Sermons

RE-DISCOVERING THE OLD TESTAMENT

By: Frank Tunstall, D. Min. The question is being asked in American culture, all too often even in the Lord’s church: since we have the New Testament is the Old Testament even needed today? As you think about the question, please consider: For the first almost twenty years after Jesus’ death and resurrection and the […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die by Crucifixion?

Why Did Jesus Have to Die by Crucifixion? By: Frank Tunstall Citizens of the Roman Empire who committed capital crimes were executed by beheading. Death for capital crimes as practiced by the Jews was by stoning. The penalty that awaited rebellious slaves, thieves, and common criminals was death by crucifixion, usually preceded by brutal floggings. […]

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THE CROSS IS OUR STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

 ChristianityToday.com/ct/2019/November/cross-is-our-stairway-to-heaven.html Our salvation comes not from someone on our level, but from someone infinitely above it. The Cross Is Our Stairway to Heaven By: Jen Wilkin One of the most common evangelistic tools is a simple drawing of two cliffs with a chasm between. On one cliff is a figure representing the sinner, and on […]

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HOW BILLY GRAHAM LEARNED THE ART OF PREACHING

https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2019/august-web-exclusives/billy-graham-learned-art-of-preaching.html? The late evangelist called himself the “champion rambler.” By: Grant Wacker  When I entered my small Methodist church one Sunday morning a few winters ago, Bob Maddry, a retired truck driver and old chum, walked over. “I lost a dear friend this week,” he said. “Billy Graham brought me to Jesus. He saved my […]

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YOUR PLAN B IS STILL GOD’S PLAN

christianitytoday.com/women/2019/january/church-planting-your-plan-b-is-still-gods-plan.html  By: Sandra Peoples In 2015, my husband and I moved from rural Pennsylvania and left a church we loved to do something risky—plant a new church in suburban Texas. Our vision for the church was to welcome people with disabilities. We see special-needs families as an unreached people group, since so many don’t attend […]

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THE SURPRISING REASON YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE

https://hutchcraft.com/a-word-with-you/your-mission/the-surprising-reason-you-are-where-you-are-8093 By: Ron Hutchcraft Some years ago, we took a delegation of teenagers to a youth conference at the Jersey Shore, and one of our volunteers was one of the counselors. One evening she left the meeting early to check on one of the kids from our group. She started walking down the Boardwalk. Suddenly […]

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A CALL TO RE-EXAMINE OUR PREACHING AND TEACHING

  By: Frank G. Tunstall George Barna of the American Culture and Faith Institute released a survey back in May that describes the diversity of doctrinal belief in the born-again community in the American church. Born-again believers largely come under the banner of Evangelical Christians. Pentecostals are also included under this umbrella. The United States […]

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BARNA TELLS US AREAS OF WEAKNESS NEEDING TARGET PREACHING

www.culturefaith.com/where-born-agains-are-missing-the-mark/ CONFERENCE LEADERS, PASTORS AND TEACHERS – please read this article from George Barna’s research. I am taking the liberty to point out [in red] 12 areas to which Barna’s research is telling us we need to give much more attention in our preaching and teaching. This should also be read and digested by leaders […]

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