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Week after week, Pastor Mark Adams brings his special touch to the sermons we hear. We are providing these messages here on our website as an extension of our ministry. You are welcome to use these messages without charge. Please do not sell or reproduce them without permission.

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When He Conquered Death

Series: Preacher: Date: April 1, 2018 Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 15:14-15, 17-19

I was thinking—if we took a poll in which we ranked holidays Christmas would come first—with Easter a very distant second. I say this for several reasons. First, far more countries and cultures celebrate Christmas than do Easter. And—here in the U.S. the Christmas holiday is MUCH more popular than the one we observe today. […]

“He is no fool…”

Series: Preacher: Date: April 1, 2018, Easter Sunrise Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

The power of the words, “He is risen,” does not come from some congruence with normal life experience; the power is found in the absurdity of the statement combined with the realization that it is, in fact, true.  We’ve come here today to give witness to the fact of the resurrection, but we dare not stop there. We aren’t here because of an airtight argument but because of the life-giving breath of the Holy Spirit in us.  He brings our dead hearts back to life through the shed blood of Jesus, and only then can that blood be pumped to our brains to bring true understanding.

In the Upper Room?

Series: Preacher: Date: March 29, 2018 Scripture Reference: Matthew 26:20-31

Let’s follow through with what I said we’d do this past Sunday. I want you to imagine what it was like that Thursday of the first Holy Week. Jesus has spent the day in the temple teaching and healing. As He and the disciples leave Jesus gestures back at the huge temple complex and tells […]

When He Claimed His Throne

Series: Preacher: Date: March 25, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 19:28-48

28 – After Jesus had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 – As He approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, saying to them,  30 – “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt […]

Friends of a Different Color

Series: Preacher: Date: March 18, 2018 Scripture Reference: Revelation 7:9

As most of you know, I grew up in Dover, Delaware. One unique thing about my home town—other than it being the capital of the first state—is the large population of Amish people who live near there. Of course, the unique thing about the Amish people is the fact that they choose to live in […]

Appraising the Family Silver

Series: Preacher: Date: March 11, 2018 Scripture Reference: Judges 14:6-12

As you may or may not know, every year I invite people to read through the Chronological Bible with me. As we read—if we feel so led—we swap e-mails in which we share questions or insights about each daily reading. One of the texts that almost always elicits questions is Leviticus 27. In these verses […]

Why Billy Graham?

Series: -- Preacher: Date: March 4, 2018 Scripture Reference: Acts 1:8

Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and in Samaria, and in the uttermost parts of the earth.” Are you familiar with the phrase: “six degrees of Kevin Bacon?” It’s the concept that says two people on Earth […]

Beyond Friends

Series: Preacher: Date: February 25, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 10:38–42; John 11:1–43; John 12:1–11

About ten years ago Willow Creek Church in Chicago decided it was time to evaluate how they were doing as a mega-church when it came to helping their membership grow spiritually. So—they came up with what is called The Reveal Survey. A representative segment of the congregation took the survey and the leadership at Willow […]

BFFs

Series: Preacher: Date: February 18, 2018 Scripture Reference: Philippians 1-2

NOTE: I am indebted to Bryan Wilkerson for the inspiration of this morning’s sermon. There’s a famous speech in Shakespeare’s play Henry V.  The setting is right before the battle of Agincourt. Henry is a young king, and he’s preparing to lead the army of England in battle against the vastly superior forces of France. […]

Drafting Buddies

Series: Preacher: Date: February 11, 2018 Scripture Reference: 1st Samue114:1–23; 17:1–58; 18:1–4; 20:1–15; 23:15–18

Elon Musk is 39 years old. He’s worth over 20 Billion dollars which makes him the 58th richest person in the world. And if that weren’t enough, Forbes magazine ranks Musk as the 21st most powerful person on the planet. His wealth and fame come from three major accomplishments. First, he was the co-founder of […]

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