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This is a collection of material from pastors from the Church of the Nazarene. These resources are made available to help pastors with sermon ideas and content.

A Million Little Things

A Million Little Things

A Million Little Things: Life Change For the Long Haul

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Alive

Wynne Lankford
Alive - Dawn of a new Day Sermon series about the resurrection
He is not here.….He is risen!…...these words changed the course of history forever. Jesus is ALIVE! Death and the grave could not hold Him! Jesus’ resurrection provided a dawn of a new day. We are promised through His resurrection power new beginnings, New hope, New Peace and new Power. Jesus is inviting us into His resurrection life, we can be ALIVE with Jesus.

Alive

He is not here.….He is risen!…...these words changed the course of history forever. Jesus is ALIVE! Death and the grave could not hold Him! Jesus’ resurrection provided a dawn of a new day. We are promised through His resurrection power new beginnings, New hope, New Peace and new Power. Jesus is inviting us into His resurrection life, we can be ALIVE with Jesus.

Mark 16:6 (NIV) 6 "Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.

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Better Together

Better Together

Better Together... is really our way of talking about what Jesus calls, in these stories, the Kingdom of Heaven.

He tells these stories because they are a simple way to help people grasp what is really big, maybe even bigger than any of us realize.

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Conflict Series

Conflict Sermon Series

Series: Conflict 

 

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Dancing With the Scars

Wynne Lankford
Dancing with the scars Easter series
Life hurts and cuts, and you bleed. You are left with permanent hurt. Sometimes, there are memories and wounds that just won't go away. Abuse. Depression. Tragedy. Death. Addiction. So what are you going to do? Faith in God doesn't prevent us from having scars like these. In fact, our Lord we follow was pretty scarred himself. But you gotta keep dancing. Through Jesus, we are given access to a living faith and hope and joy and peace and love that gives us power to keep dancing, to embrace scars and know that they don't define or destroy us.

Dancing with the Scars

Life hurts and cuts, and you bleed. You are left with permanent hurt. Sometimes, there are memories and wounds that just won't go away. Abuse. Depression. Tragedy. Death. Addiction. So what are you going to do? Faith in God doesn't prevent us from having scars like these. In fact, our Lord we follow was pretty scarred himself. But you gotta keep dancing. Through Jesus, we are given access to a living faith and hope and joy and peace and love that gives us power to keep dancing, to embrace scars and know that they don't define or destroy us.

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Difficult People- The Drama Queen

Difficult People

Everybody is somebody's difficult person! This series walks through the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount and helps us focus on how to deal with our own issues as well as how to deal with the difficult people in our lives.

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Family Foundations Series

Andy Monnin
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4 Week Sermon Series: The Family Plan
God created family as the basic relationship-building block of life on earth but it takes a fair amount of work to make family what God designed it to be. In The Family Plan, we’ll examine some of the key fundamentals of biblical family life, areas where people are especially struggling today. Great teams focus on getting the fundamentals right and when they do they win. God designed some fundamentals for family and when we live out those fundamentals the family wins, the church wins, the world wins, and yes, we win!

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God Selfie

Wynne Lankford
God Selfie a study on How God describes Himself
Sometimes we take selfies to portray to the world who we are! Did God ever take a selfie? Yes, He did just that in Exodus 34 when Moses asked God for a revelation of himself. God showed Moses His glory by giving him a verbal self-description that is unique among all Bible passages. In this self-description, God selects 8 characteristics that He wants to be known by. Let’s study God’s “selfie” and learn how we can better understand who God is so we can better relate to Him and more clearly share him with others.

God’s selfie

(or another modern illustration of God’s description of Himself)

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Hidden Heart Series

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You are what you love…but you may not love what you think you love.

You are what you love…but you may not love what you think y

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I'm Not Sure What We Believe

I'm Not Sure What We Believe Romans 8:14-17

What We Believe

 

Think of the story of the Bible like this:

 

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New Life: An Easter Season sermon series

Sam Barber
New Life Sermon Series

New Life is an Easter Season sermon series emphasizing the power of the resurrection in the believer's life.

 

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Reboot Your Life

Wynne Lankford
Tracy Spaur
Jerry Varner
Reginald Phillips
Reboot Your Life

Every update requires a reboot to fully initiate the upgrade, the question is will we accept the updates God has for us as close out 2020 and reboot our lives in 2021.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (NIV) 23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

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Relationship Status

Wynne Lankford
Wynne Lankford
Relationship Status

Relationship Status

You have heard the phrase “Facebook Official,” which means you are not really in a relationship until it is indicated in your status on Facebook. You can say your single, in a relationship, or even it’s complicated. The way culture defines relationships can be radically different from what God designed or desires. In this series, we want to explore your relationship status!

