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2007 - Sermon Titles and Texts

Sunday, December 2, 2007, Pastor Eric
Title: "The Faithful Remain"
Text: "Luke 23:50-56
Memory and Meditation Verse for the Week of December 2, 2007
"And a man named Joseph, who was a member o the Council, a good and righteous man (he had not consented to their plan and action), a man from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God" - Luke 23:50-51 NASB 

Sunday, February 25, 2007, Pastor Eric 
Title: "African American Heritage Celebration" 

Sunday, February 18, 2007, Brother Shawn Thrasher 
Title: "Love For and Obedience to Christ " 
Text: John 14:15 

Sunday, February 11, 2007, Pastor Eric 
Title: "Marital Bliss; A Matter of Our Attitude" 
Text: 1 Peter 3:1-8 

Sunday, January 28, 2007, Pastor Eric 
Title: "Kingdom Impossible" 
Text: Luke 18:18-30 
Summary: There are some impossible things in the Kingdom

Sunday, January 21, 2007, Pastor Eric 
Title: "Kingdom Attitudes" 
Text: Luke 18:9-17

2006 - Sermon Titles and Texts

Sunday, December 31, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "A Year-End Psalm" 
Text: Psalm 67 

Sunday, December 17, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "Simeon's Christmas" 
Text: Luke 2:25-35

Sunday, December 10, 2006, Patrick Smith, Instructor in Theology Michigan Theological Seminary
Title: "Being Confident in the Great Commission" 
Text: Matthew 28:16-20 

Sunday, December 3, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "Kingdom Values" 
Text: Luke 16:13-17
Summary: Are we to live by the world's values of God's values?

Sunday, November 19, 2006, Bro. R. Thomas Wright 
Title: "Sold" 
Text: Hebrews 1:1-3 

Sunday, October 22, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "Challenging Jesus' Authority" 
Text: Luke 11:14-20 

Sunday, September 24, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "A Glimpse of the Kingdom" 
Text: Luke 9:27-36
Summary: What does the kingdom look like? 

Sunday, September 17, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "A Kingdom Secret" 
Text: Luke 8:9-15
Summary: What should messengers of the kingdom know? 

Sunday, September 10, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Fall Celebration
Theme: "Living In A World Gone Mad" 
Summary: With all that is going on in the world; Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Israel, Lebanon, Global Warming, the price of oil, and Hurricane Katrina, how should we live?

Sunday, September 3, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "A Kingdom Messenger" 
Text: Luke 7:24-30
Summary: What does a messenger of the kingdom look like?

Sunday, August 27, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "A Kingdom Message" 
Text: Luke 6:20-26
Summary: What message does Jesus have for His kingdom followers?

Sunday, August 20, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: " A Kingdom Mission" 
Text: Luke 4:38-44
Summary: What is the mission of those in the Kingdom?

Sunday, August 6, 2006, Pastor Eric 
Title: "A Kingdom Perspective" 
Text: Psalm 63: 1-8
Summary: We'll answer the question, "What perspective should a child of the Kingdom have when it comes to adversity?"

Sunday, July 30, 2006, Elder Keith 
Title: "Trusting in the Lord With All Your Heart" 
Text: Proverbs 3:5-6 
Summary: Trust the Lord to make your crooked paths straight.

2005 / 2006 Sermon Series
United in God’s Work: A Study in the Book of Nehemiah

During this sermon series we looked at the heart, the prayer life and the methods of Nehemiah as he and the remnant rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.

For those whose life, marriage, family, career, and community needed rebuilding, we examined the first 7 chapters of this magnificent book.

2005 - Sermon Titles and Texts

Sunday, October 23, 2005, Pastor Eric 
Title: The Blessed Life
Text: Psalm 128
Summary: What does the Psalmist say are the requirements and the results of living the "Blessed Life?"

Sunday, October 16, 2005, Pastor Eric 
Title: A Psalm for the Times
Text: Psalm 90
Summary: We'll look at this ancient Psalm and see how it is relevant to the time in which we live.

Sunday, October 9, 2005, Pastor Eric 
#7 of the 7 Signs of Jesus sermon series: "Saving the Best for Last"; John 11:1-45
Jesus (& John) saved the most powerful and dramatic of the seven signs for last. We'll look at this sign's significance. 

