Ministry, Creationism, Apologetics, and … Continue reading

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It’s All About Christ

The Gospel-centered life is all about deliverance from sin by Christ, development in Christ, and delighting in Christ. The goal of our Christian growth is getting to know Christ, becoming more like Christ, and being used by Christ.   But when … Continue reading

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