Sermon Archives

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    God's Perfect Christmas Gift - Ken Gemeinhart

    John 3:16-21. God accomplished a picture perfect Christmas when He sent the perfect Christmas gift to us, His only begotten Son. Let's notice at least four important ideas that highlight God's perfect Christmas gift. We may have a perfect Christmas. But, that will only be so as we receive God's perfect gift in the perfect way.

  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Some Miracles of Christmas - Ken Gemeinhart

    The Biblical record of the Christmas story is found in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. Let's notice some miracles of Christmas that are to have an impact upon us. We can believe the Biblical miracles of Christmas are true. May we allow God to work His miracles in us.

  • Sunday, November 26, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Thanksgiving - A Practical Matter - Ken Gemeinhart

    Luke 17:11-19. The story of the ten lepers is definitely a story of thanksgiving. From this story we may accept that thanksgiving is a practical life matter which we must learn and practice. May we be like the thankful healed leper and give the Lord thanks for our blessings. May we bring joy to the Lord by our thanksgiving as He gives us joy by giving us many blessings.

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Authentic Christians Practice Genuine Worship - Ken Gemeinhart

    John 4:19-24. Worship is not a common topic for conversations with people we have just met and do not know. But then, maybe worship should be such a topic. This was part of the essence of Jesus' story that is found in John 4. May we worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. May we follow the directive found in Psalm 95:6.

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Living Out Authentic Servanthood - Ken Gemeinhart

    Mark 10:35-45. May we recognize that God's will for all of His people is that we might be servants. That is what Jesus declared in Mark 10. We need to know what makes us authentic, Christian servants. Authentic, genuine, effective Christians submit to God's call to greatness in the Kingdom. That call is for each of us to become authentic servants as were Jesus and the Apostle Paul.

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Genuine Thanksgiving - Pete Ramsey, High School Minister, First Christian Church, Kernersville, NC

    Colossians 1:1-5

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    The Spiritual Discipline of Fasting Helps Us Be Authentic - Ken Gemeinhart

    Matthew 6:16-18. We need to want to be and work to be authentic in our faith and in our faith lifestyle. There are various ways to accomplish this, all of which require God's help. One way we might become more genuine and authentic is through the spiritual discipline of fasting. Spiritual disciplines are to help us be what God the Father wants us to be in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit in us will help us practice spiritual disciplines and grow more authentic in our faith.

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    The Psychology of Personal Prayer for Authentic Christians - Ken Gemeinhart

    1 Corinthians 14:15. The Lord wants us to become authentic, genuine, and real in our faith and all of our expressions of the faith lifestyle. One important spiritual discipline that will help us to be authentic Christians is the discipline of personal prayer. There is a psychological, internal value to prayer. May we believe that prayer is a spiritual act with psychological impact. May we become dedicated to the practice of personal prayer for the psychological help we will receive.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    What Is Required for Quality Personal Bible Study - Ken Gemeinhart

    2 Timothy 2:15. The Bible contains God's thoughts, ideas, and teachings. We need to learn how to gain insights into God's Word so that we might know God's will for our lives. In order to be authentic Christians, we need to prepare ourselves to allow God to speak to us through His Word, the Bible.

  • Sunday, October 8, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Seven Ways to Stifle Hypocrisy - Ken Gemeinhart

    1 John 3:10. There are some people who are hypocrites. We do not have to be hypocrites. The Bible presents us with some ways to stifle hypocrisy in our own lives. May we ask for God's help that we might avoid hypocrisy. May we ask for God's forgiveness if we have been a hypocrite.

  • Sunday, October 1, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Homecoming is Heritage - Russell Grove, Professor of Christian Education, Boise Bible College

    Russell and Amber Grove are both Professors of Christian Education at Boise Bible College and have over 30 years of experience in Children's and Youth Ministry. They were our guest speakers for our 59th Homecoming celebration. Their "passion is for kids to love God and realize how much God loves them so that they can know how important they are to Him, His Church, and His Mission." Russell was previously our Christian Education Minister.

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Being a Member of Christ's Church - Ken Gemeinhart

    Acts 2:41-47. How to become a member of Christ's Church is an important topic for both discussion and for action. This is important for both the individual who wants to be a member of Christ's Church and for the congregation of Christ's Church. Being a member of Christ's Church is part of being saved. May we accept God's will and obey His conditions for this important spiritual decision.