Sunday, September 25, 2005, Pastor Eric 
#5 of the 7 Signs of Jesus sermon series: "A Walk On the Water"; John 6:15-21
Jesus: The Controller of creation, cares for His companions.

Sunday, September 18, 2005, Elder Keith 
"Pressing Toward The Mark "; Philippians 3:12-14 

Sunday, September 11, 2005, Pastor Eric 
Fall Outreach 

Sunday, September 4, 2005, Pastor Eric 
#4 of The 7 Signs of Jesus sermon series: "The Good Shepherd "

Sunday, August 28, 2005, Pastor Eric 
#3 of the 7 Signs of Jesus sermon series: "The Foolish Fellow "

Sunday, August 21, 2005, Pastor Eric 
#2 of the 7 Signs of Jesus sermon series: "The Nobleman's Son "

Sunday, August 7, 2005, Pastor Eric 
#1 of the 7 Signs of Jesus sermon series: "More Wine, Please"; John 2:1-11
This Sunday we begin a 7 week series looking at the 7 Signs of Jesus recorded in the Book of John.

Sunday, June 26, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"The Story's End"; Genesis 50:15-26
We'll close out Genesis by looking at the end of Joseph's life.

Sunday, June 19, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"A Father's Faith"; Mark 9:14-27
A look at a father, who as a result of encountering Jesus, moved from doubt to faith.

Sunday, June 12, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"The Lord of the Harvest"; Matthew 9:35-10:1
A look at what Jesus' instructions to his disciples really entails and how it applies to Tree of Life.

Sunday, May 29, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"A Psalm of Corporate Thanksgiving - Part II"; Psalm 66:10-20
A review of the 2nd portion of the psalmist's hymn of praise for God's faithfulness.

Sunday, May 22, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"A Psalm of Corporate Thanksgiving"; Psalm 66:1-9
A review of the 1st portion of the psalmist's hymn of praise for God's faithfulness.

Sunday, May 15, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"Preparing for the Inevitable"; Genesis 49:28-33
We'll look at the final things that Jacob did to set his life in order before he died.

Sunday, May 1, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"Rachel's Boys"; Genesis 49:22-27
A look at the promises made to Rachel's two sons, Joseph and Benjamin. 

Sunday, April 17, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"Inheriting the Land"; Genesis 49:13-18
We'll take a look at the lives of 3 of Jacob's sons who normally get over looked.

Sunday, April 3, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"The Day of Reckoning"; Genesis 49:1-7
As Jacob comes to the end of his life, he communicates to his sons their future rewards based upon their past faithfulness.

Resurrection Sunday, March 27, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"A Sunday Morning Transformation"; Luke 24:25-35
We'll look at the impact that Jesus' Resurrection had on the two traveling from Jerusalem to Emmaus.

Sunday, March 13, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"A Skeleton in the Closet"; Genesis 38:24-19
Before leaving Genesis, we'll look back at an unattractive period in Judah's life and see how God still worked through his disobedience.

Sunday, March 5, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"Experiencing God's Grace"; Genesis 48:5-19
We'll look at 3 people who experienced God's Grace in the Old Testament.

Sunday, February 27, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"Closing the Great Divide"; Acts 10:34-36
For this final Sunday in Black History Month, we'll take a look at what God has to say regarding the equality of the races in His church.

Sunday, January 30, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"Renewing Your Walk w/God"; Genesis 45:26 - 46:4
We'll look at the renewing of Jacob's walk with the Lord and see if there is anything that we might learn to renew our walk with Him as well.

Sunday, January 23, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"Accepting God's Plan"; Genesis 45:4-15
There are at least 3 things that we need to understand in order to fully accept God's plan in our lives. We will look at all three.

Sunday, January 9, 2005, Pastor Eric 
"The Impact of Love"; Genesis 44:32 -45:2
We'll look at how Judah's love for his family touched the heart of Joseph.

2004 - Sermon Titles and Texts

Sunday, December 26, 2004, Pastor Eric 
"Up Close & Personal"; Luke 2:46-51
A look at Mary's responses as she interacts with her Son, Jesus.

