Sermon Notes – As Expected

This week continued the sermon series based on the film "It's a Wonderful Life" as we looked at the question "Does Life Always Turn Out As Expected". It is so funny how this happens. I could have just waited a few days on the post I did last week about "What Might Have Been" and [...]

Sermon Notes – Do Angels Have Wings

Sunday we began our first message in the "It's a Wonderful Life" series with the question, "Do Angels Have Wings". Below are my notes followed by a personal application: 1. Ministry of Angels Towards God A)Worship Him (Rev 4:6-8) B)Serving Him (Psalm 103:20) C) Ruling -Over evil men -Over Nature (Rev 7:2) -Over powers of [...]

Sermon Notes – Thankfulness

When I started posting "Sermon Notes" late in the summer, I was surprised by the emails and comments from those that follow this series weekly. Those notes are just from those that were willing to send some encouragement to keep posting. My hunch is that there are some out there that read them and have [...]

Sermon Notes – A Church Made To Go!

httpvhd:// As you can see from the clip above, we wrapped up the series from Acts 3 - 7 yesterday by taking a look at witnessing. Specifically, we looked at Phillip and the Ethiopian in Acts 8:26-36. Reasons Most Christians Don't Witness: Not able to do evangelism as well as professionals Too timid Fear of [...]


On Sunday morning, we looked at Acts 6:8 - 8:3 and how Stephen faced the "ultimate opposition". In preparation for home group this week, I found an interesting story regarding opposition. Chuck Swindoll shared this story in one of his messages: In the northeastern United States, codfish are a big commercial business. There is a [...]

Sermon Notes – Suffering

httpvhd:// Yesterday morning we had a guest Pastor speak at our church. Steve Smith, Assistant Pastor/Youth at Lindworth Baptist Church (not the wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers), spoke on the subject of "Suffering" from the text in Romans 8:17-28. While Romans 8:28 is one of the most quoted verses, suffering is something that none [...]

Sermon Notes 10/4

Week 3 on the series "A Church Made To Grow" from Acts 3-7 This weeks sermon: "Generosity" Acts 4:32-36 Generosity can be identified by the actions of the heart. It flows out of the heart in 5 ways: 1. Connected to others (vs. 32) 2. Doesn't claim possessions as their own. (vs. 32) 3. Commits [...]

Sermon Notes 9/20

This week continued our series from Acts 3-7 entitled "The Marks of a Healthy Church" Last week we looked at two marks which were: I. They get involved with hurting people II. They are filled with wonder and amazement This week we looked at three more ways to identify a healthy church. III. Deflect the [...]

Sermon Notes – 9/14

Church Made To Grow - What Makes a Healthy Church? (Acts 3:1-8) Yesterday marked the start of a new sermon series from the book of Acts. Specifically, the fall series will look at how scripture instructs the early church to grow. We looked at the story from Acts 3:1-8 where Peter and John encounter a [...]

Sermon Notes – "Keep Singing"

A little different approach to this weeks "Sermon Notes". Our church had the blessing of having a special guest for the holiday weekend, Dennis Jernigan. While Dennis didn't preach on a specific topic, he shared his music, his heart and his story. There was so much there to reflect upon, I really can't put it [...]

Sermon Notes 8/23

Today's sermon was entitled "With a Little Help From My Friends" and was based on Proverbs 1:5. This was a continuation of the sermon series by Andy Stanley called "The Best Question Ever". Before I get to this weeks notes, a quick "heads up" that there won't be any sermon notes from me next week. [...]

Sermon Notes 8/15

Today's sermon was a continuation of the Andy Stanley Series on "The Best Question Ever: Fool-proofing Your Life". The topic today was entitled "Living on the Edge" and dealt specifically with the issue of our morality. Powerful, powerful stuff. For some odd reason I was reminded of this photo of Andre Agassi in Dubai (see [...]

Sermon Notes 8/2

"Your greatest regret could have been avoided had you asked The Best Question Ever and then acted on your conclusion". Oh to have a time machine! If we could all only have "that one back". Since we can't, so many of us have learned to grow from the mistake and make a better decision next [...]