Sermons

These are a collection of audio, video and outlines of sermons that you are welcome to listen to and share.

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"Revive Us Again" - Joey Ferrell - 1/11/2015

Oh Korah, how can you revolt?  The nation of Israel was such an innocent nation.

The sons of Korah lament their repentance well in Psalm 85.  You see, there is a way that we can be "dead", and need to be revived!  

Come and join us on this theme of revival in "Revive Us Again!"

 

Please listen and share!

"Attitude - It's what it's all about!" - Joey Ferrell - 1/4/2015

Sometimes it's all about the attitude!  Jesus showed us that attitude matters in the sermon on the mount, and taught us that the heart follows the attitude.

What is your attitude like?  Is it one that will resonate in a gladness of others, or is it one that nobody wants to be around.  

Listen to this lesson, decide about your own attitude, and then share it with others.

"Jesus - the Challenge!" - Joey Ferrell 1/4/2015

Jesus taught us a lot in His life.  He taught us how to be saved, how to help others save, and how to spend eternity in heaven being faithful.

He taught us such great things in a perspective that we can understand easily.

One thing that He taught us is to teach others.  

He did this by Himself, telling those to follow Him, teaching the apostles to go out on their own, then sending out others.

Listen to this lesson on evangelism - Jesus the Challenge and share it with others!

"At the Last Second..." - Joey Ferrell - 12/28/2014

Have you ever waited until the absolute last second to do something?  We all have I am sure.  Sometimes it may seem that it is okay to do so, but in some cases...it may cost more than you may be bargaining for.

Come and join us as we discuss what happened on August 29, 2005 and how those that may have waited until the last second didn't fair so well.

Please listen and share!

"The Greatest Gift" - Joey Ferrell - 12/21/2014

Ever really think about the greatest gift that you have gotten, or even that you may have purchased for someone?

Was it expensive?  Was it valuable?  Was it sentimental?  Was it something that YOU liked more than they did?

How did you wrap it?  Was it fancy?  In a big box? Small box?  Plain box? Gift bag?

You know when it comes to gift giving...and gift receiving, there are many things to consider:

1.  Popularity

2.  Expense

3.  If it keeps on giving

4.  Packaging

5.  Is it truly the greatest gift?

Join us in this lesson about the "Greatest Gift" and see what that gift might be.

Please share this message with others.  It will bless them.

"Prepare to Meet Thy God!" - Joey Ferrell 12/14/2014

Many times, we want to and need to prepare for certain things.

It may be a trip, an event, a test, etc.

In our human lives, we put a lot of emphasis on these types of things, but sometimes forget to prepare for the most important things in life...the end of our lives.

Listen and share this lesson with others.  It is a very needed one that was hard to deliver because we all need to prepare better.


"Life or Breath - is the Word of God Really Living?" - Joey Ferrell - 12/7/2014

Theopneustos is the Greek word that is translated as "inspired" in 2 Timothy 3:16-17.  The word is a culmination of "theos" (God) and "Pneustos" (Breath).  So, in essence, God-breathed would be a great rendition as well.

Listen in as we explore four points in this thought:

Life from breath

Life with breath

Life in breath

and Life without breath.

Please share as well.

"Does Jesus Care?" - 12/7/2014 - Joey Ferrell

Ever have something that just feels like it has taken your life away?  Ever need a friend to help you through a tough time?  Ever wonder if something bad happens in your life...Does Jesus Care?

There were many of these same questions in the times of Jesus on this earth.  Martha asked Jesus "Don't you care?"  And, one of the most memorable times that we can see this type of question is in Mark 4 when the disciples said "Teacher, don't You care that we are perishing?"

What was the problem with the question?  Listen to this lesson and set the stage for yourself, then see if you can identify why Jesus replied the way that He did when He said, "Why is it that you have no faith?"

Please listen and share.

"Part of the Family" - Joey Ferrell - 11/30/2014

Being part of a family is a very unique situation.  Outsiders are not part of the family, friends aren't necessarily part of the family, and certainly those that do not know us are not part of the family.

The same would apply to our spiritual or "God's Family".  There are only three ways to be part of a family - birth, marriage, or adoption.  To be a "Part of the Family" that God has set in order, you have to do experience all of these.

Join us as we discuss being a "Part of the Family" then share with your own friends and family in order for them to see what God's Family is all about!