Sunday, December 19, 2004, Pastor Eric 
"Who Is This Child?"; Colossians 1:15-17
We'll take a closer look at Who the baby is that the Wisemen came to worship.

Sunday, December 12, 2004, Pastor Eric 
"Wise Men Still Seek Him "; Matthew 2:1-11
As the wise men sought Christ, we as wise men and women ought to do the same this Christmas season.

Sunday, December 5, 2004, Brother Jeremy 
"It's Not About Me"; Luke 18:35-43
We must remember that our lives are not about us, they're about God and worshipping Him.

Sunday, November 28, 2004, Minister Ron White

Sunday, November 21, 2004, Pastor Moore
"A Reason for Giving Thanks"; Romans 8:35-39
We'll look at why we can give thanks this season regardless of our circumstances.

Sunday, November 14, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Not Unlike Us"; Genesis 37 & 42
Although we would like to identify with Joseph, we more than likely reflect Reuben's character traits.

Sunday, November 7, 2004, Pastor Moore
"A Time for Reaping"; Genesis 42:1-17
After 20 years of covering up their sin against Joseph, the brothers finally reaped what they had sown.

Sunday, October 24, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Managing the Success of Egypt"; Genesis 41:45-52
Struggling in success can be as difficult as struggling in adversity. We'll see how Joseph handled success.

Sunday, October 17, 2004, Pastor Moore
"When God Opens A Door"; Genesis 41:12-16
We'll look at Joseph's response to Pharaoh after 2 years of unjust imprisonment.

Sunday, October 10, 2004, Elder Keith Crosby 
"A Race of Faith and Endurance "; Hebrews 12:1-4
The Christian race track looks more like an obstacle course, but the key is to endure to the end.

Sunday, October 3, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The High's & Low's of Serving God"; Genesis 40:6-23
All of God's servants can expect to experience the wonderful and awful emotional extremes of following Him.

Sunday, September 26, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The Reward of the Righteous"; Genesis 39:7-23
The short term reward of the righteous is not always pleasant, but the long term rewards are immeasurable.

Sunday, September 19, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The Rotten Fruit of Sin"; Genesis 37:23-35
Picking up where we left off in Genesis, we'll look at the progression of sin in the lives of Joseph's brothers.

Sunday, September 12, 2004, Pastor Moore
Special Fall Outreach Service: "Finding Purpose in Life"; Jer. 29:11-14
We'll look at what it takes to find God's purpose for our life.

Sunday, September 5, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Bless the Lord"; Psalm 134
We, as God's servants, are to Bless the Lord for all of His blessings to us!

Sunday, August 29, 2004, Min. Ron White 
Guest Minister.

Sunday, August 22, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The Flip Side of Favor"; Genesis 37:1-11
We'll look at some of the dynamics surrounding Joseph's relationship with God, his father and his brothers.

Sunday, August 15, 2004, Missionary Martin Jones of HCJB World Radio
Missionary Jones will update us on what God is doing through his ministry and challenge us to become global Christians.

Sunday, August 8, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The Plight of the Handicapped"; Genesis 32:24-31
We'll look at the real purpose behind God handicapping Jacob.

Sunday, August 1, 2004, Pastor Moore
"God Blesses the Family Man"; Genesis 30:25-43
As we continue to look at the life of Jacob, we see a transformation take place in his life.

Sunday, July 4, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Going For the Gold!"; Genesis 29:7-20
We'll look at traits required to obtain God's goal for your life.

Sunday, June 27, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The Danger of God's Blessing"; Genesis 25:19-34
As we continue in Genesis, we'll look at what happened to Isaac's family when they didn't fully accept all of God's blessing.

Sunday, June 13, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Lot's Opposition"; Genesis 19:2-11
We'll look at Lot's attempt at stopping the homosexual agenda and see if there is anything that we might learn from him.

Sunday, June 6, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Six Characteristics of a Healthy Church"; Acts 2:42-43, 47
On this anniversary Sunday, we'll look at six characteristics that made the "First Church of Jerusalem" great.