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    God's Secret - Nathan Bryant, Student Minister

    Ephesians 3

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017 (Listen | Download)

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    Services were canceled because of Hurricane Irma

  • Sunday, September 3, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Christ's Kingdom Is the Christian Church - Ken Gemeinhart

    John 18:33-37. At Jesus' trial before the Roman governor, Pilate, Jesus claimed to be a king with a special kingdom. Jesus' conversation with Pilate presents us with important information. Jesus came to earth to establish a spiritual kingdom of which we need to be a part. Christ's Kingdom is the Christian Church. We must choose if we are going to be a part of that Kingdom. And, we must choose to be faithful to that Kingdom, the Christian Church.

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Being Inoffensive in Our Service in a Politically Correct Culture - Ken Gemeinhart

    2 Corinthians 5:18-6:10. The Bible teaches that all Christians are to find a place to serve in Christ's Church. Paul's thoughts about serving others according to 2 Corinthians 6:3 are that we be inoffensive in our service. Our objectives in life should be to serve the Lord and minister to people. But, we must do so in inoffensive ways. The NASA writer Ken mentioned in his introduction that was not captured on audio is Jack Crenshaw who wrote the article in 2004 "On being offended." He helped design the trajectories for Project Apollo.

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Making My Personal Commitment to Managing Time - Ken Gemeinhart

    Ephesians 5:15-17; Colossians 4:5. Strong Christians are those who are maturing in the right spiritual ways. One of those ways is in allowing Christ to be the Lord of our time. We need to manage our time in spiritually wise ways. We need to develop the habit of managing our time. We need to honor God, to grow spiritually, and to help our families and others to do the same.

  • Sunday, August 13, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Committed to the Truth - Ken Gemeinhart

    Leviticus 19:11-16. Ephesians 4:25

  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Gaining Joy from Being Holy - Ken Gemeinhart

    John 16:16-24. We may experience a life filled with joy in spite of difficulties and disappointments. We can as we become holy. Jesus declared that to be the case in John 15: 10-11 . There is joy that we may expect, if we are holy people. God intends for His people to have a complete joy. That will be ours as we live holy lives.

  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Grace Makes All the Difference - Nathan Bryant, Student Minister

    Ephesians 2:11-22.

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Grace - Nathan Bryant, Student Minister

    Ephesians 2:1-10

  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    The Holy Tool for Making Holy People - Ken Gemeinhart

    2 Timothy 3:15-17. God's will for our lives is that we be holy. God has provided the tool by which we might become holy people. That tool is "the holy Scriptures" or the Bible. The Bible is holy and will help us to be holy, too. The holy Scriptures come from a holy God who desires all of us to be holy. The holy Scriptures will enable us to be holy, if we will know them and allow them to guide us into a holy life.

  • Sunday, July 9, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Pleasing God by Living Holy Lives - Ken Gemeinhart

    1 Thessalonians 4:1-8. Our goal in life should be to live such holy lives that God is pleased. God's standards of holiness are to be our standards. That is true regardless of opinions and lifestyles that are contrary to those standards. Paul made a specific and needed application of this holiness principle. To please God, we must follow His ethics in every area of life. To insure that we are practicing holiness, we must be committed to God's ethics.

  • Sunday, July 2, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Biblical Reasons for Pursuing Holiness - Ken Gemeinhart

    1 Peter 1:13-19. We need to make sure that our mental image of holiness is accurate. This will help us to pursue holiness as Hebrews 12: 14 encourages us to do. Peter was inspired by the Holy Spirit to give us some Biblical reasons for pursuing holiness. Being holy is the right answer to how we should live our lives. Let's choose to live a life of holiness.

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Learning What Holiness Really Means - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 12:14. We can be sure that God, in the Bible, has said what He means. And, we can be sure that God, in the Bible, understood what His message was before He inspired the Bible writers to record that message. One aspect of life that God both means what He says and He understands His message concerns holiness. We need to see the absolute necessity of holiness in our lives. May we pursue that character trait.