Week one: Status confusion

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Reset Sermon Series

Dale Benson
John Keating
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Are you ready for a restart?
You aren’t ready for a restart until you have done the work of the reset.
RESTARTS don’t change things unless the RESET has changed things

Reset-40
January 3, 2021
Pastor Dale Benson
Matthew 4:1-11

Jesus Is Healing
Pastor John Keating
January 10, 2021Matthew 8:1-17

RESET- So Will I
January 17, 2021
Pastor Dale Benson
Matthew 8:18-9:7

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Revelation: The End Times Unveiled Series

Andy Monnin
Revelation Series

6 Week Sermon Series: Revelation: The End Times Unveiled

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Rooted: A Lent Series

Sam Barber
Rooted, Lent Series, Spiritual Disciplines

Rooted: A Lenten Series; The season of Lent provides the perfect time period to create new habits. Over the course of the 40 days of this season, this series, "Rooted," provides a focus on a few of the classic spiritual disciplines. Each week the congregation was challenged to put the highlighted spiritual discipline into practice in their lives. There is power in the whole community taking on new practices together.

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Shallow

Wynne Lankford
Sharon Little
Henry Sweeney
Shallow

We can choose to swim in the shallow end of relationships or go to the deep end where relationships take on a whole new meaning! Spiritual growth happens when we take the risk to form deep spiritual friendship that sharpen us and help us achieve our true purpose in life. We go further faster when we realize no one climbs alone.

Week 1 – Relationships – Going deep

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Snapshots of the Kingdom

Dale Benson
John Keating
David Morrison
The Naz Church
Sermon Series: Snapshots of the Kingdom

We often pray for God’s Kingdom to come and God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. If that were to actually happen, what might that look like? Jesus gives us beautiful glimpses into that Kingdom as he continues his march toward Jerusalem. You might want to be careful. . . the children, the poor, and the sick play a prominent role in these stories.

Snapshots Of The Kingdom- Doubting To Disciple
Pastor John Keating
February 7, 2021
Matthew 11:1-30

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Table Manners

Wynne Lankford
Table Manners sermon series
During Jesus' ministry, we see many times where Jesus taught while sharing a meal. In fact, there are 10 different accounts of Jesus eating with various people in the gospel of Luke. These encounters left an eternal impact on those in His audience and on us as well. What can we learn as we take a seat at the table and experience Jesus' heart, responses, and His teachings?

Table Manners

During Jesus' ministry, we see many times where Jesus taught while sharing a meal. In fact, there are 10 different accounts of Jesus eating with various people in the gospel of Luke. These encounters left an eternal impact on those in His audience and on us as well. What can we learn as we take a seat at the table and experience Jesus' heart, responses, and His teachings?

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The Almighty Dollar Series

Andy Monnin
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4 Week Sermon Series: The Almighty Dollar

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The Grind

The Grind

Sometimes we try to convince ourselves that the busyness of life…”The Grind”, will somehow slow down after this season. However, we tend to discover that every season of life brings its own challenges, and can leave us feeling overwhelmed. That is NOT the life God intended for us! In fact, he has given us the gift of rest to give us a healthier rhythm to our lives.  Join us each weekend as we discover together how to create  S P A C E  within a world that demands so much of our attention.

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The Last Letter Series

Andy Monnin
The Last Letter Series

4 Week Sermon Series: The Last Letter

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There's a Psalm For That... Series

Andy Monnin
There's a Psalm For That

4 week Sermon Series: There’s a Psalm For That...

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Thriving: A Pentecost Series

Sam Barber
Thriving: A Pentecost Sermon Series

Thriving is a Pentecost series designed to be delivered following the Lent series, "Rooted," and the Easter series, "New Life." Thriving focuses on the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. 

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Tough As Nails

Wynne Lankford
Robin Harper
Tough As Nails

Jesus’ purposed in this world was to become a sacrificial lamb for our sin. He did not get distracted from this mission, maintained focus continued His ministry, never got off message even when He was misunderstood. Jesus fixed His face toward the location where He would make the ultimate sacrifice with a tough as nails mindset. In this series we will explore how we can be like Jesus and live of service that expresses that we too are tough as nails!

We need to choose grit over quit in serving our world - Getting ready for a Summer of Service

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UNEXPECTED Sermon Series

Dale Benson
John Keating
Unexpected Sermon Series

During Advent, we will try to understand the unexpected ways in which God comes to us; now, in the middle of our betrayal, confusion, fear and hope.

Mary Didn’t Know
December 6, 2020
Pastor John Keating
Luke 1:26-38

Unexpected | From Betrayal to Trust
December 13, 2020
Pastor Dale Benson
Matthew 1:1-25

Unexpected | From Fear to Joy
December 20, 2020
Pastor Dale Benson
Luke 1:39-45

Unexpected | Out Of Egypt
December 27, 2020
Pastor David Morrison
Matthew 2:1-23

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We are Family

Sam Barber
We are Family
This is a series with the theme of unity in the Body of Christ. After the difficulties of 2020, it seems important to invite the church to come back together. Jesus prayed for this unity in John 17: 20-23! Using some awkward family situations in the Bible we can uncover several themes that are essential for unity. We might approach the scriptures by asking this question: What can the church learn from these awkward biblical family situations?

We Are Family: Concept Document
July 2021

This is a series with the theme of unity in the Body of Christ. After the difficulties of 2020, it seems important to invite the church to come back together.
Jesus prayed for this unity in John 17: 20-23!
Using some awkward family situations in the Bible we can uncover several themes that are essential for unity. We might approach the scriptures by asking this question: What can the church learn from these awkward biblical family situations?

The themes for the weeks will be:

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Winning the Mind War Series

Andy Monnin
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4 Week Sermon Series: Winning the Mind War

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