Sunday, May 30, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The Righteous Man that Walked by Sight"; Genesis 13:5-13
We will move our study of Genesis from Tuesday night to Sunday morning. Picking up from our last study in Genesis 12, we will look at the tragic life of Abraham's nephew, Lot.

Sunday, May 23, 2004, Pastor Stephen Hill, New Song Bible Fellowship, Lanham, MD
"David's Three Choices"; 2 Samuel 24:10-17

Sunday, May 16, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Destination: Trusting God"; Psalm 27:1-4
A look at David's trust in God while being surrounded by his enemies.

Sunday, May 9, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Six Marks of A Marvelous Mom"; 2 Kings 4:18-28
We'll explore the 6 character traits of this little known mom of Scripture.

Sunday, April 25, 2004, Pastor Moore (Services To Be Held At Highland Park Baptist Church in Southfield) 
"Keeping the Love Alive "; Psalm 84:1-4 
We'll look at an example of how to continually love God with passion. 

Sunday, April 18, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The Many Faces of Faith"; Hebrews 11:32-40
We will close out our study on faith with a look at the many ways faith was expressed in this short passage of scripture.

Sunday, April 11, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Two Portraits; One Woman"; John 20:10-18 
We'll look at Mary Magdalene's life before & after encountering the resurrected Christ. 

Sunday, April 4, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Rahab; A Life Of Faith"; Hebrews 11:31
A look at the progression of Rahab's faith and how to apply those lessons to our own lives.

Sunday, March 28, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Elements of Corporate Faith"; Hebrews 11:28-30
We'll take a closer look at the collective faith of the Jewish nation.

Sunday, March 14, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Moses, A Man of Faith"; Hebrews 11:24-27
This Sunday we'll look at Moses' life with regards to his faith in God.

Sunday, March 7, 2004, Pastor Moore
"A Test of Faith"; Hebrews 11:17-19
So far in Hebrews 11, we have looked at what it means to live by faith. Today we will look at Abraham and how God tested his faith.

Sunday, February 29, 2004, Brother Jeremy 
"Identify Your Significance"
Worship will be led by the LTU Campus Crusade Band

Sunday, February 22, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Passing the Torch"; Psalm 78:5-7
Asaph was instructing and reminding Israel of how God worked through their history. Join us for our African American heritage Sunday as we do the same.

Sunday, February 15, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Against All Odds"; Hebrews 11:11-16
This Sunday we take a look at the life of Abraham & Sarah as they trust God in what seems to be an impossible situation.

Sunday, February 8, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Dare To Be Different"; Hebrews 11:7-10
Noah and Abraham's lives were lives of faith which caused them to stand out from the crowd.

Sunday, February 1, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Key Ingredients of Faith"; Hebrews 11:4-6
After defining faith, the writer to the Hebrews begins to illustrate faith through the lives of Old Testament believers. 

Sunday, January 25, 2004, Pastor Moore
"A Living Faith"; Hebrews 10:39-11:3
We begin the study of Hebrews 11; the "Hall of Faith". Today we'll look at the definition of A Living Faith. 

Sunday, January 11, 2004, Pastor Moore
"The Battle is Raging!"; Ephesians 6:11-19
Last week we uncovered the devil's methods of attack. This week we'll examine the secret to being victorious in the battle.

Sunday, January 4, 2004, Pastor Moore
"Three Deadly Destroyers"; 1 John 2:15-17
Going into the New Year, there are 3 deadly snares that the devil has laid to destroy us. We'll identify them in order to avoid them this upcoming year.

2003 - Sermon Titles and Texts

Sunday, December 28, Pastor Moore
"Preparing For A New Year"; Colossians 3:15-17
A look at a few things that will sustain us as we move into this new year.

Sunday, December 21, Pastor Moore
Christmas Play: "The Little Lamb"
"Come Worship the Son"; Hebrews 1:5-9
Let's prepare our hearts to worship Jesus this Christmas.

Sunday, December 14, Pastor Moore
"Restoring the Wonder of Christmas"; Matthew 1:18-25
There are so many things that want to steal our Christmas cheer. This Sunday, we'll pause and allow the Christmas story to restore the Wonder of the season.

Sunday, December 7, Pastor Moore
"God's Response To Prayer"; 2 Kings 20:1-7
This week we'll examine the type of prayer to which God responds.