  • Sunday, June 18, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Lessons Learned from Father Abraham - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 11:8-19. In Romans 4: 11-12, 16 and Galatians 3:7 Abraham is considered to be the father of all of us who choose the spiritual life of faith. As a father, Abraham helps us to learn important life lessons. We can be God's friends as we live by faith as did Father Abraham. Now is the time to adopt that lifestyle.

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Know This - Nathan Bryant, Student Minister

    Ephesians 1:3-23.

  • Sunday, June 4, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    The Holiness of God - Ken Gemeinhart

    Revelation 4:5-11. Understanding the holiness of God is important. Accepting the holiness of God will guide us to a right relationship with Him. May we notice what holiness is and what a difference that will make in our lives. God’s holiness is to be accepted so that we might respond to Him appropriately. Part of that response is our commitment to being holy as He is holy.

  • Sunday, May 28, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    God Is Awesome. We Should Praise Him - Nathan Bryant, Student Minister

    Ephesians 1:3-14

  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Faith Hall of Fame Inductees - Sarah - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 11:11; Genesis 11-23. Faith is a complex response to life. We need to learn of faith from those who were chosen by the Holy Spirit to be included in the Faith Hall of Fame found in Hebrews 11. We can have the kind of faith that pleases God. Thankfully, we have examples which we may follow to help us have that kind of faith.

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Faith Hall of Fame Inductees - Enoch - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 11:5; Genesis 5:18-24. Hebrews 11 contains the names of several Old Testament individuals who are examples of living by faith. There are several important conclusions that we may learn from Enoch concerning practicing a faith lifestyle. Enoch's example is to challenge us to choose a faith lifestyle. May we walk with God.

  • Sunday, April 30, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Faith Hall of Fame Inductees - Abel - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 11:4; Genesis 4:1-8. Hebrews 11 records examples of living by faith. Such a lifestyle pleases God and brings us divine blessings. Able is a great example of living by faith. May we choose to live by faith as he did.

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Basic Instructions for Better Christian Consistency - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 13:1-25. Hebrews is a book that is clearly intended to encourage all Christians to maintain our life in Christ for that is the better life. Hebrews concludes with godly instructions on having better Christian consistency. May we both appreciate and put into practice the practical basic instructions found in Hebrews 13. When wee do, we weill have a better consistency in our Christian commitment and living.

  • Sunday, April 16, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    The Resurrection - Proof and What It Proves - Ken Gemeinhart

    The resurrection oif Jesus is one of the most important parts of Christianity! In fact, Jesus' resurrection is the ultimate witness to the most important discussions and desires of the world. May we allow the resurrection of Jesus to accomplish in us what took place in the hearts if those who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus. May we allow this event to stoke the fire in our hears to live for Christ.

  • Sunday, April 9, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Some Better Results from Looking to Jesus - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 12:1-3. Jesus is to be the ultimate focus and center of our lives, if we desire to have salvation with all of its results. There are certain results that we may expect from fixing our eyes on Jesus. We may look at many things that will not being better results into our lives. But, looking to Jesus will!

  • Sunday, April 2, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    A Better Understanding of True Saving Faith - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 11:1-40. Hebrews 11 is "The Faith Chapter" of the Bible. This is the follow-up to the important statements from the Holy Spirit inspred author in Hebrews 10:38-39. It is faith that sustains our soul. But, we must understand what Hebrews 11 declares concerning faith so that we might have faith to the preserving of our soul. To be righteous in God's eyes, we must live by faith. Faith listens to God. Faith looks towrad heaven. Faith does what God commands.

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Gaining a Better, More Confident Christian Life - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 10:19-25, 32-39. Since "The Fall" God has wanted all of us to gain a better life. That better life is found in Christ. That life is one of confidence. That comes from following the Lord's plan for gaining a better, more confident Christian life. We will live the better life on earth when we follow Jesus Christ. We will get to have a better life in heaven when we live by God's plan.

  • Sunday, March 19, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    The Better Reformation Is Available - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 9:1-28. The New Testament book of Hebrews presents Christianity as the sole source of salvation. By looking at the Old Jewish covenant, we are able to see our need for the Lord to step in and give us spiritual help. This He has done through the ministry of Jesus Christ. Choosing the New Covenant in Jesus Christ is the better option for our eternal redemption. May we live by that New Covenant now so that we might receive God's eternal welcome into heaven.

