Sermons by David McNeely

The Great Commission, Part 2

Text: Matthew 28:16-20 Summary:The mission Jesus gives to all Christians is to make disciples of all nations.  We are not to make disciples of a theory, philosophy, or religion but rather to make followers of a person.  Theories, philosophies, and religions don’t give people the purpose, freedom, and assurance we long for. Jesus does.  Jesus…

Love The Lord Your God

Text: Matthew 22:34-40 Summary: Stephen Covey rightly said, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Nobody did this like Jesus. He never wavered. While he walked the earth he constantly pointed his followers to the main thing. A lawyer once asked him, “What is the greatest commandment?” We begin a new…

Communication

Text: Ephesians 4:25-32, other selected passages Summary:  Effective communication is perhaps the most difficult thing to accomplish.  It’s true of an organization and its true of a relationship. Although difficult to achieve, effective communication is essential.  Tony Gaskins once said, “Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it … it dies.” God communicates.…

Before You Say I Do

Texts 1 Peter 3:1-6, 1 Peter 5:5-7, other selected passages Summary When considering what we want and need in a future spouse, most of us don’t look deep enough.  While we should place a certain emphasis on the physical and psychological qualities of the other person, the spiritual life is what will cause a marriage…

Why Marriage?

Texts Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 2:5-25  Hosea 1-3 (selected passages)  Summary Most people have high hopes for marriage. And many are disappointed with what they see. What if our view of marriage isn’t grand enough? What if God gave us marriage for something far greater than we are experiencing. Marriage is God’s idea. He gave us…

Signs of Life Recap

Text: 3 John 1:4 In the last epistle of John comes a statement every Christian parent, teacher, coach, pastor, and mentor has identified with: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” It wasn’t just a sentiment that John was drawing our attention to. Our greatest joy reveals…

What Will I Ask?

Text: 1 John 5:13-21 Life is filled with uncertainties.  Most of us struggle with that. We want to know what will happen with many good things like our jobs, our marriages, our friendships, or our health.  Sometimes we believe if those good things were guaranteed, then peace would reign over our hearts. John writes to the…