Sermons

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.

Mary Magdalene—The First Easter Sermon

Series: Preacher: Date: November 11, 2018 Scripture Reference: John 20:1-18

1 – Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.  2 – So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the […]

Thomas: Becoming Certain through Doubting

Series: Preacher: Date: November 4, 2018 Scripture Reference: John 20:24–29

Our “Connecting with People of the Bible” series brings us to the Apostle Thomas.  We are well aware of Thomas’ reputation as a doubter, but we fail to see our own tendencies to doubt.  Looking at Thomas more holistically will remind us that a faith-filled response to Jesus brings us new life.

Samson – A Man of Great Strength and Weakness

Series: Preacher: Date: October 28, 2018 Scripture Reference: Judges

When I was a kid—back in the days when they only cost twelve cents, I loved comic books. I remember there was an AD like this on the back of most issues. As you can see, it challenged 97 lb weaklings like myself by claiming we could have a physique like Charles Atlas—and the super-human […]

The Real God is Faithful

Series: Preacher: Date: October 21, 2018 Scripture Reference: Lamentations 3:19-23

In the 1950’s, a professor at Johns Hopkins University named Curt Richter conducted a series of experiments—and like many researchers he used rats as his test subjects. First, Richter took a dozen DOMESTICATED rats, put them into huge jars of water—and basically watched them drown. I know this sounds cruel—but he was trying to discover […]

The Real God is Just

Series: Preacher: Date: October 8, 2018 Scripture Reference: Psalm 73

1 – Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. 2 – But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. 3 – For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 – They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. […]

The REAL God is Wise

Series: Preacher: Date: September 30, 2018 Scripture Reference: Various

As you know my mom went to be with the Lord in July—and for the past couple months my siblings and I have been going through her house to get it ready to sell. If you’ve buried a parent then you know what it’s like to go through all the piles of pictures. Those stacks […]

The REAL God is Holy

Series: Preacher: Date: September 23, 2018 Scripture Reference: Isaiah 6:1-7

An Alien Environment Today we explore the holiness of God and how it relates to us.  For many of us we approach holiness the way we approach a big, tangled ball of yarn.  We’d like to unravel it and get the knots out, but it’s a lot easier to simply cut it out and move […]

The Real God is Sovereign

Series: Preacher: Date: September 16, 2018 Scripture Reference: Various

Gerald Gardner was a TV writer, best known for writing the scripts for two of my favorite TV shows when I was growing up—The Monkees and Get Smart. In 1962, Gardner got the idea of taking news photos of U.S. Presidents and adding humorous dialog in the form of speech bubbles that supposedly showed what they were saying […]

The Real God is GOOD!

Series: Preacher: Date: September 9, 2018 Scripture Reference: Various

I want us to begin this morning by talking about produce goodness. And let’s start with watermelons. How do you know if a WATERMELON is good? Well, first you pick it up. If it’s good—if it’s ripe—it should feel heavy for its size. You may have to compare a few of the same size—but the […]

Seeking God

Series: Preacher: Date: September 2, 2018 Scripture Reference: Various

We just had a great vacation. After a few days spent getting work done at my mom’s house, Sue and I spent a week at one of our favorite places: Ocean Isle Beach—with our children and grand-children. As you can see in this picture, we had an INCREDIBLE time. Our daily schedule was pretty much […]

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