Sunday, November 30, Pastor Moore
"A Song When You're Glad"; Psalm 126
In the final installment of the sermon series, "Sermons You Can Sing," we'll review a number of purposes for God wanting His people to be glad (or joyful).

Sunday, November 23, Pastor Moore
"A Song When You're Bad"; Psalm 32
In part two of the sermon series, "Sermons You Can Sing," we'll examine why David feels he is so blessed for having his sins forgiven.

Sunday, November 16, 2003, Elder Sidney Jones
"Unexpected Help"; Galatians 6:7-10

Sunday, November 9, 2003, Pastor Moore
"A Song When You're Sad"; Psalm 13 
In part one of the sermon series, "Sermons You Can Sing," David pours out his heart to God. His song shows us that the remedy to being downcast or depressed, is to pour out our heart to God just like King David.

Sunday, November 2, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Overcoming Unfaithful Friends"; 2 Timothy 4:9-18
In part three of this sermon series, Paul's example gives us insight into how to handle disappointment with friends.

Sunday, October 26, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Overcoming Church, Inc."; 2 Timothy 4:1-8
In part two of this month's sermon series, Paul instructs Timothy to remain faithful in the midst of twisted 

Sunday, October 19, 2003, Elder Keith Crosby
"What Are You Wearing"; Colossians 3:1-10
Even more stylish than Phat Farm, FUBU, Karl Kani or others, Apostle Paul exhorts the Colossian believers to to “put on” spiritual garments. In Romans 13 he tells them to “put on” the armour of light. In Galatians 3, he tells them to “put on” Christ; in Ephesians 4, he tells them to “put on” the new man; and in Ephesians 6, he instructs us to “put on” the whole armour of God. This sermon for today's Christian asks, "What are you wearing?"

Sunday, October 12, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Overcoming An Evil World"; 2 Timothy 3:12-17
We'll examine how a Christian can live godly in an evil world.

Sunday, October 5, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Marriage: What's Love Got To Do With It?"
In our world, the pace and pressure of life often keeps us from building the authentic, loving relationships we really want. Join us as we learn about real love from the One who showed us what unconditional love is all about. 

Sunday, September 28, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Raising G-Rated Kids...In An R-Rated World"
Media. Violence. Sexuality. Drugs. These influences threaten our children every day. If you're a parent (or plan to be!) join us for this critical message. We'll explore proven, practical principles for building strong individuals & families while giving our children the greatest opportunity for success. 

Sunday, September 21, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Finding Purpose In Life: The Needle In The Haystack Syndrome"
Most of us would say we live life on purpose, but what exactly is that? At Tree of Life we believe we all have a purpose, and that a life lived with purpose is one lived happily. Join us on Sept. 21 and see how joyful and purposeful life can be.

Sunday, September 14, 2003, Brother Jeremy
"A Missionary Journey"
A very special video and oral presentation from Brother Jeremy on his missionary travels in Uganda this summer.

Sunday, September 7, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Headline News"; 2 Timothy 3:1-7
Paul describes to Timothy the world in which we live in today.

Sunday, August 31, 2003, Pastor Moore
"God's Fine China"; 2 Timothy 2:20-26
As Christians, God desires for us to be His honorable vessels.

Sunday, August 24, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Is your RADAR working?"; 2 Timothy 2:14-19
Paul warns & encourages Timothy regarding what's important in the Christian faith.

Sunday, August 17, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Promises; Past, Present & Future"; 2 Timothy 2:8-13
Paul encourages Timothy by interjecting a series of promises that God has fulfilled, is fulfilling and will fulfill.

Sunday, August 10, 2003, Pastor Moore
"The Player - Coach"; 2 Timothy 2:1-7
The Christian is called to the perplexing task of being both player & coach. We'll examine what that actually means.

Sunday, July 6, 2003, Elder Keith Crosby
"Running the Christian Race"; Hebrews 12:1-4; I Corinthians 9:24-7; Philippians 3:12-14
Paul gives us practical advice on pressing through our struggles and running the race that God has set before each of us.

Sunday, June 29, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Traits of a Servant Leader"; Colossians 4:12-13
An examination of the traits that made Epaphras a great servant leader.