  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Producing Better Things that Accompany Salvation - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 6:4-20. All Christians should be absolutely humbled and thrilled that God is willing to bless us with salvation from sin and death. It is in this right state of mind and heart that we should be ready to produce better things that accompany our salvation. May we notice what are at least three of those things. Our appreciation for the eternal salvation that God has made available to us should spur us on to the better things that accompany that salvation. We should be ready to give glory to Christ, produce spiritual fruit for the Lord, and trust the hope that He gives us.

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Better Christians Press On to Maturity - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 5:11-6:3. The book of Hebrews gives us much about which to think. This letter also offers us practical directions for living out that which we believe. May we press on to spiritual maturity with all of our being. May we be better Christians.

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Jesus Is the Better High Priest - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 4, 5, 7. The book of Hebrews spends much space to highlighting the fact that Jesus is the better high priest. We need his special ministry. Jesus is our high priest. He wants to make us priests with Him.

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    God's Blessed Rest Is the Better Rest - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 4:1-16. The history of Israel presents a vivid portrait of both God's grace and of the human need to trust God. In His grace, God has invited all of us to experience His eternal rest. May we learn what is needed on our part in order to have God's rest. May we be diligent to enter God's rest. May we follow God's directions and possess His rest.

  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Consider Jesus for a Better Life - Ken Gemeinhart

    Hebrews 3:1-19. The word "consider" is found only a few times in the New Testament. But each time we discover that word in the Biblical text, we are encouraged to have a better life. May we continually "consider" Jesus. As we do, we will more likely have a better life in this world and a greater life in the age to come.

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Salvation for Every Nation - Bob DeVoe, Advancement Officer and Founder of Lifeline Christian Mission, Westerville, OH

    Bob was one of our guest speakers for Englewood Christian Church's 54th Annuaal Faith Promise Missions Conference. Lifeline began serving in Haiti, and today the ministry extends to at least 8 nations or people groups, ministering to tens of thousands of people on any given day and engaging thousands of people in Great Commission work weekly.

  • Friday, February 3, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Salvation for Every Nation - Gary Finley, Director of Development of International Disaster Emergence Service (IDES)

    Gary Finley is one of the guest speakers for Englewood Christian Church's 54th Annual Faith Promise Missions Conference. As Director of Development, he is responsible for donor relations, fundraising, and encouraging God’s people to discover the joy that comes from practicing Biblical stewardship. IDES serves in five main Focus Areas around the world: disaster response, development and sustainability, medical care, hunger relief, and evangelism.

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    The Gospel Changes Everything - Keith Wood, Associate Director, International Conference on Missions, Clayton, IN

    John 6:

  • Sunday, January 22, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Making Sure We Are World Class Christians - Ken Gemeinhart

    Mark 16:15-16. God wants all of His children to become world class Christians. He wants us to have pity on the people of the world. He wants us to be involved lin helping all people everywhere to come to Him through Jesus Christ. God wants us to be involved in making sure that we are world class Christians by being involved in missions.

  • Sunday, January 15, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Respecting the Dignity of Human Life - Ken Gemeinhart

    1 Corinthians 6:9-20. All human life, regardless of age, is to be respected because humans are created in God's image. That fact gives special dignity to human life. We are to be defending human life. The Holy Spirit, speaking through the apostle Paul, teaches us how we are to do that. Humans have come from God. We are to live like God. We are to respect the dignity of human life.

  • Sunday, January 8, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    The Time Is Now - Nathan Bryant, Neighborhoods Minister at River Run Church

    Psalms 90. Nathan has served as Neighborhoods Minister at his home church, River Run Church.

  • Sunday, January 1, 2017 (Listen | Download)

    Who Is Really Number One? - Blake Kotur, Encounter Christian Church, Jacksonville

    Exodus 20:1-17. The authority of the Ten Commandments. Blake Kotur is the part-time Connections Minister at the Encounter Christian Church, formerly known as Starratt Road Christian Church. He served for 18 1/2 years at Fort Caroline Christian Church as the youth and associate minister. Blake is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University.

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