"What a Friend..." - Joey Ferrell - 11/23/2014

What a friend we have in Jesus!

Friendship is a remarkable thing.  It is a way to show emotions and compassion for one another like none other.  It is a way for us to experience love in a manner that only friends know...

but, what about the friend that we have in Jesus?  Have you given much thought to what His friendship means?

Listen along and share this message, and let's all remember "What a Friend We Have in Jesus!"


"What Would They Say To Me?" - Joey Ferrell - Nov 15, 2014

Family is one of the most important things that we have on this earth.  Our earthly family should be those that we truly try to teach and convince to be obedient to Jesus Christ.

Sometimes, we want to say more than we can ever say.  Sometimes, we do not have a chance to say what we want to say.  Sometimes...we just want to tell our family something....much like the rich man did.

Take a journey through this lesson on family and please remember to consider your own family.

 

Saturday night singing

Saturday night during our gospel meeting, we met afterward with about 50 or 60 folks and had a singing to edify and learn some new songs.


Here is the recording.  Some sound great...some are a work in progress :)

Enjoy, but please no criticism.

"Something Good Can Come From Nazareth - Jesus Christ, God's Gift of Grace" - Tom Bowling - 11/9/2014

What if you received a gift, but never opened it.  What if when you opened your gift, you got tired of the use of the gift and set it aside?

 

How about grace?  Is this gift one that you have not opened...or that you have put aside?

Listen to this outstanding lesson on Grace in the series "Something Good Can Come From Nazareth" by Tom Bowling and share with your friends.  It may save their souls!

"Something Good Can Come From Nazareth - Jesus is the Head of the Church" - Tom Bowling - 11/8/2014

In Matthew 16, Jesus said "I will build MY church."  The Body cannot survive with more than one head.

The Bible compares the church to the physical body many times, and truly we can see why...we do not see people walking around with 3 heads, and certainly Christ was NOT a 3-headed monster. 

One Head.  One Body.  One Christ.

Come and join us on this journey through Nazareth with Tom Bowling, minister of the Caverns Road church of Christ in Marianna, FL as he presents this series of lessons based on material from Doug Tooley of the Wartburg church of Christ.

*There is not a video version of this lesson.

"Something Good From Nazareth - Jesus the Son of God" - 11/7/2014 Tom Bowling - Video Sermon

When Jesus began His adult ministry, prophecy was beginning to be seen.  When He began to choose His disciples to be apostles, one of the men came excitedly to his friend when he met the Messiah and said "Come and see!"  His friend said "What good can come from Nazareth?"

Come and join us on this journey through Nazareth with Tom Bowling, minister of the Caverns Road church of Christ in Marianna, FL as he presents this series of lessons based on material from Doug Tooley of the Wartburg church of Christ.

This is the video version.  Audio is also available on our sermon blog.


"Something Good From Nazareth - Jesus the Son of God" - Tom Bowling - 11/7/2014

When Jesus began His adult ministry, prophecy was beginning to be seen.  When He began to choose His disciples to be apostles, one of the men came excitedly to his friend when he met the Messiah and said "Come and see!"  His friend said "What good can come from Nazareth?"

Come and join us on this journey through Nazareth with Tom Bowling, minister of the Caverns Road church of Christ in Marianna, FL as he presents this series of lessons based on material from Doug Tooley of the Wartburg church of Christ.

 

Please listen and share!


"I'll Be a Friend..." - Joey Ferrell - 11/02/2014

One of the greatest things in the world that we know is friendship.  Well, that is also a great attribute of the church as well.

Listen to this lesson on how to be a friend to the church, to the lost, to the erring, and to Jesus.

Please listen and share...and be a friend!

"What denomination are you?" - Joey Ferrell - 10/19/2014

Let me introduce this lesson as a lesson of first principles.  Please know that this lesson is taught with only love and kindness and is not meant to be judgmental toward any, but only the truth that is in God's word.

How many times do you hear the question:  "What denomination are you?"  This is a question that is asked frequently when someone may associate you with religion.  What is your answer?

Do you answer immediately with "I am a member of....", or do you do like I personally do sometimes and answer with pure silence in awkwardness of what your answer will spark in conversation or controversy?

Please listen to this lesson on denominationalism and understand that God does not desire divisions...and also...that the church that Christ built is NOT a denomination, but is truly "pre-denominational."

Listen and share!