Sunday, June 22, 2003, Minister Ronald White
"How To Have True Success"; Joshua 1:1-8
A look at what makes a successful Christian.

Sunday, June 15, 2003, Pastor Moore
"A Godly Father"; Genesis 5:21-24
We'll uncover a few characteristics that made this father great.

Sunday, June 8, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Characteristics of the Blessed Life"; Jeremiah 17:7-8
Join us as we examine what a blessed Christian life looks like.

Sunday, June 1, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Church of the Open Door"; Revelation 3:7-8,11
A look at why God opens doors for certain churches or individuals and not for others.

Sunday, May 25, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Thanks in Distress"; 2 Corinthians 2:12-17
A look at the secrets to giving thanks in adversity.

Sunday, May 18, 2003, Pastor Steven Hill; New Song Bible Fellowship; Lanham, Maryland
"A Servant's Heart"
This Sunday, we'll examine the internal make up of a servant of God.

Sunday, May 11, 2003 (Mother's Day), Pastor Moore
"A Mother of Great Children"; Exodus 2:1-10
On this Mother's Day 2003, we'll look at a mother who had a significant impact on all three of her children. 

Sunday, May 4, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Beware of the Sluggard"; Proverbs 26:13-16
Sound principles for avoiding spiritual laziness.

Sunday, April 27, 2003, Missionary Martin Jones of HCJB World Radio
Missionary Jones will update us on what God is doing through his ministry and challenge us to become global Christians.

Sunday, April 20, 2003 (Resurrection Sunday), Pastor Moore
"The Third Cross"; Various scripture references
A look at the death & resurrection of Jesus Christ from the perspective of one of the robbers who was crucified along side Jesus.

Sunday, April 13, 2003 (Palm Sunday), Pastor Moore
"A Deeper Faith"; Habakkuk 3:1-19
We look at the key items that caused the prophet to develop a deeper faith in God.

Sunday, April 6, 2003, Pastor Moore
"A Song For Babylon"; Habakkuk 2:6-20
This song expresses the 5 "Woes" that will come upon Babylon and those who behave like Babylonians.

Sunday, March 30, 2003, Brother Jeremy
"You Gotta Represent"; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
As Christians we "gotta represent" (have to be ambassadors) for the Lord.

Sunday, March 23, 2003, Pastor Moore
"The Eye of the Storm"; Habakkuk 1:12-2:4
Where is the best place to be when the storms of life arise?

Sunday, March 16, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Oh, The Wicked!"; Habakkuk 1:1-11
The prophet Habakkuk speaks to God regarding the wicked society in which he lives.

Sunday, March 9, 2003, Minister Crosby
"Who Are You Serving?"; Matthew 6:19-20
Warning signs that you're storing up your treasures on earth, and how to make sure that you're storing up treasures in heaven.

Sunday, March 2, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Traits of a Victorious Christian (Part 3)"; Luke 16:10-14; John 13:34-35; Ephesians 5:18
We will complete our study on traits that characterize a victorious Christian.

Sunday, February 23, 2003, Pastor Moore
"A Man Of God's Choosing"; Jeremiah 38:7-13; 39:15-18
As we celebrate African American Heritage Sunday, we'll examine the positive qualities of a relatively unknown Black man who was greatly used by God.

Sunday, February 16, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Traits of a Victorious Christian (Part 2)"; John 4:22-24; Hebrews 10:23-25; Matthew 28:18-20
Join us as we look at some (more) of the qualities (or disciplines) that make Christians excel in their day to day lives.

Sunday, February 9, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Traits of a Victorious Christian (Part 1)"; 2 Timothy 2:15; Mark 1:32-38; Ephesians 4:11-12
Join us as we look at some of the qualities (or disciplines) that make 
Christians excel in their day to day lives.

Sunday, February 2, 2003, Pastor Moore
"The Giving Church"; Philippians 4:14-23
Let's examine how God meets needs through giving.

Sunday, January 26, 2003, Pastor Moore
"The Secret to Contentment"; Philippians 4:10-13
Paul provides the formula for living a contented life.

Sunday, January 19, 2003, Elder Sidney Jones
"Nothing Left But God"; 2 Chronicles 20:12-17
Jehoshaphat shows us that the battle is not ours, it's the Lord's.

Sunday, January 12, 2003, Pastor Moore
"The Cure for Anxiety"; Philippians 4:4-9
A look at God's remedy for the anxious heart.

Sunday, January 5, 2003, Pastor Moore
"Is That Your Sister?"; Philippians 4:1-3
By examining Paul's appeal to Euodia & Snytyche, we uncover a few valuable lessons on church unity.

2002 - Sermon Titles and Texts

Sunday, December 29, 2002, Pastor Moore
"When in Rome..."; Philippians 3:17-21
Paul exhorts the Philippians "not" to live as others do, but to follow the pattern that he has set for them. 

Sunday, December 22, 2002, Pastor Moore
"The Legacy of Christmas"; Luke 2:20
An examination of the affect that Jesus's birth had on the shepherds.

Sunday, December 15, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Celebrating Christ @Christmas"; Luke 2:8-14
A look at the meaning behind the announcement of Christ's birth by the angel to the shepherds.

Sunday, December 8, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Paul, The Spiritual Athlete"; Philippians 3:12-16
Paul explains his successful method for spiritual growth.

Sunday, December 1, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Cola Wars?"; Philippians 3:4-11
After comparing his achievements to those of the Judaizers, Paul puts everything in its proper perspective.

Sunday, November 24, 2002, Pastor Moore
"A Psalm of Thanksgiving"; Psalm 103:1-5
David encourages himself by reviewing what God has done for him.

Sunday, November 17, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Beware of the Snippers"; Philippians 3:1-3
Paul begins his warning to the Philippian church to be on alert for
those who twist the simplicity of the gospel.

Sunday, November 10, 2002, Minister Keith Crosby
"I Want To Be A Follower of Christ"; Matthew 16:24-27
Let's explore how we can deny ourselves, take up the cross, and become true followers of Christ. 

Sunday, November 3, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Epaphroditus"; Philippians 2:24-30
Join us as we examine the characteristics of this little known, but much loved, person of Scripture.

Sunday, October 27, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Two With The Attitude of Christ"; Philippians 2:16-24
After Paul explained to the Philippians the attitude that Jesus Christ had, he gives examples of individuals who also demonstrated Christ's attitude.

Sunday, October 20, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Is Your Light Shining"; Philippians 2:12-16a
How can we as Christians allow our light to shine in a dark world?

Sunday, October 13, 2002, Pastor Moore
"The Proper Attitude"
As followers of Jesus Christ, we should have the same attitude that Christ has when it comes to serving others.

Sunday, August 25, 2002, Pastor Moore
"A Tough Decision"; Philippians 1:18-26
As Christians, we all know what decision we should make when facing "right" and "wrong," but Paul shows us how to beseech the Lord when choosing between "right" and "right."

Sunday, August 18, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Rejoicing in Difficulty!"; Philippians 1:12-18
Paul teaches us to be joyful in the midst of difficult circumstances. 

Sunday, August 4, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Greetings!"; Philippians 1:1-2
Paul sends greetings to the church at Philippi -- a church whose members' lives have been forever changed by the power of the gospel.

Sunday, July 28, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Devoted to Prayer"; Acts 2:42; Colossians 4:2, 12; 2 Chronicles 7:14; James 5:16b-18
An extra special service of corporate prayer for our church, our congregation, our families, our country, and our world.

Sunday, June 2, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Marks of a Great Church!"; Nehemiah 8:1-8 (2nd Anniversary Service) 
Nehemiah shows us six characteristics of a Great Church: 1) Unified in heart & vision; 2) Deep desire for God's word; 3) Dedicated & attentive to God's word; 4) Respect or reverence for the word; 5) Not ashamed to bow down and worship; and 6) Reverences God.

Sunday, May 19, 2002, Pastor Steven Hill
"Erecting Monuments of Remembrance"; Joshua 3:14 - 4:9
Have we erected any monuments in our own lives as a remembrance for all that God as done for us?

Sunday, May 12, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Ishmael's Mom"; Genesis 16
A Mother's Day message reminding all moms that God knows your struggles and is right there with you through the midst of them all.

Sunday, May 5, 2002, Minister Bobby Allen
"Do You Want To Just Get Better, Or Be Made Well?"; John 5:1-9
There are a lot of things that can make us better, but only Jesus can make us well.

Sunday, April 28, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Is Chivalry Dead?"; Ruth 3:11-15 
Boaz is a man of promise, principle, purpose, protection, and provision.

Sunday, April 21, 2002, Pastor Moore
"What Is Keeping You From Following God?"; Luke 9:57-62
Jesus hears several excuses from followers. What's your excuse?

Sunday, April 14, 2002, Pastor Hankins
"Trapped in Sin, Now What?"; Psalm 40
David teaches us to wait patiently on the Lord for our deliverance from sin.

Sunday, April 7, 2002, Pastor Moore
"By Any Other Name"; Ruth 3:7b-11 
Just as Boaz was Ruth's "Kinsman Redeemer," Christ is ours.

Sunday, March 31, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Six Aspects of the Cross"; John 3:16; I Timothy 2:6; Romans 3:22-25, 5:6-10
Christ's mission of redemption is accomplished.

Sunday, March 24, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Three Noble Lives"; Ruth 3:4-7a 
Ruth was trusting and Naomi was trustworthy. Meanwhile, Boaz helps us to understand a "Theology of Work."

Sunday, March 17, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Naomi's Instruction To Ruth"; Ruth 3:1-3 
Now that Naomi has finished grieving over the loss of her sons, she takes personal interest in Ruth's situation. 

Sunday, March 10, 2002, Minister Keith Crosby
"Purpose In Trials"; James 1: 2-8
God has a calling on all our lives and a purpose in all our trials.

Sunday, March 3, 2002, Pastor Moore
"The Impact of a Humble Life"; Ruth 2:18-23 
Ruth's humbleness and generosity helps Naomi to once again see the hand of God in her life. 

Sunday, February 24, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Old Things New Again"; I Cor. 10:1-10 
Answers the question: "Has Liberation Theology gone far enough?" 

Sunday, February 17, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Boaz Provides For Ruth"; Ruth 2:14 - 18 
Boaz, being a "type" of Christ provides for Ruth. 

Sunday, February 10, 2002, Minister Bobby Allen

Sunday, February 3, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Ruth's Person & Privilege"; Ruth 2:4 - 13 
A close look at the characteristics of Ruth. 

Sunday, January 27, 2002, Elder Sid Jones

Sunday, January 20, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Rich and Poor Alike"; Ruth 1:22; 2:3
God provides for the rich and poor alike. Whatever our state, we must use our gifts to God's glory.

Sunday, January 13, 2002, Pastor Moore
"Faithfulness in Suffering"; Ruth 1:19-22; 2-2
Ruth shows us what it means to be faithful in the midst of trials.

2001 - Sermon Titles and Texts

Sunday, December 16, 2001, Pastor Moore
"Four Christmas Stories"; Matthew 2:1-8
There are various ways of responding to the good news of Jesus Christ's birth. As Christians, we must make sure our response is like that of the wise men.

Sunday, November 25, 2001, Pastor Moore
"Giants in the Land"; Numbers 13:25 - 14:10 
What was different in the lives of Joshua & Caleb versus the other 10 spies?

Sunday, November 18, 2001, Pastor Moore
"A Psalm of Thanksgiving"; Psalm 92 
On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we should stop and thank God for all that He has done. 

Sunday, November 11, 2001, Minister Crosby
"Living Sacrifices"; Romans 12:1-2 
As Christians God expects us to live as sacrifices unto Him. 

Sunday, November 4, 2001, Pastor Moore
"Raising G-Rated Kids in a NC-17 Rated World"; Deut. 6:4-9 
The generation after Joshua abandoned God. How do we make sure it doesn't happen to our children?

Sunday, October 28, 2001, Pastor Moore
"Parting Words"; Joshua 23:6-9; 24:14-16 
Joshua challenges his generation to follow God's blueprint in their own life.

Sunday, October 21, 2001, Pastor Moore
"The Keys to Success"; Joshua 1:5-9 
In speaking to Joshua, God has given us a blueprint to a successful life

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